Culinary production manager kitchen manager long island city - united states, newyork

Are you an experienced chef with a passion for healthy upscale cuisine and sustainable sourcing? do you thrive in a position where you are overseeing all the moving pieces of production from training and hiring to sourcing, cooking, quality control, and process improvement?

if these questions are making you excited and your answers are a resounding yes, we'd love for you to submit an application to join our team.

provenance meals is the #1 ranked health-focused meal delivery service in nyc and ramping up to expand nationwide. loved by wellness professionals and with a devoted following of celebrities, influencers, and busy clients, our goal is to make it easy and delicious to transform your health one bite at a time.

the culinary production manager (assistant kitchen manager) position is a crucial role in ensuring quality control and consistency with the production and execution of our recipes, as well as in demonstrating leadership and knowledge to kitchen team members. this role will be reporting to the culinary operations manager and is responsible for the management of the provenance meals ny culinary team and ensuring the accurate execution of all food at provenance meals ny. you will also be involved in managing and maintaining all operating systems (ie. production, plating, ordering, inventory, and maintenance of recipe database).

the execution of daily production is a key component of this position but there is also the expectation to provide clear communication, an eagerness to learn, to be creative, to be adaptable and possess the willingness of being seen as a role model of the provenance company culture in and out of the kitchen.

this full-time salaried position will work with our team based out of our commercial kitchen in long island city, ny.

key responsibilities:

- work side by side with cooks, chefs and fulfillment team to ensure the highest quality of food is created for our clients
- create detailed production lists and ensure daily completion of tasks
- execute recipes, new menu items, allergy modifications, special events and any other production support as needed
- provide training and guidance to kitchen staff on company systems, expectations and protocols
- assist in planning and executing daily family meal
- maintain a clean kitchen following proper food handling and sanitation guidelines
- conduct inventory of produce and meats and a weekly inventory of dry goods. verify that all ingredients are in house ahead of production days and that they meet provenance's quality standards.
- notate and update recipes and procedures to ensure efficiency in planning and execution
- maintain and develop relationships with team members and vendors to support and foster the provenance company culture, which you will be empowered to contribute to and help define

qualifications, requirements and skills:

- at least 3 years experience and high competency working in food preparation and direct management of a staff responsible for large scale production
- demonstrated understanding of health-forward, “food as medicine” cooking practices
- a willingness to build and follow replicable systems
- experience and ability in meeting deadlines in a changing environment
- experience in menu preparation in a creative and financially responsible way
- ability to work within a team in a creative, compassionate and direct way
- ability to take responsibility, inspire and be held accountable
- flexibility and the conviction to make on the spot decisions
- lead staff by delegating and empowering
- excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to listen, empathize, respond, and problem solve
- strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
- active interest in educational programs that will heighten awareness of food sources, sustainable food producers, local food systems and practicing farm to fork principles

physical requirements:

while performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to maneuver on uneven ground, stand for long periods of time, often carry and lift up to 50 pounds, operate food preparation appliances and machinery, tolerate exposure to changes in temperature, and be able to perform daily repetitive hand movements as it pertains to food preparation.


- competitive pay based on experience
- health insurance
- paid time off (vacation and sick time)
- wellness benefits
- test and take home samples of our prepared meals
- perks from our partners
- attend industry events

**to apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter that answers the following question:**
what do you enjoy most about managing a team?

more info: compensation: $45,000 - $55,000 employment type: full-time

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