Food service Manager

By Steven Jordan

What They Do

Food service Managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants. They direct staff so customers are satisfied with their dining.

Work Environment

Work in restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias, and other eating establishments. Managers at fine-dining and fast-food restaurants can work 50 or more hours per week. The work can be hectic, and dealing with unhappy customers can be stressful.

How to Become One

Most applicants qualify with a high school diploma and long-term work experience in the food service industry. However, some receive training at a community college, technical or vocational school, culinary school, or a 4-year college.


Make $47,960 a year

Job Outlook

Employment of food service managers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. Jobseekers with a combination of long-term work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities.

Similar Occupations

Chefs, Bartenders, Waiters, or Sales management.

Steven Jordan