Food & Beverage Manager- Foundation Hotel

Food & Beverage Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Food & Beverage Manager - Foundation Hotel Opening Spring 2017
Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  Aparium Hotel Group is looking for a Food & Beverage Manager that shares our vision for a new Detroit, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for celebrating the community through arts, events and food. The Foundation Hotel is at the forefront of the renewal of the Motor City. A transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent Pontchartrain Wine Cellar building, The Foundation will be the top hotel in the market with authentic inspiration, design, and programming that respects Detroit’s past, yet is looking forward through its revival.

The food and beverage programming will include a three-meal restaurant and bar with approximately 200 covers positioned to be among the top restaurants in the region. The hotel’s restaurant will present iconic New American cuisine, and with space that will serve as an incubator for culinary students, up and coming chefs and visiting culinary influencers. The elevated bar program will focus on collaboration with Michigan breweries and distillers.

The hotel will feature approximately 4500 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop ballroom and a unique podcast studio. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open Spring 2017.  

Aparium Hotel Group has a strong point of view on translocal hospitality – delivering communal experiences unique to each location. We believe in intuitive service, empowering our associates to deliver unique experiences for guests.

In this unique role, the Food & Beverage Manager will be involved in recruiting, training, creating innovative guest dining experiences, delivering outstanding customer service, building an engaged associate team, and setting up the Food & Beverage department for success.

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  • Develops and maintains an inviting environment, with superior associates, dedicated to an attentive, distinctive food and beverage experience
  • Hires, trains, supervises, disciplines, and motivates associates
  • Controls/maximizes seating of the restaurant/bar while maintaining high quality service
  • Controls usage of all food and beverage items and appropriate usage of equipment, tools and service equipment
  • Prepares associates schedules which allow for appropriate service while controlling labor costs and overtime
  • Consistently comes up with product and service improvements as well as ways to generate new business
  • Forecasts covers and revenues and then schedules associates accordingly
  • Prepares daily and weekly payroll as required by the Director of Finance
  • Uses cash handling procedures to accurately charge customers, creates forecast and revenue reports
  • Thorough understanding of all food and beverage items offered, including ingredients, methods of preparation and proper service. Expert knowledge of wines and spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Complete and conducts performance evaluations for all associates
  • Maintains a daily log for communication
  • Handles all inventories directly involved with the operation of the restaurant
  • Thorough understanding of the computer system in ringing, printing and closing checks as well as shift reports
  • Empowered and empowers associates to intuitively serve each guest, associate, visitor or client
  • Detail orientated
  • Available to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays
  • All other responsibilities assigned by management
  • Excellent reading, writing and oral proficiency of the English language
  • College degree, preferable in hotel and restaurant management
  • 2 years of food and beverage management experience
  • Thorough understanding of excellent service, labor control, cost of goods, maintenance, merchandising and accounting
  • Computer literate, POS savvy, reservation system knowledge
  • Outstanding verbal and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of food, wine and cocktails and local food and beverage trends and vendors
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain Alcohol Awareness certification, Food Handlers Certification
  • Anticipate and deliver exceptional service consistently
  • Intuitively service each guest, associate, visitor or client
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on the details
  • Follow instinct and use her/his best judgment to create experiences for guests that are thoughtful and genuine
  • Greet each guest promptly, courteously, graciously with eye contact, a smile and good posture
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times to reflect the high standards of the hotel
  • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
  • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment

  • Standard hotel/restaurant setting
Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.