General Manager – Staple West LA Restaurant & Bar


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

General Manager – Staple West LA Restaurant & Bar Los Angeles CA
$105000 – $110000

Long-standing restaurant and bar in a prime Venice beach location is seeking an experienced, hands-on General Manager to join their team! The ideal candidate is a dependable leader and self-starter with a strong sense of initiative, who can take charge to manage the staff, operations and service while maintaining a positive, supportive work environment. The GM must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, beverage-heavy establishment and be ok working later night shifts at least to start. High volume experience is a must for this role, and someone with a mix of both restaurant & bar management experience preferred. Great opportunity to work for a boutique restaurant group and a local institution!


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
  • Hire and retain salaried and hourly team members
  • Continually strive to educate and develop of staff as it relates to food, beverage, and service
  • Create a positive and fun working environment
  • Take ownership of the business to increase sales and profitability
  • 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:

  • 2+ years’ experience as Restaurant General Manager (GM) or 4+ years as Restaurant Assistant General Manager (AGM), Food & Beverage Director, (F&B), FOH General Manager, or FOH Department Manager from a full-service, restaurant, bar, or lounge concept is required
  • Previous high-volume experience required
  • Past bar management experience preferred
  • Proven track record in leading, coaching, developing and motivating a team
  • Expertise and interest in beer highly desirable, along with knowledge of wine and spirits
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and hands-on
  • Task and goal oriented with a strong attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Develop 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
  • Ability to analyze sales and labor data and make adjustments as needed
  • Proficient at Excel and creating/reading spreadsheets
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays
  • Comfortable working evening/late night shifts in a beverage-heavy establishment
  • Willingness to learn
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Base Salary in the $105-110k range
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend
  • PTO Plan

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