Kitchen/Production Manager

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Homeroom Mac+Cheese Published: September 12, 2017
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Homeroom, a premier woman-owned mac+cheese restaurant with To-Go location in Oakland, is hiring a dynamic and dedicated Kitchen/Production Manager with a focus on people management and cost control.  Homeroom is a very unique place to work; our people are the priority!  We are looking for a long-term partner who is excited to grow with us: we are currently looking to expand our take-out location, increase our off-site catering program, and improve in-house sales with the development of a take-and-bake option for customers to cook at home.  The ideal candidate is a master of inventory and at controlling food costs.  Interested?  Read on!


  • You have at least 2-3 years of solid management success in a high-volume quick-serve/production/catering kitchen with $3-5MM annual volume
  • You have successfully managed 30+ employees
  • You are passionate about training and development employees, are experienced in hiring, and love regular reviews and feedback
  • You have established a reputation for having excellent relations with your employees, and also customers, vendors, and FOH
  • You provide leadership and direction that inspires teamwork, generates energy and enthusiasm, and drives results
  • You are a whiz at budgeting and forecasting – and have a strong history of delivering on your forecasted results
  • You have a proven ability to design, implement, and to continuously improve and maintain systems and procedures that lead to success
  • You have experience in recipe development, and are passionate about improving quality and reducing cost of existing recipes
  • You have a laser focus on providing high-quality, consistently made products
  • You are self-directed and able to work independently, as well as be an integral member of the Homeroom management team
  • You insistently focus on health and safety compliance for food handling, storage, labeling, and FIFO


  • You have a leadership style that is consistent with Homeroom’s mission to be the best part of people’s day (for both employees and guests)
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English - being bilingual is critical in this role
  • You are comfortable making difficult decisions and problem solving complex issues
  • You are passionate about creating comfort food, have a fanatical attention to detail, and are a great people-person
  • You possess excellent planning, organization, and coordination skills
  • You are highly interested in continuing to learn about the business and its people and food
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills and are able to work easily with diverse people and groups
  • You are a natural teacher, always looking to get the best out of your employees
  • You are able to work holidays, weekends, events, and other peak periods in the restaurant


  • Excellent salary ($65-70K), bonus plan (TBD), and a great work/home balance (just 45-50 hours/week!)
  • Medical benefits after 60 days: Homeroom pays 50% of the employee-only premium cost of the plan you choose
  • Three weeks of paid vacation!
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits option for public transportation
  • Free daily shift meal from our awesome menu
  • Stellar training program and room for growth
  • Genuinely fun, positive, and up-beat environment
  • Come as you are – unique personalities are welcome
Ethnic Minorities, Women, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.
Little Mac LLC, DBA Homeroom, provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of a person's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight, or height. 


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