Food & Beverage Outlets Manager - Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Food & Beverage Chicago, Illinois

Position at Aparium Hotel Group

The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is looking for an Assistant F&B Outlets Manager to join the team!  

The F&B Outlet Manager, in coordination with the Director of Food & Beverage, is responsible for overseeing all Chuck’s, Mr. Brown’s Lounge, and IRD employees and responsibilities including but not limited to developing and maintaining quality standards for outlets, including supervision and direction of service staff. Setting up and leading the staff during the shift to maximize productivity, using the sequence of service, maintaining dining room order, order-taking, expediting, stocking and delivery of food and beverage items. In addition, attend meetings related to outlets when Director is not present, organize and leading front of the house outlet employee meetings.

The Food & Beverage Outlets Manager will assist in overseeing all F&B Outlets while on duty, while projecting Hard Rock’s high standards of service and professional hospitality at all times.  This person must create an exceptional climate of professional & personable service that ensures the long-term satisfaction of team members, guests and owners as well as embrace and embody the Hard Rock Hotel’s Mission, Mottos and Operating Values.


  • Minimum of 3 years related management experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Food & Beverage operations.
  • Possesses a positive attitude and the desire to motivate others.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on several projects simultaneously should pose a challenge without being overwhelming. Including timely completion of projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize several projects and use the departments/company resources to achieve success.
  • Command of various software programs – MICROS POS Systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule not excluding overnight shifts.



  • Know, understand, practice (with energy and enthusiasm), learn, live, & love the mission, keys, culture and spirit that make Hard Rock Hotels the place to work!
  • Constantly strive to uphold the image of Hard Rock and acknowledge good performance of others.
  • Maintain open communication with others and participate in sound check on a daily basis.


  • Take ownership in your continuous training/personal development & take initiative to learn about other departments within the hotel.
  • Help us to find the right people for our team
  • Comply with all hotel policies, procedures and guidelines


  • Be a conservationist (save paper, water, electricity, recycle, etc.)
  • Help to keep our hotel as clean and beautiful as the day it opened
  • Ensure safety and quality in all our products and services


  • Effectively manage relationships and feedback with outside vendors and clients to ensure the guest experience is continuously improved
  • Develop/maintain standards that create and exceptional guest experience and ensure positive results of all inspections/audits
  • Maintain an active presence throughout the business


Self Accountability

  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Focuses on "circle of influence" vs. "circle of concern"
  • Takes action on what needs to be done and produces results
  • Does the right thing vs. the comfortable thing ……makes difficult decisions


  • Constantly challenges the status quo
  • Is a transition figure, creates / supports revolutionary change
  • Demonstrates creative "what if" thinking
  • Encourages and rewards others to "think outside the box" and take calculated risks

Problem Solving

  • Constantly analyzes all aspects of the business to get to the root of the problem
  • Always has a "plan B"
  • Includes relevant people in decisions and seeks synergistic solutions
  • Makes decisions with conviction and learns from mistakes


  • Lives the Hard Rock values, "walks the talk"
  • Does what they say will do
  • Creates an environment of trust and credibility
  • Always seeks a win-win solution

Strategic Thinking

  • Identifies issues of greatest importance that impacts long-term growth
  • Is a visionary, creates a clear idea of a desired future
  • Identifies consequences of today's actions in the long term
  • Formulates a plan to achieve measurable goals


  • Listens to understand, rather than to reply (seeks first to understand)
  • Communicates the right message at the right time in the right way (written and verbal)
  • Gives the "why" behind the "what"
  • Creates an environment for others to openly share their thoughts and opinions

Coaching and Development

  • Encourages people to come up with the answer, rather than giving it to them
  • Gives timely feedback (good and bad)
  • Invests time and effort in self and others, to produce desired behaviors / career objectives
  • Anticipates and constructively resolves conflict between others

Impacting and Influencing

  • Inspires and motivates others to take action
  • Convinces others to lend support, using Commitment vs. Compliance 
  • Removes obstacles, so that self and others can succeed
  • Applies the right type of influence or methods to achieve results

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.