Some of the top people in the industry offer some intangible advice and aspects of the restaurant management career path.
You need the courage to step out of your comfort zone
You are a business partner
Career path of a manager is less traditional
Your career success is founded on your accountability
Know where you are going, not where you want to go
Always look for the feedback from every section of the restaurant
Create your ‘inner circle’ team of about 12 people who share a common goal and desire for success.
Take Risk – let people mix it up. Let them explore.
Build relationships with your team.
You don’t have to be the focus of the attention. Don’t be afraid to step back and do your job and let others do theirs.
You are not the star of the show, you are the stage manager.
The manager’s place is in the shadows
Your success is based on people’s perception
Dedication and hard work
Never be afraid to step in at any station in the restaurant.
Know the trends, the local events, and what sells and what doesn’t.
If you study anything – study people, personalities, communication skills.
Never stop learning – ever
Your potential is limited by your social skills
No job is below you. Whatever you need to do for success.
Don’t bother until you learn and understand Restaurant Profit and Loss (P&L)
Never lose sight of what the rest of the market is doing
What is new in the restaurant sector today? If you can answer this then you are ready.
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A Word From Our Clients.
It is with pleasure that I recommend the Gecko Hospitality organization. I wanted to say a special 'thank you' to Joan Koelbel who helped us with the recruiting efforts during a critical time of expansion process of our restaurants. We spent time discussion the particular qualities and the critical attributes that this person must possess in order to help propel our brand. Immediately, she was able to set up meetings and interviews with qualified candidates. We worked together on the recruiting process and she was timely and very professional. I would highly recommend working with Joan or the Gecko Hospitality organization again!