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Food & Beverage Manager

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

301 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401

49 Room Hotel
Managed By Retro Hospitality

401k, dental vision & healthcare benefits, PTO, worldwide hotel discounts

Join our exceptional team and provide an amazing experience for our guests! The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center is a historic luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Staunton, Virginia.
Compensation: Starting at $45,000 plus bonus incentive. A higher base salary will be considered based on experience., Full-Time


  • Healthcare benefits including dental and vision
  • 401k
  • Accrual of Paid Time Off from the first day
  • Historic Hotels of American discounts worldwide 
  • & many more

Job Overview

The Food & Beverage Manager reports to the IGM and oversees daily operations of all F&B outlets to include bistro & banquets, establishes quality and service standards, maximizing profits and controlling expenses. The position creates work schedules for the F&B staff and submits calculations for payroll to include tip distribution.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the staffing, training, and day-to-day activities of banquets, restaurant, and bar staff
  • Market the Food and Beverage outlets; develop and manage implementation of menus, package deals, and promotions for all F&B
  • Develop, implement, and manage the department’s business plan and budget; continually analyze, forecast, monitor and control labor and food costs
  • Respond to customer trends, needs, issues, comments and problems to ensure a quality experience and to enhance future sales
  • Harmoniously and positively with together with all staff to include Sales and event staff.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and manage staff
  • 2 + years or more of progressive hotel F&B management experience
  • ServeSafe Certified
  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Hotel/Hospitality degree is an asset but not a requirement 
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
Posted July 13, 2024

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

The Blackburn Inn once served as the administrative building of Western State Hospital. Architect Thomas Blackburn was hired by Dr. Stribling, the head of Western State Hospital, to lead a renovation project in the mid-1830s, which included the addition of some of the hotel’s most signature architectural details, such as the expansive gardens and beautiful cupola.

Richmond-based developer, Robin Miller and his team purchased the property for redevelopment and opened The Blackburn Inn in June 2018.

There are 49 unique guest rooms, all of which are designed with elegance and luxury. They vary in sizes from cozy to deluxe with 27 different room configurations.

The onsite restaurant, Second Draft Bar & Bistro, is one of the most charming spots in Staunton to grab a flat bread or a glass of wine. It features an outdoor patio and live music throughout the year.

The Blackburn Inn has been a proud member of Historic Hotels of America since 2018.

Retro Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Retro Hospitality electronically registers each new-hire through E-Verify.

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