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Food Service Managers (or Restaurant Managers) are individuals who coordinate the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments where food is prepared and served to customers. They are responsible for providing an enjoyable dining experience for customers while also ensuring that their establishment is run efficiently and smoothly. Managers provide oversight of the ordering of food, maintenance of equipment, and inventory of supplies. They coordinate the interactions between the kitchen, dining room, and banquet operations of their facility. They are usually responsible for much of the administrative end of the business as well, including employee recruitment, payroll preparation, and the keeping of accurate business records. In addition, managers have the responsibility of training their employees and continuously monitoring their work performance.

Depending on the type and size of the establishment, food service managers may team with one or more members of the food service staff. In most full-service restaurants, the management team consists of a General Manager, one or more Assistant Managers, and an Executive Chef. In this type of setting, the assistant managers are in charge of overseeing specific areas of the establishment (e.g., one provides oversight of the dining room, another of the banquet area, etc.), or of supervising different shifts of workers. The executive chef is usually responsible for all aspects of food preparation, including running the kitchen operations, planning the menus, and ensuring standards of quality are maintained. In smaller establishments (such as sandwich shops, coffee bars, or fast-food facilities) where there is no executive chef, duties are more consolidated and managers are generally responsible for supervising routine food preparation operations.

Responsibilities

A typical day in the life of a food service manager might consist of the following tasks:

  • Make a best estimate of food consumption
  • Place orders with suppliers
  • Schedule delivery of food and beverages
  • Receive and check the content of deliveries
  • Evaluate quality of the food
  • Meet with sales representatives from restaurant suppliers to place orders replenishing stock of supplies
  • Make arrangements for equipment maintenance and repair as needed
  • Coordinate other services as needed (e.g., pest control, waste removal, etc.)

In addition to fulfilling his/her daily tasks, a food service manager has several other responsibilities. One of these is the staffing of quality food and beverage preparation and service workers. Managers are charged with the duty of interviewing, hiring, and, when necessary, firing employees in order to continuously maintain a quality staff. In order to obtain the highest quality personnel, managers must actively recruit. This means doing things like attending career fairs, getting to know who the best people are in the local industry, and arranging for newspaper or other forms of advertising. Every time a new employee is hired, the manager must oversee his/her training and make sure that the employee is fully cognizant of the establishment's policies and procedures. Managers are also responsible for scheduling the work hours of staff members, keeping in mind the number of workers needed to cover peak dining periods. In some cases, managers themselves may need to fill in when there are not enough workers available to cover a particular function.

Another basic responsibility of food service managers is the oversight of the preparation and delivery of meals to customers. Managers usually have ultimate responsibility for the quality of the cooking and the promptness of delivery. They typically investigate and resolve any complaints customers may have about food quality or service. They are also responsible for proper sanitation and, as such, they provide direction on the cleaning of the kitchen and dining areas and the washing of tableware and kitchen utensils. In addition, managers continually monitor the actions of their employees and patrons to ensure that health standards, safety standards, and local liquor regulations are adhered to.

One of the core responsibilities of food service managers is the selection of successful menu items. In some establishments, this function is shared between the manager and the executive chef. To make informed decisions, managers consider factors such as the historical popularity of certain dishes, the seasonal availability of certain ingredients, the current composition of the menu offerings, and last but certainly not least, cost.

Part of a food service manager's obligations fall under the general heading of administrative chores. Although many of these types of duties are performed by bookkeepers in larger establishments, they are relegated to food service managers in most other settings. Responsibilities in this area include maintaining records of supply and equipment purchases, making sure that accounts with suppliers are paid regularly, keeping track of hours worked and wages paid to each employee, preparing the payroll, and filling out and submitting all necessary paperwork to comply with licensing laws and legal reporting requirements. In many establishments, managers also maintain statistics of which menu items are popular enough to be cost-effective and which are not.

In today's environment, computers are an integral tool for food service managers. They are used extensively in record keeping and paperwork. Many restaurants today use Point-of-Service (POS) systems, where employees key in customer orders and the computer relays the order to the kitchen. The system also totals checks, authorizes credit cards, and keeps a cumulative tracking of daily sales. Many establishments supplement the POS systems with Inventory-Tracking Software, which compares the record of daily sales from the POS with a record of present inventory. When the software signals that supplies needed for the preparation of certain menu items are low, the computer can be used to order additional inventory directly from the supplier. Computers are also used by food service managers to track employee schedules and payments.

Job Characteristics

Food service managers tend to work long hours. 12-hour days and 50-hour weeks are not at all uncommon, and on many occasions those totals are exceeded. One exception to this rule is managers of institutional food service facilities (e.g., cafeterias in schools, factories, or office settings), whose work schedules tend to conform to the operating hours of the business or facility they serve. In many cases, these turn out to be standard 40-hour work weeks.

Managers usually wield a good deal of authority and generally have the freedom of running the operation in the way they see fit. However, the job can be very hectic and consequently, stressful as well. The pressures of juggling a wide range of activities and dealing with irate customers or uncooperative employees contribute to the stress. There is also the potential for the types of injury or discomfort commonly found in restaurant work, including muscle aches, burns, and cuts.

The characteristics that one needs to become a good food service manager are wide and varied. Managers need to be flexible and able to work calmly through emergencies. They must be good communicators, as a large part of their job involves dealing with customers, employees, and suppliers on a daily basis. They need to be good motivators as well as good leaders. They must maintain a neat and clean appearance and they must also be reliable. Other qualities that make up a good manager include problem-solving skills and the ability to concentrate on details.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS), food service manager jobs are expected to grow over the upcoming decade, albeit at a slower overall rate than the average for all occupations. The rate of growth, however, will vary by industry. Employment growth will be strong in full-service restaurants, but not so much in limited-service establishments. Job growth is expected to be healthy in the food service contractor industry, which provides food for schools, health care facilities, commercial businesses, and nursing homes.

Chances of landing a job will always be greater for those who have practical experience. In general, job prospects at upscale restaurants will be strongest for candidates holding a degree in restaurant, hospitality or institutional food service management. The same is true for those seeking advancement within a restaurant chain or into corporate management.

Food Service and Restaurant Management Training, Certification, and Licensing

Educational requirements for food service managers vary by position. The most common way to enter the profession is via prior experience in the industry in some other capacity, typically as a cook, waiter/waitress, or counter attendant. For many positions, some level of postsecondary education is preferred; for others, it is not a significant qualification. Generally speaking, those who seek employment in higher end full-service restaurants or in a corporate position such as managing a regional or national restaurant chain should seek out a college degree. For any type of food service manager position, prior industry experience is a definite asset.

Literally hundreds of colleges and universities offer four-year degree programs in restaurant and hospitality management or institutional food service management. Many offer graduate degrees. There are also hundreds of community and junior colleges, technical institutes, and vocational schools offering associate degree or certificate programs in the field. Typical topics covered in these programs include nutrition, sanitation, and food planning and preparation. Also part of these programs are subjects such as business law and management, accounting, and computer science. Many programs include an internship component, where students are afforded the opportunity of acquiring on-the-job experience.

Most restaurant chains and food service management companies have their own training programs for management positions. These programs, which typically take six months to a year to complete, usually involve a combination of rigorous classroom and on-the-job training. Topics covered include food preparation, sanitation, nutrition, security, company policies and procedures, personnel management, record keeping, and report preparation. Many larger food service operations will offer their managers technical training in computers or business, in order to ensure that their managers have the skills necessary to fulfill all the business-related aspects of the job.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation awards a voluntary certification known as the Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) designation. This certification is awarded to managers who qualify in terms of work experience and coursework, and who pass a written examination. Although not a requirement for employment, the FMP is a valuable credential which provides recognition of professional competence in the field.

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Major Employers

A little less than half of all food service managers are self-employed. Of these, most are restaurant owners or owners of some other type of food service establishment. The majority of managers who are salaried work for some type of restaurant: a full-service establishment, a fast-food restaurant, or a cafeteria. Others work for food service contractors (suppliers of food services to government, commercial, or educational institutions), hotels, hospitals, nursing care facilities, and recreational and gaming establishments.

Schools for Food Service Managers are listed in the column to the left.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Food Service Managers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Food Service Managers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 630 $61,250
Birmingham 630 $61,250
Montgomery 230 $56,650
Mobile 200 $61,220
Tuscaloosa 180 $47,110
Huntsville 170 $56,610
Fairhope 140 $43,830
Foley 140 $43,830
Daphne 140 $43,830
Auburn 90 $53,050
Opelika 90 $53,050
Florence 80 $51,170
Muscle Shoals 80 $51,170
Dothan 60 $50,550
Anniston 50 $54,790
Oxford 50 $54,790
Jacksonville 50 $54,790
Decatur 50 $66,180
Gadsden 40 $59,680
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 220 $49,410
Fairbanks 90 $43,910
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 2640 $50,770
Scottsdale 2640 $50,770
Phoenix 2640 $50,770
Tucson 280 $53,620
Flagstaff 110 $53,560
Yuma 70 $54,700
Prescott 60 $56,900
Lake Havasu City 30 $48,730
Kingman 30 $48,730
Sierra Vista N/A $39,070
Douglas N/A $39,070
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 420 $45,410
North Little Rock 420 $45,410
Little Rock 420 $45,410
Jonesboro 80 $52,460
Hot Springs 50 $38,910
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles 13460 $44,930
Long Beach 13460 $44,930
Anaheim 13460 $44,930
Hayward 5000 $47,730
Oakland 5000 $47,730
San Francisco 5000 $47,730
Carlsbad 3760 $46,250
San Diego 3760 $46,250
Riverside 3040 $47,260
San Bernardino 3040 $47,260
Ontario 3040 $47,260
San Jose 1820 $52,550
Sunnyvale 1820 $52,550
Santa Clara 1820 $52,550
Arcade 1480 $45,000
Roseville 1480 $45,000
Sacramento 1480 $45,000
Arden 1480 $45,000
Thousand Oaks 840 $48,780
Ventura 840 $48,780
Oxnard 840 $48,780
Fresno 560 $45,180
Santa Rosa 530 $53,950
Santa Barbara 500 $47,210
Santa Maria 500 $47,210
Bakersfield 470 $38,320
Stockton 450 $40,880
Lodi 450 $40,880
Salinas 430 $45,390
Modesto 380 $30,620
Arroyo Grande 340 $37,510
San Luis Obispo 340 $37,510
Paso Robles 340 $37,510
Fairfield 280 $38,990
Vallejo 280 $38,990
Napa 260 $48,340
Watsonville 230 $37,680
Santa Cruz 230 $37,680
Porterville 200 $36,320
Visalia 200 $36,320
Chico 180 $45,240
Merced 160 $43,610
El Centro 110 $53,500
Redding 80 $37,310
Yuba City 80 $39,520
Corcoran 80 $41,010
Hanford 80 $41,010
Madera 80 $52,950
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 1110 $58,650
Lakewood 1110 $58,650
Denver 1110 $58,650
Boulder 230 $50,270
Colorado Springs 160 $60,530
Fort Collins 120 $58,950
Pueblo 50 $48,050
Grand Junction 50 $59,300
Greeley 40 $56,910
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 800 $51,110
East Hartford 800 $51,110
West Hartford 800 $51,110
Bridgeport 480 $53,760
Norwalk 480 $53,760
Stamford 480 $53,760
New Haven 380 $50,430
Danbury 110 $59,090
Waterbury 30 $40,560
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 90 $56,540
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 2510 $60,910
West Palm Beach 2510 $60,910
Miami 2510 $60,910
Kissimmee 1430 $65,650
Sanford 1430 $65,650
Orlando 1430 $65,650
Tampa 1340 $58,960
Clearwater 1340 $58,960
St. Petersburg 1340 $58,960
Jacksonville 720 $53,200
Sarasota 430 $70,840
Bradenton 430 $70,840
North Port 430 $70,840
Cape Coral 420 $54,750
Fort Myers 420 $54,750
Melbourne 310 $57,430
Titusville 310 $57,430
Palm Bay 310 $57,430
Naples 260 $69,100
Immokalee 260 $69,100
Marco Island 260 $69,100
Port St. Lucie 180 $57,490
Ormond Beach 170 $51,230
Deltona 170 $51,230
Daytona Beach 170 $51,230
Winter Haven 170 $68,510
Lakeland 170 $68,510
Crestview 150 $57,870
Destin 150 $57,870
Fort Walton Beach 150 $57,870
Panama City 140 $56,020
Tallahassee 120 $69,050
Gainesville 110 $60,490
Ocala 80 $62,450
Brent 80 $65,540
Pensacola 80 $65,540
Ferry Pass 80 $65,540
The Villages 60 $55,120
Sebastian 50 $61,190
Vero Beach 50 $61,190
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 4630 $45,470
Atlanta 4630 $45,470
Roswell 4630 $45,470
Savannah 390 $47,140
Warner Robins 280 $51,660
Macon 210 $48,810
Clarke County 160 $46,440
Athens 160 $46,440
Valdosta 140 $36,280
Albany 140 $38,090
Brunswick 120 $43,370
Gainesville 80 $44,380
Dalton 80 $47,250
Rome 80 $47,430
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 1270 $54,040
Lahaina 220 $55,750
Wailuku 220 $55,750
Kahului 220 $55,750
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 560 $30,950
Coeur d'Alene 130 $44,770
Idaho Falls 80 $42,130
Pocatello 30 $33,390
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 440 N/A
Bloomington 270 $39,680
Springfield 200 $38,570
Rockford 200 $40,340
Kankakee 130 $34,990
Urbana 130 $43,100
Champaign 130 $43,100
Decatur 110 $43,320
Carbondale 90 $43,460
Marion 90 $43,460
Danville 80 $27,650
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carmel 1480 $49,690
Indianapolis 1480 $49,690
Anderson 1480 $49,690
Fort Wayne 270 $49,800
Bloomington 110 $51,360
Muncie 100 $47,350
Terre Haute 100 $48,890
West Lafayette 100 $52,980
Lafayette 100 $52,980
Goshen 80 $45,690
Elkhart 80 $45,690
La Porte 60 $48,790
Michigan City 60 $48,790
Kokomo 60 $51,960
Columbus 60 $52,390
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 870 $41,720
Des Moines 870 $41,720
Cedar Rapids 470 $35,810
Iowa City 240 $41,180
Cedar Falls 190 $37,060
Waterloo 190 $37,060
Ames 120 $53,680
Dubuque 100 $44,070
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 420 $42,330
Topeka 130 $43,640
Lawrence 70 $49,160
Manhattan 50 $47,760
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 620 $48,150
Fayette 620 $48,150
Bowling Green 130 $40,070
Fort Knox 90 $38,830
Elizabethtown 90 $38,830
Owensboro 90 $45,600
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 740 $48,510
Metairie 740 $48,510
Lafayette 230 $41,850
Baton Rouge 190 $47,390
Shreveport 170 $46,560
Bossier City 170 $46,560
Monroe 100 $43,360
Lake Charles 90 $48,840
Alexandria 50 $55,070
Houma N/A $53,840
Thibodaux N/A $53,840
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 430 $49,440
Portland 430 $49,440
Bangor 90 $44,120
Auburn 60 $48,850
Lewiston 60 $48,850
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 1320 $57,540
Towson 1320 $57,540
Columbia 1320 $57,540
Lexington Park 50 $56,440
California 50 $56,440
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 250 $53,430
New Bedford 130 $51,050
Pittsfield 100 $52,330
Gardner 70 $46,270
Leominster 70 $46,270
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 2240 $48,670
Detroit 2240 $48,670
Dearborn 2240 $48,670
Wyoming 610 $44,250
Grand Rapids 610 $44,250
East Lansing 350 $40,550
Lansing 350 $40,550
Flint 280 $44,720
Ann Arbor 220 $58,240
Portage 140 $43,030
Kalamazoo 140 $43,030
Saginaw 140 $49,240
Muskegon 100 $39,200
Battle Creek 90 $48,470
Niles 80 $46,240
Benton Harbor 80 $46,240
Bay City 50 $33,030
Jackson 40 $37,000
Monroe 40 $44,480
Midland N/A $48,260
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 140 $47,090
Rochester 140 $47,440
North Mankato 70 $49,300
Mankato 70 $49,300
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 260 $42,360
Gulfport 170 $50,320
Pascagoula 170 $50,320
Biloxi 170 $50,320
Hattiesburg 120 $34,570
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 180 $38,980
Columbia 130 $25,750
Jefferson City 70 $38,470
Joplin 70 $45,810
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 90 $52,000
Missoula 70 $46,040
Great Falls 70 $54,650
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 180 $44,710
Grand Island 40 $48,520
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1890 $54,780
Henderson 1890 $54,780
Las Vegas 1890 $54,780
Reno 300 $56,930
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 270 $61,050
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hammonton 180 $78,940
Atlantic City 180 $78,940
Trenton 130 $66,790
Bridgeton 50 $84,830
Vineland 50 $84,830
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 230 $39,880
Santa Fe 110 $44,910
Farmington 40 $60,990
Las Cruces 30 $41,690
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheektowaga 510 $48,490
Buffalo 510 $48,490
Niagara Falls 510 $48,490
Rochester 440 $49,070
Albany 340 $56,700
Schenectady 340 $56,700
Troy 340 $56,700
Syracuse 200 $51,220
Binghamton 90 $40,660
Rome 80 $58,960
Utica 80 $58,960
Ithaca 70 $58,690
Glens Falls 60 $63,550
Watertown 50 $51,190
Fort Drum 50 $51,190
Kingston 50 $56,220
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 920 $60,470
Greensboro 410 $54,930
High Point 410 $54,930
Chapel Hill 370 $62,870
Durham 370 $62,870
Asheville 260 $53,780
Salem 240 $47,320
Winston 240 $47,320
Fayetteville 200 $48,950
Morganton 180 $52,960
Hickory 180 $52,960
Lenoir 180 $52,960
Wilmington 160 $51,320
Greenville 120 $49,070
Rocky Mount 70 $45,530
New Bern 60 $46,930
Burlington 60 $54,240
Jacksonville 60 $55,450
Goldsboro N/A $50,380
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 100 $48,210
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 1700 $58,780
Elyria 1360 $48,000
Cleveland 1360 $48,000
Toledo 650 $38,050
Dayton 520 $48,260
Akron 440 $48,280
Massillon 280 $39,620
Canton 280 $39,620
Lima 90 $43,490
Springfield 80 $47,680
Mansfield N/A $46,410
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 1840 $42,970
Tulsa 820 $48,230
Lawton 90 $42,190
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 390 $44,540
Eugene 370 $38,010
Medford 220 $34,000
Corvallis 160 $43,210
Redmond 150 $37,780
Bend 150 $37,780
Albany 60 $49,360
Grants Pass 40 $39,430
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1140 $46,770
Harrisburg 380 $49,220
Carlisle 380 $49,220
Lancaster 260 $47,650
Scranton 210 $55,190
Wilkes 210 $55,190
Hazleton 210 $55,190
Barre 210 $55,190
Erie 190 $41,660
State College 190 $73,360
Reading 130 $50,000
York 100 $49,570
Hanover 100 $49,570
East Stroudsburg 90 $48,700
Johnstown 60 $37,710
Chambersburg 60 $39,650
Waynesboro 60 $39,650
Gettysburg 60 $61,630
Williamsport 40 $56,860
Altoona 30 $44,340
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 1140 $29,110
Caguas 1140 $29,110
San Juan 1140 $29,110
Ponce 150 $26,130
Mayag´┐Żez 60 $27,880
Arecibo 50 $28,010
Isabela N/A $22,920
Aguadilla N/A $22,920
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 700 $40,050
North Charleston 700 $40,050
Columbia 560 $42,470
Anderson 410 $39,980
Greenville 410 $39,980
Mauldin 410 $39,980
Bluffton 160 $45,460
Beaufort 160 $45,460
Hilton Head Island 160 $45,460
Spartanburg 150 $45,320
Florence 120 $48,090
Sumter 50 $40,430
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 320 $50,240
Rapid City 180 $49,470
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 3170 $43,060
Davidson 3170 $43,060
Murfreesboro 3170 $43,060
Nashville 3170 $43,060
Knoxville 1320 $37,420
Johnson City 410 $32,970
Jackson 340 $33,230
Cleveland 210 $36,430
Morristown 100 $32,310
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Arlington 3610 $54,010
Fort Worth 3610 $54,010
Dallas 3610 $54,010
The Woodlands 2890 $53,550
Houston 2890 $53,550
Sugar Land 2890 $53,550
Round Rock 1380 $50,300
Austin 1380 $50,300
San Antonio 970 $57,060
New Braunfels 970 $57,060
El Paso 330 $54,410
Corpus Christi 300 $47,200
Edinburg 210 $51,640
Mission 210 $51,640
McAllen 210 $51,640
Lubbock 160 $59,760
Waco 130 $38,950
Killeen 130 $42,860
Temple 130 $42,860
Laredo 130 $48,770
Bryan 120 $47,770
College Station 120 $47,770
Midland 110 $48,790
Tyler 100 $46,240
Port Arthur 100 $47,680
Beaumont 100 $47,680
Harlingen 100 $53,510
Brownsville 100 $53,510
Abilene 90 $48,660
Amarillo 90 $52,320
Wichita Falls 80 $47,570
Denison 60 $57,200
Sherman 60 $57,200
Odessa 50 $48,180
San Angelo 40 $45,060
Longview 40 $49,760
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 650 $46,720
Clearfield 230 $44,700
Ogden 230 $44,700
Provo 170 $36,480
Orem 170 $36,480
St. George 70 $38,430
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 160 $54,940
Burlington 160 $54,940
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roanoke 200 $58,660
Charlottesville 140 $60,450
Lynchburg 120 $49,720
Waynesboro 80 $41,280
Staunton 80 $41,280
Christiansburg 80 $45,590
Radford 80 $45,590
Blacksburg 80 $45,590
Harrisonburg 50 $47,890
Richmond N/A $59,180
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 1570 $51,830
Tacoma 1570 $51,830
Bellevue 1570 $51,830
Spokane Valley 230 $51,870
Spokane 230 $51,870
Richland 100 $44,410
Kennewick 100 $44,410
Tumwater 100 $50,390
Olympia 100 $50,390
Bremerton 80 $51,100
Silverdale 80 $51,100
Mount Vernon 70 $46,660
Anacortes 70 $46,660
Yakima 60 $44,740
Bellingham 60 $50,560
Longview 50 $34,770
Wenatchee 40 $38,300
Walla Walla 30 $47,550
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Morgantown 170 $45,940
Charleston 170 $47,310
Beckley 100 $46,000
Parkersburg 90 $43,310
Vienna 90 $43,310
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 1410 $46,540
Waukesha 1410 $46,540
West Allis 1410 $46,540
Madison 660 $45,860
Green Bay 360 $45,910
Appleton 230 $34,780
Eau Claire 230 $39,260
Neenah 180 $44,560
Oshkosh 180 $44,560
Racine 110 $37,770
Janesville 90 $44,340
Beloit 90 $44,340
Fond du Lac 70 $34,960
Wausau 70 $35,120
Sheboygan 70 $36,910
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 70 $42,520
Cheyenne 60 $52,610

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Food Service Managers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Restaurant 153,440 80% $45,430
Hotel And Accomodation 7,660 4% $54,450
Education 7,590 3% $46,010
Nursing And Residential Care 4,790 2% $47,190
Amusement Gambling And Recreation 4,610 2% $50,540
Office Services And Staffing 3,300 1% $48,480
Grocery Stores 2,520 1% $44,720
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  • Culinary Management (BS)
  • Program areas include Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and more
  • Students are taught cooking styles from around the globe, including Classical European, Asian, and Latin cuisine
  • Curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a chef, with course topics that include Culinary Techniques, Management by Menu, and Nutrition
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef
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  • Baking and Pastry Specialist
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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