Catering or bar manager

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

Tasks

  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service are as required and that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided or discusses customer.
  • Plans catering or bar services and supervises staff.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£18,990

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for catering or bar manager is £18,990

1,807 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,807. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for catering or bar manager roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £18,990 per year. That is about £1,583 per month or £9.74 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,787, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,229

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,807 people are employed in the region.

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