Food and Beverage Restaurant Manager

Location Sewanee, TN
Property The Sewanee Inn
Date Posted June 27, 2017
Job Type Food & Beverage, Management


Sewanee, TN – The Food and Beverage Restaurant Manager is responsible for maintaining the restaurant’s revenue, profitability and quality goals. S/he will ensure efficient restaurant operation, as well as maintain high production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards. An effective Food and Beverage Restaurant Manager will be out on the floor and in the kitchen during service times, monitoring and coaching processes and staff.


  • Accomplishes restaurant human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures
  • Achieves restaurant operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change
  • Plans menus by consulting with chefs; estimates food costs and profits; adjusts menus
  • Works with Chef to control costs by reviewing portion control and quantities of preparation; minimizing waste; ensuring high quality of preparation
  • Avoids legal challenges by conforming to the regulations of the alcoholic beverage commission
  • Maximizes bar profitability by ensuring portion control; monitoring accuracy of charges
  • Publicizes the restaurant by designing and placing advertisements; inviting food editors to review the restaurant; contacting local, regional, and national magazines with feature ideas; encouraging local businesses to hold social events at the restaurant
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy environment by establishing, following, and enforcing sanitation standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations; securing revenues; developing and implementing disaster plans; maintaining security and sprinkler systems; maintaining parking lot and walkways
  • Maintains ambiance by controlling lighting, background music, linen service, glassware, dinnerware, and utensil quality and placement; monitoring food presentation and service
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Perform all reasonable job duties as requested

Job Requirements

  • Proven working experience as restaurant manager
  • Demonstrated career experience in customer service management
  • Extensive food and beverage knowledge
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with restaurant management software
  • Strong leadership, motivational and people skills
  • Acute financial management skills
  • Culinary school diploma or BS degree in Business Administration preferred

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