Kitchen Lead

Job Title: Kitchen Lead

Company: Stovetop Roasters

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type: Full-Time

Are you passionate about food, experienced in leading a small cafe style kitchen, and thrive in a fast-paced coffee shop environment? Stovetop Roasters is seeking a dedicated and skilled Kitchen Lead to join our team and help us create exceptional culinary experiences for our valued customers.


  • Oversee all aspects of the kitchen operations, ensuring efficient workflow, and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and food safety.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and update menus, ensuring variety, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Prepare and cook menu items according to recipes and customer preferences, maintaining consistency in taste and presentation.
  • Manage inventory, including ordering, receiving, and organizing food and supplies to ensure optimal freshness and minimize waste.
  • Monitor and control food costs by accurately tracking and documenting all expenses and implementing effective portion control measures.
  • Uphold and enforce health and safety regulations, including proper handling and storage of food, equipment maintenance, and cleanliness standards.


  • Proven experience as a Kitchen Lead or similar role in a fast-paced food service environment, preferably in a coffee shop or similar establishment.
  • In-depth knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Proficiency in preparing a variety of dishes, including breakfast items, sandwiches, parfaits, and baked goods.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Solid understanding of inventory management and cost control principles.
  • A passion for delivering exceptional customer service and creating memorable dining experiences.
  • Flexibility to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

To apply for the position of Kitchen Lead at Stovetop Roasters, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications to We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Join our passionate and dynamic team, and help us continue to provide our customers with outstanding food and beverage experiences. Apply today and become an integral part of Stovetop Coffee's success!