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Corporate Director of Food & Beverage

posted October 20, 2018

Hospitality Ventures Management Group
Atlanta, GA
Excellent career opportunity! Corporate Director of Food & Beverage..Brand experience required in Full Service Hotels; extensive catering / banquet operations, leading re-positioning & renovation projects and independent restaurant experience required to ensure success! Regular travel, throughout h
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About This Job

Who this job will appeal to..

An experienced, food and beverage leader who is able to lead and inspire their team to achieve desired results in all areas; guest service excellence, associate excellence, product quality and financial results. 

What you will be doing..

Working in partnership with the regional operations leadership and hotel teams, this role is responsible for bringing profitability, creativity, innovation, and operational excellence to HVMG’s food and beverage businesses, working in partnership with all brands where applicable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in high quality independent restaurants/bars and branded hotel food and beverage operations including large scale banquet and catering.

Essential Functions..

  • Visit properties to undertake operational and business reviews of the F&B operations. Work with general managers, property operations teams, and regional directors of operations to develop improvement plans to enhance the guest experience, improve service and product, drive revenue, and enhance profitability.
  • Define and develop HVMG’s core operating, service and procurement standards. Identify and share best practices to achieve consistent performance and execution in core F/B functions. 
  • Stay current on all brand F/B initiatives ensuring HVMG hotels are meeting all standards, the F/B programs are appropriately positioned, and we are participating in all relevant brand programs.
  • Professionally represent the Company at industry events, trade shows and meetings as needed/required.
  • Stay current on latest culinary & beverage trends, incorporating these into our outlets and catering operations as appropriate. 
  • Regularly engage hotel teams on menu development and pricing to ensure that our product offering stays relevant, creative, and profitable.
  • Lead F/B procurement initiatives to ensure purchasing power is leveraged across the portfolio.
  • Assist owners and properties with concept changes, providing input on renovation plans and capital improvements.
  • Develop and implement standards for internal and external marketing plans, ensuring they are deployed in all hotels as appropriate.
  • Develop and deploy training programs.
  • Review monthly financial results and make recommendations to GM’s and RVP’s on improving profitability.


In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel.

  • Be a leader and role model to all associates and promote the HVMG Purpose and Vision by example.


  • Operational experience with major hotel brands; Marriott, Hilton and or Hyatt.
  • Independent restaurant/bar experience and experience developing new concepts.
  • Creative when it comes to both the product and the marketing/promotion of the product.
  • Strong MS Excel & Power Point proficiency. Strong MICROS skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; able to quickly learn how to effectively communicate with senior hotel leadership, vendors and partners.
  • Comfortable interacting with and presenting to owners and senior management
  • Organized, with demonstrated ability to develop and manage multiple complex work-streams, including during periods of limited oversight
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • The position will be based in Atlanta and will require extensive travel at times



Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Hotel/Restaurant or Business Administration, or equivalent education/experience required.


10 plus years of direct management experience (leading and managing teams) in hotel and independent restaurant environment.


  • Medical / Dental / Vision 
  • Life Insurance / Long Term Disability /Short Term Disability
  • 401K with match - immediate vesting!
  • Paid Vacation Days / Paid Personal Days /Paid Holidays

An Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or disability. EOE/AA.

Compensation: Highly Competitive Salary / Bonus & Excellent Benefit Package!


About This Employer

Hospitality Ventures Management Group

One Lakeside Commons
900 Hammond Drive, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30328

(404) 467-9299

Management Company

Our Aspiration

To be the most sought-after employer, operator and partner in hospitality.

Our Purpose

Be Excellent in all that we DO so our Associates, Guests and Partners LOVE us!

What We Value

Talent, Relationships and Performance.

Our Commitment to Talent

“We are in the talent and relationship business, we just happen to run hotels.”
-Robert Cole, HVMG President & CEO

At HVMG, our focus is on having and creating an excellent experience as an associate and sharing that with our guests. Our hotels have unique personalities and associates, and we strive to recognize and embrace their uniqueness. The GM is the CEO of his or her hotel.

To ensure that we always deliver excellence, HVMG constantly seeks feedback from key stakeholders to improve our management service offerings and results. Those stakeholders include our General Managers. Here are the results from our recent General Manager Opinion Survey:

  • 95.2% satisfaction working as a General Manager with HVMG
  • 95.9% would recommend others to work for the company

Additionally, there are countless comments stating their LOVE of our culture, citing HVMG’s “entrepreneurial environment”, ”freedom to make decisions”, and “…being the CEO is not lip service”, among many others.