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Restaurant Manager Interview Questions

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What makes an interviewee stand out, in your opinion?

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Restaurant Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What makes an interviewee stand out, in your opinion?

  2. 2.

    What do you know about our restaurant?

  3. 3.

    What do you believe is the role of the restaurant manager?

  4. 4.

    What new trends have you discovered in the food industry?

  5. 5.

    What actions will you take to ensure our food costs stay below 30%?

  6. 6.

    How extensive is your wine knowledge?

  7. 7.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  8. 8.

    What is your experience managing inventory?

  9. 9.

    Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?

  10. 10.

    What will you do if a particular dish on the menu is not selling?

  11. 11.

    What are your experiences with hiring staff?

  12. 12.

    What experiences do you have in the restaurant field?

  13. 13.

    Do you have experience with terminations?

  14. 14.

    How do you handle customer disputes?

  15. 15.

    What would you do if you saw a server about to deliver a poorly plated meal to a customer?

  16. 16.

    We are struggling with leadership in our restaurant. How will your leadership make us better?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about the last restaurant you worked in. What was the overall vibe?

  18. 18.

    You just noticed the chef using expired ingredients. How do you handle this situation and what do you say?

  19. 19.

    Why are you leaving your current position?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about your management experience.

  21. 21.

    What trends would you like to implement at this restaurant?

  22. 22.

    How well do you get to know the customers that visit your establishment?

  23. 23.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  24. 24.

    When would you be available to start?

  25. 25.

    You have a few gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?