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Food And Beverage Manager: Role and Responsibilities

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We have researched and identified a few of the roles and responsibilities of a food and beverage manager.

Have you ever heard of a food and beverage manager? If your answer is no then let us tell you when you go to a restaurant and order a toasted cheese and tomato sandwhich, the person who ordered the bread, butter, cheese, tomato, salt and pepper to make up your delicious sandwhich is the food and beverage manager. 

So what are the rules and responsibilities of a food and beverage manager? A food and beverage manager is responsible for supervising the operational aspects of a restaurant or food service establishment. They are responsible for forecasting, planning and controlling the ordering of food and beverages for a business. They also manage the financial aspects related to the whole process.  Purchasing includes sourcing, ordering and transporting of the food and beverages.

A food and beverage manager is also responsible for stock control, assisting the food and beverage department with budgets, storage control, goods receiving, planning and carrying out food and beverage budgets, pricing of menus for restaurants, related financial reports and other financial duties. The food and beverage manager is often responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and terminating the food service staff members

What are the skills required for a food and beverage manager? A food and beverage manager must have excellent verbal as well as written communication skills. He or she should be proactive and must have a have good understanding of the inventory management system. They must have the ability to work well with colleagues  and work under pressure.  Multitasking is also an essential skill to have. 

 

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