Jean-Georges Management

Restaurant Manager

4 months ago
Job ID
2017-1228
The Mercer Kitchen
# of Openings
2
Category
Front of House

Overview

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Located at the Mercer hotel, Mercer Kitchen brings a chic, sophisticated vibe to the heart of SoHo. When Mercer Kitchen opened in 1998, it immediately became a destination for New Yorkers, celebrities, and tourists. Situated in the basement of a historic building constructed in the 1800s, the restaurant was designed by Christian Liaigre as a combination of industrial and classic modernism. Exposed brick walls, long banquettes, and candlelit sconces give the place a timelessly stylish, sexy, fun ambiance. Mercer Kitchen was one of the first restaurants in New York City to have a communal table, which remains popular to this day. Chef Jean-Georges’ American menu features market-driven, seasonal ingredients prepared in a simple yet elegant style, with favorites like the Tuna Spring Roll, Steamed Shrimp Salad, wood-fired pizzas, and classic Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. There is an open kitchen, where guests can sit back and watch the show. A casual café upstairs serves breakfast and lunch, and transforms into an exciting bar/lounge at night.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the GM with overseeing all aspects of the staffing of the restaurant, from a management level through hourly positions.
  • Responsible for working with the management team to determine appropriate staffing levels.

  • Continually develop the staff through the identification of ongoing training needs and the implementation of the necessary programs.

  • Ensure the quality of all aspects of the restaurant; including the food, beverages, service and physical structure.

  • Conduct daily walk through of the restaurant to determine areas which need attention or repair.

 

Qualifications

  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Food knowledge
  • Beverage knowledge
  • POS System
  • One to two years restaurant management experience preferred
  • Able to stand for a 12-14 hour shift
  • Able to work independently and make the right decisions for the business

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