Kitchen Manager | Cologne (f/m/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Cologne

Our Mission
At Circus, we believe cooking should be a loved hobby but not a daily necessity. Driven by the mission to fuel people's busy everyday lives, we are building a radically more convenient, sustainable, and affordable solution in food delivery. 

Served by our local kitchen hubs, we’re offering weekly changing menus designed in collaboration with Top Chefs and Creators to bring a private chef experience to your dinner table on-demand.

Take a seat at our table, and join an ambitious team on a common mission to change the way people eat for the better. Bon Appétit!

About the Role
We are looking for a Kitchen Manager excited to lead one of our hubs.

As Kitchen Manager, you are the first point of contact in a kitchen hub. You oversee and ensure a smooth flow of operations and help ensure that the kitchen is a safe and clean space for all. You will play an essential role in establishing work flows and processes in our smart kitchens. 

This is a full-time position with regular 9am-6pm working hours.
Your Daily Business
  • Lead & manage a hub kitchen team including station chefs and handover manager(s)
  • Coordinate dispatch, order stacking, and hand-off to riders
  • Plan shifts for hub employees
  • Oversee daily HACCP procedures and hub operations, ensuring strict adherence to Circus standards and smooth operational flows
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve in case of an unplanned event 
  • Support the rest of the kitchen team, lend a helping hand wherever it is needed
  • Order hub supply according to hub need
  • Log orders as they enter the hub and sort into correct fridge and shelf slots
  • Conduct regular inventory and log counts in stock management system
  • Manage waste
  • Train and onboard new employees

Base Qualifications
  • Detail-oriented leader with organized, efficient workflows
  • Formally trained as a chef, or comparable
  • 3-5 years of experience in the food industry - kitchen and/or F&B experience (at least 1 of each in a leadership role)
  • Experience leading a team
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Comfortable working under time pressure and able to juggle a range of different tasks
  • Must be able to work with tablets and different smart systems & programs
  • Fluent in English and preferably German as well
  • Living in Cologne*
*Interested but living somewhere else in Germany? Contact us, we might be launching in your city soon.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a leadership role in a catering, prep, hotel, canteen, hospital kitchen or similar
  • Experience with smart kitchen hardware (e.g. Rational, Merry Chef) and kitchen software (Apicbase, POS Systems, etc.)
  • You already have a Hygiene Pass ("Rote Karte")
Even if you don't tick all the boxes yet feel excited and are confident you can master this position, don't hesitate to reach out and apply. At Circus we value passion and hands on mentality over a perfect CV.
Our Offer
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Unique opportunity to structure and scale your team from the ground up
  • Impact on the overall company strategy and quick decision processes
  • 30% discount on your personal Circus orders
Disclaimer
Like a true Circus, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and equal opportunities employer with a diverse and multicultural team. We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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