General Manager – Popular Restaurant & Nightlife Scene


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

General Manager – Popular Restaurant & Nightlife Scene Orange County CA
$85000 – $110000

Stunning, contemporary Orange County venue with delicious cuisine and unique cocktails is looking for a General Manager to cultivate and lead their team. This venue is part of a larger restaurant group and has a strong nightlife component. Seeking a polished candidate that is highly service minded, enjoys interacting with guests, and being present on the floor. It is critical that the GM has a great hospitality personality and models warm, genuine service so it translates to the team. Someone with established experience in the upscale, luxury lifestyle space is also required as is experience in/passion for the nightlife scene.


General Manager Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and positively impact all areas of the business including: sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Ensure quality and consistency of all products served
  • Ensure all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition
  • Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with all vendors and business partners
  • Foster opportunities for the team to learn and grow
  • Continually strive to educate and develop staff as it relates to food, beverage, and service
  • Creating a positive and fun working environment
  • Developing a positive relationship with guests
  • Taking ownership of the business to increase sales and profitability
  • Increasing brand awareness by creating marketing plans
  • Set an example to the team by providing excellent hospitality and service at all times
  • Anticipate the needs of the restaurant and act upon them
  • Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and deliver prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.
  • Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements

General Manager Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years AGM/GM experience or 2+ years Director level experience in the upscale, luxury lifestyle space
  • High-volume, luxury nightlife experience required
  • Previous high-volume, fine dining experience is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of wine and spirits
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Develops relationships with guests to create & maintain guest retention
  • Team player mentality
  • Process driven and able to implement operating procedures that will continue to maximize efficiency
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Experience in managing P&L
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Bonus Structure
  • Medical Benefits
  • Paid Time Off

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