Food & Beverage Supervisor - Detroit Foundation Hotel

Food & Beverage Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  The soon to be open Detroit Foundation Hotel is looking for a Food & Beverage Supervisor to join the pre-opening team!

Detroit 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.  

In this unique role, the Food & Beverage Supervisor will be involved in the pre-opening process of setting up the department for success along with all other responsibilities assigned my management such as cross training and collaborating with other departments as needed.

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Job Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent knowledge of all food and beverage and desire to grow in the field
  • Be familiar with the wine list, wine and beverage service and stemware used
  • Be familiar with the menus, including preparation, ingredients and description
  • Presents menus and explanations for all menu items as well as specials of the day
  • Utilizes the hotel’s computer system ringing up sales, printing checks, closing checks and completing closing readings
  • Performs monthly inventory of all china, glass, silver, linen, food and beverage items at direction of the Executive Chef
  • Assists with associate payroll and scheduling
  • Must possess ability to coordinate with multiple tasks
  • Must possess ability to develop and supervise team members
  • Excellent communications skills both written/verbal
  • Problem solver and must present strong leadership qualities at all times
  • Requires high levels of interaction with all members of team. Exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate programs and arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions and solutions
  • Highly organized and has the ability to meet deadlines with the ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times
  • Handles confidential situations in a professional manner
  • Understands guests service needs and exceeds guests’ expectations
  • Maintains complete knowledge of and comply with all hotel and departmental policies/service procedures/standards
  • All other responsibilities assigned by management

 Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent reading, writing and oral proficiency of the English language
  • College degree preferred
  • 2 years of food and beverage supervisor experience
  • Thorough understanding of excellent service, labor control, maintenance, merchandising and accounting
  • Computer literate
  • Outstanding verbal and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of food, wine and cocktails
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain Alcohol Awareness certification and Food Handlers Certification

 Work Environment:

  • Standard hotel setting
  • Standard restaurant setting
  • Standard bar setting
  • Standard kitchen setting

Physical Demand:


  • Continuous standing and walking
  • Negotiating wet tile floor and steps
  • Fine motor coordination is needed to pour beverages, decorate cocktails and folding napkins


  • Trays weigh 25lb.
  • Carts: 250 lbs. (12-20 lbs. of push/pull force required)
  • Hot box: 50 lbs.


  • Standing and walking is continuous for 4-5 hours at a time
  • Lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying required up to 50 lbs or more
  • Negotiating varied floor surfaces is continuous
  • Carrying over shoulder is occasional
  • Bending/Kneeling required 25% of the shift
  • Hand and elbow movements for polishing glassware, silver, setting up tables, shacking, pouring and mixing drinks


  • Excellent sight and balance needed for negotiating varied floor surfaces, handling lighted candles, and handling hot fluids (coffee and tea)
  • Excellent speech and hearing to interact with guests

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. Detroit Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.