Indio, CA

Blau & Associates is seeking a qualified individual for Food & Beverage Director at a new, luxury hotel development.

JOB TITLE: Director of Food & Beverage


It is the primary responsibility of the DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS to oversee all day to day operations within the Food and Beverage department. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices, and procedures.


  • Supports ownership in the development and implementation of the strategic plan and vision for the division consistent with the company’s objectives
  • Provides leadership in the development and monitoring of division operations, fiscal budgets, and marketing strategies to produce both short-term and long-term profitability.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the execution and measurement of guest service standards within the reporting areas in the Food & Beverage Division to ensure continued growth and profitability.
  • Ensures all policies, procedures and practices are consistent with the company’s core service standards and brand attributes.
  • Assists Chefs/Managers with the research, development, evaluation and implementation of new venues, products, services, technology and processes to ensure company’s competitive position in anticipation of changing customer needs within the dynamic hospitality/gaming environment
  • Works closely with ownership to measure and maintain costs geared toward delivering the profitability goals set forth by the division.
  • Provides leadership for the division’s Human Resources responsibilities to include: creating a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, training, and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment.
  • Establishes accountability processes for division; ensures compliance with the company’s status quo third party representation philosophy, company policies, legal requirements, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Maintains open communication with General Managers by attending preshifts, daily room inspections, and monthly meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains the highest quality levels, performance and service standards of all Food & Beverage areas.
  • Handles all guest complaints in the Food & Beverage area
  • Develops and maintains effective communications between all operating departments
  • Develops new and analyzes existing procedures and special promotions that will improve guest patronage under the guidelines of the company’s policies.
  • Approves the employment and termination of Food & Beverage manager level employees and is responsible for coordination of on the job training programs through department managers on a regular basis.
  • Reviews and monitors manager level employee’s schedules and approves vacations
  • Coordinates the development, interpretation and implementation of hotel policies, operating procedures and training programs, manuals, directives, menus, work schedules, rules and regulations for the food and beverage staff and personnel.
  • Mentoring employees
  • Developing new ideas and department initiatives
  • Maintaining the standards of a highly recognized property


  • Must have at least 7+ years of management experience at a 4 or 5 Diamond property with high volume restaurant business, expertise in budgeting, forecasting and capital expenditures
  • Experience working on opening properties is preferred
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of Food and Beverage preparation and presentation
  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, hotel or restaurant management and/or extensive management Food & Beverage experience in a major hotel/resort complex handling multi-unit food and beverage departments is preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Micros
  • Must have a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Position is full-time and requires regular, reliable attendance
  • Must maintain the mental and physical stamina to work extended shifts and days

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