Central Kitchen Operations Manager

Newark, California, United States | Full-time


Central Kitchen Operations Manager

Work Location: Newark, CA

We are hiring! If you love boba, cakes, and want to make a difference to bring them to the next level and make them available to more people, look no further and come apply!

ZERO& and Hanabi are excited to hire an experienced Central Kitchen Operations Manager to join the team! Our vision is to make tasty and healthy food and beverages more accessible to everyone. We are now operating at San Francisco Premium Outlet and Stanford Shopping Center for fruit tea and bakery products, and we are on a mission to open dozens of locations in the next few years. Please visit our website @ www.zeroand.com and www.enjoyhanabi.com to learn more about our product offerings



  • This role will be a critical part of managing the kitchen day to day, closely working with the pastry chef, beverage team (R&D, store managers, etc) and supply chain logistics team; 
  • Supervise the daily operations of the kitchen and food production as well as work the line in close collaborations with chef, beverage R&D and beverage operations team;
  • Set and enforce quality and safety / sanitation controls; 
  • Manage the inventory of food, equipment, supplies, and work with supply chain team to  complete purchase orders;
  • Manage equipment maintenance and repairs when needed working with external vendors;
  • Support pastry chef, beverage R&D team to hire and train kitchen staff; help set and monitor performance standards for the kitchen team; provide leadership and direction to all team members for kitchen operations
  • Work closely with chef, baker, tea barista for new product development and daily production



  • 3+ years of relevant experience in kitchen or restaurant management in the food / beverage industry
  • Knowledge of inventory management, equipment purchasing and repairment, etc
  • Understanding of health and safety protocols in food and beverage industry
  • Good communication skills and a great team player
  • Experience to train, mentor and manage team members


What you’ll get

  • Free boba and cakes… and more amazing innovative drinks and bakery items awaits! We constantly refine and create new products, and you’ll be one of the first to try and a big part of it!
  • Career opportunities… We have big ambitions to grow our business and it means you’ll be growing with us and the company with many potential career potentials at a fast pace and you will never get bored!
  • Comp and benefits… above average rate, health benefits, potential equity… we believe in pay for performance and want you to have a strong sense of ownership of the company
  • Personal development… 1 on 1 meeting with managers and founder; on the job training; market research opportunities domestically and internationally