Area Manager of Foods - Culinary

Shakopee, Minnesota

Posted in Retail
6 days ago

Job Info


This position provides culinary support for In Park Operations, handling oversight of all food production aspects of the park. Responsibilities include development and implementation of associate training; supervision, direction and coaching associates of proper procedures; assigning, delegating, and follow‑up of associate work assignments; development and planning for daily/weekly/monthly special event and in‑park operations.


  • Understanding of menu development, labor and food cost, presentation, and service.
  • Understanding of regulations regarding of food safety.
  • Ability to grasp a business understanding of register coverage and its effect on guest service and the company's profit.
  • Ability to utilize strong verbal and interpersonal skills and speak effectively to groups of people.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to lead a diversified work force.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision or in a team environment as needed.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality of employee information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines in a fast‑paced environment.
  • Ability to implement and ensure compliance with existing and new policies.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in high stress situations.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English at a level sufficient to conduct employee meetings; provide detailed direction to staff, guests, and vendors; and write policies, procedures, reports and other business related documents and correspondence.

  • Assists Chef, other Area manager, Culinary Leads, and Supervisors in ensuring guest‑ready operations for all food locations during operating hours.
  • Maintains effective management of the in‑park Food Services Department and informs Director of Food and Beverage of all major developments arising within the department
  • Supervise, schedule, develop and conduct performance appraisals on all seasonal staff.
  • Motivates supervisors, leads, and employees to constantly seek improvements in their individual performances.
  • Ensures the practice of corporate and divisional policies and procedures. Initiates corrective and improvement action upon the direction of the divisional director.
  • Assist in planning and development of all departmental policies and procedures within all food locations.
  • Ensure quality and cost control of food, beverage, and service levels at all times.
  • Monitors staffing levels in food production locations to meet in‑park demand.
  • Develops and implements training programs with regards to specific locations equipment with proper focus on operation, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Identifies issues as they arise and works quickly to find a solution.
  • Supports all culinary staff in achieving the highest quality result in the most efficient manner.
  • Performs all the intermediate functions of the Executive Chef, such as execution of product and yield testing, new recipe development, computer reporting.
  • Assists the Food Safety Auditor in follow‑up on location(s) sanitation, ensuring cleaning and sanitation projects are being completed to the highest standard.
  • Takes a hands on approach working with associates in all locations.
  • Works with the Catering Manager/Catering Kitchen Supervisor/Catering Staff to ensure events are executed on time, at the highest level to exceed guest expectations.
  • Takes an active role in Hiring, Training, and Development of staff to maintain the highest standards of food quality.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and Valleyfair park policies and procedures including safety, attendance, EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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