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Kitchen Manager



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

About Us

Imagine: 30 unique restaurants to order from, brought to your door in under 30 minutes. That’s what our customers experience.

At Wonder, we want to make world-class food within reach, no matter where you live. That’s why we’ve created a vertically integrated, new standard of dining that will allow you to enjoy menus from award-winning chefs and iconic restaurants across the country, all in one place. Our elevated brick + mortar locations will offer pick up and dine in options, as well as delivery to your home.

As a food-tech startup backed by top-tier venture capitalists and led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs—including some of the most accomplished leaders in the technology, culinary, and logistics industries—we’re growing. Join us in pioneering a new category of dining called “Fast-Fine”, and revolutionizing the way people eat.

About the role

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of their restaurant's back–of–the–house. The Kitchen Manager responsibilities include maintaining a fully stocked kitchen inventory, adhering to safety and sanitation standards. You must be able to lead our kitchen employees and guide them to produce excellent food on time in order to be effective in this position.

Manage Operations and Drive Results

  • Support your General Manager to develop, engage, inspire, and motivate staff team members
  • Manage and maintain a tight and orderly kitchen operation, including storage, labeling, preparation, and all safety protocols. You are the safety standard bearer, ensuring your team is keeping up with the DOH standards for overall restaurant health.
  • Makes an impact on your team by coaching and acting as a role model for the culinary process
  • Oversee and uphold food quality and presentation no matter what the business channel is
  • Deliver restaurant sales and service times by removing any barriers to success
  • Oversee inventory management and food safety to ensure accuracy and efficiency; follow procedures for shelf life and product dating
  • Embrace the training and strive for continuous development in the Kitchen to ensure knowledge of all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, and guidelines
  • Build your kitchen team by assisting in interviewing, hiring, providing performance improvement, and disciplinary action.
  • Schedule daily labor requirements that meet the needs of the business

Manage Food Safety and Team Member Safety

  • Oversee the quality of the delivered food received from our distribution center, while overseeing inventory, supply, and QA processes in the restaurant.
  • Ensure that food safety and security standards are met and adhered to consistently by team members
  • Store food products in compliance with safety practices (e.g., in refrigerators, storage room, etc.)
  • Keep weekly and monthly cost reports
  • Maintain sanitation and safety standards in the kitchen area

The experience you have

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience as a kitchen manager/managing back-of-house operations, either in Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) or full-service restaurant
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including nights/weekends/holidays
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Must be able to lift to 50lbs
  • Managed and developed 15+ team members per shift
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to take many variables to find the best solution to a problem.
  • An eye for detail and solving challenges.
  • Food Safety Certification.


We offer a competitive salary package including equity and 401K. Additionally, we provide multiple medical, dental, and vision plans to meet all of our employees' needs as well as many benefits and perks that are not listed.

Salary: $89,250

A final note

At Wonder, we believe that in order to build the best team, we must hire using an objective lens. We are committed to fair hiring practices where we hire people for their potential and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, we do not discriminate or make decisions based on your race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. If you have a disability, please let your recruiter know how we can make your interview process work best for you.

We look forward to hearing from you! We'll contact you via email or text to schedule interviews and share information about your candidacy.