How to manage a hotel kitchen?
I would say you need some real experience to manage a hotel kitchen. The hotel kitchen sounds big and really it is big if you talk about a star hotel.
How you manage to drive a car? you need to know your car and you need to know the rules for driving on road.
Similarly, you need to have basic knowledge of your work – as a chef.
Take advice from your seniors and juniors and assess yourself for a wise decision regarding every factor you are assigned to.
Managing is a skill, basically one should understand all pros and cons before making a decision. I would suggest you to make a list of your job responsibility and understand each topic. This will help you to manage any kind of operation.
Tips to manage your kitchen efficiently,
Listen to Your Employees’ Feedback.
Streamline Your Menu.
Create An Employee Manual.
Set Up an Efficient Inventory System.
Don’t Discount Human Communication and Talent.
Create Specific Work Stations in the Kitchen.
Assign Daily Prep to Someone You Trust.
Do preparation you can ahead of time
Invest in your staff – quality staff
I would say a good kitchen manager is able to follow instructions well, is consistent in their work and in the work they direct others to do, has good time management skills, and a willingness to share their skills and knowledge with staff.