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 and Beverage Director, Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Food Service Supervisor, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Restaurant 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.
Level of Education Attained by Food Service Managers
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (28%)
Most accurately the best skill is people skill. Communication is a huge factor in a successful team. Putting yourself on the same level with your crew can help you run a green shift. Time and patience with people can go a long way if your trying to reach your goals.
First finish school then set your goals. Visit some nursing homes and see the love many of these people need. That's why I went into working in nursing homes, because I love to cook and see the results when residents enjoy a meal. They mostly always look forward to meals, food is love to the soul to a lot of people.
Take the risk! Take the risk early and take the risk often. Especially as a high school graduate, you have a lot less weighing on you and more room to take risks. The more that you take risks, the more you're able to learn. Even if a particular endeavor is not successful, you're able to take what you've learned from the experience and apply it to the next. I believe that the more often you do that, the more prepared you are for the endeavor you really want to invest in at a larger level.
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