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Cafe/​Restaurant Manager

Kaiwhakahaere Toa Kawhe/​Wharekai

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Cafe/restaurant managers are in charge of running cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets. They may also run catering businesses.


Cafe/restaurant assistant duty managers usually earn

$17-$21 per hour

Cafe/restaurant general managers usually earn

$21-$34 per hour

Source: Restaurant Assn of NZ and Frontline Hospitality, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a cafe/restaurant manager are good due to increasing demand and a shortage of workers.
A woman uses a cash register and has an open laptop next to her on a cafe counter

Cafe/restaurant managers order stock and supplies, and manage staff

Last updated 30 October 2018