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Food & Beverage Manager

Hilton Travel Benefits, PTO, 401K, Insurance

Posted December 29, 2021

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton
Des Moines, IA
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About This Job

What's in it for you...

  • Competitive compensation package!
  • Hotel discount at locations worldwide!
  • Paid time off and holiday pay incentives!
  • Professional development and promotion opportunities!
  • 401(k) available for all associates!
  • Full benefit options available!

About this job...

This is for Fine Dining Service.  The Food & Beverage Manager performs a key role on the hotel team by ensuring employee and guest satisfaction in every aspect of the food and beverage operation.  By promoting an environment of hospitality, cleanliness, quality, accuracy, and engagement, the Food & Beverage Manager is responsible for cultivating a best-in-class culture.

What you'll be doing...

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the specified Restaurant & Bar
  • Ensure staff receive proper training on quality and service standards and have the tools & equipment to effectively carry out their job functions
  • Achieve and maintain budgeted revenues as instructed by the Director of Food & Beverage
  • Maintain labor cost to meet or exceed budget through effective staff scheduling and labor management
  • Train staff in operational standards and follow-up on that training to ensure levels of service are maintained
  • Establish and achieve quality and guest satisfaction goals
  • Maintain set food and liquor costs
  • Maintain a floor presence during needed meal periods to ensure optimal guest service
  • Conduct routine brand standard audits designed to ensure optimal service execution
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by hotel leadership


  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Fine Dining or Formal Experience is required
  • Wine Knowledge
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data figures and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer
  • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required
  • Strong administrative skills, to include business writing, mathematics for basic accounting and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to stand and walk for hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds occasionally
  • Understand this role requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, bending, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Some college and/or advanced training in food operations preferred
  • Prior restaurant and bar supervisory experience required; hotel restaurant experience preferred
  • Ability to work calmly under stressful situations
  • Ability to maintain high level of guest satisfaction is in absolute requirement for this position

About First Hospitality...

Founded in 1985 and based in Chicago, First Hospitality is a forward-thinking hotel development, investment, and management company. First Hospitality’s strategic vision is to create value for all through excellence and an openness to doing things differently.

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the customers we serve. FH fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness. Equal Opportunity Employer.

compensation: 70,000-80,000

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About this Employer

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

1000 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 528-7733

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A historic base where presidents stayed

A favorite among presidents and celebrities including Elvis and Johnny Cash, our restored 1919 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We're in the center of downtown Des Moines, a mile from the Wells Fargo Arena. The Iowa State Capitol is less than 10 minutes away, and we're 15 minutes from the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Proudfoot & Bird

Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private dining rooms are available, seating eight and 10 guests, respectively. Comprised of handmade pastas, humanely raised poultry, waterfowl, prime cuts of beef, sustainably caught seafood and locally sourced produce, Proudfoot & Bird’s menu consists of world class fare. Timeless cocktails, local/regional beer selections, and a carefully curated list of award-winning wines have been chosen to pair perfectly with our culinary vision. We look forward to serving you