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Bar, restaurant and kitchen managers have the job of running a bar, cafe, kitchen or restaurant.

Other names, and types, of bar, restaurant and kitchen managers include:

  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Hotel restaurant manager
  • General manager
  • Catering manager

Some bars, cafes and restaurants have assistant manager roles too. They are sometimes called deputy general managers.

With this job, you may be working on the restaurant floor, behind the bar, in a kitchen or in an office.

This type of job may involve:

  • Motivating restaurant and bar workers
  • Organising rotas
  • Managing budgets
  • Recruiting and training new workers
  • Developing relationships with suppliers
  • Maintaining hygiene, health and safety and licensing laws
  • Organising marketing events
  • Writing reports
  • Planning menus with the chef
  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Dealing with customer complaints and feedback

You might be on your feet a lot. But any office-based tasks can be done sitting down.

You may have to work late nights, on weekends and bank holidays.

If you want to apply for a bar and restaurant manager job, you might need the following:

  • Restaurant and/or bar experience and training
  • Managerial experience
  • The right to work in the UK

Qualifications aren’t necessary but can help. These can include a college diploma, an apprenticeship or a graduate training scheme.

Bar and restaurant staff can also be promoted to bar and restaurant managers.

Where are the best bar, restaurant and kitchen managers jobs?

  1. 1 JD Wetherspoon
    6.5
  2. 2 Wagamama
    6.3
  3. 3 McDonald’s
    6.2
  4. 4 Caffè Nero
    6.0
  5. 5 Domino’s Pizza
    5.9
  6. 6= Prezzo
    5.7
  7. 6= Costa Coffee
    5.7
  8. 8 Greene King
    5.6
  9. 9= Mitchells & Butlers
    5.5
  10. 9= Compass Group
    5.5

Handy to know about bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

How much do bar, restaurant and kitchen managers earn per year?

Β£21.1k–38.4k

From 203 bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

33% report getting one week notice or less
28% report getting two weeks notice
18% report getting three weeks notice
16% report getting four weeks notice or more
5% report having a fixed rota

Based on 246 bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

How often do people get paid?

14% of people report they get paid weekly
13% of people report they get paid every two weeks
26% of people report they get paid every four weeks
47% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on 249 bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

How are people paid?

31%
by the hour
69%
an annual salary

Based on 293 bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

What contracts are people on?

18% report having zero hours contracts
2% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
31% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
48% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 87 bar, restaurant and kitchen managers

Who’s hiring bar, restaurant and kitchen managers?

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