Restaurant Manager Test

A restaurant manager test is designed to evaluate whether job candidates have the core skills and essential traits to be effective restaurant managers, responsible for the operations of a restaurant.

  • What is a restaurant manager test?

    A restaurant manager is a critical job and crucial for the success of any great restaurant. It's their job to ensure the restaurant is successful and the team works well.

    The assessment determines how well they would fit into your restaurant's working culture and standards. This test is best used by employers in the early stages of the recruitment process, to ensure the best quality candidates run your restaurant and manage your hospitality teams.

    The restaurant manager test evaluates candidates using a series of multiple-choice questions, highlighting which candidates are most likely to perform well; such as those with stress tolerance, customer service, team orientation and leadership.

    Performing well on this test demonstrates a candidate would be able to adhere to high managerial standards and leadership.

About the Restaurant Manager Test

A restaurant manager is responsible for ensuring a restaurant runs smoothly and turns over a profit. From managing complaints to dealing with accounts, a restaurant manager will need to manage and lead a team effectively to ensure success and excellent dining experiences for customers. This means they need to be problem-solvers, natural leaders and driven to exceed.

The hospitality industry is known for having a high turnover of staff. This test will help identify candidates' resilience and personal traits, which helps to select appropriate fits for hospitality culture, minimising the risk of short tenure.

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  • Why should you use a restaurant manager test for recruiting?

    Finding quality candidates is an important part of a restaurant's recruitment process. You want to shortlist the most suitable candidates. Identifying good restaurant managers based on their resumes alone can be challenging, particularly as it is a soft skill-focused role.

    A restaurant manager test removes this uncertainty and gives restaurants the ability to send skill tests to large numbers of candidates. The comparative data can be used to make important shortlisting decisions and allow for unbiased insight into how well suited each candidate is to the role, streamlining the hiring process.

    The test will highlight each applicant's strongest key skills, how well they handle management, their attention to detail, and adaptability. It will also measure additional basic skills like simple numeracy to handle accounts and bills.

    Applicants that meet the requirements of the role can be shortlisted, while those who do not demonstrate the necessary skillset can be excluded.

    A restaurant manager test could be useful for the following roles:

    • Café manager
    • Hospitality manager
    • Bar Manager
    • Catering Manager
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Results for the Restaurant Manager Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses restaurant management skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. leadership), aptitude (e.g. numerical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. resilience). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a restaurant manager were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our restaurant manager test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What are the key skills for a restaurant manager?

To be a successful restaurant manager, the key skills you might look for when recruiting are:

  • World-class customer service
  • Business background
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Organisation (staff rota’s etc)
  • Teamwork
Is a restaurant manager test difficult?

The restaurant manager test aims to assess a candidate's ability at an intermediate skill level. The multiple-choice assessment uses a range of easy to challenging questions that assess a restaurant manager's competency and skill level.

What is the cost for Picked's restaurant manager test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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