Back Bay Inn Kitchen Manager Baywood-Los Osos, CA · Full time



This Kitchen Manager position oversees the F&B of a small hotel property, Back Bay Inn. This role will help minimize operating costs, improve operations efficiency, and deliver a positive experience for our guests, while maintaining the standards of health and safety.

The ideal candidate has experience as a Sous Chef or Back of House Manager/Lead and has a strong understanding of what makes great customer service. In this position, you must be available to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays as needed.


  • Supervise activities of all kitchen staff, including Line cooks, Prep Cooks, Dish
  • Schedule all staff with a focus on financial success
  • Manage performance of staff (including feedback & discipline)
  • Ensure appropriate health and safety standards and best practices
  • Master all recipes from prep to plate
  • Determine kitchen flow from prep to service
  • Food Costing of Menu
  • Input & Feedback on Training and Development
  • Conduct basic HR personnel duties, including hiring, onboarding, training, managing performance, verifying hours worked for payroll
  • Lead in addressing any complex guest-related matters

Other Responsibilities Include

  • Monitor P&L reports and adjust planning as needed, ensuring budgets are met
  • Manage BOH expenses, overall cost control and inventory reconciliation
  • Support with POS updates
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations

Ideal Qualifications

  • 3+ years of cooking/culinary experience
  • 3+ years of experience in food service/F&B
  • 3+ years overseeing a kitchen/back of house operations
  • 3+ years of experience in leading teams
  • High school diploma/GED required, BS degree preferred

Physical Requirements

While performing the required duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Ideal Traits

  • Ability to manage time effectively to ensure completion of tasks
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen effectively
  • Self-motivated, well organized, ability to motivate others
  • Results driven leader with ability to make the right decisions without need for escalation
  • Overall resourceful and tech-savvy
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation at $25 per hour or $52,000 USD per year to start
  • Paid time off (vacation and health)
  • Professional development growth opportunities
  • Introduction to Hotel Owners Referral Program

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


$50,000 - $52,000 per year