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Restaurant Manager

Oversee the efficient running of a restaurant from customer service, managing employees, and food quality.

What's it like to be a Restaurant Manager?

Restaurant Managers are responsible for overseeing the efficient running and profitability of restaurants and for managing their employees. They deal with customer service issues and ensure the food quality is of a high standard.

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There are no mandatory qualifications to become a Restaurant Manager. However, Restaurant Managers often supplement on-the-job experience with some formal training.

  1. Many Restaurant Managers start out in entry level positions, gaining practical experience and on-the-job training while working in a restaurant.
  2. Complete an accredited course focused on the fundamentals of food and beverage management such as an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT60316),an Associate Degree in Business or a Bachelor of Business (majoring in hospitality management)

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Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

This qualification prepares you to work in senior management positions across any hospitality sector.

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Latest Restaurant Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 43 Restaurant Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Restaurant manager role is only worth it if your employer appreciate your effort and pays u accordingly
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
F&B
The good things
If you really have passion in what you are doing, this role gives u the exposure to many types of situation whereby you learnt to deal directly with the customers. You definitely get to manage a varie...
The challenges
Be prepared to work long hours and not much weekends as your days off
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Oct 2018
Restaurant manager is a thought job good to gain some experience but not for all life
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Arts (Political Science)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Restaurant manager
The good things
Good thing about my position is that I can manage the staff, design the drink list and I am ambassador for my restaurant.
The challenges
Is always challenging when you have high turnover of staff and when restaurant is getting quiet during low season
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