Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Full-Time - Kitchen Manager

Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Winston-Salem NC, 27104
Req ID: 2024-253435

In the role of Kitchen Manager, you are responsible for the daily meal production, service, culinary staffing, and resident dining satisfaction in the community. You drive a culture of hospitality and work with the kitchen and front of house teams to ensure that residents’ meals are prepared properly, are flavorful, and are served quickly and efficiently. You act as a manager on duty as required.

  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and performance managing assigned staff. This includes scheduling of hours, breaks, and meal periods.
  • Maintain monthly and annual budgets for the Culinary Services department, including producing written documentation of monthly spend on food, supplies, and labor.
  • Maintain the appropriate inventory of kitchen supplies, chemicals, small wares, and tableware.
  • Responsible for ensuring that purchasing standards are maintained and that appropriate vendors are used at all times. Maintain strong and positive relationships with all vendors.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared, stored, and served according to Company standards and legal requirements.
  • Meet regularly with residents to confirm that high satisfaction levels are maintained.
  • Work with staff to ensure that they have a clear understanding of how to provide high levels of customer service.
  • Work with the AGM to ensure that the front-of-house and back-of-house staffs work closely together to deliver a food product that meets the residents’ expectations.
  • Work with community leadership (GM and AGM) and front-line staff to maintain department customer satisfaction and department of health survey levels at or above minimum required scores.
  • Maintain timely and accurate temperature logs and sanitation documentation as required by government regulations and the Company.
  • Ensure that kitchens meet Company Quality Enhancement (QE) standards at all times.
  • Maintain employee satisfaction and engagement scores at or above the Company standard.
  • Delegate tasks to all staff so that the kitchen and dining areas are maintained at the highest levels of cleanliness and quality at all times.
  • Conduct and participate in department meetings, in-services, and pre-meal stand ups.
  • Ensure that all culinary staff use and maintain equipment properly to avoid injury, damage, and costly repairs.
  • Ensure that all culinary staff are trained on the storage and the safe and proper use of chemicals.
  • Assist in planning, preparation, and execution of Engage Life events, special events, banquets, and theme meals.
  • Work closely with the Community Sales team and community staff to market the community.
  • Ensure that the kitchen staff understands Company expectations and first impression requirements.
  • Act as a manager on duty as required.
  • Able to work in various positions within the Culinary Services department and fill in as needed due to training, PTO coverage, absences, etc.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing, with residents, staff, and vendors.
  • Five (5) or more years of culinary experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in supervising staff and working in a team setting.
  • Valid ServSafe Certification or similar food service manager’s permit as required by applicable law and/or Company standards.
  • Adherence to Company appearance and dress code policies.
  • Strong organization, detail orientation, and time management skills.
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

We create communities where employees thrive in their work, helping our residents thrive in their homes.


We strive to enhance the lives and exceed the expectations of those we serve every day. To do this, we cultivate the diverse talents of our team members in order to achieve something together that they could not do alone.

Atria Senior Living’s family of brands has immediate openings for individuals looking for a career with competitive pay and outstanding benefits, including:

  • Paid holidays and PTO
  • Community employees may receive annual anniversary rewards dependent on classification
  • Employees may be eligible to receive an Annual Scores Reward of $500 (Full Time) or $250 (Part Time) based on community survey results
  • Benefits package also includes Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan / 401(k) employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement (U.S Based Communities)


*Enrollment in benefits varies by employee classification; anniversary reward amounts vary by location


As a valued team member at Atria, you’ll work in a supportive environment that provides advancement opportunities and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Apply now!

Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
Select the “Apply Now” button on the job that interests you. Plan on taking 5-10 minutes to complete the application and select “Submit” when done – you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Keep your login and password handy as you’ll need it throughout the hiring process.
Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Winston-Salem NC, 27104
Community: Creekside Terrace
Req ID: 2024-253435

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