Luella’s Bar-B-Que: Culinary/Kitchen Manager FT
Back of House (BOH)

STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: General Manager

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT FOOD AND HOSPITALITY?
Land one of the best smelling jobs around! Since 2007, Luella’s Bar-B-Que has been committed to
providing genuine hospitality and great food in an energetic, casual and friendly environment. We strive to build a crew of caring people who possess self-discipline and enjoy working in the restaurant profession. We operate North Asheville and South Asheville locations and a catering department. We are locally and independently owned, food quality driven, and well known for our fun and eclectic work environments and memorable guest experiences. We are looking for qualified hospitality professionals like yourself to help us continue to grow and add new stores in the Asheville area! We are hiring for a Culinary / Kitchen Manager position. This position is full time, and provides opportunities for promotions and career development. We pride ourselves on creating environments where high performers can thrive and are rewarded for their masterful performance.

SUMMARY
The culinary/kitchen manager is a leader in the restaurant and takes responsibility for maintaining the written standards of the company and ultimately delivering the financial and qualitative measurements of success. To achieve this, the manager must be an expert at balancing the needs of the team, the guests, the community and the ownership. This dynamic position is given comprehensive training in BOH operations.

This individual:
● Runs the back of house (boh) with a focus on consistency, accuracy, craveable flavor, cleanliness,
timeliness and comfort and vibe
● Acts as a leader presents a professional and positive attitude at all times
Will be able to work any position that he/she is supervising
● Is looking to grow with a company
● Will knows our menu inside and out and is passionate about NC style BBQ
● Will provides over the top hospitality when interacting with guest
● Makes sure that all of our guests Taste the Love!
● Likes working in a Team environment
● An advocate for the Asheville community and lifestyle
● Brings a personality of positive energy and fun into the restaurant every day
● Has technical expertise in the areas of kitchen operations, culinary operations and food production,
food cost control, and sanitation. Knows the standards and procedures associated with each of these
areas and can teach them to subordinates
● Maintains cleanliness and sanitation in an exemplary fashion
● Demonstrates good financial acumen overall. Can write annual financial budgets for the restaurant
and reviews financial performance daily and weekly to ensure the budget is met
● Maintains a culture of constant ongoing training and continuous improvement with no excuses
● Above all, enjoys the hospitality business

REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will possess at least 90% of the following:
● A four year degree in business, preferably hospitality management or culinary arts
● Excellent oral and written writing skills
● Adequate computer skills and more importantly, the ability to learn a new computer application quickly and follow the standards associated with it
● Above average knowledge of food, craft beer, spirits and other finer things in life
● Integrity, honesty, accountability, a passion for excellence and an incapability of making excuses for anything less than excellence
● A natural surplus of hospitality extended to guests, employees and vendors no matter the circumstances
● Involvement in the community
● An unusually attentive focus on details and a compulsive desire to make even the smallest details perfect
● Above all, a desire to be the best

BENEFITS
● Excellent salary compensation package that is based on education and relevant experience – up to
$72k
● PTO (Personal Time Off) benefits begin immediately
● Attractive team share bonus compensation
● Best in class health, dental, vision, accident and disability benefits, Luella’s contributes 60% of your
individual premiums
● Employer funded continuing education programs
● Tuition Allowance towards hospitality management or culinary arts degree programs
● Career advancement opportunities
● Free access to Employee Assistance Program
● Employee dine-in discount for you and up to three friends
● Free shift meals

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, and hear
● The employee is required to be on foot for a large portion of the day/shift.
● The employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools or controls; must be able to lift and/or move heavy objects including tables and cases of food and beverage; must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds overhead
● When performing office functions, will be required to sit and work directly on a computer for several hours at time
● Must be able to sustain constant mental and visual attention

WORKING CONDITIONS
● Kitchen environment, including hot areas, hot tools, hot plates, sharp knives and tools
● Outdoor off-site catering venues
● Office environment
● Exempt status
● Dynamic schedule can vary from week to week; work required on weekends and holidays and must
be willing to work 45-55 hours per week as needed

To Apply:
Please send your resume to lindsay@luellasbbq.com