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KITCHEN MANAGER: It's Mathematics In Addition To Manual Labor

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Amari is a college student working as a kitchen manager at a popular fast-food restaurant chain. He shares what it's like working in a fast-paced environment, how he found his job, and provides advice on the importance of having goals.

Degree: Computer Science
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.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
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Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills

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High school degree
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Culinary Arts
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m='16670'>something</span> <span m='17090'>to do</span> <span m='17510'>at work.</span> </p><p><span m='17930'>And</span> <span m='18390'>even</span> <span m='18850'>when</span> <span m='19000'>you</span> <span m='19090'>think</span> <span m='19902'>you</span> <span m='20310'>delegated</span> <span m='20920'>everybody</span> <span m='21530'>properly,</span> <span m='22200'>there's</span> <span m='22670'>always</span> <span m='23160'>something</span> <span m='23595'>that I'm</span> <span m='24030'>sure</span> <span m='24960'>you</span> <span m='25090'>might</span> <span m='25340'>have</span> <span m='25600'>forgotten.</span> <span m='26350'>So</span> <span m='27150'>I'm typically</span> <span m='27450'>always</span> <span m='28625'>cutting.</span> <span m='29435'>I mean,</span> <span m='29840'>I</span> <span m='29940'>work</span> <span m='30270'>on the grill,</span> <span m='30710'>so</span> <span m='30950'>I</span> <span m='31120'>cut</span> <span m='31580'>for</span> <span m='32240'>300</span> <span m='32570'>customers</span> <span m='32890'>in an</span> <span m='33335'>hour,</span> <span m='33780'>a lot</span> <span m='34225'>of chicken,</span> <span m='34670'>a lot of steak.</span> <span m='36005'>I</span> <span m='36450'>make</span> <span m='36900'>a</span> <span m='36970'>lot</span> <span m='37180'>of</span> <span m='37280'>rice,</span> <span m='37880'>you</span> <span m='37990'>know,</span> <span m='38275'>because</span> <span m='38560'>everybody</span> <span m='38890'>wants</span> <span m='39220'>rice.</span> <span m='40075'>So I'm constantly</span> <span m='40510'>mixing</span> <span m='40945'>rice</span> <span m='41380'>and making</span> <span m='41815'>rice.</span> </p><p><span m='42250'>You know,</span> <span m='42690'>I</span> <span m='42945'>do</span> <span m='43200'>a</span> <span m='43260'>lot</span> <span m='43520'>of</span> <span m='43580'>stuff</span> <span m='43840'>with</span> <span m='43900'>my</span> <span m='44070'>hands.</span> <span m='44820'>And</span> <span m='45240'>then</span> <span m='45870'>you</span> <span m='46010'>also</span> <span m='46210'>just sit</span> <span m='46300'>down</span> <span m='46530'>and calculate</span> <span m='47050'>how</span> <span m='47220'>much</span> <span m='47460'>food is</span> <span m='47680'>going</span> <span m='47910'>out,</span> <span m='48150'>how much</span> <span m='48420'>you have</span> <span m='48630'>to</span> <span m='48720'>order</span> <span m='48985'>to come</span> <span m='49250'>back.</span> <span m='50020'>So</span> <span m='50780'>it's</span> <span m='50990'>mathematics</span> <span m='51285'>and at</span> <span m='51580'>the</span> <span m='51730'>same</span> <span m='52080'>time</span> <span m='52480'>it's</span> <span m='52928'>a lot</span> <span m='53376'>of</span> <span m='53824'>manual</span> <span m='54272'>labor.</span> </p><p><span m='54720'>It's kind</span> <span m='54860'>of funny</span> <span m='55260'>that</span> <span m='55740'>I started</span> <span m='56030'>working at</span> <span m='56130'>Chipotle,</span> <span m='56530'>because</span> <span m='56770'>I</span> <span m='56970'>was</span> <span m='57030'>looking</span> <span m='57330'>at</span> <span m='57590'>trying</span> <span m='57790'>to</span> <span m='57850'>come</span> <span m='58080'>into</span> <span m='58200'>a</span> <span m='58310'>corporation</span> <span m='59020'>kind of job.</span> <span m='59940'>And</span> <span m='60110'>it</span> <span m='60230'>just</span> <span m='60380'>so happened</span> <span m='60480'>I</span> <span m='60730'>stumbled</span> <span m='61150'>upon</span> <span m='61820'>Chipotle</span> <span m='63150'>that</span> <span m='63610'>you</span> <span m='63740'>could</span> <span m='63860'>actually</span> <span m='64230'>like work</span> <span m='64670'>your way</span> <span m='65110'>up the</span> <span m='65554'>ladder</span> <span m='66886'>and</span> <span m='67330'>then</span> <span m='67630'>become</span> <span m='67930'>like</span> <span m='68230'>more of</span> <span m='68420'>a</span> <span m='68490'>corporate type of</span> <span m='68830'>place</span> <span m='69260'>that you</span> <span m='69570'>work</span> <span m='69820'>in an</span> <span m='69940'>office</span> <span m='70380'>building</span> <span m='70851'>if you</span> <span m='71322'>choose to.</span> <span m='72264'>But</span> <span m='72735'>I don't</span> <span m='73210'>know if I really</span> <span m='73475'>want to do that</span> <span m='73740'>right</span> <span m='74080'>now.</span> </p><p><span m='74898'>But</span> <span m='76302'>I'd</span> <span m='76770'>pretty</span> <span m='77238'>much</span> <span m='77706'>gone to</span> <span m='78174'>school.</span> <span m='78642'>I'm still going to school,</span> <span m='79110'>actually,</span> <span m='79578'>right now</span> <span m='80046'>for</span> <span m='80514'>computer</span> <span m='80990'>science.</span> <span m='81676'>But then</span> <span m='82020'>I</span> <span m='82210'>plan</span> <span m='82640'>on</span> <span m='83860'>moving on</span> <span m='84315'>to something</span> <span m='84770'>else.</span> <span m='85160'>So</span> <span m='85500'>hopefully</span> <span m='85610'>I</span> <span m='86000'>could</span> <span m='86180'>switch</span> <span m='86930'>my degree</span> <span m='87525'>when</span> <span m='87880'>I</span> <span m='88120'>get my</span> <span m='88360'>BA</span> <span m='88640'>in computer</span> <span m='88880'>science,</span> <span m='89430'>or</span> <span m='89890'>BS</span> <span m='90680'>in</span> <span m='90790'>computer</span> <span m='91080'>science</span> <span m='91480'>and</span> <span m='92200'>work</span> <span m='92600'>here</span> <span m='93180'>at</span> <span m='93490'>Chipotle,</span> <span m='93700'>not</span> <span m='93860'>this</span> <span m='94100'>specific</span> <span m='94596'>Chipotle,</span> <span m='95092'>and</span> <span m='95590'>maybe</span> <span m='95900'>like</span> <span m='96020'>do</span> <span m='96210'>something</span> <span m='96515'>with</span> <span m='97180'>computers</span> <span m='97540'>there.</span> <span m='97900'>So</span> <span m='98250'>if</span> <span m='98730'>I</span> <span m='98870'>get</span> <span m='99310'>my foot in</span> <span m='99450'>the</span> <span m='99540'>door</span> <span m='100250'>and</span> <span m='100430'>then</span> <span m='100770'>still</span> <span m='101260'>continue school,</span> <span m='101700'>then</span> <span m='102090'>I can just</span> <span m='102580'>transfer</span> <span m='103070'>over to</span> <span m='103526'>a different</span> <span m='103982'>department.</span> </p><p><span m='104440'>I</span> <span m='104550'>would</span> <span m='104670'>say</span> <span m='104890'>definitely</span> <span m='105240'>keep</span> <span m='105540'>yourself</span> <span m='105825'>on track</span> <span m='106110'>with</span> <span m='106606'>your</span> <span m='107102'>goals.</span> <span m='108094'>Make</span> <span m='108590'>goals.</span> <span m='109582'>And then</span> <span m='110078'>if you</span> <span m='110574'>don't</span> <span m='111330'>hit</span> <span m='111730'>those goals by</span> <span m='112130'>the</span> <span m='112320'>time</span> <span m='112630'>you</span> <span m='112710'>set</span> <span m='113010'>out,</span> <span m='113610'>re-evaluate.</span> <span m='113990'>Make</span> <span m='114370'>new goals,</span> <span m='115004'>because</span> <span m='115488'>you</span> <span m='115972'>can</span> <span m='116940'>never</span> <span m='117170'>have</span> <span m='117460'>too</span> <span m='117890'>many</span> <span m='118290'>goals.</span> </p><p><span m='119050'>You always</span> <span m='119430'>want to</span> <span m='119810'>make sure that</span> <span m='120020'>you</span> <span m='120700'>are</span> <span m='120910'>taking</span> <span m='121280'>the proper</span> <span m='121763'>steps,</span> <span m='122730'>because if</span> <span m='123070'>you don't,</span> <span m='124500'>you'll</span> <span m='124570'>end</span> <span m='124983'>up</span> <span m='125960'>working</span> <span m='126150'>as a crew</span> <span m='126490'>member</span> <span m='127010'>at</span> <span m='127660'>Chipotle,</span> <span m='128000'>which</span> <span m='128210'>is the</span> <span m='128530'>bottom</span> <span m='128560'>of the</span> <span m='128780'>barrel,</span> <span m='129190'>for years.</span> <span m='129680'>And that's</span> <span m='129930'>something</span> <span m='130250'>you don't</span> <span m='130570'>want</span> <span m='130940'>to do.</span> <span m='131380'>You always</span> <span m='131570'>want to keep</span> <span m='131620'>trying to step up</span> <span m='132710'>and</span> <span m='132950'>hit</span> <span m='133180'>that</span> <span m='133660'>higher place.</span> <span m='133840'>You never</span> <span m='133980'>want to plateau.</span> </p><p><span m='134990'>So</span> <span m='135260'>if</span> <span m='135430'>I knew</span> <span m='135690'>what</span> <span m='135940'>I</span> <span m='136230'>knew</span> <span m='136490'>back</span> <span m='136860'>then,</span> <span m='136990'>I probably</span> <span m='137457'>would have</span> <span m='139792'>just</span> <span m='140259'>kept on going</span> <span m='140726'>to college</span> <span m='141193'>and</span> <span m='141660'>not</span> <span m='141860'>take any</span> <span m='142355'>time off.</span> <span m='142850'>I took</span> <span m='143282'>time</span> <span m='143714'>off</span> <span m='144578'>and</span> <span m='145010'>that's</span> <span m='145240'>why</span> <span m='145640'>I'm</span> <span m='145810'>still</span> <span m='146290'>continuing</span> <span m='146770'>school now.</span> <span m='147250'>But</span> <span m='148210'>if</span> <span m='148515'>I</span> <span m='148820'>didn't</span> <span m='148980'>take that</span> <span m='149440'>time off</span> <span m='149590'>I probably</span> <span m='149980'>would have already</span> <span m='150480'>been done</span> <span m='150980'>and where</span> <span m='151280'>I wanted</span> <span m='151580'>to be at.</span> </p>","file":{"id":294034,"video_id":"2698560691001","name":"849-Amari-p-KitchenManager","duration":152440,"thumbnail_url":null}});