Food and Beverage Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Food and Beverage Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Food and Beverage Manager oversee restaurants, bars, cafeterias and catering businesses. Aside from restaurants, they work in hotels and resorts etc. Great Food and Beverage Managers combine food and beverage knowledge, people management and financial management. They must be able to run great teams, watch costs, achieve revenue goals, and deliver fantastic food and service.

Hey job Interviews are never easy. To help you improve your chances for success, i have put together common job interview questions for the food and beverage manager position. Make sure you use these questions to prepare yourself before your big day and you will be sure to have success.

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Why should we hire you as a Food and Beverage Manager?

We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills in this Hospitality role. It’s not always easy to devote a lot of time to each person who works for you. Think of a time you missed an opportunity to help others develop. What happened?

When (if ever) have you delayed decisions as a Food and Beverage Manager to give more thought to the situation? What is the longest you have delayed?

Have you ever had to meet scheduled deadlines when your work was being continually disrupted? What caused you the most difficulty as a Food and Beverage Manager, and why?

Suppose head office gave you a mandate of reducing your food costs.  However, business has been very slow.  A customer comes in and orders fries.  The fries you have already cooked has been sitting 2 min over recommended time.  Would you serve these fries?

Describe your experience scheduling and receiving food and beverage deliveries.

Tell me about the most difficult complaint you have had to handle regarding food quality service and so on.

Tell me about a time when you became aware that an employee was not meeting the standards for personnel performance and customer service.

Suppose you are estimating the current line consumption and you suspected employee of theft.  Role play with me on how you would approach this employee.

How do you coordinate the assignments of cooking staff to make sure that you are using food efficiently?

What is the most import an element in your view when it comes to monitoring food quality such as preparation methods and portion sizes and presentation?

Bosses are not always completely satisfied with the way we do certain tasks or complete certain projects. What is the most recent example of when this happened to you? Do you have another example?

It took you a long time to complete your training. Why?

Sometimes gifts to prospective customers can help land a sale. Have you ever given a gift to a prospective customer? What is your company's position on doing this?

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Bonus Questions


  • What causes you to be tired at work? How do you manage this fatigue?
  • Have you found any ways to make your job easier? Give examples.
  • Describe a situation in which you negotiated with others in the organization for the use of limited resources.

Daily Interview Tip

If you didn't get the job, ask for some tips about how you could improve your interview technique next time. The interviewer is not looking for perfection when he or she asks you about previous mistakes at work. He or she is trying better to understand your level of responsibility, your decision-making process, and your ability to recover from a mistake, as well as what you learned from the experience and if you can take responsibility for your mistakes. If your response is good and you see positive reaction such as a nod or smile, stop answering. Many applicants ruin a perfectly good answer by continuing.