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Live Music Thursdays!

Live Music Thursdays!

Join us for live music Thursdays at all of our locations!
Elk Grove: 5 PM – 8 PM
Livermore: 6 PM-9 PM
Turlock: 6 PM-9 PM
Monterey: 5 PM-8 PM
No cover fee, 20+ beers on tap, and great local artists.

Elk Grove – Kitchen Key Holder


Imagine working for an award-winning brewery, serving delicious beer paired with tasty food, while managing a highly trained and efficient staff.  You will need to have what it takes to professionally represent and promote our brand and policies while overseeing restaurant operations.  Maintaining procedures and efficiency is a must. You must be a jack of all trades from understanding what comes out of our taps to cash handling, it is your responsibility to support our staff and our guests. No two shifts look the same, and that’s what makes being a Keyholder an energizing and dynamic position.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Help in the preparation and design of all food menus.
  • Produce high-quality plates both design and taste-wise.
  • Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality
  • Assist the Kitchen Manager in planning and directing food preparation and other duties.
  • Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation(s) extending to/but not limited to food preparation, plating, inventory, and employees.
  • Manage and train kitchen staff, establish a working schedule, and assess staff’s performance.
  • Order supplies to stock inventory
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with Owners, Managers, coworkers, and
  • Reduce waste
  • Keep walk-in and dry storage clean and organized
  • Responsible for directing the prep team and line cook duties
  • Additional duties and responsibilities on all kitchen functions
  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Accuracy and speed in handling emergencies and providing solutions
  • Familiar with the industry’s best practices
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Coordinate training of new staff. Must be comfortable with providing constructive feedback and actively coaching/developing new
  • Manage compliance of company policies as it relates to tardiness, cell phones, attitude, dress code, code of conduct,
  • Inventory management
  • Ensure there are sufficient supplies of BOH consumables and cleaning materials.
  • Customer service
  • Ensure that all efforts are made to promote an excellent dining experience for all customers and foster this philosophy with all
  • Ensure that all efforts are made to promote excellent work experience for all team members.
  • Manage challenging situations with customers and vendors by offering suggestions/solutions.
  • Manage challenges/opportunities with BOH staff and conflict resolution.
  • Assist with coordinating and staffing special events, catering, and


  • Initiative
  • Time Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Leadership
    • Problem-Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
    • Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with
    • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
    • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure
    • Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on
    • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities for all kitchen staff while on Keyholder shift.

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional kitchen environment and will be working in close proximity to co-workers. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Hazards may include but are not limited to cuts, slipping, and tripping. This position operates in varying climate conditions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee is consistently required to twist, walk, balance, stoop, kneel, or
  • The employee must always be able to lift and/or move to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move to 50 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an hourly full-time regular position with fluctuating hours and shifts according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.


This position requires primarily local travel.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college and/or

2 years of experience in kitchen management in a high-paced environment

Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications. At a minimum, intermediate-level skills in Excel and Word.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Obtain or successfully finish and maintain Dust Bowl’s paid Food Safety Certificate training.
  • Complete and maintain Dust Bowl’s paid Harassment Prevention and Workplace Violence Training


$22.00 – $24.00 per hour.

Reports to

Kitchen Manager, General Manager and Taproom Manager



Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Trivia Night

The Elk Grove Old Town Tap House hosts Trivia every Wednesday of the month, starting at 6 PM.

No cover charge, and two drink minimum to participate. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.