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Walter is a kitchen manager at a popular fast-food restaurant.
He shares what a typical day looks like as he and his crew get ready for the lunch rush. He desribes how he got his job and got hooked on working at this company, and provides advice for people wanting to follow in his footsteps.

Job Title: Kitchen Manager
Employer: Chipotle

Job Summary: Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Long hours, Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
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m='14490'>for the</span> <span m='14880'>rush.</span> <span m='15490'>We</span> <span m='16270'>prep</span> <span m='16620'>onions.</span> <span m='16930'>We</span> <span m='17266'>prep</span> <span m='17602'>salad</span> <span m='17940'>lettuce.</span> </p><p><span m='19650'>We</span> <span m='19770'>have to</span> <span m='20110'>know how</span> <span m='20250'>to</span> <span m='20680'>use knives.</span> <span m='22770'>We have</span> <span m='23260'>to know what</span> <span m='23450'>our</span> <span m='23650'>ingredients</span> <span m='24040'>are.</span> <span m='24486'>We have</span> <span m='24932'>to know how</span> <span m='25380'>to work a</span> <span m='25820'>grill,</span> <span m='26190'>all sorts</span> <span m='26400'>of</span> <span m='27150'>skills</span> <span m='27500'>that,</span> <span m='30174'>as you</span> <span m='30655'>first</span> <span m='31136'>start, you</span> <span m='31617'>just start</span> <span m='32098'>to learn</span> <span m='32579'>little by</span> <span m='33060'>little as you go.</span> </p><p><span m='33550'>My</span> <span m='33670'>brother</span> <span m='33930'>recommended</span> <span m='34290'>this</span> <span m='34480'>job.</span> <span m='35480'>But</span> <span m='35610'>as</span> <span m='35730'>soon as</span> <span m='35930'>I</span> <span m='35980'>got</span> <span m='36230'>in,</span> <span m='37030'>I</span> <span m='37830'>was hooked</span> <span m='38140'>because</span> <span m='39460'>there was</span> <span m='39650'>just</span> <span m='39770'>so</span> <span m='39910'>much</span> <span m='40090'>opportunity</span> <span m='40550'>for</span> <span m='40700'>anybody</span> <span m='41090'>to move</span> <span m='41300'>up</span> <span m='41610'>from crew</span> <span m='41970'>to</span> <span m='42270'>all the</span> <span m='42410'>way</span> <span m='42640'>up to</span> <span m='43570'>the</span> <span m='43820'>corporate</span> <span m='44110'>office,</span> <span m='44510'>really.</span> <span m='45300'>It's</span> <span m='45690'>one</span> <span m='45850'>of</span> <span m='46140'>the few</span> <span m='46380'>companies</span> <span m='46740'>that</span> <span m='49080'>devotes</span> <span m='49330'>their</span> <span m='49470'>efforts</span> <span m='49750'>to</span> <span m='49840'>try</span> <span m='50060'>to</span> <span m='50780'>bring</span> <span m='50980'>in</span> <span m='51090'>anybody</span> <span m='51400'>who</span> <span m='51710'>is</span> <span m='52167'>from</span> <span m='52624'>the crew.</span> <span m='53081'>And</span> <span m='53538'>so that</span> <span m='53995'>way</span> <span m='54452'>it's just</span> <span m='54909'>more</span> <span m='55366'>genuine.</span> <span m='55830'>Everyone</span> <span m='56180'>has</span> <span m='56400'>an</span> <span m='56490'>idea</span> <span m='56800'>of</span> <span m='56880'>what</span> <span m='57030'>it's</span> <span m='57200'>like</span> <span m='57340'>to be</span> <span m='57782'>a crew</span> <span m='58224'>member</span> <span m='59550'>at</span> <span m='59992'>the bottom</span> <span m='60434'>rung.</span> </p><p><span m='60880'>Any</span> <span m='61120'>advice</span> <span m='61230'>I'd</span> <span m='61460'>give to</span> <span m='61890'>anybody</span> <span m='62735'>who</span> <span m='63100'>wants to</span> <span m='63300'>work</span> <span m='63440'>at</span> <span m='63540'>Chipotle--</span> <span m='64309'>you got to have</span> <span m='64629'>a thick</span> <span m='65099'>skin.</span> <span m='65310'>You've</span> <span m='65610'>got to</span> <span m='65910'>have</span> <span m='66210'>a</span> <span m='66310'>good</span> <span m='66400'>head</span> <span m='66560'>on</span> <span m='66670'>your</span> <span m='66750'>shoulders.</span> <span m='67360'>And</span> <span m='69785'>you've</span> <span m='70050'>got to</span> <span m='70200'>be ready</span> <span m='70300'>to learn.</span> 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