Taco Pegaso at Fareground Foodhall is hiring a Kitchen Manager!!

Austin, TX

Taco Pegaso is currently hiring a Kitchen Manager to join the restaurants fun, enthusiastic, and hardworking team!! 

Taco Pegaso is located in the lively downtown Austin area right inside Fareground Foodhall. We are looking for someone who can supervise and coordinate all activities concerning back-of-the-house operations and personnel. This position  would be responsible for ensuring an efficient quality finished product before and during service hours. The Kitchen Manager would also assume all duties of the Sous Chefs in their absence, and as needed by the Executive Chef. If you are a hard worker and enjoy working with others in a fast paced environment, we would love for you to join our team!!

The starting salary for the Kitchen Manager position is $50,000 a year, but we are open to negotiation based on candidate's experience! We offer excellent benefits as well as paid time off on birthdays! 

Core Tasks and Responsibilities: 


  • Taste food items to insure consistency and conformance to recipes and standards of appearance.

  • Take time to give special attention to special guests and guests with special needs.

  • Train kitchen personnel in all menu items and food production principles and practices, by way of constant communication.

  • Assist in controlling food costs by maintaining product storage requirements, daily work sheets, standardized recipes, and waste control procedures.

  • Maintain product quality standards and consistency, through the kitchen personnel.


  • Use daily kitchen notes to communicate amongst the team.

  • Establish open lines of communication between FOH and BOH at all times. 

  • Work with front-of-the-house personnel to execute menu changes, specials, and information regarding shortages in the absence of a Sous Chef.

  • Work closely with all management staff.

  • Lead by example and motivate through positive reinforcement.

  • Be firm, fair and consistent when involved with employee issues.


  • Strive for guest satisfaction—maintain the goal of creating positive guest experiences.

  • Maintain the integrity of every dish no matter time, price point, whom it is for or level of difficulty.

  • Organize and operate an efficient, professional service.

  • Orientate, motivate, train, and educate all kitchen personnel in Avondale’s policies, procedures, and rules.

  • Maintain a clean and organized BOH workspace.

People Skills:

  • Praise in public, criticize behind closed doors, give constructive criticism.

  • Constantly develop culinary talent and remember that you can learn something from every employee in the restaurant.

  • Maintain positive attitude about all culinary aspects of Restaurant and Market, regarding both with equal esteem.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have at least a high school diploma or GED.  Previous kitchen experience is required with at least 2 years of working in a similar position.  Must be able to work well under pressure and be self-motivated.  Must have good organizational, time management and delegation skills.  Good communication skills—both written and verbal, Spanish speaking would be a definite plus. Requires standing and carrying for long periods.  This position may require lifting, carrying, pulling or pushing of approximately 21—50 pounds. Must work 55 to 60 weekly. 

What We Offer

We also offer excellent health, dental and vision options after 60 days of employment. We have a variety of additional insurance options, including disability, life and more. We offer Paid Sick Leave, Paid Birthday and 5 days Parental Leave. Employees also receive discounted dining at the Richard Sandoval Hospitality Restaurants across the country!