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Kitchen Manager (Part-Time)

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For consideration, please submit a resume/ cover letter describing your background, experience, availability, and anything else requested in the job posting to our staffing team: recruiting@bitecatering.net

Please note that the post may contain elements we ask you to include in your application - we consider those heavily as a mark of your detail-orientation and design thinking.

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Kitchen Manager (Part-Time)

Job description

Our Kitchen Managers are responsible for production, upholding Bite standards and daily kitchen operations through direct hands-on involvement with every step of the culinary process. You will be responsible for prep, overseeing and training our culinary team and, in the absence of our Lead Chefs you will assumes responsibility for our kitchen to ensure everything is prepared beautifully on time and to Bite specifications.

This is an ideal gig for somebody who wants a solid part-time gig with the ability to take on additional prep and event work as you availability/schedule allows.

Bite Catering Couture offers a catering Kitchen Manager role designed for smart, ambitious chefs who can do a bit of everything and enjoy learning.

We have a team of down-to-earth chefs all looking to teach and learn those who want to learn. We have a well-equipped kitchen (lots of toys) and we produce everything from highly thematic cocktail parties to large sit-down galas.

We are looking for somebody curious about food who is a strong chef generalist - excited about using a broad range of food, techniques, ingredients, and approaches as befits a caterer constantly creating menus tailored to a variety of client needs and events.

We run in a fairly detail and process-oriented way and we look for somebody who will help us enforce (and improve) our process.

Success in this role generally looks like:

  • Cooks and prepares food - Excellent food delivered on time and to specification (can vary for same product based on event formats)
  • Supervises and assists in training cooks up to Bite standard.
  • Ensures proper food handling, presentation, portion control and maintenance of appropriate serving temperatures.
  • Upholds kitchen process around production, food handling, food safety, cleaning, equipment maintenance and prep sheets.
  • Demonstrates complete mastery of Bite menu items - able to work on new items with Lead Chefs
  • Monitors inventory and deliveries of product and supplies. Tracks product production, consumption and waste. Informs supervisor when supplies or product are low.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Passion for your craft => continuous pursuit of good ideas and approaches to improve their execution
  • Ability to "play" with food - bringing diverse concepts, techniques, equipment, ingredients, etc into thoughtful conversations on improving recipes and kitchen processes (this includes savory and pastry)
  • Ability to give and take instruction/ feedback without ego
  • Complete prep as outlined by daily and weekly prep plan
  • A "can-do", "get the job done" and goal-oriented attitude and approach to work
  • Excellent cooking and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of food and labor costs and options to improve them
  • Previous experience in catering, banquet, or fine dining kitchen
  • Ability to create highly stylized food against a recipe to specification
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Loves coaching your our team up to a high standard (and you model that standard well)

Why work at Bite

We offer a great work environment centered in our Culver City-adjacent kitchen (with natural light!). We're a chef-run company with a focus on high quality productive work (without babysitting) with great colleagues who are adults who can manage their own mise en plus, work clean, and follow recipes.

Also note: we value teamwork, curiosity, process, planning, and coaching over yelling and flying by the seat of our pants. We keep a collegial, respectful, quiet kitchen filled with self-motivated chefs.

What we're about:

Our tagline is “Designed Thoughtfully. Crafted Lovingly. Presented Beautifully.” Our events reflect this across a range of different service levels (delivery to high end full-service) and themes

Our kitchen philosophy/ approach to catering

We are a warm, welcoming and energetic team focused on providing excellence in food, service and experience for our clients across our catering and event service offerings. Our culture is grounded in four core values:

1) Passion for excellence

2) Devotion to client service

3) Unwavering commitment to quality and presentation

4) An understanding that communication between employees and with clients is at the very heart of what makes us a successful and happy team.We offer a highly-personalized service. By transforming every detail into a unique moment of pure comfort, elegance and beauty, we nurture a relationship with our clients.

With us you will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of cuisines with a large emphasis on detail and presentation - every day is something new. Every one of our chefs is expected to help with menu ideas. Opinions are encouraged and expected once you understand our philosophy and approach.

We believe in continuous improvement, so you'll need to help us plan and find/ solve for any errors.


  • Must have a reliable method of transportation, valid license and clean driving record.
  • Must be able to lift and push 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to use Microsoft Excel and kitchen software/ applications
  • Preferred but not required - Culinary Degree from a notable institution with a proven record of high achievement
  • Experience in high quality off-premise catering operations is a MUST


Base Hourly Rate: Kitchen Rate $24/hr, $30/hr event pay +$50-$100 Event Bonuses depending on responsibilities

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Estimated Pay: Base Hourly Rate: Kitchen Rate $24/hr, $30/hr event pay +$50-$100 Event Bonuses depending on responsibilities

Location: Los Angeles, CA (near Culver City/ Palms)

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