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New Restaurant Opening! Kitchen Manager - Grand Rapids, MI!

Holland, Michigan
Job Type
30 Jul 2022

Grand Rapids, MI
New Restaurant Opening!
Projected Opening Date: Spring 2023

What is BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse? 

We are an award-winning, casual dining restaurant that started as a pizzeria in 1978 in Santa Ana, CA. Since that time, we have opened over 214 restaurants across the U.S. and are on the journey to more than doubling our size.  We are an exciting growing brand known for our trademarked Pizookie.  We offer 140 menu items that includes pizza, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees, and craveable desserts, including our famous Pizookies, all created in a scratch kitchen. With our wide menu selection, combined with our award-winning crafted beer, made in one of our five breweries across the United States, it's no surprise we have been recognized as one of the hottest restaurants in America.

                                                                        Why BJ's? 

We operate at the Gold Standard of operational excellence by instilling a culture of discipline, daily shift execution, and exceptional guest service into our managers, team members, and Restaurant Support Staff. We believe in CRAFT: connection, respect, advancement, fun, and trust. We strive to create an inclusive, safe and fun workplace where our team members have an opportunity to make a difference in our communities every day.  About our team:

Over 95% of GMs and EKMs are promoted from within.We offer Gold Standard training programs designed to help you master your role and grow your career. All Director of Operations and above are promoted from within. We strive to promote 40% of our brand new Managers with no previous management experience from within our hourly ranks.

Learn more about our amazing culture and brand by visiting  .


$62,000 - $70,000 / year plus quarterly bonus potential
Commensurate with experience

Are you ready for craft beer, great food, and an all-around "WOW" experience?! BJ's Restaurants is looking for talented, passion-driven managers to join our Management Teams.


  • Lucrative compensation package
  • Growing company with 200+ restaurants and several new restaurant openings yearly across the country
  • Career advancement and leadership conferences and development programs
  • Comprehensive benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance and 401K
  • Paid vacation time
  • Culture that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion with our WeCAN & IDEA groups
  • Community involvement and philanthropy - We love giving back to our communities
  • Quarterly bonus potential
  • Daily Pay- On demand acess to earned pay
  • Fun environment
  • Relocation opportunities throughout the country
  • And more!  

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The Restaurant Manager is responsible for managing all functions of the restaurant during opening, mid or closing shifts. Key responsibilities include hiring, managing, supervising and training restaurant team members and ensuring a Gold Standard guest experience.

All management positions at BJ's Restaurants are classified as exempt.  As an exempt manager, you must spend more than 50% of your time performing managerial duties and must regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion on matters of consequence to the restaurant. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Operational Execution

  • Perform Open / Mid-Day / Closing duties
  • Conduct daily briefings on matters of importance to the team
  • Manage all necessary repair and maintenance issues
  • Manage the Restaurant Risk Review audit process and implement necessary changes
  • Manage local restaurant marketing, sales building, and community involvement
  • Facilitate and participate in Continued Education Program
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all Company policies and laws
  • Make recommendations concerning development, promotion, and disciplinary action affecting team members
  • Make hiring and termination recommendations to General Manager
  • Cooperate with Team Member Relations Department and management team in investigating Team Member Hotline and Restaurant Support Center inquiries relating to restaurant

Food & Beverage Execution

  • Ensure safety & sanitation
  • Monitor food and beverage quality and execution
  • Conduct Quarterly Food Reviews
  • Prepare and receive orders of food and beverages
  • Conduct weekly inventories to ensure that proper levels are stocked and to assess ordering patterns and changes
  • Monitor and validate daily prep production

Team Member Relations

  • Coach, mentor, and discipline hourly team members
  • Monitor facilitate team member recognition

 Service Execution and Guest Relations

  • Train, coach and develop team members to ensure they are providing Gold Standard service to BJ's guests
  • Manage guest relations and guest recovery

Necessary Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years full service, high volume, casual dining restaurant management experience
  • High personal integrity, professionalism and maturity
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid relationship management and performance management skills
  • Ability to motivate and direct team members and work effectively in management team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on listening and questioning skills
  • Strong writing and documentation skills
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven problem-solving abilities
  • Exceptional guest service orientation
  • Ability to stand and walk around a restaurant to supervise operations for  8-10 hours
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and raise arms above head on occasion

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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  • Job Reference: 671817521-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: BJ's Restaurants - Jobvite
  • Location: Holland, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent