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Culinary Lead

companyCAVA - Meadow Commons
locationNewington, CT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Culinary Lead (Hourly Kitchen Manager) 
At CAVA, we make it deliciously simple to eat well and feel good every day. We are guided by a Mediterranean heritage that’s been perfecting how to eat and live for four thousand years. We prioritize authenticity, curiosity and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We are working towards something big, together.
We foster a culture built on five core values:  

  • Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in service of others. 
  • Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious. 
  • Act with Agility: We welcome change; it’s the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt. 
  • Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility. 
  • Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose. 

The Role:  
Are you hardworking, attentive to detail, and capable of leading and coaching a team? If you answered yes, then we’ve got the job for you! Our Culinary Leads are key to our business in all they do. From leading and inspiring teams, to ensuring we are adhering to food quality and safety standards, all the way through delivering mouthwatering meals, as our Culinary Lead, you are the recipe to our success.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead and develop the grill and prep teams and Special Ops trainers 
  • Be responsible for opening or closing the restaurant 
  • Learn basic food and beverage management, including ordering and inventory organization 
  • Develop new leadership skills to lead the team 
  • Assist with any additional duties assigned 
  • Proven track record of coaching and developing team members 
  • Ability to cross train across the restaurant to ensure rapid growth 
  • May stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Assist with any additional duties assigned 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to bend and reach overhead often 
  • Must possess dexterity to handle tongs, pots/pans, and other equipment 
  • Must be comfortable working in temperatures ranging from hot to cold 
  • Must be comfortable working near open flames 
  • May be required to work in tight spaces 
  • Must maintain near constant communication with multiple people 
  • Close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision is required 
  • Must be able to sit, squat and kneel occasionally 
  • Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner 
  • May be required to occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions 

Benefits at CAVA?  
We’ve got you covered. Here are just some of the benefits available to CAVA team members: 

  • Competitive pay 
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!* 
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution*  
  • Paid sick leave, parental leave, and community service leave*
  • FREE CAVA Meal for every shift worked 
  • The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand

    *indicates eligible qualifying positions   

As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law. 

Culinary Leader | Kitchen Leader | Shift Leader | Hourly Manager | Shift Manager | Customer Service | Restaurant | Part Time | Full Time | Team Member | Hourly Kitchen Manager | Assistant Kitchen Manager | Assistant Manager | Sous Chef | BOH Supervisor 

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