Managers in Food Service and Accommodation

Restaurant and food service managers plan, organize, direct and control the operations of restaurants, bars, cafeterias and other food and beverage services. They work in food and beverage service establishments, or they may be self-employed. In the NWT, these managers are knowledgeable about the seasonal cost and availability of shipping and plan their orders well ahead for times when road access to their communities is limited or non-existent.


  • High school diploma.
  • College diploma or completion of a program related to hospitality, tourism, business administration or food and beverage management.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have below average but sustained increases in employment over the next ten years.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 63.8% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 81.3% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 10.2% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 8.5% live in other communities. About 82.5% are employed in the Accommodation and Food Services industry and 10.5% in the Retail Trade sector.