I manage four businesses with a few more in the idea/creation phase, so my days are always different. I am overseeing the operations and touching base with my managers and key employees to make sure that all is well. I spend a lot of time giving direction.
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 (55%)
Getting involved in the line of work you are choosing to do, no matter what it is, will help you to learn more about the field and allow you to gauge if it really is for you. Intern or volunteer wherever you can.
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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