Catering and Bar Managers

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.


New workers
£ 10,230
£ 19,787
£ 29,792

Available jobs

In the past year there were 84,128 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

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

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

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

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

  • Plans catering or bar services and supervises 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

  • Stock Control

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Cash Handling

  • Food Preparation

  • Cooking

  • Food Services

  • Operational Excellence

  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Cleanliness

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Coaching

  • Training And Development

  • Supervision

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.