Highgate Hotels

  • Food & Beverage Manager

    Requisition ID
    2018-6170
    Category
    Food and Beverage
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    Property
    Knickerbocker
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

    Location

    Knickerbocker

     

    Edging the bright lights of Broadway and the calm of Bryant Park, The Knickerbocker is a legendary New York landmark reborn as the first luxury hotel in Times Square. Filled with fabled legends, The Knickerbocker once played host to legendary political bigwigs, actresses, oil tycoons and sports figures—and it’s rumored the martini was invented here in the hotel. While historic details like the hotel’s gorgeous Beaux-Arts facade remain unchanged, a soothing new luxury aesthetic is offered within. The stunning transformation of this treasured Manhattan monument invites discerning travelers to discover 300 luxe guestrooms and suites boasting incredible views and bespoke furnishings. An air of posh authenticity embraces New York City’s premier luxury lifestyle hotel.

    Employment Status

    Full-Time

    Overview

    The Food and Beverage Manager is responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing all Event & Room Service operations, while maintaining profitable F&B outlets and high quality products and service levels. He/she is expected to market ideas to promote business; reduce employee turnover; maintain revenue and payroll budgets; and meet budgeted productivity while keeping quality consistently high.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Employees must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and fellow employees.
    • Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the hotel’s Event & Room Service operation.
    • Supervise all Event & Room Service personnel.
    • Respond to guest complaints in a timely manner.
    • Read and execute Event Orders
    • Schedule and staff events
    • Work with other F&B managers and keep them informed of F&B issues as they arise.
    • Keep immediate supervisor fully informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.
    • Complete and distribute each day’s hospitality function assignment for the next shift (if applicable).
    • Monitor and supervise the mini-bar department (if applicable).
    • Ensure effective communications between shifts.
    • Coordinate and monitor all phases of Loss Prevention in the Event & Room Service operation.
    • Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.
    • Ensure preparation of required reports, including (but not limited to) Wage Progress, payroll, revenue, employee Schedules, quarterly actions plans.
    • Monitor quality of service.
    • Assist in menu planning and preparation.
    • Ensure compliance with all local liquor laws, and health and sanitation regulations.
    • Ensure compliance with SOP’s in all outlets.
    • Ensure compliance with requisition procedures.
    • Be visible on the floor and assist staff as needed during each meal period.
    • Conduct staff performance reviews in accordance with Highgate Hotel standards.
    • Oversee preparation, set-up and delivery of amenities.
    • Comply with weekly and monthly forecasting procedures.
    • Ensure the training of department heads and employees on SOP’s, report preparation and technical job tasks.
    • Be involved in and/or conduct departmental and hotel training (CARE, One to One), etc.
    • Interview candidates for front-of-house F&B positions and follow standards for hiring approvals.
    • Understand, implement and monitor corporate promotions in outlets, including buffet and three-meal concept standards.
    • Ensure overall guest satisfaction.

     

    Qualifications

     

    • At least 3 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 1 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and 2 or more years of related experience.
    • 2 years Catering and Event experience
    • 1 year Room Service experience
    • Long hours sometimes required.Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
    • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
    • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, including wearing nametags.
    • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
    • Perform other duties as requested by management.
    • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.

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