• Zooba Eats
  • $39,570.00 -62,650.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 19 W Houston St

Zooba Kitchen Team Leader Egyptian street food concept now hiring in Manhattan!

About Zooba: We re a fast-casual Egyptian street food concept homegrown in Cairo since 2012. If you're curious about different culinary cultures, serious about great food that's responsibly sourced and prepared, and into listening to Arab hip-hop while you work, hit us up! (www.zoobaeats.com)

About the Food: We love Egyptian street food and want you to love it, too. We serve both classic and creative versions of Egyptian street staples and represent for our culture while we do. Led by taameya Egyptian falafel our menu is very vegetarian and vegan friendly, but we're not obnoxious about it. We'd honestly like to cut down on our red meat consumption, but we also really like our hawawshis (picture a smashed burger except the bun is replaced with our homemade Egyptian baladi bread and the patty is 45% veg). The rest of our menu features a lot of fun dipping sauces and a couple of sides.

The character traits we re looking for:

  • Loves making (and eating) Egyptian street food (we ll give you time to get hooked)
  • Curious about the Egyptian food and culture; loves to learn new things
  • Enthusiastic by nature; almost always smiling
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, usually hectic kitchen environment
  • Enjoys helping, coaching and supporting others
  • Obsesses over the details; really enjoys SOP and recipe execution
  • Goes the extra mile for co-workers and guests

The Job Details

  • Open kitchen and greet employees
  • Train, evaluate and lead kitchen staff
  • Assist and report to Head Chef in all aspects including scheduling, menu development, handling employee needs and concerns
  • Ensure all employees adhere to company policies and SOPs
  • Ensure all stations are set up and ready for service following the SOPs
  • Anticipate guest needs and interact as needed to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Ensure a smooth transition between shifts
  • Expedite service under pressure providing team support and encouragement
  • Receive deliveries and ensure that the product is well maintained and up to standard
  • Complete orders and inventory
  • Manage waste; control food and labor costs
  • Maintain control systems while ensuring portion control, quality and consistency
  • Assist with setting up stations and cleaning of operational areas as needed
  • Fill in on stations as required based on restaurant demand
  • Monitor operations through control and monitoring software (JOLT)

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum two years experience in fast casual restaurant with high volume
  • Culinary degree is a plus
  • Familiarity with Egyptian/Mediterranean cuisine is a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Must be able to stand and walk for eight consecutive hours
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Able to manage, lead and direct a team
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Familiar with best practices in the industry
  • Food protection certificate from NYC DOH required
  • Able to prioritize, organize and multi-task productively
  • Familiar with operating kitchen equipment

Salary and Benefits

  • Great opportunities to grow with Zooba
  • Competitive hourly wage rate ($17-$18)
  • Health insurance available
  • Paid time off
  • Formal and on-job training

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Zooba (incorporated as Zooba Eats Inc.) hires based on our specific core values with consideration for required qualifications and competencies. We maintain a nondiscrimination policy towards all employees and applicants.

More detail about Zooba Eats Inc., please visit
Associated topics: back end, backend, director, frontend, general operations manager, gerente de cocina, gm, grocery store manager, manager, shift manager

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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