Director of Food & Beverage - #99718

Benchmark Chaminade Resort & Spa


Date: 04/19/2022 11:00 AM

City: Santa Cruz, California

Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Come be a part of something bigger!



More than 10,000 dedicated employees around the world bring their unique talents, expertise and experiences to work every day with Benchmark. Our strength lies in our diversity, positive service attitude and determination to succeed. Come be a part of our “Be the Difference” culture, where every employee, at every level, in every job strives to capture moments when they can provide memorable, personalized service to our guests, coworkers, and communities.



We are a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:



  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs
  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses)
  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)
  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn’t love to get away)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)
  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)
  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few
  • Many more, please inquire for more details

The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade has an exciting opportunity for a sales and service results driven Director of Food & Beverage



SAVOR THE VIEW, FRESH, SEASONAL CUISINE WITH OUTDOOR DINING OVERLOOKING SANTA CRUZ AND THE MONTEREY BAY



Whether guests are kickstarting their day with breakfast and a side of fresh mountain air or toasting to the sunset and sipping their favorite wine, or celebrating the weekend with our delicious Brunch Buffet on Saturday or Sunday, we know one thing for sure... they will love our View



Salary: $110,000- $120,000 plus bonus


What you will have an opportunity to do:


We are looking for a highly motivated and analytical individual to join our leadership team as Director of Food and Beverage. The Director of Food and Beverage is a proactive solution seeker, they lead by example, don’t settle for the normal, and continuously encourage and engage their team members. They will provide the strategic leadership required to achieve the fiduciary and quality goals of the owners, guests, stakeholders, and team members. The Director will ensure the effective and efficient operation of all facets of the resort Food and Beverage operation, while improving on the current model and be responsible for managing in a manner consistent with the mission, operating philosophy, standards, and values of the Benchmark.



Your Role:



  • Attend weekly Coordination and Department Head meetings. Relay information about upcoming events to staff under his/her supervision. Relay company policy and procedures to staff under his/her supervision.
  • Supply information about department capabilities and programs to other departments and clients or potential clients.
  • Respond to needs and requests of guests and potential guests.
  • Ensure that implementation and maintenance of standards of food, beverage and service quality are commensurate with a first-class conference center.
  • Implement effective cost controls for food, beverage and labor.
  • Must be able to understand, read and explain profit & loss statements, labor reports, cost reductions, including labor.
  • Develop workable systems for inventory, receiving and product utilization (product cost).
  • Develop standards of productivity for food & beverage personnel.
  • Responsible for implementing company-wide system
  • Create appealing, high quality, marketable cycle menus and special event menus.
  • Create a comfortable atmosphere to encourage committed and loyal employees.
  • Oversee hiring and training programs for food and beverage personnel.
  • Develop management skills in employees.
  • Oversee weekly payroll for department.
  • Responsible for corrective action regarding unsatisfactory performance.
  • Respond to any reasonable task assigned by General Manager.
  • Assist in the Food and Beverage outlets in whatever capacity needed.


What are we looking for?



  • Previous experience as a Director of Food and Beverage in a luxury hotel and or full service resort.
  • Knowledge of Micros.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in high stress situations.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Pleasant and positive personality.
  • Well organized.

Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.



Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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