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RESTAURANT OWNER: Demanding Responsibilities

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As a Restaurant Owner, the best way to learn is from an experienced owner in the same industry. The day consists of managing all essential functions of the restaurant, from opening and closing, to accounting and preparation for the day.

Degree: Philosophy
Job Title: Restaurant Owner
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Food Service Managers

Job Description

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages to customers. Managers ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by th National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Leadership ability, Strength/stamina, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='27759'>open.</span> <span m='28258'>We</span> <span m='28424'>open</span> <span m='28590'>at</span> <span m='28757'>4:00.</span> <span m='29256'>Then</span> <span m='29755'>the</span> <span m='30254'>rest</span> <span m='30420'>of</span> <span m='30586'>the</span> <span m='30753'>evening</span> <span m='31252'>is</span> <span m='31376'>taking</span> <span m='31501'>care</span> <span m='31626'>of</span> <span m='31751'>guests,</span> <span m='32250'>supporting</span> <span m='32749'>my</span> <span m='32998'>staff</span> <span m='33248'>as</span> <span m='33497'>they</span> <span m='33747'>accomplish</span> <span m='33996'>their</span> <span m='34246'>tasks,</span> <span m='34745'>whether</span> <span m='34911'>it's</span> <span m='35077'>in</span> <span m='35244'>the</span> <span m='35493'>bar,</span> <span m='35743'>on</span> <span m='35992'>the</span> <span m='36242'>cook</span> <span m='36366'>line,</span> <span m='36491'>in</span> <span m='36616'>the</span> <span m='36741'>scullery.</span> </p><p><span m='38238'>As</span> <span m='38737'>closing</span> <span m='39236'>time</span> <span m='39735'>comes</span> <span m='39984'>up,</span> <span m='40234'>it's</span> <span m='40733'>time</span> <span m='40991'>to</span> <span m='41250'>clean,</span> <span m='41420'>it's</span> <span m='41590'>time</span> <span m='41760'>to</span> <span m='41930'>mop.</span> <span m='42350'>We</span> <span m='42455'>do</span> <span m='42560'>all</span> <span m='42665'>of</span> <span m='42770'>our</span> <span m='43260'>own</span> <span m='43750'>around</span> <span m='43995'>here--</span> <span m='44730'>bathrooms</span> <span m='45220'>included.</span> <span m='46848'>Then</span> <span m='47336'>it's</span> <span m='47824'>time</span> <span m='47986'>to</span> <span m='48149'>deal</span> <span m='48312'>with</span> <span m='48556'>the</span> <span m='48800'>money</span> <span m='48922'>issues,</span> <span m='49044'>getting</span> <span m='49166'>the</span> <span m='49288'>drawers</span> <span m='49532'>counted</span> <span m='49776'>down,</span> <span m='50264'>getting</span> <span m='50426'>all</span> <span m='50589'>of</span> <span m='50752'>the</span> <span m='50996'>[? accounts ?]</span> <span m='51240'>squared</span> <span m='51484'>away.</span> <span m='52216'>And</span> <span m='52704'>then</span> <span m='53192'>I'm</span> <span m='53354'>home</span> <span m='53517'>usually</span> <span m='53680'>between</span> <span m='54168'>1:00</span> <span m='54656'>and</span> <span m='54900'>2:00</span> <span m='55144'>in</span> <span m='55306'>the</span> <span m='55469'>morning.</span> <span m='55632'>And</span> <span m='55729'>then</span> <span m='55827'>get</span> <span m='55924'>up</span> <span m='56022'>the</span> <span m='56120'>next</span> <span m='56282'>day</span> <span m='56445'>and</span> <span m='56608'>do</span> <span m='56730'>it</span> <span m='56852'>all</span> <span m='56974'>over</span> <span m='57096'>again.</span> </p><p><span m='59540'>I</span> <span m='59880'>went</span> <span m='60050'>to</span> <span m='60220'>school</span> <span m='60720'>for</span> <span m='60960'>philosophy.</span> <span m='61200'>I</span> <span m='61320'>have</span> <span m='61440'>a</span> <span m='61560'>master's</span> <span m='61680'>in</span> <span m='61920'>philosophy.</span> <span m='62160'>And</span> <span m='62480'>I</span> <span m='62640'>was</span> <span m='63120'>working</span> <span m='63280'>towards</span> <span m='63440'>my</span> <span m='63600'>doctorate.</span> <span m='64560'>But my</span> <span m='65040'>higher</span> <span m='65520'>educational</span> <span m='66000'>path,</span> <span m='66480'>I'd</span> <span m='66640'>been</span> <span m='66800'>working</span> <span m='66960'>in</span> <span m='67200'>food</span> <span m='67440'>services.</span> <span m='67920'>And</span> <span m='68040'>this</span> <span m='68160'>is</span> <span m='68280'>my</span> <span m='68400'>life</span> <span m='68880'>now.</span> 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m='79501'>conversation</span> <span m='79624'>with</span> <span m='79870'>my</span> <span m='80116'>family</span> <span m='80362'>to</span> <span m='80608'>help</span> <span m='80772'>them</span> <span m='80936'>understand</span> <span m='81100'>and</span> <span m='81264'>help</span> <span m='81428'>myself</span> <span m='81592'>understand</span> <span m='82084'>that</span> <span m='82576'>this</span> <span m='83068'>is</span> <span m='83560'>where</span> <span m='84052'>my</span> <span m='84544'>heart</span> <span m='84790'>is.</span> <span m='85528'>And</span> <span m='86512'>this</span> <span m='86758'>is</span> <span m='87004'>where</span> <span m='87250'>I</span> <span m='87496'>want</span> <span m='87988'>to</span> <span m='88152'>spend</span> <span m='88316'>my</span> <span m='88480'>life.</span> </p><p><span m='90940'>To</span> <span m='91104'>do</span> <span m='91268'>that,</span> <span m='91432'>there</span> <span m='91596'>was</span> <span m='91760'>some</span> <span m='91924'>more</span> <span m='92170'>training</span> <span m='92416'>that</span> <span m='92908'>needed</span> <span m='93154'>to</span> <span m='93400'>occur.</span> <span m='94384'>I</span> <span m='94507'>went</span> <span m='94630'>back</span> <span m='94753'>to</span> <span m='94876'>do</span> <span m='95143'>some</span> <span m='95410'>management</span> <span m='96050'>course</span> <span m='96350'>work</span> <span m='96990'>in</span> <span m='97180'>culinary</span> <span m='97505'>management.</span> <span m='98818'>I</span> <span m='99312'>would,</span> <span m='99806'>however,</span> <span m='100300'>say</span> <span m='100423'>that</span> <span m='100547'>the</span> <span m='100670'>best</span> <span m='100794'>training</span> <span m='101288'>that</span> <span m='101411'>you</span> <span m='101535'>can</span> <span m='101658'>get</span> <span m='101782'>is</span> <span m='101946'>hands</span> <span m='102111'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='102276'>Walk</span> <span m='102523'>into</span> <span m='102770'>kitchen</span> <span m='103264'>if</span> <span m='103758'>you</span> <span m='104252'>want</span> <span m='104350'>to</span> <span m='104449'>learn</span> <span m='104548'>how</span> <span m='104647'>to</span> <span m='104746'>be</span> <span m='104910'>a</span> <span m='105075'>line</span> <span m='105240'>cook,</span> <span m='105734'>and</span> <span m='105898'>ask</span> <span m='106063'>them</span> <span m='106228'>to</span> <span m='106351'>show</span> <span m='106475'>you</span> <span m='106598'>how</span> <span m='106722'>to</span> <span m='106886'>use</span> <span m='107051'>a</span> <span m='107216'>knife.</span> <span m='107710'>The</span> <span m='107850'>best</span> <span m='107920'>thing</span> <span m='107990'>you</span> <span m='108060'>can</span> <span m='108130'>do</span> <span m='108200'>is</span> <span m='108270'>just</span> <span m='108635'>get</span> <span m='109000'>into</span> <span m='109450'>the</span> <span m='109900'>environment</span> <span m='110350'>you</span> <span m='110462'>want</span> <span m='110575'>to</span> <span m='110687'>be</span> <span m='110800'>in</span> <span m='111250'>and</span> <span m='111475'>ask</span> <span m='111700'>someone</span> <span m='111925'>to</span> <span m='112150'>teach</span> <span m='112370'>you.</span> <span m='113030'>And</span> <span m='113470'>they</span> <span m='113540'>will,</span> <span m='114170'>they</span> <span m='114385'>absolutely</span> <span m='114750'>will.</span> </p><p><span m='118599'>What</span> <span m='119046'>I</span> <span m='119500'>wish</span> <span m='119890'>I</span> <span m='119960'>knew</span> <span m='120030'>when</span> <span m='120070'>I</span> <span m='120110'>started</span> <span m='120430'>was</span> <span m='120750'>that</span> <span m='120984'>it's</span> <span m='121218'>OK</span> <span m='121686'>to</span> <span m='122154'>do</span> <span m='123090'>something</span> <span m='123870'>outside</span> <span m='124420'>of</span> <span m='125150'>whatever</span> <span m='125902'>your</span> <span m='126280'>world</span> <span m='126761'>is</span> <span m='126881'>telling</span> <span m='127001'>you</span> <span m='127121'>is</span> <span m='127242'>an</span> <span m='127482'>appropriate</span> <span m='127723'>thing</span> <span m='127883'>to</span> <span m='128043'>do.</span> <span m='129647'>It</span> <span m='130130'>is</span> <span m='130380'>OK</span> <span m='130680'>to</span> <span m='130980'>think</span> <span m='131280'>outside</span> <span m='131580'>the</span> <span m='131880'>box.</span> <span m='132180'>It</span> <span m='132480'>is</span> <span m='132780'>OK</span> <span m='133080'>to</span> <span m='133230'>do</span> <span m='133380'>something</span> <span m='133680'>that</span> <span m='133980'>you</span> <span m='134080'>feel</span> <span m='134180'>you</span> <span m='134280'>maybe</span> <span m='134580'>want</span> <span m='134880'>to</span> <span m='135180'>do,</span> <span m='135480'>even</span> <span m='135630'>if</span> <span m='135780'>you</span> <span m='135930'>can't</span> <span m='136080'>necessarily</span> <span m='136680'>justify</span> <span m='136980'>it</span> <span m='137280'>to</span> <span m='137430'>the</span> <span m='137580'>rest</span> <span m='137680'>of</span> <span m='137780'>your</span> <span m='137880'>world.</span> <span m='139980'>And</span> <span m='140280'>don't</span> <span m='140580'>ever</span> <span m='140880'>do</span> <span m='141180'>something</span> <span m='141480'>just</span> <span m='141580'>for</span> <span m='141680'>the</span> <span m='141780'>money.</span> <span m='142380'>The</span> <span m='142680'>money</span> <span m='142980'>will</span> <span m='143280'>come</span> <span m='143580'>if</span> <span m='143880'>you</span> <span m='144180'>love</span> <span m='144480'>what</span> <span m='144630'>you</span> <span m='144780'>do.</span> 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