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General Manager

Company: Fork in the Road, LLC
Location: Prescott
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a Restaurant Leader and Manager?

We are always on the lookout for Talent! - General Managers, Assistant Managers, Kitchen Managers, Managers on Duty, and Shift Managers

We have restaurant openings:

In Prescott, Arizona, at Murphy's, Gurley St. Grill, and The Office Cantina

And in Kingman, Arizona, at Hualapai Mountain Resort, Kingman Airport Cafe, and Mattina's

If you love working leading in restaurants, this is a great place for you!

Here are all of our Restaurant Jobs - Please spread the word!




Server Assistant




Line Cook

Prep Cook

Breakfast Cook

Dinner Cook

Fine Dining Cook / Chef

?Sous Chef

Executive Chef

Kitchen Manager

Assistant Manager

General Manager

We are always hiring Superstars in Prescott, and Kingman, AZ !

Job Overview:

The GM is responsible for leading restaurant-level through a team of managers and team members: modeling and demonstrating leadership that is grounded in Fork in the Road Core Values and Operating Company Principles: enabling his/her team to keep our promise to guest by consistently providing a competitively superior dining experience. Successful performance is measured by consistent delivery of balance results through our systems, methods and procedures from the perspective of ownership. This ultimately leads to sustained growth in sales and profits achieved through personal, people, business and results leadership.

Reports to: Director of Operations

Representative Roles and Responsibilities


  • Provide extraordinary focus on guest
  • Develop, nurture and sustain guest relationships to ensure exceptional dining experiences-"experiential dining"
  • Proactively visits, interacts and solicit feedback with guest; build guest loyalty; handle guest request, comments and complaints and recover guest effectively
  • Coach others how to deliver a competitively superior guest dining experience; anticipate, identify, and resolve issues that impact the guest experience: actions impact the guest experience and results indicate the level of guest service provided
  • Own local sales and marketing efforts to build new and repeat business Employee
    • Model and demonstrate standards and expected behaviors grounded in the Fork in the Road Core Values
    • Staff, train & develop, and retain best in class, engage, guest-focused managers & service staff: deliver new-hire orientation
    • Communicate goals and expectations to managers; complete managers 1 on 1's performance reviews every period
    • Observe behaviors and performance and direct activities of individual managers, and employees, coach managers on operational, interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Communicate positive and re-directive feedback openly, honestly, candidly and on time; motivate managers to improve performance through constructive feedback and progressive discipline (where appropriate)
    • Develop and empower managers & employees to make decisions independently which positively affects the guest experience
    • Address managers and employees comments and complaints immediately and resolve as needed
    • Support managers through training and development to achieve their professional dreams and goals
    • Identify development opportunities to teach leadership skills in managers; develop managers for future roles within Fork in the Road
    • Develop, nurture and maintain positive working relationships with peers, direct reports, local restaurants and Restaurant Support Center team members
    • Establish and maintain a productive and fun work environment in the restaurant Financial
      • Establish plans, communicate strategy, and measure specific financial goals to achieve sustain increases in restaurant sales and profitability; hit or exceed budgeted numbers
      • Communicate to managers and appropriate employees' areas of performance needing improvement to meet business plan Process Excellence
        • Ensure the acquisition and maintain a fully staffed top- quality team within the restaurant by supporting managers in recruiting top-quality candidates, reviewing candidate applications, interviewing candidates, test candidates; conduct reference checks; and extend job offers ensuring selection and training systems tools & resources are being used to select and train quality hires
        • Create schedules for managers; assuring the restaurant is covered always monitor labor through forecasting and tracking systems; adjust labor on shifts to account for guest count and guest flow
        • Ensure managers and employees are following systems, methods and processes for food safety, sanitation and quality, security, and relevant checklist are completed, coach managers on systems and processes
        • Coordinate with vendors and oversee the repairs and maintenance of the building, landscaping, parking lot, equipment, seating and technology; communicate needs to team and secure needed support and approval
        • Ensure the quality of food and beverage to include ordering and managing beverage inventory, product specifications, preparation of ingredients and recipes, proper temperatures and presentation modern of incoming products, tools and supplies are done on time and according to procedure
        • Conduct new product, menu roll-out and procedural training in a timely manner
        • Review operational numbers and reports and take appropriate action
        • Adjust sales/guest count forecast based on historical trends as well as current guest counts and sales; adjust restaurant labor to account for increased and decreased guest count flow
        • Conduct a wide variety of administrated duties in support of restaurant operations, and in compliance with local, state and federal laws
        • Ensure all verbal and written communications from the RSC are disseminated to managers and employees and all changes are implemented on time according to procedure
        • Manage Open Table reservations, private parties and large parties; maintain up-to-date guest database
        • Apply advanced food, beverage & service etiquette knowledge and technique
        • Approve daily features, individualized wine dinners & cocktail party menus. Ensure they are brand appropriate, functional, inspiring, creative and relevant Required Leadership Competencies

          Personal Leadership

          Acts with Character and Integrity

          Lives the Fork in the Road values; is truthful and forthright with self and others; aligns words and actions; understands and refuses to cross ethical boundaries even when unpopular; works for the common good not the personal gain

          Values and Respects Diversity

          Makes a personal priority to embrace and leverage diversity and inclusion; values diverse viewpoints; demonstrates cultural competence

          Communicates Effectively and with Candor

          Engages in open, honest and candid conversation with one another; accurately and

          concisely conveys key points and main messages across different settings and audiences

          People Leadership

          Knows and Champions and Employee

          Seeks to understand the guest and value employees' unique needs and aspirations; considers talent decisions from the perspective of the employee; brings the voice of the employee

          "to the table" ensures that they have the tools; resources, and opportunities they need to succeed

          Coaches and Develop,

          Engages in regular, frequent, and supportive communications and feedback, facilities professional development to help employees maximize their performance and reach their fullest potential

          Business Leadership

          Knows and Champions the Guest

          Seek to understand the guest and his/her dining experience considers business decisions from the perspective of the guest; brings the voice of the guest "to the table" is dedicated to meeting the expectations and needs of the guest; maintains culture of hospitality and service excellence

          Thinks Strategically about the Business

          Draws upon a solid understanding of the business (e.g.., industry, operations) to critically evaluate pertinent issues, situations, and events; sees clearly ahead anticipates future consequences and trends; uses broad perspective to make sound decisions

          Leverage Capability Across Boundaries

          Leverages an understanding of the Fork in the Road enterprise and operating companies to fully utilize cross-team (in restaurant or across locations in region) cross-function (culinary, bar/hospitality, service) and cross-business unit (across other Fork in The Road Brands) capabilities-systems, people, and processes-to achieve business results

          Results Leadership

          Defines and Achieve Excellence and Accountability

          Persistently strives for the right goals, and measures success in terms of the results achieved, realizes excellence through successfully translating visionary through leadership into action; holds self and others accountable to a high standard of excellence and performance

          Supports Innovation and Change

          Generates, supports, and remains open-minded to new ideas and insights; understands how to manage change and motivate others to embrace it

          Education, Training, Experience and other Key Qualifications
          • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree (Hospitality, Business or related field) preferred
          • 5+years general management or supervisor experience in restaurant, hotel, retail or general business required
          • 3+years casual dining or full-service restaurant management experience required (fine dining preferred)
          • Proven leadership and performance record of success as a fine dining full-service Restaurant Manager required
          • ServSafe, local and state certifications or the ability to obtain required
          • Proficiently communicating (verbal and in writing) in English required
          • Must be at least 21 years of age
          • Entry level Master Sommelier course, preferred
          • Or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
            ALL employees are expected to abide by all company policy and procedures at all times. Managers (exempt employees) must abide and enforce company policy and procedures at all times.

Keywords: Fork in the Road, LLC, Prescott , General Manager, Executive , Prescott, Arizona

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