Director of Food & Beverage – Desert Boutique Hotel


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

Director of Food & Beverage – Desert Boutique Hotel Palm Springs CA
$110000 – $125000

One of Palm Springs’ designer, laid-back luxury hotels is looking to hire an exceptional Food and Beverage Director! Looking for someone with high level F&B management experience who ideally has some advanced knowledge in wine & spirits. This role will be solely focused on front of house operations and responsible for running service, training/developing the team on, scheduling, overseeing labor, and maintaining/updating the cocktail and wine program. Support and oversight of several large events per year is also a part of this role so any experience with catering/event execution is ideal. The ideal candidate is passionate, mature, and polished and should enjoy engaging with guests while remaining very hands on with the team and all processes.

Food & Beverage Director Responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate the overall food and beverage operations, which includes all bars, lobby space and room service to ensure maximum profits
  • Maintain highest standard of service and quality which includes food production, equipment use and control, banquet service, room service, beverage service, restaurant service and food and beverage purchasing
  • Strategize on new products and service offerings, then execute those offerings
  • Assist with managing beverage programs including wine list, cocktail program and all non alcoholic offerings
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and sanitation standards
  • Lead, mentor, and train the Food & Beverage operations team
  • Assist in daily F&B floor operations in all capacities, Generally as the sole F&B manager on-site
  • Support the execution of Catering/Events
  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach, and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards
  • Implement and monitor ordering and receiving program to ensure proper quantity and prices on all purchases
  • Act as an ambassador for the brand and provide leadership and planning to all F&B Outlet departments to support culture, maximize operations and guest satisfaction
  • Provide unique guest services that are above and beyond to create memorable experiences and guest retention
  • Ensure that regular, on-going communication occurs in all areas of food and beverage (e.g., pre-meal briefings, staff meetings, culinary team)
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members

Food & Beverage Director Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years hotel F&B management experience (Food & Beverage Director, Director of Outlets, Restaurant General Manager, Outlets Director) required in a department lead or division head role
  • Strong knowledge of wine & spirits is highly preferred
  • Luxury, boutique experience is preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of expense control as it relates to payroll, forecasting and budgeting of expenses to ensure company goals are met on a monthly and yearly basis
  • Organize multiple projects; manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Passion for providing excellent service
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule consistent with the needs of the property
  • Composure in handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts within team or clientele


  • Base Salary in the $110-125k range
  • Bonus Potential
  • Full Benefits Package
  • PTO Plan

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