Restaurant 

Updated on  July 9, 2024


Restaurant 

UPSCALE RESTAURANT AGM/ DINING SERVICES MANAGER - DOWNTOWN DETROIT, MI

5 day week- Great Work/Life balance

Our client is a very popular, established specialty full service restaurant in downtown Detroit. Present sales volume over $5M+. They are expanding have requested our assistance in the search. Prefer candidate who has worked for successful full service restaurant organizations (2+ years) that offered corporate restaurant training programs. Must enjoy customer interaction, touching tables, staff training, and being involved in local community events. Excellent benefit package, $75-80,000+ salary plus bonus

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


RESTAURANT MANAGER - FLINT, MI

Join our team at an upscale dining establishment located in the heart of a bustling downtown. With a commitment to providing exceptional culinary experiences and impeccable service, we cater to a variety of clientele; corporate lunches, a casual dinner, or people celebrating life’s special occasions. This is the perfect spot for people who appreciate scratch-made meals, craft cocktails, and exceptional service. As the Restaurant Manager, you'll have the opportunity to lead and inspire a dedicated staff in delivering memorable dining experiences.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Restaurant Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our upscale establishment. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a passion for hospitality, and a track record of success in the restaurant industry. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are committed to excellence in every aspect of restaurant management, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of front-of-house staff, including servers, bartenders, and supervisors, to ensure exceptional service standards are consistently met
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize restaurant operations, enhance guest satisfaction, and maximize profitability
  • Maintain high standards of food quality, presentation, and cleanliness throughout the restaurant
  • Oversee inventory management, ordering, and vendor relations to ensure sufficient supply levels and cost-effective purchasing practices
  • Train, mentor, and motivate staff to uphold company policies, procedures, and service standards
  • Handle guest inquiries, concerns, and feedback in a professional and timely manner, striving to exceed expectations and resolve issues effectively
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to develop and update menus, special promotions, and craft cocktail / beverage selections
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance metrics, such as sales reports, labor costs, and budget variances, to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed
  • Promote the restaurant via social media and traditional marketing
  • Come up with creative ideas to attract new customers and bring back existing customers

Qualifications:

  • Several years of experience in restaurant management, preferably in an upscale or fine dining establishment
  • Proven leadership abilities with a track record of building and motivating high-performing teams
  • Strong knowledge of restaurant operations, including food and beverage service, sanitation standards, and health regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with guests, staff, and vendors
  • Proficiency in financial management, including budgeting, cost control, and revenue optimization
  • Flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to accommodate the needs of the business
  • ServSafe certification and/or other relevant industry certifications are a plus

Benefits:

  • $75K-$85K base salary depending on experience plus performance-based bonuses
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • 401K + company match
  • Paid time off and vacation benefits
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development
  • Employee discounts and perks

If you are passionate about hospitality and have a proven track record of success in restaurant management, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: kevin@harperjobs.com  

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER - RESTAURANT - PRIVATE CLUB - METRO DETROIT, MI

Join a prominent Detroit area private club with fine dining and casual dining restaurant concepts.  If you are working now for a full-service restaurant corporate operation, and desire a more personalized clientele and upscale work setting, this may be a great opportunity to consider. Level One Sommelier preferred.  Our client prefers a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, and the desire to enter the private club sector.  Five-day, 50-hour, work week, one weekend day off. 401K is a great medical benefits package.

Harper Associates represents many country clubs, city clubs, and yacht clubs in their search for the very best management staff. 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com 

HOTEL F&B DIRECTOR ($65,000) 

Join a very busy Downtown Detroit hotel and grow your career!

The F&B Director will oversee the hotel's restaurant and banquet operations. Be part of a strong leadership team that develops exceptional talent in the hospitality business.

Our client prefers a Hospitality graduate with experience in full-service hotel food & beverage and catering/banquet management. Will oversee the hotel restaurant and bar (breakfast & dinner), in-room dining, and small banquets / corporate meetings. Will handle scheduling, ordering, inventory, and managing a team of FOH and BOH employees, coaching them to provide outstanding service.

Ideal Food & Beverage Director candidates will have:

Hospitality Degree

  • 2-5 years of Restaurant General Manager or Food & Beverage Manager experience in a hotel property
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • ServSafe certification
  • Exceptional customer service skills

Benefits:

    • A competitive base salary ($60K - $65K)
    • Health benefits
    • Paid Vacation
    • Opportunity for advancement

Send resume in Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - CASUAL DINING

We are looking for a well-rounded, enthusiastic Restaurant Assistant General Manager to join our award-winning team!

Do you have restaurant management, kitchen management, and/or GM experience in a high-volume, scratch-cooking restaurant? Looking for a company that recognizes and rewards your hard work? If so, we'd love to talk to you!

We have several restaurants throughout Metro Detroit and are looking for some high-caliber managers. We do high-volume lunch and dinner business as well as catering. We need people with experience:

      • Managing people
      • Managing a kitchen (scratch cooking highly preferred)
      • Managing FOH
      • Catering
      • Handling F&B inventory and ordering
      • Managing P&L


Realistically, we need people who have 5-7 years of corporate restaurant management experience. We also really need people who have managed every department (especially the kitchen / back-of-house) and doesn't mind helping out wherever necessary when it gets busy. Catering experience is highly preferred as well.

We are a casual and fun group, but serious about food and service! We believe in treating our people well, and recognizing and rewarding hard work and great service!


We offer a great salary and benefits package and a healthy work/life balance. 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 

RESTAURANT MANAGER - LANSING, MI AREA (SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER)

Do you have previous experience managing as a restaurant manager, kitchen manager, or dining room manager in a high-volume restaurant? Want to join a company that offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, great work/life balance, and an awesome culture?

We have an opportunity available with a very successful, well-established restaurant and entertainment center, and we want energetic, enthusiastic restaurant managers who want to manage a very busy dining room!

Must-haves:

      • At least 3 years of restaurant manager, kitchen manager, or restaurant supervisor experience in a high-volume restaurant OR a Bachelor's Degree with a couple of completed internships in restaurants
      • Flexibility to work nights & weekends
      • A WINNING attitude!
      • Ability to multi-task and work well on a team

Benefits:

      • Excellent compensation program
      • Medical & dental benefits
      • Paid vacation
      • 401K + match
      • Opportunity for advancement

If this sounds like you, then let's talk! 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD, MI AREA ($55,000 - $60,000)

Oversees daily operations of popular, upscale, boutique Birmingham, MI area restaurant with $2M+ in sales

      • Ensure the venue runs according to established operating policies and procedures
      • Manage the restaurant cost-effectively and efficiently
      • Prepare, present, share, and discuss daily reports with the leadership team
      • Develop floor plans, conduct pre-shifts, communicate to chefs/staff about operational details
      • Oversee restaurant administrative duties
      • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction.
      • Conduct menu engineering, and sales analysis regularly and recommend areas to minimize costs and maximize revenue
      • Correct any deviations from service procedures swiftly through on-the-job training, one on one’s, and testing.
      • Perform daily briefings and disseminate company information to the restaurant management team, while listening and noting feedback to improve in the operation.
      • Establish and maintain positive relationships/rapport with all (internal/external) guests, focusing efforts to exceed guest expectations at every opportunity
      • Populate nightly reports and record daily details of operations for the upper management team to review
      • Assist and perform duties assigned by the Executive Chef and Director of Operations

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 based on experience plus bonus

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com 

RESTAURANT / DINING ROOM MANAGER - GROSSE POINTE AREA

 Join an upscale, full-service restaurant with outside patio dining and a great reputation for food and service. Will oversee staff training and involves lots of guest interaction. Must have an outgoing personality and polished image. 

 $55,000 - $60,000

 Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com 

RESTAURANT MANAGER - BIRMINGHAM / BLOOMFIELD HILLS

If you are an experienced Front of House Restaurant Manager looking to join a very successful restaurant company and grow your career, please consider this exceptional opportunity!

We are looking for a Dining Room Manager / Front of House Restaurant Manager to join an award-winning restaurant in the Birmingham / Bloomfield Hills area. The Restaurant Manager leads a very high-volume dining room, bar, and outdoor patio.

For a Restaurant Manager looking to up their game and join a professional restaurant group that puts its people first, this is the place to be. A Restaurant Manager with high-volume experience in a full-service, casual/upscale dining or fine dining restaurant is an ideal match. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy floor, and have proven success at leading a team of veteran restaurant professionals.

Requirements:

  • Hospitality Degree / Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of high-volume restaurant manager/bar manager/dining room manager experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • Good craft beer and craft cocktail knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)
  • Polished, professional image

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary ($40-$60K depending on experience),
  • Monthly performance bonus
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - HOLLAND, MI

Join a highly popular multi-unit restaurant group and grow your career!

We are looking for a Restaurant General Manager to lead a highly acclaimed restaurant in Western Michigan. We need someone who has previous General Manager experience in an upscale or fine-dining restaurant (we may also have opportunities for an Assistant General Manager or Front House Manager). Those with experience with wine and craft cocktail experience are highly preferred. A Manager who enjoys a very busy atmosphere and leading a team would be an ideal fit.

Ideal candidates will have:

⦁ Hospitality Degree

⦁ 3-4 years of General Manager, Assistant General Manager, or Restaurant Manager experience

⦁ Experience in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

⦁ Exceptional training skills

⦁ Good wine and craft cocktail knowledge

⦁ Excellent customer service skills

⦁ Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)

Benefits:

⦁ Health and vision insurance

⦁ Paid vacation

⦁ Personal days & sick days

⦁ Daily manager meal

Send resume in Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 

STAFF ACCOUNTANT - TROY, MI HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Hybrid Schedule 3 days in the office, Monday and Friday remote

Our client is a very successful full-service restaurant company that is moving into a beautiful new corporate office in Troy. The ideal candidate has an Accounting Degree, combined with a dynamic personality and great communication skills to facilitate conversations with key staff in the field.

Desire a competent, trustworthy Accountant to handle a wide variety of responsibilities. Will be involved with all closing processes and reconciliations (month-end, quarterly and annual).

The Staff Accountant will:

· Prepare general ledger reconciliations and month-end procedures

· Monitor bank reconciliations, third-party receivables, and weekly sales information

· Provide support with payroll processing, accounts payable, receivable

· Help supervise accounting policies and procedures along with internal controls

Requirements include:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

· At least two years of related experience

· Ability to prepare journal entries and statement of account reconciliations

· Solid knowledge of GAAP accounting and financial reporting

· Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

· Previous experience with applying and maintaining strong internal controls

· Restaurant/Food Cost Accounting is advantageous but not mandatory

Excellent salary, benefits, and lunches brought in several times per week! 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com

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