Lead Kitchen Technician

Curaleaf | Taneytown, MD, United States

Posted Date 9/21/2022

The Kitchen Lead will run the kitchen, ensure recipes are being followed with strong leadership skills to manage the kitchen assistants and inventory costs for high-volume cannabis-infused products.


  • Effectively manage food preparations, production and controls
  • Lead the kitchen team with hands on tactics while implementing production processes and schedules; sources high-quality ingredients for a fast-paced, high-end bakery.
  • Responsible for hiring assistants, purchasing equipment and building out the operations of the kitchen.
  • Trains and oversees staff in producing artisan, high-quality, medically infused products.
  • Works with Processing and Packaging to prepare and package products according to the company's internal schedule and within food safety standards and regulations.
  • Requires a flawless understanding of food safety standards and professional hygiene.
  • Engage in appropriate planning with the Lab Manager so that they can adequately orchestrate timing, the product line mix and the quantity to be made.
  • The appropriate use of scales will be necessary to ensure consistency of the cannabis-infused portion of the product and for portion control.
  • Ensures that ingredients are ready for use each day.
  • QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency.
  • Maintaining inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposal of waste according to guidelines, and keeping the kitchen working areas immaculate.
  • Maintaining material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products.
  • Maintaining highest level of compliance to ensure processing operation is fully compliant with state regulations, federal and state laws.
  • Assures that operation adheres to all business and industry license requirements-able to produce documents as proof immediately upon request.


  • Strong organizational skills are mandatory; required to turn out large quantities of product under tight time constraints.
  • Have supervision over the kitchen staff while coordinating schedules with the Lab Manager and Packaging team.
  • Excellent math or computer skills to calculate recipes and to product the correct quantity of finished product.
  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a kitchen.
  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes.
  • Record keeping procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending.
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less),
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance.


  • 3-5 years' experience working in food preparation in restaurant or hospitality environment.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Experience cooking with cannabis preferred.
  • Experience grooming kitchen staff for success.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good organizational skills to create an organized kitchen for the highest level of productivity.
  • Excellent planning skills to make the daily operations go smoothly.
  • Recognize time constraints and effectively execute fulfilling orders in a timely manner.
  • Creative and positive attitude.
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis requirements

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