Workforce Atlas Job Spotlight: Food Service Manager
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on July 09, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips

In 2017, Pearson, founding partner of Project Literacy, joined forces with ProLiteracy to develop Workforce Atlas, an online career pathways platform that assesses adults’ literacy, numeracy, workplace skills, and interests. Once users complete assessments of their literacy, numeracy, and interests, they are directed to recommended occupations, online resources, and local providers that can help them achieve their professional, academic, and personal aspirations. Workforce Atlas offers a multitude of different career options that are personalized to users to increase overall effectiveness during the job search.

A preview of the information offered on Workforce Atlas about a career as a food service manager is highlighted below:


Job Spotlight

Food Service Managers: Banquet Director/Banquet Manager/Boarding House Manager


Managers run departments that serve food or drink. They hire staff. They order equipment and supplies. They plan work shifts. They give workers tasks to do. They make sure rules are followed.

Things You Would Do in This Job

  • Count money and put it in a bank account.
  • Greet guests and show them to their seats. Give them menus and wine lists.
  • Make sure food is prepared the right way. Check that the right amount is made and that the food looks good.

Skills You Will Need For This Occupation

Skill name:

  • Critical Thinking and Solving Hard Problems
  • Equipment Upkeep and Repairing
  • Reading and Writing

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Percentage of People Who Work in This Occupation:

Did not finish high school:

Percentage: 15.37%

High School Diploma or Equivalency Degree:

Percentage: 55.19%

Post-High School Certificate:

Percentage: 4.83%

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