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Food & Beverage Manager- Restaurants
Property Name:
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, D.C.
Date Posted:
11/7/16 3:45 PM
US - DC - Washington DC

A career with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group opens up a wealth of exciting opportunities for you, both now and for your future development. Our vision is to be widely recognised as the best luxury hotel group in the world. The Group is renowned for creating a culture that provides a motivating and rewarding environment in which to thrive.

Position Details

The Company

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates or has underdevelopment over 40 hotels with more than 11,000 rooms in 25 countries in key business and leisure destinations.

The Hotel

Set at the heart of the US capital between Maine and Maryland Avenues and 12th and 14th Streets, SW, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC has redefined luxury in the city. Just streets away from the nation's most revered monuments and the Smithsonian Institution, the hotel is also within easy reach of Capitol Hill and the White House.

Strategic Intent

It is the mission and intent of this position that the incumbent will assist in managing the day to day operation of the dining outlets. The F&B Manager will also help in creating a food and beverage experience for guests commensurate to Mandarin Oriental Standards.

Scope of Position

The F&B Manager will assume day to day operational and financial responsibility for one of our food and beverage outlets. This includes maintaining an optimum manpower and supplies level, providing excellent service to guests, ensuring restaurant furniture and equipment are in proper working order.

Organizational Structure

The Food & Beverage Manager will report to the Director of Restaurants.

Duties and Supporting Responsibilities

Major responsibilities:

  • Support company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Pillars of Legendary Quality Experiences on a daily basis to ensure Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement
  • Support company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Departmental Legendary Quality Experiences on a daily basis to ensure Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement
  • Support company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Guiding Principles and D.E.L.I.G.H.T as part of ensuring Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement.
  • Performs administrative duties such as, but not limited to, scheduling, payroll and inventory.
  • Provide excellent service at all time to all of our guests; assist in service recovery and ensures follow up.
  • Managing day to day operations; coach and counsel colleagues on standards and service initiatives.
  • Excellent knowledge of food and beverage; assist in the development and execution of special events, menus and promotions as directed.
  • Conduct daily communication meeting with staff prior to shift.
  • Provide an active presence on the dining room floor to ensure guest satisfaction. Address concerns and follow up on all issues both internal and external.
  • Discipline colleagues in accordance with the progressive discipline policies as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Uphold and enforce all hotel policies and procedures as stated in hotel colleague handbook.
  • Attend weekly and monthly food & beverage meetings.
  • Communicate all group information/changes to existing information to appropriate hotel colleagues in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Utilize and adhere to exemplary phone etiquette at all times with both guests and colleagues.
  • Generate a positive working atmosphere that promotes a climate of enthusiasm.
  • Coordinate all aspects of service to include but not limited to:
    • Food and beverage requirements
    • Timing of events
    • Special attention guests
    • Table setup
    • Special requests
    • Billing instructions
    • Authorized signatures
    • Décor (to include floral) requirements
  • Trains and evaluates line level colleagues in accordance with the standards of the company policies and guidelines.
  • Schedules restaurant staff in alignment with business needs and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Develop and implement system for checking maintenance of table top supplies through staff side work duties.
  • Create side work schedules for all positions. Ensure compliance and follow through.
  • Keep record and communicate of any exemplary or deficient examples of food, décor or service.
  • Attend the B.E.O (Banquet Event Order) meeting when necessary
  • Assist in setting goals for the relevant departments
  • Perform daily and weekly payroll tasks to pay colleagues in a timely manner
  • Assist colleagues understand and complete paperwork to request sick, vacation and other HR related paperwork
  • Assist in inventory and control of the supplies
  • Consult business levels in order to write weekly schedule for employees
  • Assist in control of all expenses. Paper supply, Fuel supply, uniform, cleaning supply; etc.
  • Assist and help banquet/ Garde Manger kitchen to plate up
  • Review and revise standard operating procedures for departments, as necessary
  • Complete daily assignment sheets for colleagues
  • Attend F&B meeting when directed
  • Coordinate with F&B Department Heads to buy and replenish the storage of goods after inventory to keep the existing par


Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report all suspicious persons or activities and hazardous or unsafe conditions to the management.
  • Understands and follows all beverage service laws and guidelines per locality.
  • Provides instruction and/or guidance for guest and employee safety in fire or other emergency situations. Ensures FLHSS standards are adhered to at all times within the department.
  • Highly knowledgeable about the Reservation System and InfoGenesis POS system.
  • Ensures accuracy of all menus: current, correct, spelled correctly, clean and presentable.
  • Ensures menu descriptions are up to date and distributed appropriately.
  • Assists with check reconciliation with regards to voids, promos and discounted items. Assures that checks are settled in an honest and accurate way.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget.
  • Monitor payroll of department.
  • Review and approve departmental PAFs.
  • Revise standard and procedures for department, as necessary


Success Profile for this Role (Hotel Competencies)

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information (or preferences) and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with both internal and external customers and gains their trust and respect.

Developing Others

Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; encourages people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental and talent management system in the organization; is a people builder.

Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Ethics and Values

Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both go(ref. 47960)

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D