Project managers are most often hired by non-restaurant food service organizations such as school and business food service organizations and food service suppliers.
Project managers are responsible for leading a project team and ensuring each project goal is met by its deadline.
Projects include the incorporation of new technologies, concepts, locations, and menu items.
This is a mid-level position. A bachelor’s degree and some experience in project management and food service are usually required.
Certifications are not required but are available through the Project Management Institute.
Entry-level project managers will work with more experienced managers until they have gained more experience.
Project managers are expected to be assertive, flexible, and have good communication skills.
A project manager usually does not have direct reports.
Depending on the size of the organization, supervisory and management positions may be available.