Restaurant Management

As one of today's most in-demand jobs, the salary for a restaurant manager is over $50,000 on average. To become a successful restaurant manager, you must acquire the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to execute all elements of a restaurant business. Restaurant Management provides this foundation by teaching each aspect of the process; from inception through creation to ultimately managing a successful restaurant.

This course will impart the theory behind food and beverage...

6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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University of the District of Columbia

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Course code: GES611

What you will learn

  • How to plan a successful menu and effectively manage the food and beverage production and service for that menu.
  • How to manage human resources, legal requirements and basic accounting practices to ensure the smooth operation of the restaurant.
  • How to implement a sales and marketing strategy to ensure a successful restaurant.
  • How to select an optimal location for a restaurant.
  • How to plan and implement restaurant fit-outs.

How you will benefit

  • Restaurant Management will give you a wide spectrum of basic training to work in or manage restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, café or any other food and beverage establishment.
  • Suitable for anyone wanting to learn Restaurant Management without committing to years of study.
  • This course is perfect to complement those undertaking or wanting to undertake some form of work experience or paid work within the food and beverage service industry.

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. Restaurant Location
    1. Demographics
    2. Traffic
    3. Visibility and Accessibility
    4. Size and Affordability
    5. Due Diligence
  2. Restaurant Fit-out
    1. Legal Requirements
    2. Process Management
    3. Layout and Equipment
    4. Restaurant Décor
    5. Budgeting
  3. Menu Management
    1. Purpose
    2. Types
    3. Design Elements
    4. Pricing
    5. Content
    6. Reviews
  4. Sales and Marketing
    1. Target Markets
    2. Marketing Plans
    3. Sales Forecasts
  5. Food Service Management
    1. Food Service Process
    2. Food Service Styles
    3. The Essentials of Main Service Styles
    4. The Advantages of Main Service Styles
    5. Budget Considerations for Main Service Styles
    6. Additional Services
    7. Customer Service
    8. Customer Sales
  6. Kitchen Management
    1. Inventory Systems
    2. Standard Recipes
    3. Preparation Sheets
    4. Kitchen Employees
    5. Food Production Systems and Methods
    6. Food Safety
    7. Measurements
    8. Portions
  7. Beverage Management
    1. Legal considerations
    2. Characteristics of Spirits
    3. Characteristics of Wine
    4. Cocktails
    5. Bar Service
    6. Inventory Levels
    7. Beverage Calculations
  8. Human Resource Management
    1. The Recruitment Process
    2. Employee Inductions
    3. The Training Cycle
    4. Performance Appraisals
    5. Exit Interviews
    6. Rosters and Allocations
  9. Restaurant Contracts
    1. Elements of a Contract
    2. Essential Clauses
    3. Other Laws
  10. Accounting Principles
    1. Accounting Terminology
    2. Financial Statements
    3. Accounting Methods
    4. Inventory Valuation Methods

Thea Roberts

Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.

Liselle Turner

Liselle Turner is a content writer and project manager. In addition to her background in advertising, she has worked in the learning and development industry. Turner holds a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma of Hospitality and Management, and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Any Word Processing application (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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