The average salary for an Experienced General Manager, Food Service is $51,077.
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Job Description for General Manager, Food Service
General managers in the food service field work in places such as cafes, restaurants, and cafeterias, and at least a few years of experience in the industry, and in management, are generally required for this position. Food service general managers must strive to offer excellent food and quality service to customers and should have in-depth knowledge of service standards, hygiene practices, recipes, and food preparation. They should be able to lead by example and motivate their teams of employe…Read more
General Manager, Food Service Tasks
- Implement efficient food service operations, appropriate cost controls, marketing programs and profit management.
- Oversee maintenance of equipment, facility and grounds through the use of a preventative maintenance program.
- Oversee day-to-day operations.
- Ensure OSHA, local health and safety codes and company safety and security policies are met.
- Ensure food quality and customer satisfaction.
Popular Employer Salaries for General Manager, Food Service
The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Food Service are from the companies Sodexo, Inc., Wendy's International, Inc. and Taco Bell Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Bon Appetit where the average pay is $88,510. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aramark and Sodexo, Inc., earning around $85,916 and $77,301, respectively. Wendy's International, Inc. pays the lowest at around $48,799. Taco Bell Corporation and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,910 and $55,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for General Manager, Food Service
Skills in Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring, Scheduling, Inventory Management and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Food Service
An entry-level General Manager, Food Service with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,724 based on 27 salaries. An early career General Manager, Food Service with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,444 based on 454 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Food Service with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,038 based on 379 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,906.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Manager, Food Service in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 55.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (32.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (26.5% more).
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