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Top 45 Restaurant Manager Interview Questions
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Question 1 of 45
Do you work well under pressure?
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"I sure do. I have a system of doing things to make sure that I can do well under pressure. For instance, when there are lots of customers coming in through the door, the first thing I do is give a quick pep talk to both the front and back of house, and I make sure that everyone has what they need to do a good job. I help everyone focus and make sure that they know exactly what to do and where they can find me if they need help."
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Question 2 of 45
Share with me a situation where a customer was upset and you handled the situation successfully.
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"In my last role, we held a lot of upscale events in our main dining room. I had one situation where the menu that was prepared for a group was not what they were expecting. I spent several minutes talking with the host and took her concerns back to our chef. The kitchen was able to adjust the menu to suite her tastes but it took strong communication and leadership skills."
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Question 3 of 45
What do you believe is the role of the restaurant manager?
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Question 4 of 45
Have you ever had to fire an employee? Or explain your worst employee that you've managed.
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Question 5 of 45
If a dish from the menu is not selling, what will you discuss with the Chef?
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Question 6 of 45
What makes you an effective manager?
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Question 7 of 45
Tell me about your experience handling office work?
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Question 8 of 45
If our food costs rise above 30%, it has a big impact on our profit and loss. What will you do to lower the cost?
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Question 9 of 45
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 10 of 45
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 11 of 45
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
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Question 12 of 45
You see a server ready to take a burnt meal to a customer's table, what do you do?
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Question 13 of 45
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 14 of 45
How long will you stay with our company?
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Question 15 of 45
Have you ever been late to open the doors at a restaurant before?
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Question 16 of 45
What part of the job do you dislike? What would you change?
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Question 17 of 45
What do you know about our restaurant?
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Question 18 of 45
We are struggling with leadership in our Restaurant, how will your leadership make us better?
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Question 19 of 45
Do you enjoy talking to customers?
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Question 20 of 45
Having accurate inventory, revenue and payroll reports are very important to us. What is your approach to handling this with precision and keeping them up-to-date?
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Question 21 of 45
What employee promotion experiences do you have?
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Question 22 of 45
Tell me about the last restaurant you worked at.
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Question 23 of 45
You just noticed the chef using expired ingredients. How do you handle this situation and what do you say?
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Question 24 of 45
Who was the best employee you've hired? Did you know this at the time of the interview?
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Question 25 of 45
What are your goals for my restaurant?
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Question 26 of 45
Why are you leaving your current position?
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Question 27 of 45
What experiences do you have in the Restaurant and Hospitality field?
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Question 28 of 45
We know there are many great restaurants in town that are hiring. Have you been offered another position yet?
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Question 29 of 45
What are your cost-control abilities and strategies?
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Question 30 of 45
What accomplishments are you most proud of from your last position?
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Question 31 of 45
Tell me about your management experience.
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Question 32 of 45
Where do you see our restaurant going if you were to take the helm?
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Question 33 of 45
How extensive is your wine knowledge?
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Question 34 of 45
What was the best company you have worked for?
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Question 35 of 45
What are your experiences with hiring a staff?
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Question 36 of 45
What trends would you like to implement at this restaurant?
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Question 37 of 45
Have you eaten at our restaurant before?
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Question 38 of 45
What new trends have you discovered in the food industry?
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Question 39 of 45
What is your experience managing inventory?
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Question 40 of 45
What one goal did you set for yourself that you missed at your last restaurant? What did you learn?
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Question 41 of 45
Tell me about your worst confrontation with a customer.
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Question 42 of 45
What is your best skill as a manager?
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Question 43 of 45
What is your main weakness that you'd like to improve upon as a manager?
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Question 44 of 45
How well do you get to know the customers that visit your establishment?
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Question 45 of 45
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Unique and custom restaurant manager interview questions. These questions are designed to stimulate a real interview experience, and bring something more challenging than typical interview questions. Created on February 18th, 2016

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