F& B / Restaurant Manager Stellenbosch Cape Winelands
This established is on a Boutique Wine Farm and Up Market Restaurant F&B Establishment.
We are looking for a F&B / Restaurant Manager to lead all aspects of our business. You will deliver a high-quality menu and motivate our staff to provide excellent customer service.
Coordinating daily management of the restaurant, wine tasting, picnic, conferencing & events operations
Delivering superior food and beverage service and maximizing customer satisfaction
Responding efficiently and accurately to customer complaints
Restaurant manager responsibilities include maintaining the event & restaurant’s revenue, profitability and quality goals. You will ensure efficient restaurant operation, as well as maintain high production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need management skills and experience in both front and back of the house. We want you to know how to oversee and manage the dining, events, picnics and wine tasting areas, check-in with customers and balance seating capacity.
Back of the house management experience is also essential, as you’ll hire qualified cooks and Wait Staff, set work schedules, oversee food prep and make sure we comply with health and safety restaurant regulations.
We’ll expect you to lead by example and uplift our staff during busy moments Ultimately, you will ensure our restaurant and events facilities run smoothly and customers have pleasant experiences.
Coordinate daily Front of the House and Back of the House restaurant operations
Deliver superior service and maximize customer satisfaction
Respond efficiently and accurately to customer complaints
Regularly review product quality and research new vendors
Organize and supervise shifts
Appraise staff performance and provide feedback to improve productivity
Estimate future needs for goods, kitchen utensils and cleaning products
Ensure compliance with sanitation and safety regulations
Manage the estate & restaurant’s good image and suggest ways to improve it
Control operational costs and identify measures to cut waste
Create detailed reports on weekly, monthly and annual revenues and expenses
Promote the brand in the local community through word-of-mouth and restaurant events
Recommend ways to reach a broader audience (e.g. discounts and social media ads)
Train new and current employees on proper customer service practices
Implement policies and protocols that will maintain future restaurant operations
Proven work experience as a Restaurant Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Hospitality Manager or similar role
Proven customer service experience as a manager
Extensive food and beverage (F&B) knowledge, with ability to remember and recall ingredients and dishes to inform customers and wait staff
Familiarity with restaurant management software, like Spacebiz, Micros, Dineplan etc.
Strong leadership, motivational and people skills
Acute financial management skills
A degree in Business Administration; hospitality management or culinary schooling is a plus.