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Kitchen Manager Interview

35 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 35
A kitchen manager must be a strong individual who is able to handle busy workloads. How do you keep motivated through stressful times?
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The interviewer would like to know how you are best motivated during the most stressful periods of your day. Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are motivated on the job, especially during peak stress times.

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Question 2 of 35
What do you know about our restaurant?
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Hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications per job. If you are lucky enough to land an interview, make some effort to conduct research on the opportunity. You don't need to be an expert, but you do need to be knowledgeable on the restaurant before your interview.

Start by searching the restaurant's website and social media accounts. Then, take special note of any recent news articles, events or contributions they have made to the community. Identify their mission and values so that you can be clear on what they stand for.

Question 3 of 35
How do you feel about performance incentives?
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Performance incentives can be very motivating. Talk to the interviewer about your feelings re: performance incentives.

Question 4 of 35
Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.
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Many hiring managers will choose one candidate over another because of their volunteer experience. They feel that it shows strong character and selflessness...all qualities that make a great employee. Talk to the interviewer about your willingness to give back to your community in some form of volunteerism. If you do not have formal volunteer experience you can draw on things you do in your spare time to assist friends, family, or even your current employer.

If you do have volunteer experience: "For the past 8 months I have volunteered every Wednesday evening at our local animal shelter. I will help with grooming the animals, feeding them, and walking them. It's been a really fun experience and rewarding at the same time."

If you do not have volunteer experience: "I have not formally volunteered in these most recent years, however; I spend a lot of time helping my sister who is a single mom. I will babysit on weekends, cook dinners for her and drive the kids to appointments when necessary. I feel that it is very important to take care of the needs of family."
Question 5 of 35
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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Everyone handles the stress and disappointment of setbacks differently. Sometimes, in the fast pace and high stress of a kitchen environment, setbacks can feel even more elevated than they truly are. Discuss with the interviewer how you typically cope with setbacks in the workplace.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 11/20/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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