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Restaurant and food service managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of restaurants, bars, cafeterias and other food and beverage services. They are employed in food and beverage service establishments, or they may be self-employed.
assistant manager, restaurant, banquet manager, bar manager, cafeteria manager, catering service manager, dining room manager, food services manager, hotel food and beverage service manager, restaurant manager, restaurateur – food services.
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a restaurant, bar, cafeteria or other food or beverage service
- Determine type of services to be offered and implement operational procedures
- Recruit staff and oversee staff training
- Set staff work schedules and monitor staff performance
- Control inventory, monitor revenues and modify procedures and prices
- Resolve customer complaints and ensure health and safety regulations are followed
- Negotiate arrangements with suppliers for food and other supplies
- Negotiate arrangements with clients for catering or use of facilities for banquets or receptions.
Outlook & Prospects for Restaurant and Food Service Managers in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-07|
Currently the chances of qualified Restaurant and Food Service Managers finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. The main reason why employment potential for this occupation is considered good is due to the large number of restaurant and food service businesses located in our area. For the past few years the number of unemployed (supply) in this occupation has remained relatively stable and low. Job postings are more common in the busier summer and fall months when tourism is at its peak. There are a mixture of small, independent restaurants and franchises throughout the region.
Skills that are a definite asset are: strong management and supervisory skills, food service management experience, organizational skills, customer service skills and excellent communication skills. Low wages / benefits and seasonality in this occupation often creates a higher volume of turnover compared to other occupations. Also, workers in this industry can usually transfer their skills from one business to another enabling them to move for higher wages, improved working conditions or other reasons. Positive developments in tourism and the service sector tend to generate activity. In smaller owner/operated businesses vacancies may be filled by local networking, word-of-mouth advertising and promotion of existing staff. There has been an increase in publicly advertised job vacancies over the past few years as the labour market has tightened in areas with competition from a large retail sector.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Restaurant and Food Service Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Restaurant and Food Service Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- A fire has destroyed Davison’s Maple Syrup & Pancake House in Parrsboro, leaving six part-time employees out of work
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Dooly's pool hall in downtown New Glaslow closed on March 17; Acro Lounge and Eatery opened in their location on March 18.
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- Truro's downtown Warehouse Bars - Keggers Alehouse, Chevy's Bar and Rustlers Cabaret - have sold, and two of the businesses will see renovations
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
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