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Assistant General Manager: CIELO ROJO

Cielo Rojo has expanded to a larger location down the street in a beautiful setting in the heart of Takoma Park, MD. We were just named the #5 best new restaurant in the D.C. area by Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post! Our current AGM is moving to GM of our new restaurant, San Pancho. In this move, we will need an excellent Assistant Manager to replace him and join our growing team! Our slogan Maíz, Espíritu, Amor embodies what we hope to bring to the table. A space that gives tribute to heirloom corn, the human spirit (& agave spirits), & love!


- Assist the General Manager in overseeing daily operations of the restaurant
- Manage and supervise staff, ensuring they provide excellent customer service
- Coordinate and schedule shifts for employees
- Monitor food production to ensure quality and consistency
- Implement inventory control procedures to minimize waste and optimize stock levels
- Collaborate with the culinary team to develop and update menu offerings
- Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations in the kitchen and dining areas
- Handle customer inquiries, complaints, and feedback in a professional manner
- Assist in organizing and executing banquets and special events
- Support the General Manager in financial management, including budgeting and cost control

- Strong background in food production and culinary knowledge
- Excellent inventory control skills to manage stock levels effectively
- Proficient in coffee preparation techniques and knowledgeable about different coffee varieties
- Exceptional customer service skills to ensure a positive dining experience for guests
- Leadership abilities to motivate and guide the team towards achieving goals
- Experience in kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and sanitation practices
- Knowledge of hospitality industry standards and best practices
- Familiarity with banquet operations and event planning
- Previous experience in restaurant management or a similar role

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for the hospitality industry, possess the required skills, and have demonstrated leadership abilities, we invite you to apply for the position of Assistant General Manager. Join our team and contribute to creating memorable dining experiences for our guests.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


This will be our new concept in the current space we occupy, 7056 Carroll Ave, when we move Cielo Rojo to 7211 Carroll Ave

About the Role:


-Assist directly with hiring and training decisions for BOH team (final decisions on hiring made by Owner)

-Works closely with GM to ensure restaurant operations run smoothly

-Reports to GM but work closely together to ensure kitchen and FOH are working well together to ensure success

-Oversees food quality and consistency at the highest standards of care, consistently giving feedback to cooks to better their performance

-Trains new kitchen staff to restaurant standards

-Ensures food quality is on par with Owner expectations

-Oversees plating of dishes to ensure they are done the same each time

-Tastes and oversees sauces, meats, dishes, to ensure they are made correctly on a daily basis

-Weekly inventory/ordering of BOH supplies

-Makes weekly BOH schedule

- Help create a welcoming community environment for kitchen staff

- Guide kitchen staff to ensure kitchen timing is on par with restaurant standards

-Oversees timing of kitchen

-Works the line/supports kitchen staff during busy periods and is not sitting around/team player/on hands manager

- Oversee and ensure that all company systems and policies are maintained

- Make sure all new employees go through the proper training and have all the necessary tools to succeed in their position

-Updates GM and FOH Leads on item availability

-Helps to maintain minimal food waste by ensuring the right amount of food is heated or made per season/day/week

About You:


- You are confident in building and leading a strong team, no issues communicating to other kitchen employees during stressful periods

- You exemplify the highest standards of honesty and integrity

- You are willing to go above and beyond to ensure the quality and consistency of food is on par with Ownership standards

- You are highly confident in your abilities and are detail-oriented

-Defined palatte that can distinguish what is needed to balance salsas 

- You are a team player and have excellent communication skills

-You are hands on and always lending a hand to staff

- You have a love and passion for the food/Mexican-Californian cuisine

- You work well with straight shooters and like honest conversations

-You care about creating a warm and loving work environment while at the same time have high standards of excellence

-At least 2 years Sous Chef experience or Kitchen Management experience

PLUS: Has experience working in Mexican cuisine

-Must be Bilingual in Spanish and English: conversational Spanish and must be able to write/read in English


About Us:


- A positive, supportive, and inclusive friendly work environment

- Competitive salary

- Comprehensive benefits plans for full-time salaried employees, including medical & dental insurance

- Generous meal compensation for full-time managers and employees (and did we mention the food is delicious?)

- Multicultural work environment

-Family-owned small business which allows for a lot of input from management team and ease to shift things

-We’re a small business that works closely with our management team to ensure they are supported in every aspect of the job

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