Salt and Smoke
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Do you ENJOY cooking and great BBQ?

Come join our team!

Salt + Smoke Company is more than just a successful local barbecue institution in St. Louis. We are committed to serving great food to our guests and cultivating a superior work environment.

We are proud of our work.

WHY? Teamwork, shared support, constant training and providing guests an exceptional dining experience with a genuine care for the highest quality food, atmosphere, and service!

Kitchen Manager


The team at Salt + Smoke have been passionate about treating meat right for years and are excited to bring our St. Louis-style BBQ to the Delmar Loop, Hampton, St. Charles, Central West End (and soon) Ballpark Village. We do our best to bring you the best everything from our fries to our pies are made from scratch!


If you thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment, can simultaneously have a commitment for excellence, hospitality, multi-task, and remain positive and upbeat, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a talented Kitchen Manager with a passion for food, hospitality, and a commitment to help the restaurant run smoothly, for both the Back of House team and our guests.

You will report to the Executive Chef and General Manager.


The Kitchen Manager is responsible for managing staff and day-to-day kitchen operations including planning and managing the production and presentation of quality food in a cost effective, safe manner. You are also responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial and service goals, and managing within approved plans and objectives. This position directly manages assigned staff and indirectly manages all employees of the kitchen, demonstrates commitment to these goals through work ethic, integrity, and respect for the company and employees. Unites associates in a common commitment to achieve and exceed these goals. Impresses guests with quality and timely service in food presentation and preparation.


  • Delegate and manage tasks to kitchen staff.
  • Train kitchen associates to maximize productivity and minimize waste.
  • Inspect daily use records with the Executive Chef to make sure that estimates are filled in correctly and employees are following these estimates as closely as possible.
  • Pull all food needed for daily production from walk-in and utilize all leftovers.
  • Communicate with and provide clear direction to staff.
  • Operate as the main expeditor when necessary, ensuring that all food leaving the kitchen is accurate according to ticket modifications and dietary restrictions, and plated in a highly presentable manner.
  • Remain aware of ticket times and resolve any issues causing longer times than our standard.
  • Maintain and supervise good cleaning and sanitation practices in all areas of the kitchen.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Remain positive, resourceful and possess the ability to improvise while working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure.
  • Create daily specials as needed.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to be organized and capable of multi-tasking with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a face paced environment.
  • Ability to stand and be on feet for extended periods of time in varied climate conditions.
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 50 lbs at times.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Scheduled days and times may vary based on business needs.
  • Possess knowledge of food preparation and kitchen services, business and basic accounting principles and practices.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage daily operations and resolve operational problems.
  • Possess strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills with professionalism, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Display consistent professional leadership while simultaneously handling competing and changing priorities and projects.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • High school education plus schooling in culinary arts or related major
  • Three or more years of related experience preferred.


Ballpark Village - 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

Salt + Smoke Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. We promote, support, thrive and celebrate diversity, inclusion and culture, which connects the entire Salt + Smoke family.

Salt + Smoke Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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