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

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King of Pops

Meetings with employees, product development, business development meetings, operational meetings, vendor vetting, etc.

Food Service Director

Everyone is where they need to be and on time from vendors to students.

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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