No one is more involved with the excitement of a kitchen than a food service manager. They make sure that the glasses are clean, the tablecloths are white, and the food is fresh.
Whether filling in for an absent chef or putting out a kitchen fire, managers are responsible for it all. Managers help plan menus, order food, and hire and fire staff. And the very last complaint you’ll hear from them is that their job is dull.
Food service managers oversee the daily operations of restaurants as well as kitchens and cafeterias in places like schools, hospitals, and hotels.
In limited-service establishments, such as fast food restaurants or coffee bars, it is the food service manager, not the chef, who oversees food preparation.
A center of calm. You may be working in an extremely hectic atmosphere, with emergencies ranging from an upset customer to a flooded bathroom.
In small restaurants, the food service manager may double as the chef or owner.