Front of House Restaurant Manager

Malaysia (MY)
29 Sep 2016
10 Nov 2016
Job Level

Job Summary

Antipodean Coffee is one of the region’s leading small cafe concepts, with high profile cafes in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Jakarta. We are seeking motivated, outgoing individuals with solid industry experience, to join our management team in Malaysia, Hong Kong and soon to open Manila

Job Description

Supervises daily restaurant operations and assists the owner with menu planning, maintains sanitation standards and assists servers and hosts on the floor during peak meal periods. Focus on service to improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance in areas of responsibility. Determines training needed to accomplish goals, then implements plan.

Candidate Profile

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma; 4 years’ experience in the food and beverage, culinary, or related professional area.


  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years’ experience in the food and beverage, culinary, or related professional area. This is important if candidate is expatriate requiring a work permit

Core Work Activates

Managing Day-to-Day Operations

  • Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.
  • Maintains service and sanitation standards in restaurant at all times.
  • Reviews staffing levels to ensure that both guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

Leading Food and Beverage Team

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviours.
  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaches, mentors, or otherwise helps others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees.
  • Provides the leadership, vision and direction to bring together and prioritize the departmental goals in a way that will be efficient and effective.
  • Ensures compliance with all food & beverage policies, standards and procedures by training, supervising, follow-up and hands on management.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Ensures staff understands local, state and Federal liquor laws.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensures the quality, standards and meets the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Acts as the guest service role model for the restaurants, sets a good example of excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Meets with guests on an informal basis during meals or upon departure to obtain feedback on quality of food and beverage, service levels and overall satisfaction.
  • Ensures corrective action is taken to continuously improve service results.
  • Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Manages service delivery in outlets to ensure excellent service from point of entry to departure (e.g., greeting from hostess, speed of order taking and food and beverage delivery, fulfilment of special requests, collection of payment & invitation to return).

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Identifies the educational needs of others, develops formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaches or instructs others.
  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably. Strives to improve employee retention.
  • Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Strives to improve service performance.
  • Ensures recognition is taking place across areas of responsibility.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyses information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Assists servers and hosts on the floor during meal periods and high demand times.
  • Recognizes good quality products and presentations.
  • Supervises daily shift operations.
  • Oversees the financial aspects of the department including purchasing and payment of invoices.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.