Assistant Restaurant General Manager
Centerplate, a Volume Services America company - Sarasota, FL

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Sophies at Saks Fifth Avenue, a new 2,600 square foot signature restaurant, is slated to open in late 2014. It will provide an exciting new dining option at the Mall at University Center in Sarasota, Florida. Sophies menu will offer an array of globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine and the restaurant will feature a display kitchen. If you are an accomplished culinary professional and would like to be part of the excitement of a world class opening team, consider Sophies at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota.

The Assistant General Manager often serves as a right hand to the General Manager. As a visible and key member of the Restaurant Leadership Team, they will exemplify and display unquestionable ethical conduct in both business and personal dealings, as they are responsible to model Fifth Dining / Centerplates vision and values, ensuring in all ways for the customer, employees, the industry and the local community that Centerplate is held in the highest regard.

The Assistant General Manager is responsible for managing and maximizing the productivity of the restaurant operations and is accountable for directing and coordinating the resources, tasks, requirements and processes related to the day-to-day operating budget. They will provide support and hands-on assistance to plan, prepare, oversee, report and reconcile the on-going business activities to ensure commercial success.

The Assistant General Manager will contribute to Centerplates goal to be #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through the performance of activities geared toward the creation of an energized and positive work environment for all venue staff. Working in close partnership with the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager will create, lead and execute food and beverage experiences that exceed guest expectations and maximize revenue while controlling expenses.

Essential Responsibilities :
Develop and implement business strategies for driving and maximizing food and beverage and sales.

Serve as a leadership role model and create an exceptional employment experience for Centerplates staff.

Create an environment where an exceptional service and dining experience is delivered to each customer, contributing to Centerplates goal of 100' customer satisfaction.

Manage payroll and human resource functions, as well as accounts payable.

Forecast business, sales reporting and analysis control.

Plan and execute all operations activities against forecasted daily business volume.