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RESTAURANT GM: Became Chef & Then Realized He Was More People-Oriented

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Bobby is the General Manager of a restaurant in Michigan. When he was younger he always wanted to become a Chef but once that happened, he realized that he was more of a people person and so went into culinary management. His advice: travel when you can!

Job Title: Restaurant General Manager

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
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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
Home, Military, Remote, Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='12220'>and</span> <span m='12760'>mainly</span> <span m='13090'>making</span> <span m='13350'>sure</span> <span m='13550'>the</span> <span m='13650'>guests</span> <span m='13880'>is</span> <span m='13960'>taken</span> <span m='14260'>care of.</span> <span m='15110'>Day</span> <span m='15520'>in,</span> <span m='15800'>day out,</span> <span m='15940'>I</span> <span m='16210'>pretty</span> <span m='16390'>much</span> <span m='16990'>get</span> <span m='17230'>there,</span> <span m='17830'>set</span> <span m='18100'>the</span> <span m='18160'>place</span> <span m='18470'>up,</span> <span m='18630'>make</span> <span m='18740'>sure</span> <span m='19000'>everything's</span> <span m='19230'>ready</span> <span m='19430'>to</span> <span m='19500'>go.</span> <span m='20440'>Check</span> <span m='20620'>on</span> <span m='20730'>the</span> <span m='20770'>guests</span> <span m='21020'>all day.</span> <span m='21460'>There's</span> <span m='21790'>bank</span> <span m='22040'>runs,</span> <span m='22520'>there's</span> <span m='23320'>store</span> <span m='23610'>runs,</span> <span m='24030'>there's</span> <span m='24250'>all</span> <span m='24340'>this</span> <span m='24810'>paperwork</span> <span m='25280'>scheduling,</span> <span m='26032'>all that</span> <span m='26410'>fun</span> <span m='26835'>stuff.</span> </p><p><span m='27515'>The</span> <span m='27770'>funny</span> <span m='28050'>thing about</span> <span m='28910'>my</span> <span m='29070'>educational</span> <span m='29550'>background</span> <span m='29860'>and</span> <span m='29920'>what</span> <span m='30030'>I</span> <span m='30080'>want</span> <span m='30270'>to</span> <span m='30320'>do</span> <span m='30670'>is</span> <span m='31010'>I</span> <span m='31170'>always</span> <span m='31730'>wanted</span> <span m='31870'>to</span> <span m='31920'>be</span> <span m='32070'>a</span> <span m='32110'>chef.</span> <span m='32570'>And</span> <span m='32720'>then when</span> <span m='32840'>I</span> <span m='32880'>got</span> <span m='33060'>the</span> <span m='33190'>opportunity</span> <span m='33450'>to</span> <span m='33710'>be a</span> <span m='33780'>chef,</span> <span m='33950'>I didn't</span> <span m='34170'>want</span> <span m='34350'>to be a</span> <span m='34680'>chef.</span> <span m='35840'>I</span> <span m='36030'>actually</span> <span m='36300'>wanted</span> <span m='36460'>to</span> <span m='36510'>switch</span> <span m='36770'>over</span> <span m='36920'>to</span> <span m='37060'>the</span> <span m='37130'>culinary</span> <span m='37440'>management</span> <span m='37830'>aspect</span> <span m='38420'>because</span> <span m='38705'>I'm</span> <span m='38990'>more</span> <span m='39150'>people</span> <span m='39490'>orientated.</span> <span m='39920'>The cool</span> <span m='40350'>thing</span> <span m='40990'>about</span> <span m='41120'>getting</span> <span m='41420'>a</span> <span m='41770'>dual</span> <span m='42560'>degree</span> <span m='43190'>in</span> <span m='43540'>restaurant</span> <span m='43870'>management</span> <span m='44380'>and</span> <span m='44540'>culinary</span> <span m='44800'>arts</span> <span m='45060'>is you can</span> <span m='45470'>do the best</span> <span m='45845'>of both</span> <span m='46220'>and</span> <span m='46280'>see</span> <span m='46460'>where</span> <span m='46580'>best of</span> <span m='46850'>both worlds</span> <span m='47225'>come from.</span> </p><p><span m='47600'>What</span> <span m='47990'>I</span> <span m='48050'>wish</span> <span m='48330'>I</span> <span m='48390'>knew</span> <span m='48550'>when I</span> <span m='48640'>was younger,</span> <span m='50500'>I</span> <span m='50580'>wish</span> <span m='50810'>I would have</span> <span m='50960'>knew</span> <span m='51440'>that</span> <span m='51620'>I</span> <span m='51720'>could</span> <span m='51900'>travel</span> <span m='52290'>and</span> <span m='52370'>explore</span> <span m='52790'>the</span> <span m='52900'>world</span> <span m='53250'>more.</span> <span m='54380'>Because</span> <span m='55380'>I'm</span> <span m='55500'>doing</span> <span m='55850'>it now</span> <span m='56010'>and,</span> <span m='56130'>granted,</span> <span m='56630'>other</span> <span m='56800'>people</span> <span m='56970'>are</span> <span m='57070'>paying</span> <span m='57370'>for</span> <span m='57590'>it.</span> <span m='57680'>[INAUDIBLE]?</span> <span m='59130'>That's</span> <span m='59380'>a</span> <span m='59420'>great</span> <span m='59680'>perk</span> <span m='60090'>and</span> <span m='60390'>benefit.</span> <span m='60680'>But when</span> <span m='60810'>you</span> <span m='60920'>get</span> <span m='61110'>into</span> <span m='61360'>the</span> <span m='61460'>field</span> <span m='61700'>that</span> <span m='61800'>I've</span> <span m='61930'>gotten</span> <span m='62170'>myself</span> <span m='62550'>into,</span> <span m='63120'>there's</span> <span m='63400'>not as</span> <span m='63570'>much</span> <span 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