F&B Operations Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Here are sample F&B Operations Manager job interview questions designed specifically for the Operations career field.

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Describe your experience with assisting in management of food and beverage team.

What do you find most challenging when building an environment that emphasizes motivation, empowerment, teamwork, continuous improvement. Why?

What do you know about leading a team that provides excellent customer service in a restaurant?

In your view, what is the most important aspect of motivating staff to solve guest and associate related concerns? Why?

Tell me a bit more about your background with building a learning atmosphere with a focus on continuous improvement.

How do you ensure success when you implement an unpopular idea or initiative?

Networking is a term applied to interactions with people outside of formal work groups. Can you describe an experience you’ve had in building or maintaining networks as a F&B Operations Manager.

In your opinion, what will be the greatest challenge faced by Food and Beverage in your local market? Why?

How do you usually plan a menu?

We are looking for a leader by example type, someone who is willing to assist servers and hosts on the floor during peak meal periods. How would your staff describe your leadership style?

In your job as a F&B Operations Manager, did you notice any process or task that was being done unsafely (unsafe machinery/equipment/worker)? How did you notice it? What did you do?

What are the top most important factors for success in the F&B industry?

We’ve all felt as if we were in over our heads on a project. Tell me about a time this happened to you as a F&B Operations Manager.

How do you instill a passion for providing service?

How do you go about developing a relationship with all guests to build repeated clientele internally and externally?

Part of the job is assisting more senior managers in completion of financial and administrative duties. What kinds of admin work have you managed in the food and beverage industry?

What software, equipment and tools can you operate? How were you trained? When? How often do you use them?How many words per minute do you type? How many mistakes? When did you last type this many words? What's the highest number you've ever typed?

Was there any part of your job at your previous employer that came easier to you than to other people? How did you learn it?

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Bonus Questions


  • Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
  • Have you ever asked someone to fill in for you when you were out of town or out of the office? Tell me about one of these situations.
  • How often do you have to correct minor grammatical errors while typing? What types of corrections?

Daily Interview Tip

It A telephone interview is still an interview even if you don't have to go to their offices. You need to be as prepared and well presented as you would be for a face to face interview. Show the interviewer your understanding, motivation and ability, most often through examples of your experiences that showcase the attributes the job requires.