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Assistant Restaurant Manager

Assistant Restaurant Manager

Job Description: As an assistant restaurant manager in a restaurant your role is to support the manager with the operation of the restaurant, to maximize sales and retain customers. The assistant restaurant manager may plan staff rosters, develop menus, and plate the dishes.

Your day-to-day duties may involve:

  • creating menus
  • managing budgets
  • maintaining health and hygiene standards
  • coordinating the kitchen and waiting staff
  • plating dishes

During the breakfast, lunch, and dinner service you’ll supervise the kitchen staff and waiters to ensure it is running smoothly. You’ll ensure the food is correctly prepared and the dishes come out on time. Before the restaurant opens you will work the manager, head chef, and sommelier to create new seasonal food and drink menus.

As well as coordinating the practical aspects of the restaurant you will help the manager with budgets, sales targets and purchasing stock. Restaurants use fresh ingredients that have a low shelf life, therefore you’ll work with the manager to purchase stock regularly. You will also implement HR practices by training and developing your staff to have high standards of customer service and care. Most of your time will be spent shadowing the manager, learning about running a restaurant. 

As a senior member of the team, it’s your responsibility to ensure your staff is aware of health and safety laws. You will ensure the administration procedures are complete and make sure your team members are well presented and punctual.


  • Contribute to the control of resources
  • Contribute to the development of a wine list
  • Contribute to the selection of staff for activities
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organization
  • Improve the customer relationship
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety, and security of the working environment
  • Manage the environmental impact of your work
  • Monitor and solve customer service problems
  • Provide learning opportunities for colleagues
  • Supervise drinks services
  • Supervise food services
  • Supervise practices for handling payments

Available Training and Certifications