Food & Beverage Director

Property Westin Portland Harborview
Posted Date 6 days ago(6/21/2022 12:12 PM)
ID
2022-144276
Location
US-ME-Portland
Category
Food & Beverage
Type
Regular
Status
Full-Time

Job Summary

The Food & Beverage Director is responsible for assuring attentive friendly courteous and efficient service in all F&B Outlets (Restaurant, Room Service, Lounge, Market, and Banquets) while maintaining adherence to budgeted payroll and overhead cost. They are also responsible for continually working towards improving food and beverage revenue to meet, or exceed, budget. The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for directing and organizing the activities of the Food and Beverage Department to ensure a consistently high-quality food product, while at the same time developing their team, and driving a positive work environment. In addition, this position is charged with consistently improving guest and employee satisfaction. Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities; for OEM associates overtime does apply and is calculated accordingly.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field a 2-year college degree and 3 or more years of related experience. Or a 4-year college degree and at least 1 to 2 years of related experience or a Culinary Degree with 1 to 2 years of progressive experience in a hotel or related field.
  • Holds and maintains applicable certification requirements for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR and First Aid
  • Must be proficient in Windows operating systems Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Extensive experience in restaurant bar banquet catering in room dining and kitchen management required.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful high pressure situations maintaining composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information data etc. from disparate sources and consider adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
  • Must be effective at listening to understanding clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests. 
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.  Have the ability to analyze forecast data and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control
  • Familiar with the general organization of a Hotel and know the function of each department.
  • Communicates in a timely and efficient manner possess strong communication skills excellent speaking reading and writing skills computer skills and basic technological acumen.
  • Knowledge and experience with forecasting budgeting labor management and purchasing to ensure maximum productivity
  • Must be able to complete all applicable forecasting and budgeting in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers employees and other departments.
  • Knowledgeable and aware of local competition and industry trends. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for organizing directing supervising and assisting in the preparation and service of all food and beverage based on standardized recipes for the Restaurant Room Service Market Employee Cafeteria and Banquets while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product.
  • He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness sanitation and safety in the kitchens service stations FOH BOH work and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.
  • He/she plans meals and service while directing and guiding the Chef with various assignments i.e. pricing banquets etc.
  • This role is ultimately responsible for providing oversight of the kitchen staff outlets banquet food display merchandising and operations of the kitchen service beverage and banquet departments as required.

Property Details

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The Westin Portland Harborview provides travelers a perfect vantage point to explore Maine's largest city. Originally opened in 1927 as the Eastland Park Hotel, this historic hotel has been immaculately restored. Visitors can take a short walk to discover the Old Port and some of the best restaurants, retail shops, museums and artistic venues in Maine. Guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived when they stay over in our plush rooms and suites. Each of the guest rooms feature a stunning view of downtown, the harbor or Casco Bay. Guests can enjoy a thoroughly satisfying night's sleep in a Westin Heavenly® Bed. They can re-energize in our state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio or relax with a massage, manicure and more at Artné Spa. We offer on-site dining, including the timelessly chic Top of the East rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Weddings and meetings thrive here with nearly 15,000 square feet of event space and a spectacular grand ballroom.

 

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan

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