Food & Beverage Manager (Hotel Experience Preferred)

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted January 14, 2022

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The Food & Beverage Manager is responsible for all of the business operations of our hotel Outlets.  Duties include: interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling and managing employees, as well as overseeing inventory, including Beverage & Food, supplies and other equipment for the Outlets.  Also, responsible for resolving customer complaints regarding food quality, service and making sure the business complies with health and food safety regulations.  In addition, perform administrative tasks such managing payroll.  

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Sales

  • Maximize profit through appropriate staffing, revenue generation, and efficient and effective cost management.
  • Aggressively developing a business portfolio in concert with the Sales Team.
  • Create, enforce, and execute hotel business objectives and goals.
  • Applies and continually broadens knowledge of food and wine pairings and cutting edge cuisine with emphasis on current event trends.

Staffing

  • Oversee staffing and development of the Beverage & Food and Banquet departments and line employees; supervise workforce management activities including performance reviews, discipline, and training.
  • Coordinate activities via instructions and execution.
  • Be accountable for responsibilities in their absence.
  • Set up tables according to service standards.
  • Lead various internal and external meetings.
  • Observes service behaviors of Ambassadors and provide feedback.
  • Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.
  • Maintain adherence and promotion of Company’s corporate identity.
  • Review activities daily, operating and sales reports to determine changes in programs and operations as required.

Operations

  • This is a “working” Beverage & Food Manager position.  Working hours will vary as business needs dictate.
  • Anticipate and respond to guest/customer requests, concern and problems to ensure complete guest/customer satisfaction.
  • Projects supply needs for the department, (e.g., china, glass, silver, buffet presentations & props).
  • Applies knowledge of all laws, as they relate to an event.
  • Understands the impact of Banquet operations on the overall success of an event and manages activities to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Manages departmental inventories and maintains equipment.
  • Uses banquet beverage records to control liquor costs and manage the banquet beverage perpetual inventory.
  • Schedules banquet service staff to forecast and service standards, while maximizing profits.
  • Assists team in developing lasting relationships with groups to retain business an increase and increase growth.
  • Consistent professional and positive demeanor when communicating with guests and Ambassadors.
  • Handle emergency situations and other incidents.
  • Serve all food courses and beverage items to guests in accordance with function requirements and Hotel standards.
  • Remove all tabletop items, linen and equipment from the function room as designated by function requirements.
  • Set up, monitor, refresh and breakdown coffee breaks receptions and buffet tables for specified functions according to group requirements.
  • Complete closing side duties.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors and intoxicated persons.
  • Oversee and be accountable for compliance with all legal requirements, including OSHA, health department, fire regulations, etc.
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Prepare budgets, marketing plans, menus, and training plans.
  • Any other tasks/duties as requested by management.

Qualifications:

The Company may consider equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or related field; or, equivalent training and experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Beverage & Food and Banquets within a high volume and diversified environments.
  • Experience in a hotel environment (Marriott brand preferred).
  • Multi-outlet experience.
  • Banquet experience.
  • Knowledge of the South Florida market.
  • Food Safety Certification.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • “Hands-on” management style.
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with hotel operation systems.
  • Skillful in project planning and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills.
  • Proactive team player and business coach (hands-on).
  • Ability to adapt vision and proven flexibility.
  • Must be leaders, rallying their team during big events, resolving conflicts and getting the job done.
  • Attention to detail, good organizational skills, and efficient time management.
  • Ability to follow an appropriate course of action based on policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while simultaneously handling changing priorities.  

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

Physical work is a primary part of the job.  Work is normally performed in an interior hotel environment with equipment and machines.  The work involves exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, dirt, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  The exposure to hazards or physical risks requires following basic safety precautions and use of applicable protective equipment.  Physical requirements include extended standing and walking, climbing, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling and lifting up to 30 pounds frequently; 150 pounds up to two times per shift, with assistance.  While performing job duties, the Ambassador is required to speak, listen and write.  The job requires close vision with or without corrective lenses. 

  • Walk and stands during entire shift.
  • Lift and carry racks or stacks of dishes, glassware and other utensils, weighing up to 30 lbs., up to 50 times per shift
  • Lift and empty trash cans weighing up to 150 lbs., with assistance, up to two times per shift.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and lifting.
  • Work indoors 80%; outdoors 20%.
  • Work in a hot, damp environment.
  • Hazards include, but are not limited to, cuts from broken glass and metal cans, burns, slipping and tripping.
  • Frequent washing of hands.

This position requires WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS and a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE!

Benefits we provide to our AMAZING Ambassadors:

  • PTO
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplemental benefits
  • 401K
  • 401K Matching
  • Hotel discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Much more!!!!

About the Company:

The Wurzak Hotel Group (“WHG”) is a Philadelphia based, vertically integrated owner, developer and operator of premium branded full service, extended stay and focus service hotels.  WHG gains its competitive advantage by developing talent within the organization who embody the same entrepreneurial spirit of our leadership team and who seek to create value through tireless innovation and a tight focus on the operational details.

The Wurzak Hotel Group (“WHG”) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel

236 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

Our Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port hotel near Port Everglades is perfectly situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Vibrant 17th Street Cruise District. We are located at the entrance to Port Everglades and the Broward County Convention Center, 5 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach, downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas Blvd. Hop on the Water Taxi, we’re steps from the stop. If arriving by plane, we’re only 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and while renting a car is easy, the Sun Trolley is a unique way to get around. Our newly renovated lobby, restaurants and guest rooms provide a contemporary coastal feel. Guests can relax under swaying palm trees, catch a nap in a pool-side cabana, or sip cocktails under the Fort Lauderdale sun. Whether starting or ending the day, our culinary team will awaken the senses. Guests an sip locally roasted coffee at Calusa Coffee Bar, treat themselves to a locally-inspired meal at Bistro 17, or enjoy craft cocktails & local beers at R Lounge.

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