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Catering and bar managers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£14,040 pile of coins

Age 35

£26,000 pile of coins

Age 50

£28,600 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £17,680

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • plans catering or bar services and supervises staff
  • decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided or discusses customer’s requirements for special occasions
  • purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts
  • 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
  • checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.

Current entry requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger catering and licensed premises chains offer managerial trainee schemes. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 2 to 4.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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