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General Manager Fine Dining

Company: Confidential
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

*The Opportunity : Levi Goode Brands Fine Dining General Manager**BRAND NEW CONCEPT! OPENING LATE SUMMER 2024. **POSITION START DATE: ASAP. **Position Title: *Restaurant General ManagerHand-crimping empanadas. Fishing before dawn on the Texas Gulf Coast. Cooking over south Texas campfires. These are the moments that have shaped the life of Goode Company President Levi Goode and infused his Houston restaurants with bona fide Texas soul and bold flavor aplenty. Levi is a classically trained chef and restauranteur, and hes been twice nominated for James Beards Outstanding Restaurateur award. Hes become known for translating his personal passions, travels, and family traditions into rich culinary experiences that bring people togetherand his latest project is no exception.Levis first restaurant under his own personal brand finds its roots in Texas history, building on an iconic family heritage to forge a distinctive path all his own. The restaurant, Credence, is a South Texas ranch-inspired, upscale concept serving regional American fare that will pay homage to Texas culinary traditions and live-fire cooking rooted in classic cooking techniques. Next door, Sidebar, will be a reservation-only restaurant and cocktail bar featuring well-executed classic cocktails, big, bold wines and highly allocated champagne. The food menu will boast classic American fare with luster, featuring items like dry-aged steaks, oysters topped with caviar and more. Exceptional hospitality will be the standard at both restaurants, with an emphasis on traditional tableside service for salads, carved meats from the hearth, desserts and more. Its Executive Chef will have the opportunity to apply his or her culinary expertise, shepherd the concepts growth from infancy, and become an integral part of the tight-knit Goode Company family.*Concept*While the spirit of the restaurant takes cues from luxury Texas ranch life and classic European techniques, the cooking revolves around an open wood-fire hearth and wood-burning oven designed by Levi himself. From caviar to pan de campo, the menu features genteel club classics with a playful Texas twistan emphasis on fresh seafood and indigenous ingredients that celebrate the regional South. A lively, spacious main dining room will boast ample old-school ambiance that reaches from the shaken martinis to the curated playlist. Tucked away and adjacent to the main dining room will be a reservation-only, supper club-inspired space that channels effortless glamor, understated nostalgia, and soulful swagger, drawing inspiration from the 1920s Texas oil boom.Levi Goode launches his own lifestyle brand with two new restaurants (houstonchronicle.com)*Qualities of the Restaurant General Manager:*_Leadership_ - As General Manager, you embrace having the highest state of ownership and enjoy the unexpected rhythms of every day. Hospitality is in your DNA and you create a welcoming environment that anticipates your guests needs and exceeds expectations. You look forward to conquering challenges with grace and ease and are a natural born leader. You are decisive, take ownership, and are accountable to yourself and your team. Always a teacher, you coach and encourage your team to grow and develop._Strong Communication_ - You embody the companys brand purpose, promise and values and have high standards for yourself and others. You communicate openly and honestly with your team and are generous with praise and respectful with critiques. Every day, you rally your team to overcome obstacles while remaining positive and focused. You dont play favorites._Results Oriented _- You are resourceful and are driven by results. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and run our business as if it were your own. Youre strategic, collaborative and have excellent follow through._Curious & Passionate_ - You are a student of your craft and acknowledge that you are on a constant journey towards mastery, open to continuous learning and seeking a better way._Authentic_ - You are a brand ambassador. You represent our brand in our restaurants and in the community. You are honored to be a leader. You get it, want it and have the capacity to do the job to the best of your ability.*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*Service:* Ensure guest service standards and procedures are delivered to every guest every time.* Daily evaluation of restaurant service performance.* Investigate and resolve customer complaints regarding food quality, service, and accommodations.* Display a sense of ownership and make decisions as if the restaurant were your own.Product Quality:* Provide excellent quality and presentation of all food to all guests.* Implement and verify systems are followed to provide excellent quality of food and beverages to all Guests.* Oversee food and beverage preparation methods to ensure portion sizes, garnishing, and presentation is prepared and served in the prescribed manner.* Control inventories of food, equipment, small ware, supplies and liquor.Safety:* Regularly facilitates training and accountability checks on food preparation, food allergy awareness, sanitation and safety procedures.* Ensuring that all food is prepared, stored, and served according to Company standards and with state and/or local health code requirements.* Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving and building maintenance.* Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance; Inspect supplies, equipment, work areas and property to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.Financial Objectives:* Masterfully manage P&L responsibilities and meet financial objectives.* Meet financial sales targets by identifying opportunities for growth while maintaining high operating standards.* Manage cost control with consistent focus on cost of sale and payroll.* Analyze shrinkage, develop procedures to alleviate.* Prepare reports for Leadership, and follow corporate office financial procedures, including but not restricted to, handling cash, credit cards, POs, invoices, payroll and all other financial transactions.Personnel Management and Supervisory Responsibilities:* Teach and maintain the culture of Goode Company and what skills it takes to continually support our success.* Maintain personnel activities such as hiring, training, and mentoring in order to facilitate team member success.* Timely and efficiently handle employee relations to ensure a cohesive working environment for staff. Work closely with People and Culture on incidents that relate to harassment or unfair working conditions.* Responsible for strictly adhering to Goode Company policies and applicable laws.* Commitment to Manager development ensuring that all managers poses a master level of the fundamentals and have quarterly developmental goals. Constantly challenge the management team to be a mastery of their craft and contribute to the Houston legacy brand.* Effectively manage schedules to ensure the restaurant is staffed accordingly with a consistent focus on managing overtime.* Monitor employee appearance and uniform throughout shift.* Build employee morale and rapport by leading by example, teamwork, and hands-on management approach. (training, coaching, motivating, and follow-up)* Implement and verify shift meetings happen daily and provide content that challenges team members on job knowledge, culture, hospitality and quality.* Collaborate with managers and leadership in order to tackle problems and meet goals.* Provide an atmosphere where front of the house and back of house staff cohesively work together with respect utilizing the same common goal to deliver a product in a manner exceeds the guests expectations.* Directly supervises new menu item rollouts and promotions*Qualifications & Competencies ** Bachelors degree in Restaurant Management, Hospitality, related field, or equivalent work experience.* 5+ years of recent upscale, full-service dining experience as a General Manager.* Michelin and/or James Beard-recognized kitchen experience a plus.* Experience managing annual revenue of $10MM+.* Strong knowledge and attention to detail on back-of-the-house operations including staff supervision, inventory control, and product quality.* Experience hiring and training a back-of-the-house team.* Live-fire grilling experience- not required, but highly valued.* Strong P&L knowledge and general business acumen. Proven ability to make strategic decisions based on financial analysis. Specifically, forecasting, budgeting, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action.* Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a POS system.* Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.* Restaurant365 experience preferred.* Expert level leadership and employee development skills.* Expert level ability to navigate and resolve vendor/guest/team member issues.* Certifications: Food Safety Manager, Allergens, and TABC.* Bilingual, a plus.* Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.* Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.*The Location*Houston has served as the backdrop of our restaurants since 1977. A vibrant community and renowned Southern food city, were grateful to call it home. The fourth largest city in the nation, and one of the most diverse, Houston attracts performers, innovators, chefs, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs who visit to work hard and play harder. With 66,000 miles of park space, 150 museums within the heart of the city and only 60 miles to the Gulf Coast, Houston is a city unlike any other.*Benefits & Perks** Joining a culture that lives its brand values and brings people together to create meaningful connections since 1977.* Complimentary food and beverage spend at any Goode Co. location and discounts on merchandise.* Access to an internal career coach that will provide development related to personal and professional skills.* Competitive salary.* Medical benefits plan tailored to you, including but not limited to health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance.* Generous paid time off that includes personal time off, wellness days and a floating holiday.* 401(k) retirement plan.* Annual incentives and bonus structure._Goode Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.__This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future._Job Type: Full-timePay: $85,000.00 - $110,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee discount* Flexible schedule* Health insurance* Paid time off* Paid training* Vision insuranceExperience level:* 2 yearsRestaurant type:* Fine dining restaurantShift:* Day shift* Evening shiftWeekly day range:* Monday to Friday* Weekends as neededAbility to Relocate:* Houston, TX: Relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: In personby Jobble

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