Director, Food & Beverage
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts - Seattle, WA

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Primary Location


United States-Seattle-The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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Director, Food & Beverage

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, exceptional service and flavours are the hallmarks of every dining experience. As Director, Food & Beverage, your leadership and vision will ensure outstanding operating results through exciting menu offerings and promotions, an engaged team and consistent guest satisfaction.

Hotel Overview:
The Fairmont Olympic is considered Seattle’s most celebrated treasure, and a premier luxury hotel. Since opening in 1924, The Olympic has been the region's destination for prominent civic and social events, as well as honeymoons, birthday celebrations and in-city getaways.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Operations, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service

Lead and manage the day to day operations of the Food & Beverage Division ensuring all service standards are followed

Drive innovative promotions, menus and concepts; creating a destination of choice for both Hotel and external guests

Lead and support all Food & Beverage departments in the achievement of their financial and operational targets

Prepare annual budgets and administer in a fiscally responsible manner

Implement effective control of food, beverage, labour and operating expenses throughout the F&B division

Assist in the preparation of the annual strategic plan and achieve the goals and targets therein

Ensure the implementation of standards in guest service and constantly seek out ways to improve product and service as well as increase volumes and profits

Oversee the selection, training and development of all Colleagues to ensure timely recruitment and career growth

Follow department policies, procedures and service standards

Follow all safety policies

Other duties as assigned

  • At least 5 years of Food & Beverage experience in a senior leadership role required with advanced knowledge in food and beverage menu development & menu engineering.
  • Background in both restaurants & banquet operation is an asset.
  • Previous experience in financial reports commentary and forecasting models
  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Window applications, especially Excel.
  • University/College degree in a related discipline required
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Micros POS system knowledge an asset
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
Visa Requirements:
Must be able to provide or obtain authorization to work in the United States.


: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit

to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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Senior Leadership / Executive






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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a Canadian-based operator of luxury hotels and resorts. Currently, Fairmont operates properties in 16...