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Here at Puro Gusto you are so much more than an employee and are truly a partner in the success, growth, and development of our business. As a partner we will trust you with the most important actions we do every day, interacting with, caring for, and developing relationships with our guests. We will empower you make decisions you feel are best for the business and will ensure all customers have a memorable experience during their visits to Puro Gusto. As partners you will have the ability to receive bonuses based on how the business performs. Our partners are the foundation of our identity and through your work we will be able to exceed all of not only our customers’ expectations but also our partners expectations on Puro Gusto being a great place to work. We could not be more thrilled to have you here and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish along our journey together.

Assistant General Manager

Job Title
Assistant General Manager
Job ID
Washington,  DC 20004
Other Location
Join us and be a part of a different kind of company!

At Puro Gusto, it’s all about bringing an authentic Italian connection to our customers through our people. Through our people, our partners, we bring to life an environment in which we connect with one another, our customers, and communities every day. We believe in having a positive outlook, a passion for food, an energetic and optimistic approach, a can-do attitude, and a genuine and passionate demeanor.
Puro Gusto is the modern approach to the Italian food culture and welcomes our guests with quality food, a great atmosphere, and friendly service no matter the time of day. We are now hiring a full-time Assistant General Manager. This position is responsible for the oversight of food production and presentation as well as the front of house coffee and service operation. This manager will perform a variety of duties including ordering, receiving, planning, production and delegating tasks, maintaining appropriate par and stock levels, oversight of cleaning and sanitation, and managing FOH partners and their production. The Assistant General Manager is part of the management team and is responsible for communicating any potential problems, growth opportunities, and daily reporting to the Director of Operations. The Assistant General Manager is also responsible for always providing the highest level of service to customers and partners.

Responsibilities of the Assistant General Manager include:  
  • Coordinate the preparation of all food and drinks for all channels
  • Produce high quality food products, adhering to all recipes, brand standards, procedures, and inventory specifications
  • Ensure timely preparation of all items
  • Manage and train partners, establish working schedule, and assess partner’s performance
  • Ordering supplies to stock inventory levels appropriately
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards

  • 3-5 years of closely related management experience, working in a high-volume causal-fine dining restaurant or similar experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Proficient ability to manage staff as large as 20 partners  
  • Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
  • Must be able to adapt to changes in new menu items and cooking techniques
  • Requires a working knowledge of restaurant control systems, such as prep chart, pull charts, and recipe conversions
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Requires the ability to lift and or move up to 40lbs

Benefits from working at Puro Gusto:
  • Competitive salary
  • Management incentive program
  • Paid Time Off (Starts to accrue immediately)
  • Flex time off
  • 401K + match
  • Health Care Coverage (Dental, Medical, Vision all available)
  • A vast library of personal and professional growth podcasts, web-training, and e-learning opportunities
  • Food and beverage discounts
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Referral bonus
  • Perks at Work retail discounts [cl1] [IB2] [IB3] 
  • Transportation stipend program
  • A guarantee of fair and equitable treatment

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