Kitchen Manager – Dirty Martini Leeds

Dirty Martini Leeds

Leeds£28,000 per annum + great Service Charge!Full time

Kitchen Manager – Dirty Martini

What's in it for you?

  • Salary of £28,000 per annum based on a 38 hour working week
  • An amazing 50% discount on food and drink across all our awesome venues.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides consultation sessions on mental health, well-being and finance, grants, and any other needed support.
  • Third-party training sessions that come with globally accepted certificates.
  • Incredible career progression opportunities. We're invested in your success during your time with us!
  • And don't forget our annual Nightfest staff party, where over we all come together to celebrate. It's an event you won't want to miss!

What We Need:

The position of Kitchen Manager requires a passion for food and commitment for delivering the highest standards of food quality on a consistent basis. As a Kitchen Manager, you will work alongside your team, always ready to rise to the challenge. You will manage a small yet skilled kitchen team with pride and passion, oversee all aspects of kitchen operations including ordering, stock control, waste management, labour control and recruitment and training of the kitchen team.


  • Supervise and coordinate the kitchen team, including chefs, cooks, kitchen porters, and other kitchen staff.
  • Oversee all aspects of food preparation, ensuring dishes are cooked to perfection and plated attractively.
  • Monitor food production and cooking processes to maintain consistency and timely service during peak hours.
  • Train and mentor kitchen staff, providing guidance on culinary techniques and best practices.
  • Manage inventory and food cost to ensure budgetary goals are met while maintaining quality.
  • Collaborate with the head chef or executive chef to plan and execute menus, specials, and promotions.
  • Monitor and enforce food safety and sanitation regulations, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen.
  • Handle any kitchen-related issues or emergencies that may arise during shifts.
  • Conduct regular inspections to ensure kitchen equipment is in good working condition; report any maintenance needs to management.
  • Foster a positive and productive working environment, promoting teamwork and open communication.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a kitchen manager or in a similar leadership role, preferably in a supervisory role.
  • Exceptional culinary skills and in-depth knowledge of various cooking methods and ingredients.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to manage and motivate kitchen staff effectively.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety regulations and safe food handling practices.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving abilities and time management skills.
  • Creativity and a passion for food, demonstrated through the ability to contribute to menu development.
  • Effective time management skills for handling a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability to handle changing priorities and challenges.

About us:

Nightcap is an award-winning operator in the late-night bar scene. We operate a portfolio of bars and venues across the UK, including brands like The Cocktail Club, Tonight Josephine, Barrio Familia, and Dirty Martini to name just a few. With a mission to be the UK’s leading bar group. Our purpose of existence is the belief that EVERYONE deserves a great night out, and therefore it's everyone's job to make sure we create great nights... and days out! We have a lively and dynamic work-ethos across all our bars and offices. Our culture is creative, innovative, and collaborative, where everyone contributes ideas and brings their true self to work every day, as we are hell-bent on harnessing a place where everyone can belong. Working here is fast paced, at times challenging, but copious amounts of fun!

Dirty Martini isn't just any cocktail bar; we're an industry-leading brand that believes in providing exceptional training, competitive pay, and endless opportunities for growth. You'll have the chance to work alongside top professionals, get creative with menu design, and even attend product tastings and showcases. It's an experience like no other!

We pride ourselves in great guest experience and throwing the best parties. We would like to up the game with providing tasty food from fresh ingredients not just during our events, such as our awesome weekend Brunches, but also as many days as possible!

If you enjoy cooking up delicious food and providing excellent service to create memorable experiences for our guests, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We look forward to having you join our team at Dirty Martini!