General Manager for Maizano & Entre Nos


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

General Manager for Maizano & Entre Nos Orange County CA
$100000 – $120000

A new opportunity from BMRS Hospitality Recruitment:


With Highly Successful Concepts in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and growing!

The tight-knit team behind Mexico City’s well-known Grupo Palmares – founders of the original, Colona Tabacalera neighborhood-based Terraza Cha Cha Cha – is expanding their successful Southern California track record with exciting, brand new concepts! After the success of the first U.S. Cha Cha Cha in DTLA, the group opened Mariscos Za Za Za in Frogtown in January to immense success and acclaim. Focusing on fresh ceviches, delicious cocktails, and authentic cuisine, both locations stay busy with Mariscos having a ceviche to-go window and an awesome space for events.

Grupo Palmares is looking for a versatile and driven General Manager with a positive, hands-on approach for their newest endeavor in Costa Mesa. The group has partnered with SoCal institution Northgate Markets, and will be operating two side-by-side concepts within Northgate’s newest location: Maizano, a full-service restaurant with about 60 seats, and Entre Nos, a bright bar & patio area with 100-seat capacity. The team is looking for a strong General Manager to oversee both concepts and help spearhead the opening process. Candidates should be skilled in creating systems, with strong organizational skills to effectively hire and train teams.

With both concepts slated to open in November of this year, the team is looking to bring the General Manager onboard as soon as possible, and ideally have them spend some time training in Mexico City prior. Prior opening experience and Spanish fluency is highly preferred, but not absolutely required. Must have knowledge of and appreciation for Mexican cuisine and culture! This position will report to the Director of Operations and is an amazing opportunity for someone who thrives in a high-volume, energetic setting and is passionate about the industry. The company is rapidly expanding with exciting new projects in the pipeline, so there is continued opportunity for growth in this role.


General Manager Responsibilities:

  • Perform all aspects of the job with a high level of professionalism, collaboration, and integrity
  • Establish positive work culture
  • Create systems and procedures for new opening
  • Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with all vendors, business partners, and team members
  • Work as a resource/partner for Head Chef/Partners in the group
  • Continually strive to educate and develop the team as it relates to food, beverage, and service
  • Ensure stellar guest experience in all areas
  • Work to standardize any manuals or forms that can better help streamline operations
  • 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
  • Help source, implement, refine and streamline company systems (such as POS, Payroll, On-boarding, Catering, Reservations).
  • 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:

  • 5+ years General Manager experience from full-service, upscale, and preferably fast-casual also
  • Experience in multi-unit, high-volume establishments
  • Spanish Fluency/strong-proficiency is highly preferred
  • Drive to learn and grow with the company as it continues to expand
  • Expertise in implementing processes, systems, and operations
  • Opening experience is a plus
  • Proven track record in leading, coaching, developing and motivating a team
  • A lead by example approach
  • Extreme attention to detail and highly organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Experience in assisting with managing inventory and cost controls
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proficient at using Excel and other Office programs
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Base salary in the $100-120K Range DOE
  • Bonus Potential
  • Medical Benefits
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

Please do not reach out to Grupo Palmares directly.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions (BMRS), a Southern California based Hospitality Recruitment and Placement firm, has established relationships with and represents the most acclaimed independent fine dining restaurants in the U.S., celebrity chef restaurant groups, casual restaurant companies, luxury hotels, country clubs and distinguished private chef clients.

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