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Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Manager - Glendale Panda Inn

Panda Inn Management
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Are you Craving a Career?  Ready for Growth?


At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.
Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company.

Our continued growth in this location has created new career opportunities for Management, Crew Members, and Kitchen Team Members!!! Come join us!

Summary of Job Scope and Expectations:

The Assistant Kitchen Manager provides support to the Kitchen Manager to ensure smooth daily kitchen operations by building and maintaining a positive work environment, strong teamwork, and guest satisfaction.  This position is accountable for performing all back of the house duties such as preparing and cooking menu dishes and training/coaching associates.

Essential functions:

  • Assists in all kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, cleaning, storage, and equipment maintenance
  • Prepares and cooks all menu dishes as needed
  • Assists Kitchen Manager in recruiting, interviewing, and selecting hourly staff for kitchen openings
  • Prepares kitchen employees’ weekly schedule and reviews bi-weekly time cards
  • Makes or arranges for repairs and maintenance service on all equipment and facilities
  • Ensures that Company standards on food are maintained and safety standards and procedures are enforced in the kitchen facilities 
  • Assists Kitchen Manager in implementing special promotions by providing expertise
  • May perform all duties of the Cook and Kitchen help as needed
  • Conducts regular inventory checks, orders supplies, and checks deliveries with the guidance of Kitchen Manager.


We offer all full time Managers:

  • Progressive Compensation Package and Excellent Bonus Opportunity
  • 9 or more Weeks of Comprehensive Training to prepare you for success
  • On-Going Career & Leadership Development
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401 K with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Associate Discounts (Panda Express, Hibachi San, Panda Inn plus Theme Parks) and free meals when you work

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum one to two years of restaurant/kitchen experience required
  • Must be flexible to move to a store within a radius of 50 miles from home and to work flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays

Food Safety:

  • Food Handler Certification

ADA Statement: 

While performing duties, counter areas are often hot with steam from steam table and food vapors. Work space is restricted and employees are expected to remain standing for long periods of time. Employees must prepare hot and cold foods, use Chinese cook knife and other kitchen equipment and work quickly without losing accuracy. Employees may be required to lift up to 50 lbs., stand up to four hours and reach across counter tops measured at 36 inches to serve customers. Kitchens are hot and noise levels are usually high; storage space is limited and shelving is high.


Training will be held in either Pasadena, La Palma, or Ontario Panda Inn locations before Glendale location opens in June.

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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