Search 16,309 current hospitality jobs

Director of Food and Drink

posted June 26, 2019

The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
759138 l

About This Job

Position Summary

The Dalmar is seeking a well seasoned and experienced professional as our Director of Food and Drink.  This executive committee position that will oversee all food and beverage operations of the property to include;

The Terrace Grill, a contemporary American venue serving the classics,

Roses Coffee Bar,

6th Floor Pool Deck and Lounge,

10000 sf. of meeting and events space,

Our superior culinary department, 

Sparrow, the 25th Floor roof top bar and lounge.

Other components include 24 hour in-room dining and the Element Rise and Relax program.

This professional is responsible for over 120 team members, more than $15MM in annual revenues, your objective will be to maximize the financial performance of the food and beverage department by providing the highest possible quality of guest service and product, fostering a positive and fun culture for all employees, and developing and implementing an aggressive marketing plan. 

Essential Functions


  • Maximize profit through appropriate staffing, revenue generation, and efficient and effective cost management.

  • Aggressively developing a culinary  portfolio in concert with the Sales Team.

  • Create, enforce, and execute hotel business objectives and goals.


  • Oversee staffing and development of the food and beverage department heads and line employees; 
  • supervise workforce management activities including performance reviews, discipline, and training.


  • Coordinate activities via instructions to department heads and supervise execution.

  • Be accountable for responsibilities of department heads in their absence.

  • Lead various internal and external meetings.

  • Maintain adherence and promotion of Company's corporate identity.

  • Confer with Hotel Managing Director and review activity, operating and sales reports to determine changes in programs and operations as required.


  • This is a “working” food and beverage director position. Working hours will vary as business needs dictate.

  • Anticipate and respond to guest requests, concerns and problems to ensure complete guest satisfaction.

  • Consistent professional and positive demeanor when communicating with guests and associates.

  • Handle emergency situations and other incidents.

  • Oversee and be accountable for compliance with all legal requirements, including OSHA, health department, fire regulations, etc.

  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Any other tasks/duties as requested by management.

  • Prepare budgets, marketing plans, menus, training plans


The Company may consider equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or related field; or, equivalent training and experience.

  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in food and beverage management within high volume and diversified environments.

  • Prior experience as Director or Assistant Director of F&B.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • "Hands-on" management style.

  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with hotel operation systems.

  • Skillful in project planning and able to prioritize tasks.

  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills.

  • Proactive team player and business coach (hands-on).

  • Ability to adapt vision and proven flexibility.

  • Attention to detail, good organizational skills, and efficient time management.

  • Ability to follow an appropriate course of action based on policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while simultaneously handling changing priorities.

What Would Impress Us

  • Experience in a luxury / lifestyle / boutique hotel environment

  • Experience opening a new property.

  • Multi-outlet experience

  • Knowledge of the South Florida market.

  • Food Safety Certification

  • Extensive knowledge of wine and beverages

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is usually indoors, in a semi-controlled environment, and experiences a moderate to high noise level in the work environment.


About This Employer

The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

299 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(954) 945-9500

209 Room Hotel

Managed by

Our Hotel

THE DALMAR is the first luxury lifestyle hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale, offering independent design that links West Coast style to an East Coast vibe, with nostalgic nods, contemporary flair, and timeless twists. Each of our 209 guest rooms and suites—some with balconies—affords beautiful views of downtown to the beach. In-room technology includes a 55-inch LCD TV, WiFi for streaming, Alexa and iPad for on-command services. Luxurious linens rest atop a premium pillow top mattress. Bathrooms feature spa showers and exclusively curated bath amenities. Keep fit in the 24-Hour fitness center, take a swim in our outdoor pool, attend a session in the yoga studio, or jump in a shuttle to get to the nearby Beach. Enjoy a night out in Sparrow, our rooftop bar and peer from our 25th story looking over-top of the south Florida coastline. We also offer 4 other dining and drinks options that are popular with the locals.