What does a Food and Beverage Manager 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
18%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
5%
8+
28%

Common Skill Sets

Public Speaking
Excellent Communication
Composure
Positive Attitude
Leadership
English Language
Team Work
Creative Thinking

Food and Beverage Manager Seniority Levels

Bartender
9% made the transition
Barista
21% made the transition
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Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$66,500 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$55K
Median: $67K
$89K
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