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DATE ADDED: Mon 08/10/2018

Restaurant District Manager

Chicago, USA


Job Description

Job Summary:

The District Manager will lead all Café operations while maintaining the highest operating standards. The District Manager must possess strong leadership, patient teaching, superior financial and business acumen and a passion for food.


  • Minimum of three years in similar role in Food Service Management-of Restaurants, Cafés or Managed Service
  • Experience with leading and developing a team

Job Expectations:


  • Responsible for overseeing 6-8 cafes
  • Trains, teaches and develops people to meet standards below
  • Holds managers accountable to deliver standards below
  • Delivers on Great food
  • Delivers on Great Service - and Moment Makers
  • Industry leading cleanliness
  • Keeps Facilities in good repair
  • Follows Industry regulations
  • Food Safety at the highest level
  • Employee and Customer Safety
  • Security
  • Market trends and aware of competition
  • Technology trends and aware of competition


  • Reviews manpower and has plans to combat turnover and meet growth needs
  • Ensures that all cafes are led by the right individual
  • Develops people through Training, Mentoring, Seminars, Shoulder to Shoulder, and by using accountability in a positive manner to ensure the company and individuals are successful
  • Reviews and feedback are done at all levels to maintain development
  • Great communication skills - with employees, clients and customers
  • Strong delegating skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent follow up skills
  • Demonstrates patience, trust, empathy, enthusiasm and fairness

Customer Facing

  • Lead PR efforts for district
  • Works in the field 80% of the time
  • Exemplifies company culture
  • Is a strong, motivational leader
  • Has fun and overall is viewed as a positive force, not negative
  • People want to be around him/her

Fiscal Impact


  • Sales growth to hit budgets and beyond
  • Integral part of business modeling, contract negotiation and RFP processes
  • Writes and Implements Business plans and Marketing plans to reach these goals
  • Responsible for writing and meeting or exceeding Company Budgets for sales and profits


  • Builds and Implements systems to hit P&L budgeted targets from top to bottom of the P&L
  • Holds individuals accountable for success of their own P&Ls
  • Business Plans at all levels to achieve P&L goals, so that individuals overall are hitting bonus targets
  • Is knowledgeable of the industry trends, tools, and technology and recommends change as necessary to achieve goals and remain at the top of the industry from a profitability standpoint
  • Develops, hires, and builds a team of people who are Profit oriented, and holds them accountable to achieving Profit targets
  • Regularly reports on key measures to the Director of Dining Services

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Food For Thought are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statuses.

Company Description
Food For Thought is widely recognized among the areas elite off premise catering and food service management companies. For more than 30 years, our commitment to excellent service, innovative cuisine and contemporary presentation has won the admiration of both our clients and peers. Our recipe for success is simple; we consistently provide delicious food and gracious hospitality.

Role: Restaurant District Manager
Job Type:
Location: Chicago,

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