Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salary
An average Fine Dining Restaurant Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by two in five and dental insurance is reported by just under one in three. Most Fine Dining Restaurant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Fine Dining Restaurant Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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|Total Pay (||$22,848 - $55,440|
Job Description for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining
A fine dining restaurant manager typically oversees front-of-house operations (the dining room, host area, and bar or lounge). This manager helps ensure that each dinner shift runs well from an execution standpoint, and they are also expected to interact with guests for quality assurance reasons and to help create a positive guest experience.Read More...
This manager must forecast expected business for each shift based upon day of the week, existing reservations, and trends in previous months or years. The manager then uses this information to assist with scheduling on a given shift, as well as shares it with the chef for preparation purposes as well. During the shift, the fine dining manager moves continuously through the dining room, assisting employees where necessary, interacting with guests, and generally overseeing that food service meets the restaurant’s standards.
Additionally, the fine dining manager is typically in charge of handling all training of new personnel, as well as conducting ongoing training of existing service staff to maintain high levels of performance. The fine dining manager regularly reviews and inspects the front of house and directs all regular cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance of these areas as necessary. Finally, this manager maintains inventories of supplies and disposable goods, re-ordering these items as necessary.
To work as a manager in a fine dining restaurant, at least a high school diploma or equivalent is generally needed; many managers have at least some college education as well. Some restaurants look specifically for managers with degrees in restaurant or hospitality management. In addition to education, a fine dining manager must possess a strong background in this field as a server, trainer, bartender, and/or dining room supervisor.
Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Tasks
- Oversee weekly, monthly, and quarterly accounting for income and expenditures.
- Oversee accounting, auditing, and ordering of food supplies.
- Work with head chef on menus.
- Oversee restaurant operations including staffing, non-food supplies, and budgets.
- Work with sommelier on wine offerings.
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Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining
Pay by Experience for a Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining has a positive trend. An entry-level Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 20 salaries. A Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 10 salaries.
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