Director of Food and Beverage - The Willard InterContinental Washington

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Location: US - DC - Washington

Dec 20, 2017
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Do you see yourself as the Director of Food and Beverage at the historic Willard InterContinental Washington DC?

What's your passion? Whether you're into fishing, knitting or just playing catch with the dog, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.

This challenging position has overall responsibility for overseeing the food and beverage operations of this iconic hotel in Washington DC and to ensure the achievement of established food and beverage and guest service quality standards.

You will direct the day-to-day activities and assignments of food and beverage staff, develop and communicate departmental strategies and goals, and assign/prioritize work while ensuring all staff are properly trained on quality and service standards and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions. Duties include achieving budgeted revenues, preparing monthly forecast, and maximizing profitability within the food and beverage department and assisting in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget and financial plans of the hotel. Establish and achieve quality and guest satisfaction goals.

You will develop, implement, and maintain exciting and creative local food and beverage marketing programs; participate in and maintain system-wide food and beverage marketing programs and promotions. Review and approve menu design and concepts with Executive chef. This role will maintain procedures to ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, inventory, and equipment,; ensure the security of monies, credit and financial transactions; replenish supplies, inventory, uniforms, etc. in a timely and efficient manner, and to minimize waste. You will recruit, evaluate, and select entertainment for food and beverage outlets and events to integrate with the vision and goals of the property. You may also serve as Manager on Duty or assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management, Culinary arts, or related fields plus 4+ years related experience, including management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler cards may be required by local or state government agency. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

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