Director of Food & Beverage – The St. Regis San Francisco – USA


Job Number 19139688
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The St. Regis San Francisco| 125 3rd St| San Francisco|
California| United States
Brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

Start Your Journey With Us
The St. Regis brand first established luxury hospitality more than 110 years
ago| with the opening of the St. Regis New York. From the moment John Jacob
Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth
Avenue| St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke
service. Today| with more than 40 of the best addresses around the world| St.
Regis is a place where trends are born| boundaries are broken and guests can
simply live exquisite. We invite you to explore careers at St. Regis.


Functions as the strategic business leader of the property’s food and
beverage/culinary operation| including Restaurants/Bars| Room Service and
Banquets/Catering| where applicable. Position oversees the development and
implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the
brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures the food
and beverage/culinary operation meets the brand’s target customer needs|
ensures employee satisfaction| and focuses on growing revenues and maximizing
the financial performance of the department. Develops and implements property-
wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs
and expectations of the brand’s target customer and property employees and
provides a return on investment.


Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the food and beverage|
culinary| event management| or related professional area.


• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management|
Hotel and Restaurant Management| Hospitality| Business Administration| or
related major; 4 years experience in the food and beverage| culinary| event
management| or related professional area.

Skills and Knowledge

• Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes
for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs
assessment| meeting quality standards for services| and evaluation of customer

• Management of Financial Resources – Determining how money will be spent
to get the work done| and accounting for these expenditures.

• Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management
principles involved in strategic planning| resource allocation| human
resources modeling| leadership technique| production methods| and coordination
of people and resources.

• Applied Business Knowledge – Understanding market dynamics| enterprise
level objectives and important aspects of the company’s business to accurately
diagnose strengths and weaknesses| anticipate opportunities and risks|
identify issues| and develop strategies and plans. Aligning individual and
team actions with strategies and plans to drive business results.

• Management of Material Resources – Obtaining and seeing to the
appropriate use of equipment| facilities| and materials needed to do certain


Developing and Maintaining Food and Beverage/Culinary Goals

• Sets expectations and holds food and beverage leadership team accountable
for demonstrating desired service behaviors.

• Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Food and Beverage
is performing against budget.

• Makes recommendations for CAPEX funding of food and beverage equipment and
renovations in accordance with brand business strategy.

• Works with food and beverage leadership team to determine areas of concern
and develops strategies to improve the department’s financial performance.

• Establishes challenging| realistic and obtainable goals to guide operation
and performance.

• Strives to improve service performance.

Developing and Maintaining Budgets

• Develops and manages Food and Beverage budget.

• Monitors the department’s actual and projected sales to ensure revenue goals
are met or exceeded and opportunities are identified and addressed.

• Ensures cash control and liquor control policies are in place in food &
beverage areas and followed by all related employees.

• Focuses on maintaining profit margins without compromising guest or employee

Leading Food and Beverage/Culinary Team

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead| influence| and
encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making;
demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and builds mutual trust| respect| and cooperation among team

• Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals| budget goals| team
goals| etc.

• Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Develops means to improve profit| including estimating cost and benefit|
exploring new business opportunities| etc.

• Identifies opportunities to increase profits and create value by challenging
existing processes| encouraging innovation and driving necessary change.

• Ensures that regular| on-going communication occurs in all areas of food and
beverage (e.g.| pre-meal briefings| staff meetings| culinary team).

• Establishes and maintains open| collaborative relationships with direct
reports and entire food & beverage team. Ensures direct reports do the same
for their team.

• Develops a food and beverage operating strategy that is aligned with the
brand’s business strategy and leads its execution.

• Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaches| mentors| or
otherwise helps others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Stays aware of market trends and introduces new food and beverage products
to meet or exceed customer expectations| generate increased revenue and ensure
a competitive position in the market.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand
guest needs| providing guidance| feedback| and individual coaching when

• Reviews findings from comment cards and guest satisfaction results with F& B
team and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken.

• Reviews comment cards| guest satisfaction results and other data to identify
areas of improvement.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent guest service.

• Estimates cost and benefit ratio| maintaining balance between profit and
service satisfaction.

• Shares plans to take corrective action based on comment cards and guest
satisfaction results with property leadership.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Provides guidance and direction to subordinates| including setting
performance standards and monitoring performance.

• Coaches and supports food & beverage leadership team to effectively manage
wages| food & beverage cost and controllable expenses (e.g.| restaurant
supplies| uniforms| etc.).

• Hires food & beverage leadership team members who demonstrate strong
functional expertise| creativity and entrepreneurial leadership to meet the
business needs of the operation.

• Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review
process and holds staff accountable for successful performance.

• Ensures that expectations and objectives are clearly communicated to
subordinates; subordinates are also open to raise questions and/or concerns.

• Brings issues to the attention of Human Resources as necessary.

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

• Coaches team by providing specific feedback to improve performance.

Additional Responsibilities

• Informs and/or update the executives| the peers and the subordinates on
relevant information in a timely manner.

• Provides information to supervisors| co-workers| and subordinates by
telephone| in written form| e-mail| or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
solve problems.

• Estimate food| liquor| wine| and other beverage consumption in order to
anticipate amounts to be purchased or requisitioned.

• Order and purchase equipment and supplies.