What does a Food Service Manager do?

A food service manager is responsible for the operations and daily activities of a restaurant. They are responsible for every single meal that a customer has at a restaurant. A few of the main duties of a food service manager are greeting customers at the entrance, ordering food supplies, dealing with customer issues and complaints, and hiring and training new employees. They also have to create reports that update owners on how the restaurant is performing. Some of the job titles that a food service manager had in the past would be server and food runner.

A food service manager should have five years of experience in the restaurant industry as well as a high school diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a food service manager will have is attention to detail. Another skill is organization as the food service manager will have to be able to run a restaurant effectively.

  • Budgeting the weekly expenses of the restaurant
  • Solve any customer complaints or issues
  • Follow all food safety regulations
  • Schedule staff and cover for any shifts
  • Hire and train new employees
  • Set long term goals for the restaurant
  • Ensure high quality food comes from the kitchen
  • Develop a menu for the restaurant
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree or culinary degree preferred
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to forecast supplies as needed
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give constructive criticism to employees
  • Ability to create restaurant policies for employees to follow
  • Amazing leadership abilities

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
13%
2 - 4
76%
5 - 7
4%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

Positive Attitude
English
Attention To Detail
Program Design
Project Design
Effective Communication
Team Work
Leadership

Food Service Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Food Service Manager
£27,766/yr
Food And Beverage Manager
15% made the transition
Bartender
9% made the transition
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Food Service Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£27,766 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £28K
£43K
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