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Chef Manager

Crisp Kitchen & Juice -   Napa   CA

Posted 9 days ago

Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Description

Crisp Kitchen & Juice is hiring and we’d love to meet you! No late nights!

When we source talent, we’re not just looking for experience and accolades. We’re looking for passion and spirit. We’re looking for camaraderie and curiosity. We’re looking for insight and impact. We’re looking for motivation and leadership. If that sounds like you, we should talk!

In our second year here in the Napa Valley, at Crisp Kitchen & Juice we’re on a mission to create an elevated guest experience that provides the perfect antidote to the hectic pace of a busy life: an easy, convenient and deliciously nourishing option that clearly speaks to our mantra: Elevate Your Everyday! Each day our teams strive to deliver our company’s purpose better than the day before. We love plants and also source the best land and sea proteins. We make everything in house which includes a robust sourdough (gf) baking program as well. And our values - innovation, respect, sustainability, integrity and community - guide the journey.

Key Elements of The Chef Manager Position:

Lead and role model Crisp Kitchen & Juice standards and expectationsCreate, implement and maintain kitchen and production systems, tools and processHire, orient, train, supervise, lead, coach and motivate kitchen team members Team player with a collaborative style and approach Strong leadership, relationship, team building and conflict management skillsTeach and coach all team members, sets clear expectations of cleanliness, finesse, conduct and serviceImplement local sourcing, seasonality and sustainable procurementImplement strategies to assure 100% guest satisfaction of food and beverageAssure execution at the highest level of food and beverage aestheticsCreate, implement and maintain procedures for cost, waste (zero waste target), and quality control Coordinate and resolve all maintenance issues and arrange for preventive maintenance/repair; establish key maintenance contractorsMonitor and enforce food safety, COVID protocols, housekeeping and sanitation standardsPractice a relentless pursuit of consistency, quality, order, and cleanliness. Able to enforce standards Responsible for establishing vendor relationships, developing order guides, coordinating purchasing/deliveries and monitoring for quality/quantity daily Demonstrated financial acumen w/ability to cost-out new dishes/products, manage inventory, familiarity with a declining budget model, meet COGS targets

Desired Skills and Experience:

Enthusiastic & positive attitude with excellent verbal communication skillsKnowledge of plant-based food a +Food Software Program Management – Create, implement and executeProblem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, solution oriented Culinary depth and experience; baking and beverage a +Technical Cooking Skills – Range of culinary expertise, coach and share with othersTeamwork - Balance team and individual responsibilities; Exhibit objectivity and openness to others Visionary Leadership - Display passion and optimism; Inspire greatness, respect and trustQuality & Improvement Management - Look for ways to constantly improve and promote qualityOrganization – Complete administrative tasks with accuracy and on time; support organization’s mission/vision/valuesDiversity - Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differencesJudgment - Exhibit sound and accurate judgmentAbility to work in a fast-paced environment, multiple platforms, juggle multiple projects and hit deadlinesWillingness to step into any role at anytime based on business needsExtremely reliable, dedicated and willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

At Crisp Kitchen & Juice you’ll find:

Energizing, plant-rich, innovative and sustainably sourced food plus amazing goat and sheep dairy along with mindfully sourced meats, fowl and fish. Chef-driven menus bursting with vibrant flavor, color and just plain deliciousness! Careful attention to detail and aesthetic presentation are key. Artisan and alternative-flour sourdough breads plus a wide variety of baked goods, many of which are surprisingly gluten free. Plus our ‘hard to believe it’s not dairy’ plant-based ice creams.Creative combinations and inspiring flavors in our beverage offerings: bottled fresh-pressed juice, smoothies, coffee/espresso, tea, local craft beer, wine, cocktails, liquid desserts and adaptogenic tonics and elixirs.Real food with unsurpassed nutrition that everyone will feel great about putting into their body, whether they’re vegan to vegetarian to carnivore or omnivore!In-house produced and packaged goods along with a robust lifestyle retail selection. Workshops and hosted events will also be part of our event programming.

Total Compensation:

We have generous benefits, perks, career opportunities and competitive compensation packages that will be sure to please.


bonus programhealth benefits programpaid vacation50% off of all food and meals discounts on all retail and house-made packaged provisionsPlus, exceptional education for all such as fresh from farm ingredient sourcing, ferments, wine, craft beer, specialty coffee and more.

At Crisp Kitchen & Juice we thrive on a sense of community and connection as we strive for enjoyment over deprivation. After years of proving the concept in Napa Valley via pop ups, farmers markets, private events and more we are delighted to have an inviting locatino right in downtown St. Helena. We are proud to deliver a culinary forward, creative fresh take on what we offer with local sourcing, seasonality, and sustainability all paramount in a welcoming hip café setting full of natural light, the latest equipment front and back of house and a jewel of an open kitchen. Come join us as we open our doors to an eager audience here in the Napa Valley!

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