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This job expired on January 16, 2024

Head Chef Kkinee

  • Date Posted November 17, 2023
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Kkinee is a New York based Korean barbeque themed fast casual restaurant chain that offers unique and time-tested Korean comfort food using familiar ingredients. Our goal is to make Korean fast casual a top-of-mind option for a convenient, heathy, and delicious meal. Job description
  1. Highlights
  • Full time
  • Medical
  • Eligible for Equity
  • Opportunity to become a founding team member of a future billion-dollar F&B company
  1. Who are we

Kkinee is a New York based Korean barbeque themed fast casual restaurant chain that offers unique and time-tested Korean dishes using familiar ingredients. Our goal is to define Korean fast casual and make it a top-of-mind option for a convenient, heathy, and delicious meal that is available for take-out, delivery, or dining in. We are building a team of experts devoted to creating a unique product and experience with a plan for rapid expansion: we think good Korean food should be within reach for everyone!

  1. Head Chef Job Description

At Kkinee, we're in the business of developing leaders, sourcing the absolute best ingredients, and creating the next big thing in fast-casual dining. The Head Chef will report directly to the CEO and oversee all facets of recipe development, operation processes, and kitchen management.



Culinary Mastery:

  • Consistently maintain high culinary standards, ensuring that all recipes and preparation methods are strictly adhered to.
  • Oversee menu research and development
  • Train and oversee staff to utilize correct culinary techniques, ensuring that our food is consistently fresh and of high quality.
  • Oversee inventory and procurement, ensuring adequate supplies are available for daily operations according to established PAR levels.
  • Vet and manage supplier relationships, guaranteeing that all ingredients meet or surpass our quality benchmarks.
  • Conduct bi-daily checks and tastings of all menu items to assure quality and adherence to recipes.

Operational Excellence:

  • Establish and enforce the company’s kitchen workflow protocols to guarantee efficient and timely operations.
  • Develop and apply systems such as preparation sheets, station opening and closing guides, and other regular checklists and processes to minimize food waste
  • Report maintenance concerns promptly, ensuring the team has functional equipment at all times.
  • Comply with all workplace health and safety guidelines, ensuring the team is well-trained and adhering to food safety standards.

Team Development:

  • Create a positive, welcoming atmosphere for both patrons and staff.
  • Uphold and promote the company’s ethos and values, establishing a culture of responsibility, excellence, and continuous improvement.
  • Engage with guests and external vendors to deliver exceptional service, instilling this customer focus in all team members.
  • Oversee recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and training processes for your location.
  • Provide consistent coaching and performance reviews to team members.
  • Create and manage staff timetables in line with budgetary and operational needs.

Performance Ownership:

  • Take ownership of the production processes including consideration for unit economics, labor efficiency, guest experience, and opportunities for technology adoption
  • Identify takeaways from P&L statements, pinpointing areas for improvement with a bias for action


  • Minimum 3 years in a managerial culinary role.
  • Exceptional culinary aptitude with keen attention to details.
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proven capacity to inspire and lead a diverse, effective team.
  • Organized, results-driven, and able to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced setting.
  • Relevant culinary degree/diploma or equivalent educational experience is a plus.
  • Experience in fast casual or quick service restaurants is preferred.
  • NYC Food Handlers Certification is mandatory.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Compensation this position is : salaried, more than 100k Application instructions
This job expired on January 16, 2024
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