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What to expect from a Kitchen Manager job at Christmas

What to expect from a Kitchen Manager job at Christmas

Katie Handy our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 23/10/2023

If you’ve ever wondered what a day in the life of a head chef or kitchen manager is like at Christmas, you’ve come to the right place.

In Head Chef or Kitchen Manager jobs at Mitchells and Butlers, you’ll lead the way in creating a kitchen to be proud of. 

You'll inspire your team and instil the passion that ensures all the food that leaves the kitchen is of the highest standard.

By making sure your kitchen runs smoothly with a tight ship, you’ll keep our guests coming back for more. This is no different at Christmas, except for an added large helping of festive cheer of course!

What to expect from Head Chef or Kitchen Manager jobs at Mitchells & Butlers 

You'll be at the helm of an exceptional team, leading them to deliver dining experiences that leave a lasting impression. Your role will include:

  • Training and inspiring your team to create dishes they can truly be proud of
  • Smashing targets and maintaining the highest standards of kitchen management
  • Ensuring smooth food ordering and preparation to upholding strict health and hygiene regulations 
  • Fostering a positive and collaborative work culture that ignites passion and camaraderie among the team.

The perks of being a Kitchen Manager at Christmas

Christmas can be a busy time in hospitality! With festive gatherings, Christmas office parties and cravings for hearty roasts and mulled wine galore, you can expect a bustling kitchen. 

It can be hard work but the challenge comes with some of the best rewards:

  • The festive rush: Ride the high-energy wave and conquer any kitchen challenge this Christmas.
  • Kitchen bonds: Whip up some chefraderie and have a blast while creating culinary magic.
  • Foodie wonderland: you’ll find yourself in a feast of Christmas delights - think of the perfectly roasted potatoes.
  • Spread cheer: you help to make Christmas merrier one plate at a time!

The art of leadership: how to be a good Kitchen Manager

The role goes beyond crafting delicious dishes; it's about setting and upholding standards that define dining excellence. In a kitchen management role, it’s important to be organised, confident and keep a cool head under pressure. Showcase your expertise, and leave a lasting impression on every team member and guest. 

Everyone adds their own flavour to the role but to get you started, follow our top tips on how to be a good Kitchen Manager:

Quality control and operational excellence 

Maintaining high quality standards is non-negotiable. Your dedication to organised food preparation and excellent presentation will play a big role in ensuring that each dish leaving the kitchen represents the love and attention to detail poured into our branded menus. 

Training and mentorship 

We believe in continuous growth and development. At Mitchells and Butlers, we provide the support and resources needed to foster a culture of learning and mentorship, supporting you and helping you support your team. 

As a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager, your role will extend beyond the kitchen as you train and mentor the team, instilling a sense of pride and passion in every member.

Collaboration and communication 

Effective communication and collaboration are the building blocks of a seamless dining experience. You’ll work closely with management and front-of-house teams to deliver service that means every guest receives not just a meal but a dining memory to cherish.

Are you ready to take the leap into your dream Kitchen Manager job?

Embark on a kitchen journey that promises excitement, professional growth, and a touch of magic this Christmas!

Discover a career path that not only challenges your skills but also nourishes your passion. Take the leap and be a part of a team that thrives on creating unforgettable dining experiences at Mitchells and Butlers. 

Your next adventure begins here. Apply for a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager jobs at M&B this Christmas and unwrap a world of opportunities!

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