Restaurant Manager

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A restaurant manager organises the provision, preparation and service of food in restaurants, hotels and fast food outlets, including sandwich shops and coffee bars.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay for an assistant manager can range from £18,000 to £28,000 a year and for a manager up to around £35,000. At the top level, in high star hotels or fine dining restaurants, managers can earn up to £50,000, sometimes more.


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Getting In

The first step will usually be a job as assistant manager. The many routes into this work include:

The restaurant trade is a growth industry. There are openings all over Scotland in restaurants, hotels and fast food outlets. Many restaurants specialise in particular types of food.

There is a big difference in the style of service and working environment between different types of restaurants, such as fine dining, hotel and fast food. As such, you would usually choose one route and stick with it.

What Does it Take?

You need:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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