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Food Service Managers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

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Currently Employed: 1,090

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $23.96 - $35.09

Typical Annual Salary: $49,800 - $73,000

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
  • Monitor employee and patron activities to ensure liquor regulations are obeyed.
  • Greet guests, escort them to their seats, and present them with menus and wine lists.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Count money and make bank deposits.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.
  • Coordinate assignments of cooking personnel to ensure economical use of food and timely preparation.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Monitor budgets and payroll records, and review financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Schedule staff hours and assign duties.

tools & technology

  • Cash registers
  • Laser printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

  • Accounting software
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Inventory management software
  • Point of sale POS software

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