Assistant Food & Beverage Director – Wilderness-to-Table Project


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

Assistant Food & Beverage Director – Wilderness-to-Table Project Oregon OR
$80000 – $100000

Rare opportunity to join a very exciting new project with respected industry professionals! A one-of-a-kind, micro-boutique property based in Oregon state is looking for an Assistant F&B Director to lead the FOH team for their on-property restaurant. Candidates should have a deep understanding of wine (preferably specializing in French wines), strong knowledge of mixology/bar programs, and experience managing high-level service programs on the floor. This role will be responsible for all aspects of the beverage program and service for the restaurant, so a strong service pedigree, passion for training & developing staff, and implementing systems for service standards is essential. This is NOT a seasonal role and will be a full-time, year around position. Ideal for someone who is looking for a change of pace in a stunning, off the beaten path wilderness setting!

Assistant F&B Director Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with all vendors and business partners
  • Lead and direct the work of the management team including scheduling, assigning responsibilities, and setting expectations
  • Hire and train managers and supervisors
  • Creating a positive team dynamic and culture that exists in a fun working environment
  • Develop a positive relationship with guests
  • Anticipate the needs of the outlets and act accordingly and in a timely manner
  • Surpass guest expectations of a typical micro-boutique property
  • Oversee and positively impact all areas of the business including: sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation
  • Ensure quality and consistency of all products served with high standards
  • Ensure all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition
  • Foster opportunities for the team to learn and grow
  • Continually strive to educate and develop of staff as it relates to food, beverage, and service
  • Taking ownership of the business to increase sales and profitability
  • Increasing brand awareness by creating marketing plans
  • Set an example to the team by providing excellent hospitality and service at all times
  • Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and deliver prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.
  • Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience as Restaurant General Manager (GM), Food & Beverage (F&B) Director, FOH General Manager, Director of Outlets, Director of Restaurants, or Wine/Beverage Director OR 6+ years as Restaurant Assistant General Manager (AGM), Food & Beverage (F&B) Manager, FOH Department Manager, or comparable role from a full-service, upscale or fine dining restaurant concept is required
  • Strong wine knowledge is required; specialty in French wines highly preferred
  • Strong service pedigree required; any Relais & Chateaux, Michelin, or James Beard experience highly preferred
  • Comfortability engaging and building relationships with high-end clientele
  • Able to relocate to Oregon state
  • Ability to multi-task and switch directions accordingly
  • Proven track record in leading and motivating a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Develops relationships with guests to create & maintain guest retention
  • Team player mentality
  • Process driven and able to implement operating procedures that will continue to maximize efficiency
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Experience in managing P&L
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Base Salary in the $80-100k range DOE
  • Bonus Potential
  • Medical Benefits
  • PTO
  • Potential Relocation Assistance

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