What does a Food and Beverage do?

A food and beverage manager is responsible for the operations of a restaurant. They are responsible for ensuring that all of the food and drinks are of the highest quality. A few of the main duties of a food and beverage manager are designing unique menus, handling customer complaints, creating company policies, and complying with food and safety regulations. They also have to prepare reports on how the the restaurant is performing. Some of the jobs titles that a food and beverage manager could grow into are restaurant manager and general manager.

A food and beverage manager should have four years of experience in the restaurant industry as well as a culinary school degree. One of the most important skills that a food and beverage manager will have is the ability to connect with customers. Another skill is problem solving as the food and beverage manager will have to be able to solve any issues that the restaurant encounters.

  • Design attractive menus
  • Develop a relationship with regular customers
  • Follow food and safety regulations
  • Order food supplies for the kitchen
  • Ensure that customers are satisfied with food and service
  • Assist with marketing events
  • Create restaurant policies
  • Hire and train new restaurant staff
  • Culinary degree is preferred but not necessary
  • Great organizational skills
  • Ability to forecast how much food is needed
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Great leadership abilities
  • Deep knowledge of the food industry
  • Customer oriented mindset
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to create reports to give to ownership
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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Food and Beverage Salaries

Average Base Pay

$25 /hour
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$19
Median: $25
$28
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Food and Beverage Career Path

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Food and Beverage Insights

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SeaWorld Parks & EntertainmentSeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Food and Beverage
6 Aug 2020

“Supervisor are really nice well the restaurant I worked in but overall SeaWorld is a fun place to work good benefit”

Food CityFood City
Frozen Food Manager
21 Feb 2020

“Great job security you pretty much have to stop showing up or steal something to get fired here.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Food and Beverage Manager
8 May 2021

“Reliable and good people to work with”

AccorAccor
Food and Beverage Manager
22 Aug 2019

“good perks and great for networking and growing as a hospitality professional.”

TargetTarget
Food and Beverage Expert
26 May 2021

“The crew you work with will be fun and you’ll make great friends.”

Denham Grove
Food and Beverage Assistant
19 Jul 2021

“Flexible hours and for the first 5 months it was enjoyable.”

Doubletree By HiltonDoubletree By Hilton
Food and Beverage Supervisor
1 Dec 2020

“Easy and good pay.”

Restaurant AssociatesRestaurant Associates
Cafe Manager
8 Oct 2020

“I started as an intern and I was always given opportunity to learn and grow.”

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