Hotel Restaurant Managers


Hotel Restaurant Managers


Hotel restaurant managers oversee the operation of hotel restaurants. They recruit and train staff, keep inventory of food supplies, handle customer complaints, and prepare the menu. They may also supervise the activities of the hotel’s main restaurant as well as the cocktail lounge, banquets, and any food ordered through room service. There are approximately 356,400 restaurant managers employed in the United States, many of whom work in hotel restaurants. Restaurant managers may also be known as food and bevera...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training



Several years' experience in the food service and/or hotel indust



Business Management


Personality Traits



Hotel food service managers earned a mean salary of $69,830 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for all food service managers ranged from less than $31,580 to $92,410 or more.

Benefit packages include vacation and sick time, health, and sometimes dental, insurance, savings plans as well as 401(k) or pension plans. Some companies offer bonus incentives and dis...

Work Environment

Hotel restaurants have long hours—some are open 24 hours a day. It’s not uncommon for restaurant managers to work 50 to 60 hours a week. Expect late hours if closing the restaurant, or early hours if opening one for breakfast. Managers are the backbone of a successful eatery, so many times they are called on to work weekends and holidays. It would be safe to say their lives revolve around the r...


Employment for food service managers who work at hotels and motels is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Job opportunities will grow much faster than the average at casino hotels. The OOH says that "jobseekers with a combination of work experience in food service and a bachelor’s deg...