Kitchen Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Kitchen Manager interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What Food Safety training do you have?

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List of 35 Kitchen Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What Food Safety training do you have?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What are your salary expectations?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    A kitchen manager must be a strong individual who is able to handle busy workloads. How do you keep motivated through stressful times?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    What appeals to you about the role of kitchen manager?

  13. 13.

    Walk me through your experience as a kitchen manager.

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    What is your greatest weakness?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    What do you know about our restaurant?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    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?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about yourself.

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    How do you feel about performance incentives?

  30. 30.

    What questions do you have for me?

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

    How can we motivate you on the job?

  33. 33.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  34. 34.

    What do you know about our organization?

  35. 35.

    Would you consider yourself a creative person?