Kitchen Manager

Kitchen manager duties

The kitchen manager is mainly responsible for most activities for the back of the house and kitchen area of the restaurant. Kitchen managers make sure everyone is trained properly to prepare food safely. They also hire the staff and purchase food and stock.

How to become a kitchen manager

Most kitchen mangers work their way up from kitchen assistant to trainee chef, then become section chef and manager/head chef.

A second way to become a kitchen manager is to take a course that combines classroom-based study with practical experience and placements. These requirements include

- Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Professional Cookery

- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

- Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

- Level 3 award in Practical Food Safety Supervision in Catering


The average pay for a Kitchen manager is between $46,000 and $47,000

Job outlook

The job outlook for a kitchen manager is about 2% (little to no change) from 2012-2022

Work Environment

Many Kitchen Managers work in the kitchen with their staff, while other Kitchen Managers work in an office in the restaurant.