Restaurant Manager

Restaurant Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Restaurant Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Catering
  • Hospitality Management
  • Menu Development
  • Banquet Operations
  • Hospitality
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  • Event Management
  • Wine
  • Fine Dining
  • Hotel Management
  • Customer Service
  • Pre-opening
  • Tourism
  • New Restaurant Openings
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Revenue Analysis
  • Food Safety
  • Inventory Management
  • Guest Service Management
  • Food Service Operations
  • Food Service

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Resume Skills: Management

  • Inventory Management
  • Cost Control
  • Menu Development
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Staff Training
  • Customer Relations
  • Revenue Increase Strategies
  • P&L Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Health & Safety Compliance
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Quality Assurance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Team Management
  • Vendor Relations
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Budgeting
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Control
  • Revenue Generation
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Vendor Management
  • Purchase Orders
  • Supplier Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Inventory Control
  • Cost Management
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Customer Service
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Event Planning
  • Event Promotion
  • Employee Training
  • Labor Costs Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Staff Supervision
  • Customer Relation Management
  • Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Food Service Operation
  • Business Operations
  • Budget Management
  • Schedule Coordination
  • Vendor Negotiations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Performance Review
  • Hiring and Onboarding
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Resume Skills: Software

  • MS Office Suite
  • Restaurant Management Software
  • POS Systems
  • Scheduling tools
  • CRM
  • Payroll software
  • OpenTable
  • Restaurant365
  • HotSchedules
  • 7shifts
  • TouchBistro
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Micros
  • Agilysys
  • HotSOS
  • Delphi.fdc
  • Toast POS
  • Jolt
  • PeachWorks
  • ORCA Inventory
  • MarketMan
  • TouchBistro POS
  • ResyOS
  • Lavu
  • Upserve
  • Resy
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • MS Office
  • Oracle Hospitality
  • Google Sheets
  • Aloha POS
  • Square POS
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Resume Skills: Business

  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Market Research
  • Profit & Loss Management
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Training
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Business Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Business Analysis
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Resume Skills: Technical

  • Knowledge of POS Systems
  • MS Office Suite
  • Resy Reservation Software
  • Oracle Hospitality
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • POS Systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Open Table
  • Food Costing
  • Recruitment
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Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Beverage Knowledge

Resume Skills: Customer Service

Resume Skills: Regulation Compliance

Resume Skills: Tech Tools

Resume Skills: Food & Beverage Knowledge

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Techniques

Resume Skills: Technology & Systems

Resume Skills: Culinary

  • Menu Development
  • Food and Beverage Pairings
  • Quality Control
  • Presentation Skills
  • Meal Preparation
  • Presentation
  • Baking
  • Grilling
  • Roasting and Sautéing
  • Food Pairing and Nutrition
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Resume Skills: Menu Planning

Resume Skills: POS Systems

Resume Skills: Finance & Accounting

Resume Skills: Compliance

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Your Name
Restaurant Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2019 - Present
Restaurant Manager
Revamped menu offerings, leading to an impressive 17% increase in food sales.
Ensured high levels of guest satisfaction through effective implementation of hospitality management principles, resulting in 25% boost in positive customer reviews.
Leveraged revenue analysis to optimize food pricing structure, leading to an increase in annual revenue by 12%.
Successfully managed pre-opening activities for two new restaurant locations, beating project timelines by 2 months.
Streamlined inventory management process, slashing food waste by 30%. April 2015 - June 2019
Assistant Restaurant Manager
Boosted sales by 10% by introducing a diverse wine selection to complement the fine dining experience.
Launched a unique food safety protocol that led to a 60% reduction in food-handling violations.
Accelerated banquet operations, by redefining workflow, which increased team efficiency by 18%.
Olive Garden January 2011 - March 2015
Senior Waitstaff Supervisor
Played a pivotal role in enhancing customer service strategies, resulting in a 15% increase in return customers.
Oversaw catering for major events including weddings, corporate meals and wine tastings, managing up to 200 guests per event.
Trained new hires on MICROS system, contributing to an increase in order processing speed by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2015
Master's Certification in Hospitality Management
Specialization in Restaurant Management
Resume Worded University December 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration - Restaurant Management
Minors in Marketing and Finance
Recipient of Distinguished Service Award (Top 5%)
Restaurant Software: OpenTable, Toast POS, TouchBistro, Jolt, PeachWorks, ORCA Inventory, MarketMan
Management Practices: Inventory Control, Budget Management, Staff Training & Development, Schedule Coordination, Quality Assurance, Customer Relations
Certifications: Certified Restaurant Manager, National Restaurant Association (2019), ServSafe Manager Certification (2017)
Awards: Manager of the Year, Resume Worded (2020), Best Assistant Manager, (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Feed the Hungry Program (2020 - Present), Mentor, New Managers Program, Olive Garden (2015 - 2019)
Your Name
Food and Beverage Supervisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Food and Beverage Supervisor
Increased beverage sales by 15% by curating exotic craft-cocktail options catering to diverse consumer preferences.
Implementing best hospitality management practices, improved customer satisfaction rate by 30%.
Optimized inventory management, reducing wastage by 20%.
Supervised successful opening of three hotel-attached bars, causing on-site revenue to grow by 27%.
Successfully managed events, accommodating up to 500 attendees, resulting in 20% sales increment. January 2015 - April 2018
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
Introduced a revised cocktail menu, enabling 18% rise in beverage sales.
Managed catering for events, leading to a 25% increase in banquet sales.
Enforced strict food safety standards, leading to 100% compliance in health inspections.
Starbucks January 2010 - December 2014
Bar Manager
Capitalized on current trends in the coffee industry, contributing to a significant upturn in customer visits by 10%.
Enhanced staff efficiency in processes and systems, saving 10 hours per week.
Introduced innovative merchandising strategies, driving merchandise sales up by 20%.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Hospitality Management
Focus on Food and Beverage Operations and Cost Control Measures
Resume Worded University June 2008
Bachelor of Science - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Minors in Business Administration and Management
Awards: Dean's List 2006 (Top 10%)
Operations & Team Management: Scheduling, Inventory Control, Cost Management, Staff Training, Supplier Negotiation
Techniques: Beverage Pairing, Hygiene Standards, Food Presentation
Technology & Systems: POS Systems, Inventory Management Software, Customer Management Software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, Level 2 Award in Wines (WSET)
Leadership & Volunteering: Community Outreach (Volunteer Food Organizer, 2015 - 2018)
Awards: Employee of the Year, (2017); Starbucks Excellence Award (2013)
Your Name
Banquet Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Banquet Manager
Overhauled event management process, improving operational efficiency by 20%.
Capitalized on high-demand dates with a revised pricing strategy, increasing annual revenue by 35%.
Implemented a new banquet operations training protocol, boosting staff efficiency by 15%.
Managed successful grand opening of the new banquet hall section, increasing event bookings by 30%.
Collaborated with kitchen staff for menu development of banquets, increasing customer satisfaction by 25%. January 2017 - December 2019
Assistant Banquet Manager
Coordinated an average of 15 events per month, maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
Improved food and beverage logistics for events, reducing wastage by 20%.
Implemented fine dining standards for banquets, enhancing guest experience.
Marriott International January 2013 - December 2016
Event Coordinator
Managed full lifecycle of the event management process for key corporate clients.
Developed an efficient client communication system, improving customer service scores by 10%.
Spearheaded the successful coordination of over 100 high-profile events.
Resume Worded University December 2019
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Specialized in Event Management
Resume Worded Institute December 2012
Bachelor of Science - Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management
Minor in Business Administration
Awards: Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Hospitality Management Software: Micros, OPERA, OpenTable, Agilysys, HotSOS, Delphi.fdc
Beverage Knowledge: Wine Tasting, Mixology, Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails, Beverage Pairing
Procurement & Supply Chain Management: Inventory Management, Vendor Management, Purchase Orders, Supplier Negotiation, Contract Management, Cost Analysis
Event Management: Event Planning, Budgeting, Scheduling, Customer Service, Event Promotion
Certifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), Certified Food Service Manager (CFSM)
Leadership & Volunteering: National Association for Catering and Events (Board Member), Volunteer at local soup kitchens
Projects: Developed and Implemented a new wine pairing menu for banquet service at
Training: Employee Training in Customer Service, Hygiene, and Safety Procedures
Your Name
Restaurant Owner
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2019 - Present
Restaurant Owner
Spearheaded a comprehensive restaurant management strategy that resulted in a 35% increase in annual sales, fostering a progressive culinary experience
Successfully orchestrated the opening of 3 new restaurant locations, enhancing the brand's reach and profitability
Revolutionized our food and beverage operations, leading to a 15% decrease in waste and a 50% improvement in inventory turnover
Produced dynamic marketing campaigns that boosted restaurant visibility, generating a 45% increase in customer footfall within 6 months
Enforced stringent food safety measures and protocols, maintaining a consistent 5-star safety rating on all audits January 2016 - April 2019
Executive Chef
Pioneered innovative menu development, leading to a 20% increase in customer satisfaction and a 25% surge in repeat business
Maintained superior hospitality standards, ensuring maximum satisfaction to customers and achieved a 95% favorable review score on various platforms
Introduced new food sourcing strategies that cut costs by 15% without compromising on quality
Hilton Hotels September 2012 - December 2015
Sous Chef
Enhanced kitchen efficiency by 30% through effective team management and implementing new cooking methodologies
Assisted in conducting food and wine pairing events that boosted wine sales by 50%
Developed a robust inventory management system, reducing stock discrepancies by 60%
Resume Worded Institute April 2019
Certified Restaurant Owner
Coursework focused on managerial economics, business development, and the fundamentals of restaurant management
Resume Worded University August 2012
Bachelor of Science - Culinary Arts
Graduated Cum Laude; specialized in International Cuisine
Internship: Sous Chef at The Local Table, summer of 2010
Culinary techniques: Gourmet cooking, Gastronomy, Menu Development, Wine pairings, Food safety knowledge, Customer-oriented
Business: Leadership, Vendor relations, Employee management, Marketing and advertising, Financial management, Negotiation tactics
Technical Skills: Point of sale systems, Inventory management software, Microsoft Office Suite, Customer relationship management software (CRM), Automated accounting systems
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Italian (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: Safe Serve Certification (2015), First Aid Certificate (2016)
Conferences & Training: Attended annual National Restaurant Association Show, Training seminars in wine tasting and pairings, Local food festivals
Volunteering: Volunteer Chef at local homeless shelter, Food Donation Drives, Coaching young entrepreneurs
Publications: Written articles on fine dining for local papers, Featured in 'Chefs of New York' magazine
Your Name
Restaurant General Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE August 2017 - Present
Restaurant General Manager
Formulated and implemented a comprehensive marketing strategy, leading to a 80% increase in takeaway sales during the Covid-19 period
Piloted a hospitality management model that reduced employee turnover by 25%
Introduced a new event management system for private and corporate bookings, increasing event sales by 50%
Initiated a powerful menu revamp strategy that contributed to a 30% increase in average check
Implemented wine inventory management, resulting in a 15% reduction in wastage
Resume Worded February 2014 - July 2017
Assistant Restaurant Manager
Boosted sales by 25% by designing and implementing a seasonal menu along with the executive chef
Led a rebranding campaign to successfully position the restaurant as a leader in fine dining
Streamlined the restaurant's ordering process which improved customer service metrics by 20%
The Cheesecake Factory January 2010 - January 2014
Head Waiter
Managed a team of 25 staff, improving service speed by 35%
Organized staff schedules, cutting overtime by 20%
Liaised with the kitchen staff to ensure timely delivery of orders, leading to a 15% increase in customer satisfaction
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2017
Master's Degree - Business Administration (MBA)
Concentration in Hospitality Management
Resume Worded University May 2009
Bachelor of Science - Restaurant Management
Graduated cum laude
Relevant Coursework: Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Food and Beverage Services
Management: Inventory Control, Training & Development, Vendor Relations, Cost Control, Asset Management, Performance Metrics
Software: OpenTable, TimeForge, Toast POS, Restaurant365, Micros POS
Regulatory: Food Safety Certificate, OSHA Regulations, Liquor Licensing Regulations, Health and Safety Standards
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: ServSafe Manager Certification (2018), Certificate in Leadership and Management in Food and Beverage Services (2016)
Volunteering: Annual participant in the Restaurant Week charity event, providing food and service to the underprivileged (2010-present)
Awards: Manager of the Year, Resume Worded (2019), Excellence in Service, The Cheesecake Factory (2013)
Professional Development: Attended Restaurant Management Summit (2018), Active Member, National Restaurant Association (2014-present)
Your Name
Food and Beverage Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2017 - Present
Food and Beverage Manager
Devised an innovative food and beverage strategy that led to a 20% gross profit increase in the first year
Pioneered a sophisticated wine list revamp, contributing to a 15% boost in wine sales
Implemented an effective food safety protocol, ensuring 100% compliance with local and federal regulations
Developed and managed a dynamic annual marketing strategy, resulting in a 40% increase in online reservations
Revolutionized inventory management processes, reducing food wastage by 30% and improving margin by 10% March 2012 - November 2017
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
Streamlined supply chain processes to reduce delivery times by 35%
Led a team of 50+ staff members to deliver exceptional customer service and boost revenue by 20%
Implemented effective cost control measures which reduced food cost from 35% to 30%
MGM Grand April 2007 - February 2012
Beverage Manager
Negotiated contracts with vendors, saving 10% on beverage costs
Designed innovative cocktail lists which increased beverage sales by 15%
Managed an extensive wine list contributing to a 20% increase in overall beverage sales
Resume Worded University October 2009
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Focused on food and beverage operations and strategic management
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2007
Professional Certificate in Foodservice Management
Comprehensive training in food safety, inventory control, and human resources
Foodservice Software: OpenTable, PeachWorks, Upserve, FoodCostWiz, HotSchedules, SimpleOrder
Financial Analysis: Cost Control, Budgeting, Pricing Strategy, Profit and Loss Analysis, Revenue Forecasting, Inventory Management
Safety & Compliance: Food Safety Standards (ServSafe), OSHA Compliance, Health Department Regulations, Liquor Law Compliance
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Working), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Foodservice Manager (CFM), ServSafe Alcohol Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: President, Local Chapter of National Restaurant Association, Feed the Children Volunteer
Awards: Food and Beverage Excellence Award,, Manager of The Year, MGM Grand
Your Name
Beverage Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Beverage Manager
Orchestrated a comprehensive overhaul of the beverage program, reviving underperforming products and increasing beverage sales by 77% within the first year.
Coordinated the pre-opening of three new restaurant wings, successfully setting up beverage operations including procurement and training staff in record time.
Championed the use of MICROS software, achieving a 30% increase in service efficiency and reducing inventory discrepancies.
Implemented a wine training program for all staff members, fostering a culture of knowledge and resulting in an increase of specialty wine sales by 50%.
Spearheaded a beverage pairing initiative with the culinary team, maximizing guest experience and boosting banquet operations.
Hilton Hotels June 2017- February 2020
Bar & Lounge Supervisor
Developed seasonal cocktail menus, introducing unique blends that secured a 40% increase in cocktail orders.
Streamlined inventory management, reducing waste and excess stock by 20% annually.
Coordinated successful promotional events aiming at releasing new beverages to the hotel's esteemed clientele; boosted event attendance by 60%. January 2015 - May 2017
Devised a cost-effective beverages procurement strategy that reduced costs by 15% without compromising quality.
Assisted in the new corporate catering program, leading to a 35% profit increase in the first quarter following launch.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Science - Beverage and Food Management
Specialized in Quality Control of Beverages and Mixology Arts
Resume Worded Institute April 2013
Professional Bartender Certification
Covered techniques for crafting traditional and innovative cocktails
Certified in TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS)
Beverage Knowledge: Cocktail Creation, Wine Pairing, Whiskey Profiles, Craft Beers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Coffee Making Techniques
Management & Technical Skills: Inventory Management, Team Supervision, Customer Service, POS Systems, Staff Training, Budgeting
Digital Tools: MS Office (Excel, Word), ResDiary Booking System, 7shifts, TapHunter, Evernote, Canva
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Italian (Basic)
Certifications: Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines, Mixology Masterclass, Art and Science of Brewing
Leadership & Volunteering: Bartender's Guild Local Chapter (President, 2018-2020), Volunteered at community food and wine festivals
Continuing Education: Attends annual beverage industry conferences and expos for professional growth
Projects: Curated the cocktail menu for Hilton Hotels' flagship bar, led to a 20% increase in beverage sales within 6 months
Your Name
Bar Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2019 - Present
Bar Manager
Pioneered a strategic menu development program, resulting in product diversification, customer satisfaction, and a 45% markup.
Managed the successful launch of a craft beer line increasing bar popularity and boosting revenue by 25% within the first six months.
Revolutionized customer service delivery, leading to a significant increase in online ratings, up by 2 stars on TripAdvisor.
Introduced a profitability and par report, reducing inventory costs by 15%.
Collaborated with culinary team to host paired food and drink events, contributing to a 20% increase in event management revenue.
Marriott Hotels July 2016- March 2019
Head Bartender
Increased beverage revenue by 55% through intoxicating beverage presentations and excellent customer service.
Spearheaded training of new staff on mixology techniques, customer service, and operational policies.
Efficiently managed liquor inventory, reducing waste and cutting down expenses by 18%.
Resume Worded February 2014 - June 2016
Promoted innovative ‘Drink of the Month’ leading to an increase in sales by 35%
Helped in setting up two new branches, successfully managing logistical challenges.
Resume Worded Institute June 2018
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Specialization in Beverage Management and Event Planning
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Hospitality Management
Course focus: Business Law & Ethics, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
Awards: Dean's List 2011-2013
Industry Software: BevSpot, Partender, TapHunter, OpenTable, Micros POS, Untappd
Hospitality: Food Pairing, Menu Engineering, Craft Cocktail Creation, Beer Knowledge, Wine Knowledge
Management: Staff Training, Team Leadership, Event Management, Operational Process Optimization, Scheduling, Inventory Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Cicerone, Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Beer Server
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender at local charity events, Organizer of community food and drink festivals
Professional Development: Attended annual National Restaurant Association Show (2016-2019), Participant in industry webinars and seminars to stay updated on trends
Your Name
Food & Beverage Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2021 - Present
Food & Beverage Manager
Directed the revamping of three restaurant wings while maintaining operations, resulting in a 30% surge in revenue.
Facilitated the roll-out of a new Point-of-Sale system, optimizing sales tracking, and inventory control.
Launched wine and spirit workshops for the hotel guests, contributing to an increase in revenues from the wine and spirits category by 40%.
Successfully reduced overall costs, achieving a 20% annual savings on F&B purchases through strategic supplier negotiations.
Coordinated catering for large corporate events, pushing banquet-style dining sales up by 50%.
Hilton Hotels May 2018 - January 2021
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Oversaw the renovation of the cocktail bar, driving an increase in overall beverage revenue by 22%.
Introduced a new in-room dining menu, highlighting local cuisine, resulting in a 15% increase in in-room food orders.
Implemented new staff training modules improving service levels and securing a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5. April 2015 - April 2018
Head Waiter
Promoted to Head Waiter within the first year due to exceptional performance and dedication to exceptional service.
Proposed and enforced a new table arrangement scheme, contributing to a 15% increase in customer seating capacity.
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Specialization in Food Service Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Bachelor of Science - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Coursework: Food and Beverage Cost Control, Hospitality Sales and Marketing
Award: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Management: Inventory Management, Staff Training, Quality Assurance, Event Management, Vendor Management, Hospitality Management
Software: OpenTable, Agilysys, Oracle MICROS, PeachWorks, ResNexus, MS Office Suite
Industry Knowledge: Food Safety, Menu Planning, Wine Pairing, Food Service, Fine Dining, Beverage Systems
Certifications: ServSafe Manager Certification (2021), Certified Sommelier (WSET Level 2) (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Event Chair, Annual Charity Dinner, Hilton Hotels (2019 - 2021), Volunteer, Meals on Wheels (2018 - Present)
Awards: Manager of the Year, Hilton Hotels (2020), Outstanding Service Award, (2017)
Professional Development: Completed Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Course, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) (2019), Attended Annual Hospitality Industry Conference (2016 - Present)
Your Name
Food Server
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2020 - Present
Food Server
Swiftly adopted HORECA strategies, enhancing guest dining experiences and boosting restaurant repeat customer rate by 30%
Integrated Adobe Photoshop skills to significantly improve in-house advertising, lifting revenue by 15%
Utilized knowledge in Food & Beverage regulations, leading to impeccable health inspection records
Optimized use of IBM SPSS in analyzing customer satisfaction survey results, guiding dining experience enhancements which lifted customer satisfaction rates by 40%
Introduced ‘table waiting’ techniques that improved table turnover rate by 25%
Red Lobster January 2018 - June 2020
Implemented modern mixology techniques, increasing drink sales by 35%
Employed practiced customer service skills, contributing to the establishment’s remarkable 90% guest satisfaction rate
Demonstrated efficient inventory management strategies, leading to a 20% reduction in beverage wastage
Starbucks October 2016 - December 2017
Bolstered coffee sales by 25% through creative Marketing of seasonal beverages
Maintained a clean and organized coffee station, resulting in reduction of customer wait time by 10%
Incorporated research on coffee-drinking trends, leading to innovative drink creations
Resume Worded Institute June 2018
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Management
Comprehensive understanding of the food and beverage industry
Part-time training concurrent with Bartender role at Red Lobster
Resume Worded University August 2016
Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management
Emphasis on Customer Service and Operations Management, Graduated Cum Laude
Food Service Skills: Table Setting, Point of Sale Systems (POS), Food Safety and Sanitation, Menu Memorization, Liquor Laws, Allergen Knowledge, Wine Pairings
Beverage Skills: Espresso Machine Operation, Bar Inventory Management, Cocktail Recipes, Draft Beer Dispensing
Customer Service: Conflict Resolution, Multi-tasking, Attention to Detail, High Volume Handling, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: ServeSafe Food Handler Certificate, Bartender Mixology Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender at local Pro-Bono Pub, offering services for charity fundraisers
Career Enhancement: Attended Hospitality Management Workshop, Increasing Customer Loyalty Seminar
Accomplishments: Employee of the Month at Red Lobster (March 2019), Starbucks Barista Champion Winner (2017)
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Maximized table turnover rate by 20% through efficient service and cooperation with kitchen staff
Skillfully used Adobe InDesign to create appealing menu designs, contributing to a 15% increase in food sales
Integrated proficient use of Microsoft Access to effectively manage customer reservations, increasing table utilization by 30%
Implemented compelling Event Management practices, leading to successful coordination of high-profile dining events boosting reputation
Honed impeccable Hospitality skills, leading to high praise in customer reviews and a 90% satisfaction rate
TGI Fridays July 2018 - January 2021
Restaurant Server
Applied proficient Food & Beverage knowledge, contributing significantly to the restaurant’s zero health code violation record
Leveraged Social Media platforms to promote restaurant specials, resulting in a marked increase in customer base
Employed successful upselling techniques contributing to a 10% increase in sales
Outback Steakhouse April 2016 - June 2018
Exhibited exceptional Customer Service skills in managing reservations and addressing complaints, contributing to an inviting dining atmosphere
Led 10% growth in repeat clientele count through personalized service
Maintained clean and organized hosting station, ensuring smooth operations
Resume Worded Institute June 2020
Advanced Certification in Customer Service Excellence
Deepened understanding of customer behavior and improved communication skills.
Pursued part-time while working at Outback Steakhouse.
Resume Worded University August 2016
Certification in Basic Food Safety and Hygiene
Gained comprehensive knowledge of food safety regulations and hygiene protocols.
Award: Best trainee of the year for achieving perfection in assessment.
Service Skills: Food Serving, Beverage Recommendations, Menu Memorization, Upselling, Specials Communication, Dining Room Management.
Operational Skills: Food Safety, Hygiene Standards, Cash Handling, Point of Sale Systems, Table Setup, Clean-Up Tasks.
Interpersonal Skills: Active Listening, Clear Communication, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Team Collaboration, Multitasking.
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Wine Server (2019), Certified Beer Server (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as Captain of the town's local charity team, organizing fundraiser dinners (2019 - present), Volunteered in Feed the Nation program, serving free meals to the homeless (2016 - 2018).
Awards: Employee of the Month at TGI Fridays (August 2020), Top Performer recognition at (2021)
Professional Development: Attended Restaurant Hospitality and Management Conference (2019), Participated in Active Listener's workshop (2018)
Your Name
Restaurant Server
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cheesecake Factory January 2021 - Present
Restaurant Server
Implemented optimal waiting tables system that enabled a 15% reduction in waiting times and boosting customer satisfaction
Developed new menu items using Adobe Illustrator, resulting a 20% increase in weekly sales
Applied effective use of the Hospitality Management skillset to enhance team efficiency and restaurant operations leading to a 25% jump in daily sales
Engaged in comprehensive research to stay ahead with trends in the restaurant industry, resulting in the restaurant being awarded 'Best Innovation in Menu' in the city
Optimized Barista skills to strengthen the dessert and drinks section, leading to a 10% boost in post-dinner sales
Olive Garden May 2018 - December 2020
Improved table assignment system to reduce customer wait time by 20%
Raised social media presence by posting daily specials and events, increasing follower count by 25%
Commended for excellent customer service skills that enhanced the restaurant’s reputation in the local community August 2016 - April 2018
Food Runner
Maintained efficient communication between kitchen and service staff, ensuring timely order delivery
Utilized knowledge of Food & Beverage regulations to ensure quality control for outgoing dishes
Participated in staff training programs boosting team cooperation and efficiency
Resume Worded Institute December 2020
Advanced Course in Food and Beverage Operations
Coursework: Food safety, customer relationship management, alcohol awareness
Certified as food handler by National Restaurant Association
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Specialized in Food Service Management
Participated actively in restaurant operations at University Cafeteria
Hospitality Skills: Table Setting, Menu Knowledge, Wine Pairing, POS Systems proficiency, Allergen Awareness, Health code standards
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Reservation Systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Certifications: Certified Food Handler, National Restaurant Association (2021)
Volunteering: Assisted in serving meals at local homeless shelters
Projects: Led and developed a team project to improve restaurant efficiency as a part of Hospitality Management coursework at Resume Worded University
Your Name
Deli Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Deli Manager
Increased Deli department sales by 25% in Q2 2021 through merchandising effective cross-selling strategies.
Developed and implemented inventory control procedures resulting in a record low shrinkage rate of 3% in 2020.
Achieved 98% customer satisfaction rating by ensuring food safety and quality standards were upheld consistently.
Directed a team of 15 staff, maintaining low attrition rates and high employee satisfaction.
Streamlined store management systems, reducing labour expenses by 10% QoQ. June 2016 - January 2019
Assistant Deli Manager
Contributed to an increase in retail sales by 15% annually through effective visual merchandising.
Played a key role in hiring and training employees, supporting team to exceed sales goals.
Introduced new food preparation techniques, reducing waste and boosting margin by 5%.
Whole Foods Market April 2014 - May 2016
Deli Clerk Specialist
Served up to 200 customers daily, processing transactions quickly and accurately.
Assisted with inventory management, reducing discrepancies by 20% QoQ.
Upheld highest standards of grocery products and perishables handling, ensuring freshness and quality.
Resume Worded Institute May 2018
Certified Deli Manager
This certification taught advanced deli management techniques and safety compliance.
Part-time training during employment at
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration - Retail Management
Specialized in Retail and Food Service Management.
Awards: Dean's List 2012, 2013 (Top 10%), Retail Management Shining Star Award
Deli Equipment & Software: Slicers, Scales, Wrapping Machines, Meat and Cheese Grinders, PDQ Machines, POS Systems
Safety Procedures: Food Safety, Equipment Safety, Workplace Safety Regulations, HACCP, Allergy Awareness
Inventory Management: Stock Rotation, Purchase Order Management, Inventory Audits, Cost Control, Waste Management
Customer Service and Sales: Upselling, Complaint Handling, Customer Retention, Customer Engagement, Sales Forecasting
Certifications: Certified Food Safety Manager (ServSafe), CPR and First Aid Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer at local soup kitchen, Member of Retail Management Association
Projects: Successfully implemented new inventory management system at Resume Worded, reducing waste by 20%.
Awards & Achievements: Employee of the Year at, 2017 and Achieved highest sales record at Whole Foods Market in 2015.
Your Name
Grocery Store Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Grocery Store Manager
Improved store-wide customer satisfaction rating by 15% through implementing effective team training programs.
Oversaw a reduction in shrinkage by 25% after introducing more efficient loss prevention strategies.
Grew annual revenue by 20% with effective merchandising practices.
Enhanced store's visual merchandising leading to a 10% increase in foot traffic.
Managed a diverse team of 25+ employees, fostering a motivated and productive working environment.
Resume Worded June 2017 - December 2019
Grocery Department Manager
Boosted grocery department sales by 18% in 2019 through targeted promotions.
Implemented inventory control procedures resulting in 15% reduction in stock discrepancies.
Increased efficiency of food & beverage handling, avoiding spoilage and preserving freshness.
Safeway February 2015 - May 2017
Deli Clerk
Delivered excellent customer service to cater to specific customer requirements.
Maintained inventory for Deli department, reducing instances of surplus stock.
Contributed to the retail sales efforts, resulting in a 15% annual increase in department sales.
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS)
Applicable knowledge on handling, preparing, and preserving food safely.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration - Retail Management
Concentration in Accounting
President, Retail Management Association
Management: Inventory Control, Operational Efficiency, Employee Scheduling, Budget Management, Waste Control, Store Planning
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks, POS Systems, Inventory Management Software, Workforce Management Software
Industry Knowledge: Food Safety, Product Knowledge, Shelf Arrangement, Grocery Pricing, In-Store Promotions, Merchandising Strategies
Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Active Member and Leader of Community Food Drive Campaigns
Professional Development: Regular attendee of Annual Grocery Retailers Conference and workshops.
Your Name
Head of Food and Beverage Operations
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Head of Food and Beverage Operations
Grew Food and Beverage division revenue by $2M annually through strategic partnerships.
Boosted catering orders by 30% through a comprehensive promotional campaign.
Minimized food waste by 17% year on year through improved inventory management practices.
Spearheaded the hiring and training of food and beverage team to ensure service excellence.
Enhanced customer experience by ensuring consistent food safety and quality. June 2014 - February 2018
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
Implemented streamlined service strategies resulting in a 20% increase in customer satisfaction rating.
Reduced food costs by 15% by negotiating with suppliers and vendors.
Oversaw a team of 50+ staff, ensuring efficient workflow and productivity.
Kroger January 2012 - May 2014
Deli Supervisor
Upheld the supermarket's high food safety standards, reducing customer complaints by 15%.
Achieved superior visual merchandising standards thereby increasing foot traffic by 10%.
Succeeded in reducing shrinkage by 15% through vigilant inventory control.
Resume Worded University January 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Hospitality Management
Distinction in Operations Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor's degree - Food Service Management
Minor in Business Administration
Award: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Management: Budget Management, Vendor Negotiation, Staff Training, Inventory Control, Food Safety, Consumer Relations
Technical Skills: MS Office (Advanced), POS Systems (Intermediate), Food Costing Software (Advanced), Scheduling Software (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler Certification (2015), Project Management Professional (PMP) (2017)
Leadership: Member, American Culinary Federation (ACF)
Projects: Successfully implemented a centralized ordering system at Resume Worded, reducing food waste by 20%

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Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Restaurant Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Food & Beverage, Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Hospitality and Menu Development.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Banquet Operations, Event Management and Catering - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like New Restaurant Openings, Food Safety and Food Service Operations - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Restaurant Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Restaurant Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

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Word Cloud for Restaurant Manager Skills & Keywords

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Top Restaurant Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Restaurant Manager Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Restaurant Manager job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Culinary Skills

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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What are the top skills you should add to your Restaurant Manager resume?

Some effective Restaurant Manager skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Restaurant Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Catering
  • Hospitality Management
  • Menu Development
  • Banquet Operations
  • Hospitality
  • Event Management

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