WHAT DO RESTAURANT ASSISTANT MANAGERS DO?
Start your path to management. Restaurant assistant managers run the staff when the manager is not on duty. They direct other employees through their daily routines and interact with customers to make sure that they have a satisfactory experience. Assistant managers act as quality control, ensuring customer satisfaction through training employees properly and adhering to company policy.
Restaurant assistant managers make sure employees perform a variety of tasks, from preparing the food, stocking supplies, serving, charging people for their food, handling cash, credit cards, and a cash register, cleaning tables and counters, resetting tables, greeting customers and answering questions.
HOW MUCH DO RESTAURANT ASSISTANT MANAGERS MAKE?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2010, food servers made a median hourly income of $8.72 per hour, or $18,130 a year. Food service managers made a median hourly income of $23.14, or $48,130 per year. Assistant manager pay would fall somewhere in between these numbers.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Restaurant assistant manager jobs typically don't require a high school diploma, and most training is done on the job and will include proper food handling and safety training. Candidates, however, must demonstrate leadership qualities through experience. Continued education, including a bachelor's degree in restaurant management, will help assistant managers become full time managers.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Customer Service: A friendly, relaxing demeanor, courteousness and quick service will help get repeat customers.
- Stamina: Long, busy days on your feet are the trademark of this job.
- Teamwork: Restaurant assistant managers are part of a team. You will be working with others to make a great dining experience. Being a team player is essential.
- Leadership Skills: Restaurant assistant managers will have to keep employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions.
CAREER PATHS FOR RESTAURANT ASSISTANT MANAGERS
THE FUTURE OF RESTAURANT ASSISTANT MANAGERS
Not as many new restaurants are expected to open between 2010 and 2020 as in past decades, and food service jobs reflect that. Job growth, according to the BLS, will be much slower than the average job over this time.