Cafeteria managers are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of cafeterias within an institute or facility. Employed widely to manage cafeteria operations in schools, universities and hospitals, cafeteria managers hire and train staff and oversee operations of facility. They also ensure that food preparation activities are managed properly so that the facility’s standards are met effectively.

To work as a cafeteria manager, you need to possess some supervisory experience of the food service industry; minimum education requirements are a highs school diploma or a GED.

A potential employer is more likely to consider you for this position if your resume reflects some food service management experience. Have a look at the following resume sample for this position which will help you write one of your own.


Cafeteria Manager Resume Sample


Zoe Nathan

901 Hillside Drive, Marksville, LA 627901
(999) 999-9999, Email:


Food service expert with deep knowledge of administering and reinforcing food service policies to maximize efficiency of the workforce in a cafeteria setting. Strong background in estimating food preparation amounts and adjusting recipes accordingly. In depth knowledge of monitoring food service operations in accordance to safety, cleanliness and sanitation protocols.

• Ensured constant availability of food items by revamping the cafeteria’s inventory system
• Kept well under budget by incorporating bulk buying activities of non-perishable cafeteria goods
• Trained seven people as cafeteria workers within three months, right in time for the cafeteria’s opening
• Created two types of cafeteria menus boasting of both regular and health food items


Cafeteria Manager
Louisiana State University, Marksville, LA – June 2006 – October 2013

• Plan and coordinate food preparation activities
• Evaluate prepared food for flavor and quality
• Create and implement menus keeping in mind nutritional value and students’ interest
• Inspect food to verify quality, quantity and specifications
• Manage inventories of food items, condiments and supplies
• Monitor food service operations to ensure appropriate service
• Interview, hire and train cafeteria workers
• Provide cafeteria workers with work schedules and duties
• Oversee the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverage items
• Address student and faculty concerns and complaints regarding food and service quality


Cafeteria Worker
Louisiana State University, Marksville, LA – May 2004 – May 2005

• Took food and beverage orders from students and faculty
• Prepared food items in accordance to recipes
• Ensured that prepared items conform to quality standards
• Served prepared food items
• Bussed and cleaned table tops and chairs
• Clean up cafeteria work areas and counters
• Ensured appropriate supply of condiments and food items

• Exceptional knowledge of cafeteria operations aimed at operating successful food service programs
• Strong insight of managing meal program records, cash summaries and time sheets
• Highly experienced in supervising food service workers to maximize efficiency
• Profound knowledge of dietetic principles, food sanitation and food service operations

Associate in Food Service Management – 2003