Cafe or Restaurant Manager

Also known as Food and Beverage Manager, Restaurateur.
Organises and controls the operations of a cafe, restaurant or related establishment to provide dining and catering services.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $44,382
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 21,100

What does a Cafe or Restaurant Manager do?

  • planning menus in consultation with Chefs
  • planning and organising special functions
  • arranging the purchasing and pricing of goods according to budget
  • maintaining records of stock levels and financial transactions
  • ensuring dining facilities comply with health regulations and are clean, functional and of suitable appearance
  • conferring with customers to assess their satisfaction with meals and service
  • selecting, training and supervising waiting and kitchen staff


  • Bistro Manager
  • Canteen Manager
  • Caterer
  • Internet Cafe Manager
  • Mess Supervisor
  • Steward (Navy)

Related courses

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Certificate III in Catering Operations
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate IV in Catering Operations
Certificate IV in Hospitality
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
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