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A Restaurant Manager is in charge of making sure the restaurant runs professionally and is making a profit. They also recruit, train and manage staff members. Restaurant Managers can be found working in café bars, hotels, themed restaurants and independent restaurants.

What does a Restaurant manager do?
A Restaurant Manager is in charge of the daily running of the restaurant. They work closely with the chefs in planning menus and ensure the firm is complying with the health and safety regulations. A typical day for a Restaurant Manager will involve:
  • [Promoting the business through ads, flyers, social media, word of mouth

  • Planning menus with chefs

  • Recruiting, training and managing staff

  • Ensuring the restaurant is meeting hygiene and health & safety regulations

  • Ensuring the restaurant meets licensing legislations (if they sell alcohol)

  • Ordering supplies

  • Setting and meeting targets

  • Handling paperwork

  • Greeting customers

  • Producing staff rotas

  • Maintaining good relationship with customers and staff

  • Communicating with suppliers, licensing authorities and sales representatives

  • Improving restaurant performance (in terms of profit, sales, staff motivation and customer service)

  • Responding to customer complaints

  • Making sure food is being delivered at a fast pace
Skills & interests required for a Restaurant manager
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to handle staff and customers with sensitivity

  • Good business awareness

  • Ability to cope with pressure

  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve

  • Ability to work in a team and lead them

  • Strong written skills
What hours does a Restaurant manager typically do?
Restaurant Managers tend to work late evenings and weekends, as well as covering shifts and working on public holidays. Working extra hours may be necessary when the restaurant is going through a demand (such as Christmas bookings).
What environment is a Restaurant manager based in?
Generally, work is divided between the office, the front of house area and the kitchen.
How much does a Restaurant manager travel?
With the exception of travelling to and from work, there will be little travel.
How much does a Restaurant manager get paid?
A Restaurant Manager working in luxury restaurants (with higher end prices) earn between £22,000 to £40,000 per annum.

Those working in casual dining (mid-range prices) earn between £20,000 to £30,000 per annum.

Managers working in fast-food chains like KFC or McDonald’s earn between £18,000 and £30,000 per annum.
Perks & benefits
Many restaurants offer their managers bonus payments if they reach the sales goals set by their head office.
What qualifications does a Restaurant manager need?
A university degree or Higher National Diploma is not a necessary requirement for this role. Employers look out for applicants with strong social skills, a good understanding of business and a few years’ work experience in a managerial or customer service field is important.

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