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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Food Service Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹51,886 /month
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“Some of the people you work with are great and some of the customers are just amazing.”

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Food Service Director
5 Sep 2019

“You have a great place to work and your quality of life is even better.”

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Seasonal Concessions Manager
15 Aug 2021

“The pay is not great (but what do you expect for a job geared toward students).”

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14 Jan 2020

“My manager tried the best he could to accomidate me with the situation I was in.”

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12 Jan 2021

“Experienced and pleasant staff to work with.”

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16 Nov 2021

“Pay was good but not worth what you go through!”

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12 Sep 2021

“Not worth a good hourly pay”

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6 Oct 2020

“Benefits are okay but not the best”

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