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Restaurant Manager


My client an established 5 Star Boutique Hotel in Polokwane is urgently recruiting for a Restaurant Manager who will take responsibility for managing the daily operations of the fine dining restaurant in the Hotel.
In addition, they will oversee the inventory and ordering of food and supplies, optimize profits and ensure that guests are satisfied with their dining experience. The Restaurant Manager reports to the F&B / Operations Manager .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ( Primary responsibilities include ) :
General : Oversee and manage all areas of the restaurant and make final decisions on matters of importance.
Financial : Adhere to company standards and service levels to increase sales and minimize costs, including food, beverage, supply, utility and labor costs. ™ Responsible for ensuring that all financial (invoices, reporting) and personnel/payroll related administrative duties are completed accurately, on time and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Food safety and planning : Enforce hygiene practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen and dining areas.
Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies.
Responsible for ensuring consistent high quality of food preparation and service.
Maintain professional restaurant image, including restaurant cleanliness, proper uniforms, and appearance standards.
Work with head office / suppliers for efficient provisioning and purchasing of supplies.
Supervise portion control and quantities of preparation to minimize waste.
Estimate food needs, place orders with suppliers and executive chef , and schedule the delivery of fresh food and supplies.
Guest service : Ensure positive guest service in all areas. Respond to complaints, taking any and all appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied guests into return guests.
Operational responsibilities : Ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees, guests and company assets.
Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.
Manage shifts which include: daily decision making, scheduling, planning while upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness.
Investigate and resolve complaints concerning food quality and service.
Personnel :Provide direction to employees regarding operational and procedural issues.
Develop employees :by providing ongoing feedback, establishing performance expectations and by conducting performance reviews.
Prepare schedules and ensure that the restaurant is staffed for all shifts.
Degree in hotel/restaurant management is desirable.
A combination of practical experience and education will be considered as an alternative.
Knowledge of computers (MS Word, Excel).
Micros System Experience required
Proficient in the following dimensions of restaurant functions: food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures, personnel management, recordkeeping, and preparation of reports.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must agree to background and credit check
Self-discipline, initiative, leadership ability and outgoing.
Pleasant, polite manner and a neat and clean appearance.
Ability to motivate employees to work as a team to ensure that food and service meet
appropriate standards.
Must be able to handle the pressures of simultaneously coordinating a wide range of activities
and recommend appropriate solutions to restaurant problems.
Must possess good communication skills for dealing with diverse staff.
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks such as food, beverage and labor cost while maintaining
required standards of operation in daily restaurant activities.
Keeps Operations managers fully informed of all issues (i.e. problems, unusual matters of
significance and positive events) and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or
suggests alternative courses of action.
Completes job responsibilities and performance objectives in a timely and effective manner and
in accordance with Whiskey Creek policies and procedures.
Maintains a favorable working relationship with all company employees to foster and promote a
cooperative and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum employee
morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness. 
Please note that only candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be contacted 
Polokwane, LP, ZA