Job Title:

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Reporting to:

Kitchen Manager




Full Time (37.5 hours/week) this will include some evenings and weekends

Place of work:

Kingfisher Business Park, GL5 2BY

Job Function:

To support the Kitchen Manager and together lead the kitchen team to deliver a unique food offer from The “Stroud Brewery Kitchen”

About the kitchen

The kitchen at Stroud Brewery is centred around the wood fired oven and the grill. We focus on using local and/or organic ingredients wherever possible. We have an all day menu with brunch and lunch dishes, grill and pizzas plus regular specials. We also cater for a range of events and have a dedicated following of regulars who ensure the kitchen is very busy!

Main responsibilities:

Working well in a high paced environment under pressure you will also lead the team to make sure that they deliver a high quality but personable service to all areas whilst minimising any waiting times

  • Control and direct food preparation and related activities
  • Together with chefs continually develop our menu 
  • Cost food items and maintain required kitchen GP% 
  • Identify suppliers and ensure regular supply of stock
  • Oversea/ensure monthly stocktake
  • Hiring, managing and training kitchen staff
  • Manage staffing rota and ensure optimum cover for all service times
  • Authorise team holidays
  • Approve timesheets
  • Complete regular 1:1 meetings
  • Ensure great customer service
  • Ensure health and safety in the kitchen
  • Ensure food hygiene regulations are met

Person Specification

Proven ability to lead and inspire a team, fostering a positive work environment and promoting teamwork. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with customers, staff, and suppliers.  

Strong organisational and time management abilities to handle multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.  Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.


A passionate chef who has experience with cooking in pizza ovens / over wood

  • Management experience
  • Financial management
  • Basic computer competence (e-mail, spreadsheets, word-processing)
  • Knowledge of small independent business
  • Training others - formal and informal
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to manage GP & wastage to an agreed level
  • Maintain a safe working environment within all legal guidelines
  • Responsible about hygiene, and health and safety
  • Good at paying attention to detail
  • Passion for organic, fresh local ingredients
  • Menu development
  • Ability to manage & work alongside a number of different people  
  • Presentable & professional as working in an open plan kitchen  
  • Works well under pressure 
  • Practical
  • Competent when working with kitchen machinery
  • Prepared to support the wider kitchen
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Conscientious
  • Aptitude for learning


  • An interest in real ales and their production
  • Curious about cooking with beer and brewery by-products
  • An interest in fermentation & baking
  • Knowledge of sourdoughs
  • Share Stroud Brewery ethos for sustainability


  • Maintain staff vs revenue % at 35%
  • Operate 65% margin based on ingredient costs
    • 30% food cost 35% labour = 35% profit
  • Maintain health and safety policies
  • Achieve and maintain a 5* hygiene rating
  • Achieve and maintain 60% organic and or/local ingredients
  • Keep wait times below 30 mins