Pink Taco, a playful, venturesome, Mexican concept is coming to Chicago! We are searching for a High Octane Kitchen Manager to lead our Culinary staff. Located in the renowned River North part of the city, Pink Taco is bringing its simple, uncomplicated style of genuine hospitality, innovative food and great tequila.
We keep it real.
We don’t complicate it.
The standard is great.
We don’t do anything without passion
Our number one focus is for our guests to feel how much they matter through thoughtful interactions and genuine hospitality. We are looking for a Culinary Manager who leads with uncompromising integrity, a focused vision, and a servants heart. In addition to ensuring that your guests always have an unforgettable experience, you must also be well-versed and experienced in restaurant operations, thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, and be able to train, develop, and staff with relentless passion.
At least two years of experience as a Chef/Kitchen Manager in a full service, high volume environment
Experience with a corporate restaurant preferred
Ensure proper implementation and execution of the Acapulco menu with special attention given to food safety, recipe adherence and flavor profile
Possess strong leadership, development, communication and management skills
Proven ability to handle challenges and multiple tasks
Well-versed and comfortable with the operations of a casual dining establishment
Deliver the highest level of hospitality, customer service and an unforgettable dining experience
Encourage open and honest communication; while leading and educating staff
Demonstrate a strong work ethic
Maintain a safe and secure work environment for all staff and guests
Ensure labor laws, local health and safety codes and company and security policies are met
Other duties as assigned
Highly organized and efficient with time management
Must be open to a flexible schedule (including working on weekends and holidays)
High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree is desirable
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred, but not a must
About Pink Taco
Working at Real Mex Restaurants is much more than a job; it’s joining a family. Our goal is to find people who are passionate about genuine hospitality. Our guests are our number one priority and we constantly strive to make every dining experience extraordinary, but of course, we can’t accomplish this without great people. We’re searching for trendsetters, pioneers and tastemakers. We want people who don’t do a thing without passion and take pride in leaving our guests wanting for nothing. It’s not about serving food and drinks; it’s about serving guests and creating emotional connections to earn their loyalty. And although we are known as the authority in Mexican Food, it’s our people who make us truly stand out from everyone else in the industry.
Our difference is in the details…from the way we slice our limes to the music we play - it’s the unexpected delights and the random acts of kindness that keep our guests coming back. If our guests are compelled to comment and tell their friends about their experience dining with us, then we have done it right. We want them to leave our restaurants feeling great about themselves.
When you work at Real Mex, you’re fulfilling a promise to make each guest feel valued and truly understand that nothing in the world matters more than the guest you are serving at that moment. If you possess the passion and experience to take the iconic Real Mex brands to the next level, we want to hear from you.
With 80+ company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 12 franchised restaurants, Real Mex Restaurants is one of the largest full-service Mexican restaurant operators in the United States. Headquartered in Cypress, California, our portfolio of brands includes:
· El Torito is the authority in Mexican Food. With its warm Hacienda-feel and delicious, authentic food, El Torito is the perfect place to bring your family.
· Chevys Fresh Mex is Mexican food “unchained;” operating more like an “indie” restaurant that is fun, irreverent and always fresh.
· Acapulco is an everyday escape to the Mexican Riviera. It’s that “hidden gem” dining experience that transports you to the city of which it was named after.
· El Torito Grill is starting a “Mexican Revolution” by pushing the boundaries of traditional Mexican food with creative innovations.
· Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, California, and Sinigual in New York City are the ideal locations for two of the most iconic contemporary Mexican restaurants.