Corporate Director, Food & Beverage

B. F. Saul Company
Bethesda, MD
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Full Time
Founded in 1892, B. F. Saul Company has been one of the most successful privately-owned real estate companies in the United States. Our growth has been the results of a commitment to exacting standards and the belief that knowledge of the marketplace, when paired with the ability to commit to substantial resources, will bring exceptional rewards. B. F. Saul Company has a variety of skilled professionals within the following operating divisions, Property Management, Leasing, Hospitality Group, Residential, Insurance, Construction & Development. The B. F. Saul Company concentrates on ownership, development, and construction of commercial real estate. We are seeking a Corporate Director of Food and Beverage to join our team! Duties and Responsibilities: Coach and develop team to deliver excellent client experiences for Catering Events at the hotels. Works closely with team and clients to ensure we receive timely and actionable feedback from Catering Events held at the hotels. Promote consistency in delivery of service during Catering Events. Focus on guest satisfaction and product quality in support of the Hospitality Group's Mission Statement. Champion efforts to continuously improve guest satisfaction and performance by raising operational effectiveness, standards and team member performance. Champion the capital improvement effort within Food and Beverage operations through working with the Capital Asset Manager. Ensure Company assets are properly maintained. Support and drive the development of property menus complete with standardized recipes, cost analysis and composites. Approve all menu items, presentation, pricing and production methods. Collaborate on efforts with the Manager of Procurement, Cost, and Project Management in all Food and Beverage related areas; ensure product quality, selection, pricing, ordering and use of agreed upon products throughout the portfolio. Oversee, maintain, and ensure compliance with the operations manual for Food and Beverage to include standard policies and procedures, F&B Cost Controls, training, operational controls, health department, sanitation, liquor control/laws, productivity and production. Interact with customers and take an active role in bringing groups back for repeat business opportunities Work with Catering Sales to drive budgeted revenue sales. Work with Catering Sales Leadership to leverage positive reputation to find new Catering Events. Maximum financial performance for the food and beverage departments of each Hospitality Group hotel to include revenue generation in outlets and catering as well as operating cost oversight. Lead the development and implementation of the Food and Beverage related elements of the Hospitality Group's annual Business Plan and Budget to include but not limited to concept development, concept repositioning and branding efforts. In partnership with the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, collaborate and drive the Catering Sales and Operational support efforts in the banqueting and event arena. Coordinate and collaborate with the Interactive Marketing Department on the marketing and promotion of Food and Beverage throughout the hotel portfolio. Aggressively promote all food and beverage outlets and catering through appropriate in-house and external marketing and promotion channels, to include effective use of all social media and traditional media. Responsible for managing food costs, upholding menu standards and controlling inventory. Ability to create event-specific, customized menus for ant occasions and guest budget guidelines. Conduct competitive analysis every six months and gather data to ensure we are aligned with the F&B trends and market prices. Assist with the effectiveness and stability of the field Food and Beverage Management, Culinary and Catering Event Services teams through recruitment support, selection, training and follow-up. Coordinate the development of training programs for Food and Beverage management and line staff in the restaurants and catering to include property based and governmental/health and safety programs; follow-through on implementation and continuous improvement. Conduct consistent and documented property inspections/reviews to gauge operational performance, cleanliness, and adherence to hotel, brand, local and national regulations and requirements. Serve as the Hospitality Group's representative on Food and Beverage and Catering and Event Services matters with relevant franchise organizations, trade associations and within the local communities. Selection Criteria: Minimum 7+ years' experience as a Director of Food and Beverage or Director of Catering and Event Services and related leadership and F&B positions required. Experience in property openings, multi-unit oversight and training and development preferred. Bachelor's Degree/Culinary Degree required; Hospitality program preferred Substantial and specific knowledge and experience in Catering and Event Servicing. Knowledge of appropriate computer based systems such as POS, PMS and Microsoft Office products required. Accounting control experience and proficiency required. F&B branding and/or repositioning; marketing and promotional experience a plus. Strong interpersonal communication required; Organizational leadership skills a must. Excellent visual, written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to work well under deadlines Ability to determine, define and maintain strategic differences between individual brands and brand initiatives within the portfolio. BFS7501 The Company requires that its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. B. F. Saul Company is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We promote diversity and equality within all facets of our organization, and we foster an environment that recognizes employees' unique skillsets and ensure that all employees have an equal opportunity to grow and advance. If you are a candidate in need of assistance or an accommodation in the application process, please contact or 301-986-6000. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled PI186549768