Food Service Managers :

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $52,590.00
Average Time to Fill 53 days
Typical Education No formal educational credential
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,445
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.92 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Conflict Management
Written Communication
Time Management
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Conduct nutritional or food programs
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage building maintenance projects
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage food or beverage preparation or service
Manage organizational facilities
Manage guest services
Assign work to staff or employees
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Implement human resource programs

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage program or project budgets
Manage organizational or operational finances
Examine expenditures to ensure activities are within budget
Manage material resources
Manage inventories of products or organizational resources
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Purchase food or beverages
Manage inventories or supplies
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Determine food or beverage costs
Set reasonable prices
Follow recipe instructions
Implement health or sanitation standards

Thinking Creatively

Select food or beverage samples
Plan menu of meal options
Modify recipes to produce specific food products
Determine food portions
Establish employee performance standards
Establish recruiting procedures
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Plan meal presentations

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Determine nutritional value of menus and recipes
Evaluate quality of food, food ingredients, or beverages
Determine nutritional value of foods
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Judge quality of facilities or service

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor lodging or dining facility operations
Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor training costs
Track financial transactions such as deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning

Handling and Moving Objects

Operate food preparation equipment
Cook food for customers or patients
Prepare specialty foods
Perform food preparation duties
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Operate food decorating equipment

Training and Teaching Others

Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Teach food or nutrition principles
Prepare managerial or supervisory reports or presentations
Orient new employees
Identify training needs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Guest Services
Staff Management
Inventory Management
Team Management
Inventory Maintenance
Contract Management

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