Food Service Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.8% (as fast as the average)


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

Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Restaurant Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Co-Founder ,

King of Pops

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

Entrepreneur & Co-owner ,

Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery

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.

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