Kitchen Manager

Position Title:  Kitchen Manager

Part Time: 20-25 hours per week

Compensation: $24.50 per hour

Location: BCR Commissary Kitchen at Bloomington Central Station

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead commissary kitchen operations, including team management, food/beverage syrup prep/delivery and inventory management
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of BCR’s food & beverage offerings
  • Possess & model in-depth knowledge of health department & BCR food safety standards and policies, upholding them in all kitchen operations
  • Assist Retail Manager with seasonal menu changes
  • Get & maintain a Certified Food Protection Manager license in the State of Minnesota
  • Other duties as assigned

Operational Duties:

  • Prepare and properly store beverage syrups, hot food & and grab-and-go-food menu items according to standard operating procedures
  • Maintain a clean and food-safe environment at all times, adhering to Health Department guidelines and ensuring that any non-compliant notes are promptly resolved
  • Use best practices for mise en place and efficiency on shift
  • Maintain and adjust ingredient, syrup & food pars in partnership with Retail Manager
  • Ensure the proper rotation of ingredients, prepared foods/syrups, using FIFO and discarding waste/expired product as needed
  • Proactively manage cost of goods by upholding Standard Operating Procedures on all shifts
  • Maintain kitchen equipment and storage in a clean and organized manner
  • Place, receive and put away vendor orders, including packaging, dry storage, frozen and refrigerated foods
  • Set up orders for reception by delivery driver or BCS coffee bar staff at appropriate times
  • Facilitate seasonal menu changes in partnership with Retail Manager
  • Actively monitor product quality to ensure standards are being met
  • Keep kitchen & storage areas immaculately organized and clean at all times
  • Take out trash, compost & recycling from commissary kitchen daily
  • Wash and put away all kitchen dishes before end of shift
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

People Duties:

  • Maintain a motivated kitchen team committed to delivering premium products for coffee bar staff & guests
  • Promote teamwork and robust, positive communication among staff, including between the kitchen & coffee bar teams
  • Model and coach outstanding hospitality at every opportunity
  • Be available to cover kitchen shifts as needed, in accordance with on-call expectations
  • Help to ensure that all kitchen employees are trained and performing to BCR standards
  • Coordinate with RM to address staff concerns or training needs, as they arise
  • Proactively ensure protocols are followed as outlined in the BCR Employee Handbook
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must love people
  • Must love coffee
  • Believes in and lives out company values
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work alone for hours at a time
  • Self-starter - enjoys the challenge of efficiently tackling a to-do list
  • Flexible schedule (including early mornings, weekends and occasional evenings)
  • Must be approachable, mindful, and positive
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback in any given situation
  • 2+ years kitchen experience required
  • Formal leadership experience preferred

Benefits for All Staff:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee discount and a free bag of coffee with each paycheck
  • Fantastic co-workers

Additional Benefits for Full-Time Staff:

  • Eligible for health and dental insurance, per plan terms
  • Accrued Holiday Pay

*Position includes occasionally bending, lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds

and frequently bending, lifting and carrying objects up to 20 pounds. Position also

includes working while standing for long periods of time.*

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