Food & Beverage Manager
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc - New York, NY

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Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

After a $75 million renovation, The New York Helmsley Hotel reopened as The Westin New York Grand Central on October 1, 2012. Its prime Midtown East location is two blocks away from both Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations.

Our 773 spacious guest rooms and suites present a refined elegance and invigorating city views. Rooms were designed with eco-friendly materials, such as energy-conserving LED lights, water-conserving plumbing, and GREENGUARD-certified solar shades.

Get back to your best self in our WestinWORKOUT® Gym, and discover a new favorite drink in the wine and espresso bar. Our meeting space spans more than 12,000 square feet, with 12-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art technology.

Department

Food & Beverage

Job Description

Direct and organize the Food & Beverage function within the hotel in order to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service, and merchandising to maximize profits. Participate in total hotel management.
Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of operation.
Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, i.e., room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens, stewards, etc.
Develop, implement and monitor schedules for the operation of IRD and Banquets.
Participate with the chef, outlet managers, and catering managers in the creation of attractive and merchandising menus designed to attract a predetermined customer market.
Implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub-departments.
Assist the area managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising and promotion.
Regularly review and evaluate the degree of customer acceptance of the individual restaurants and banquet service. Recommend to management new operating and marketing policies whenever declining or constant sales imply dissatisfaction by the customers, a material change in the make-up of the customer market, or a change in the competitive environment.
Develop (with the aid of sub-department heads) operating tools necessary and incidental to modern management principles, i.e., budgeting, forecasting purchase specifications, recipes, portion specifications, menu abstracts, food production control, job descriptions, etc.
Continuously evaluate the performance and encourage improvement of the personnel in the food and beverage department. Plan and administer a training and development program within the department which will provide well-trained employees at all levels and permit advancement for those persons qualified and interested in career development. Oversee departmental matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Requirements

High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Several years experience in overall Food & Beverage operation as well as management experience. Culinary, sales and service background required.
Ability to obtain and/or ma¬¬intain any government required licenses, certificates or permits.
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
Bilingual or multilingual ability preferred.
Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer accounting programs. Budgetary analysis capabilities required.
Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their state and local analogues (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

Food & Beverage Manager
Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

After a $75 million renovation, The New York Helmsley Hotel reopened as The Westin New York Grand Central on October 1, 2012. Its prime Midtown East location is two blocks away from both Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations.

Our 773 spacious guest rooms and suites present a refined elegance and invigorating city views. Rooms were designed with eco-friendly materials, such as energy-conserving LED lights, water-conserving plumbing, and GREENGUARD-certified solar shades.

Get back to your best self in our WestinWORKOUT® Gym, and discover a new favorite drink in the wine and espresso bar. Our meeting space spans more than 12,000 square feet, with 12-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art technology.

Department

Food & Beverage

Job Description

Direct and organize the Food & Beverage function within the hotel in order to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service, and merchandising to maximize profits. Participate in total hotel management.
Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of operation.
Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, i.e., room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens, stewards, etc.
Develop, implement and monitor schedules for the operation of IRD and Banquets.
Participate with the chef, outlet managers, and catering managers in the creation of attractive and merchandising menus designed to attract a predetermined customer market.
Implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub-departments.
Assist the area managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising and promotion.
Regularly review and evaluate the degree of customer acceptance of the individual restaurants and banquet service. Recommend to management new operating and marketing policies whenever declining or constant sales imply dissatisfaction by the customers, a material change in the make-up of the customer market, or a change in the competitive environment.
Develop (with the aid of sub-department heads) operating tools necessary and incidental to modern management principles, i.e., budgeting, forecasting purchase specifications, recipes, portion specifications, menu abstracts, food production control, job descriptions, etc.
Continuously evaluate the performance and encourage improvement of the personnel in the food and beverage department. Plan and administer a training and development program within the department which will provide well-trained employees at all levels and permit advancement for those persons qualified and interested in career development. Oversee departmental matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Requirements

High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Several years experience in overall Food & Beverage operation as well as management experience. Culinary, sales and service background required.
Ability to obtain and/or ma¬¬intain any government required licenses, certificates or permits.
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
Bilingual or multilingual ability preferred.
Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer accounting programs. Budgetary analysis capabilities required.
Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their state and local analogues (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

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