Studio Movie Grill

Job 161548 - SMG Kitchen Manager
Arlington, TX

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Job Details

Location: Arlington, TX
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Studio Movie Grill (SMG), known nationwide for pioneering the in-theater dining experience remains the leader of the movie-grill concept offering up first-run movies and alternate programming alongside an American Grill menu and full service bar. SMG offers competitive salary and benefits. SMG is a growing company with a culture that values its employees and customers and whose goal is to improve the world one movie at a time.


The Kitchen Manager (KM) is responsible for all kitchen operations on an opening, mid- or closing shift, including supervision of all kitchen staff and staffing levels, safety and sanitation.  The KM ensures that the shift is run in a smooth manner with a focus on Quality while attending to any unexpected problems or emergencies that may arise.  The KM is responsible for staffing, scheduling, financial goals and staff development of the kitchen.

  • Oversee the human resource function in the kitchen ensuring recruitment, selection, orientation, training, scheduling and performance management functions meet or exceed company specified criteria.
  • Build morale of the kitchen staff by developing, cross training, and mentoring.
  • Ensure restaurant food quality by completing thorough line checks and tasting/testing food on a consistent basis
  • The KM has contributory financial responsibility for food costs, labor costs and kitchen supplies.  Must set operational goals and plans to achieve or exceed written budgets, then direct staff and utilize kitchen systems, schedules, tools and procedures to attain those goals.
  • Work closely with the management team to identify and develop employees for future leadership roles
  • Involved in all local store marketing efforts
  • Maintain food quality and safety standards, overseeing all phases of food procurement, production and service. 
  • Focus on inventory and ordering, storage and rotation, food preparation, recipe adherence, plate presentation and service/production standards.  Standards are achieved through daily line checks and food reviews, response to guest feedback, ongoing maintenance/housekeeping, and staff training.




  • 3-5 years of Kitchen Manager experience in a high-volume restaurant  ($4 million or more)
  • Graduate of an accredited Hospitality Management program or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to work an average of 55 hours per week
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish is a plus
  • Able to work ten hour+ shifts and able to stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Financial business acumen required
  • Able to grasp, lift and/or carry up to 50lbs as needed
  • Finger/hand dexterity to operate kitchen machinery, knives, etc
  • Must possess hearing, visual and sensory abilities to observe and detect emergency situations; also to distinguish product, taste, texture, temperature, presentation and preparation.
  • Bilingual in English and  Spanish and  English preferred

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