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Chef Manager - weekdays only No nights

Gecko Hospitality
Washington, DC
July 22, 2024


Manager of Culinary Operations - Chef Manager

Weekday schedule, no nights, no weekends,

Full time year round position

Contract foodservice experience preferred in education accounts

Premier Educational Facility

Washington DC

Salary Range $65- $70,000.00

Weekdays Only

Full Benefits

Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a Manager of Culinary Operations career in one of DC’s premier educational facilities in the district? We are committed to creating a learning community in suburban areas where all students can succeed academically and socially. We give our students a place to develop into tomorrow’s future generations. Do you want to be a part of promoting positive change in Washington DC. neighborhoods?


We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Manager of Culinary Operations in Washington, DC. This is a 12-month full-time role. The Manager of Culinary Operations would be responsible for managing and leading the culinary team. Ensure that the quality of food items follows the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) for the 22-23 School years. The Manager of Culinary Operations will report directly to the Director of Operations. The Manager of Culinary Operations will serve as the Manager for multiple locations throughout the learning campus. All Positions require the Covid-19 vaccination (All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.) A Manager of Culinary Operations will have an understanding of DC school foodservice operations and a Detailed knowledge of the National School Lunch Program and its compliance requirements. Preferred experience working with students, families, and staff from racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary Range $65,000.00-$70,000.00. In addition, an amazing benefits package, including health care coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, and the opportunity to impact the lives of our future generations. All While having a great work-life balance with No Late Nights and No Weekends.

Manager of Culinary Operations Responsibilities

Management -

● Build and maintain a sustainable and equitable team through guiding, empowering, and

coaching the culinary team.

● Supervising the work of the culinary staff, including allocation of duties.

Hire and train new kitchen staff.

● Manage the timesheets of the culinary team and deliver timesheet documentation to the

receiving department in a timely manner.

Food Service-

● Ability to prepare meals in mass quantities.

● Planning menus according to a fixed budget and following guidelines on nutrition and

healthy eating.

● Purchase and manage food inventory.

● Inspecting the quality of the food.

● Monitoring and managing supplies within a budget.

● Developing relationships with food suppliers.

● Clean, cut, prepare, and cook meat, fish, or poultry to a safe temperature.

● Prepare and cook various items according to menus, special dietary or nutritional

requirements, or the number of portions to be served.

● Apportions and serves food to employees and students.

● Other duties as assigned.

Policies and Procedures-

● Ensure all food safety regulations are followed.

● Comply with food safety legislation.

● Ensures the cleanliness and functional operation of kitchen equipment, appliances, and work areas by routinely cleaning and inspecting each piece.

Physical Requirements

● Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times.


● Culinary degree preferred.

● 2 to 3 years of Culinary management experience.

● High Volume production and catering experience is essential.

● Experience in foodservice budgeting and managing cost controls.

● Excellent Communication Skills.

● Good Standards of Hygiene.

● Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

● Strong collaboration skills with colleagues in different departments.

If you would like to be considered for the Manager of Culinary Operations position in Washington DC., please submit your resume to