Shy Bird – Executive Kitchen Manager

Shy Bird is Kendall Square’s favorite all day café, rotisserie, and bar. Their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus consist of craveable, affordable food that celebrates the familiar while conveying genuine culinary ambition and passion. They seek to turn guests into regulars by creating memorable moments, and it all starts with their amazing team. This all culminates under a culture of ambition they call ‘All In, All Day’.

Position Overview and Expectations
They are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic kitchen leader with a focus on consistent execution and results. Shy Bird’s Executive Kitchen Manager will lead and drive all daily kitchen operations at the restaurant. The expectations of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Team management, hiring and training.
  • Scheduling and labor budgeting.
  • Cost of goods oversight, ordering, inventory and waste management.
  • Food safety expertise and practice.
  • Consistent prep production and menu execution.
  • Conflict resolution and team motivation.

Experience and Skills

  • You have at least three years in a kitchen management position in a high-volume, fast-paced environment (quick service or fast casual restaurant experience preferred).
  • You have managed a team of 10+ people.
  • You are Food Safety Manager Certified.
  • You have the proven ability to lead, motivate, and build a cohesive kitchen team.
  • You are passionate about making and serving high-quality, consistent, delicious food.
  • You collaborate with other restaurant managers to maintain a welcoming, fun work environment for both front and back of house team members.
  • You obsess about the customer experience, and speak up when the food isn’t up to your standards.
  • You have a bias for action, correcting mistakes and finding creative solutions.
  • You are fair and polite, seeking the good in others and assuming positive intent.


  • $85,000 base salary
  • Bonus plan based on prime cost management
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • $1,000 Signing Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance (as needed)
  • $250 Monthly Budget to explore Boston’s evolving food scene
  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy life outside of the restaurant
  • An evolving career path with future opportunities for professional development

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