Restaurant and Catering Establishment Managers and Proprietors

Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.


New workers

New workers start around £11,803. Normal pay is £28,011 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,590.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 151,709 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.

  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.

  • Plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff.

  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements.

  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.

  • Discusses customer’s requirements for special occasions.

  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided.

  • Plans catering services and directs staff.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Auditing

  • Stock Control

  • Food Services

  • Cost Control

  • Food Preparation

  • Marketing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Sales

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Coaching

  • Planning

  • Training And Development

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.