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Food Service Managers

Also called: Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Restaurant Manager

Where in the Army? In the Army: Food Service Specialist; Food Service Technician

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Count money and make bank deposits.


  • customer service
  • management
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • DataTeam Lunch Express
  • Food Service Solutions POSitive ID System
Analytical or scientific software
  • Aurora FoodPro
  • ChefTec software
Inventory management software
  • Army Food Management Information System software
  • Food Service Solutions FoodCo


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
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