Food and Beverage Restaurant Manager

Location Sewanee, TN
Property The Sewanee Inn
Date Posted October 13, 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
  • Communicates job expectations
  • Plans, monitors, appraises, and reviews job contributions
  • Plans and reviews compensation actions
  • Enforces policies and procedures
  • Achieves restaurant operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews
  • Prepares and completes action plans
  • Implements production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards
  • Resolves problems, completes audits, identifies trends, determines system improvements, and implements 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; minimizes waste and ensures high quality of preparation
  • Avoids legal challenges by conforming to the regulations of the alcoholic beverage commission
  • Maximizes bar profitability by ensuring portion control and monitors accuracy of charges
  • Publicizes the restaurant by designing and placing advertisements
  • Invites food editors to review the restaurant by contacting local, regional, and national magazines with feature ideas
  • Encourages local businesses to hold social events at the restaurant
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy environment by establishing, following, and enforcing sanitation standards and procedures
  • Complies with legal regulations
  • Secures revenues
  • Develops and implements disaster plans
  • Maintains security and sprinkler systems as well as the parking lot and walkways
  • Maintains ambiance by controlling lighting, background music, linen service, glassware, dinnerware, and utensil quality and placement
  • Monitors food presentation and service
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Reads professional publications, maintains personal networks and participates in professional organizations
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
  • Explores 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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