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Food Service Manager

Minimum Education Required for this Career

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Associate's Degree
4+ year Degree
Associate's Degree
$26,053

Nature of the Work

​Food service managers typically:
  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Count money and make bank deposits.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.
  • Coordinate assignments of cooking personnel to ensure economical use of food and timely preparation.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Monitor budgets and payroll records, and review financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Schedule staff hours and assign duties.
  • Establish standards for personnel performance and customer service.

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