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Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors

£5,200 Average salary at age 20
£27,040 Average Salary
55 Average hours per week


Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.

Main Tasks

  • Plans catering services and directs staff;
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided;
  • Discusses customer’s requirements for special occasions;
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts;
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements;
  • Plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff;
  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit;
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;


Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger restaurants and catering chains offer managerial trainee schemes, entry to which may be based on a variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Various vocational qualifications are available at Levels 2 to 4.

What Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors studied in higher education

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What Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies3
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(C8) Psychology4
(W1) Fine art2
(W3) Music2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(W6) Cinematics & photography3
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics2
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama4
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport14
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies8
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(D6) Food & beverage studies2
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science4
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies5
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(I1) Computer science2
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

124100 Workforce Size
3.63% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
29353 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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