Kitchen Manager Interview Questions

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How do you show your kitchen staff the importance of communication in the workplace?

Kitchen Manager Interview Questions

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    How do you show your kitchen staff the importance of communication in the workplace?

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    Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.

  3. 3.

    You have discovered that an item on the menu is not selling well. What would you do next?

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    We have had concerns with employee theft recently. What would you do if you caught a co-worker stealing?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?

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    Clear communication is incredibly important in a kitchen setting. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.

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    What appeals to you about the role of kitchen manager?

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    What do you know about our restaurant?

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    Our restaurants are open evenings and weekends. What are your preferred shifts? Do you have any limitations to your availability?

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    How can we motivate you on the job?

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    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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    How do you feel about performance incentives?

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    How would you describe your work ethic?

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    What questions do you have for me?

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    Are you capable of handling disputes in a professional manner? How do you respond to customer complaints?

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    We have gained a lot of momentum this year using social media marketing techniques. Do you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter?

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    What Food Safety training do you have?

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    We put a lot of emphasis on the cleanliness of our restaurants. How important is cleanliness to you?

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    What are your salary expectations?

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    When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?

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    Where do you see yourself in five years?

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    What do you know about our organization?

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    Would you consider yourself a creative person?

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    How do you determine priorities when you have multiple urgent needs in the kitchen at one time?

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    What is your greatest weakness?

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    Tell me about yourself.

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    Part of being a Kitchen Manager is keeping an eye on food costs. What was the greatest cost-cutting effort you made at your previous employer?

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    Have you dined with us before? What would you change or improve?

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    What do you think are the top 3 qualities required to be a successful kitchen manager?

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    How will you ensure that you are respected and listened to as a kitchen manager?

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    How do you see your career progressing within the hospitality industry over the next 3 years?

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    If you were to try to take corrective action with an employee, what would be your approach?

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    Walk me through your experience as a kitchen manager.

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    What would your friends say are 3 of your best qualities?