Food Service Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+0.6% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Food Service Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Other Job Titles Food Service Managers May Have

Banquet Manager, Catering Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Food Service Supervisor, Food and Beverage Director, Food and Beverage Manager, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Restaurant Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Co-Founder ,

Backwards Distilling Company

I'm responsible for our cocktail menu, managing our tasting room, coordinating our sales in our various markets, and building partnerships around the community and beyond.

Morning Shift Manager ,


Early in the morning (6:00am) a crew member and myself begin by dropping our breakfast food in the rethermelizer and setting up our cold line. After the fryers are heated up, we drop hash browns and potatoes. I open the store by 7:00am and get everything ready for our first customer. I always am very kind and friendly to our morning customers. Remember, we are most likely the first contact of their day. If we send them off in a good mood, we are the reason they have great days!

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food subsidies.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.

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