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?

Tell me about your most important long-term goals.

What are your long range career goals?

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Bonus Questions


  • Describe the things you do to control errors in your work. When was the last time these methods helped you? What did you do?
  • What goals have you set for yourself? Why did you choose these?
  • At your last job, were you satisfied with your unit's or team's performance? Why/Why not? What did you do to contribute to or correct it?

Daily Interview Tip

Before you go to an interview, check the job description for the skills and competencies required, then reflect on your experiences and think about examples that you could use as evidence. When it comes to looking for a job, ensure that your life has a variety of activities, not just job search. Let the interviewer or panel members take the lead and set the tone. Make eye contact, and answer the questions in a firm, clear, confident voice.