#65: The Secret to Finding Good Restaurant Managers for the Kitchen

February 8, 2023 by David Scott Peters

Hiring a restaurant manager is a challenge, but there’s no greater challenge than finding the right kitchen manager. A lot of restaurant owners look to chefs as an ideal manager in the kitchen. After all, they are people destined to help create an experience in a restaurant that results in pleasure and lasting memories. But often a chef is unprepared to lead the restaurant because the higher the position a person has in a kitchen, the less they will cook.

In a well-run restaurant, the title of chef is less about creativity and more about management.

In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, you will learn the pitfalls to avoid when you’re looking to hire a restaurant manager in the kitchen and the traits to look for in a new hire.

I’ll also teach you the kitchen manager’s true role in the restaurant and what to expect from them.

And finally, you’ll learn what to do if you find a person who fits your restaurant’s culture but has some learning to do to be effective in your restaurant. Make sure you grab a pad of paper and a pen and take notes on this one.

Get the full details and explanation on each of these categories in the podcast. Also tune in to hear stories about restaurant owners I’ve worked with who have had these same challenges and what they did to find someone reliable to be a restaurant manager in the kitchen.


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