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Restaurant manager

Restaurant managers oversee their venues and make sure customers are satisfied with the food and service.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £45,000

Employment by 2024

+2.48%

Working hours

42 to 44 a week

  • customer service skills
  • leadership skills
  • the ability to motivate and manage staff
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • business management skills
  • knowledge of food production methods
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • planning menus
  • organising shifts and rotas
  • managing stock control and budgets
  • working with food and drink suppliers
  • running the business in line with licensing, food hygiene, and health and safety rules
  • recruiting staff and organising training

You may need to wear a uniform.

You could work at a restaurant.

Your working environment may be physically demanding.

With experience, you could become a regional manager or hotel manager.

You could also set up your own restaurant.

Find out more about careers and training from the Hospitality Guild.

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