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Kitchen Manager - Abe Martin Lodge

Date Posted:  Jun 17, 2024
Requisition ID:  444286

Nashville, IN, US, 47448


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Park Inns
The Indiana State Park Inns are one of the oldest state parks lodging systems in the country. We proudly operate seven unique and beautiful facilities throughout our great state of Indiana that offer a unique experience for guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and make memories naturally!

Located just outside Nashville, Indiana, Abe Martin Lodge is nestled in the picturesque hills of Indiana’s largest state park, Brown County State Park. The lodge features 84 guest rooms, the Little Gem Restaurant, cabins, an indoor water park, and over 6,000 square feet of banquet/conference space.


Role Overview

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the purchasing, receiving, storage, and production of food products for all food outlets. Must be able to build business through menu selections, consistent quality, and presentation. Accountable for cost controls of food production and outlet sales. Must be able to hire, train, and motivate competent staff. Must be able to communicate effectively with other Departmental Managers and subordinates.


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $16/ hour but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


A Day in the Life:

  • Ordering high-quality products, as needed, through approved vendors to maintain an adequate par level for the forecasted business.
  • Implement and maintain proper receiving and storage procedures.
  • Ensure production procedures through standardized recipes, establishing par levels, employee training, and presentation.
  • Implementation of food safety procedures including regular checks of food temperatures and documentation thereof.
  • Responsible for implementing procedures to maintain proper cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Maintains food costs and labor costs at agreed-upon levels.
  • Service guests using standards for service guidelines, and following all laws and policies in regards to serving alcohol.
  • Create outlet concepts to target hotel clientele and the local market.
  • Create and update menu designs to fit outlets.
  • Utilize training guides to ensure high standards and efficiency.
  • Recruit, select, hire, train, and develop competent personnel.
  • Develop a strategy to meet sales objectives.
  • Interact with other hotel personnel to meet the objectives of the food department.
  • Responsible for the organizational structure of culinary personnel.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings, BEO reviews, and monthly all-employee meetings.
  • Pursue new revenue opportunities.
  • Organize data to determine trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Involvement in national, regional, and local associations.
  • Performs the duties of the Food & Beverage Director in their absence.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 30 pounds while twisting and walking
  • Able to work for extended periods of time standing/moving
  • Serve-Safe certification or the ability to obtain such certification
  • Possess an Indiana ATC Employee Permit to sell alcohol or the ability to obtain a permit
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Individuals may be required to wear an Indiana State Park Inns-provided uniform
  • Ability to hold effective communication with coworkers and guests and assist them as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 9 paid holidays/special event days
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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