Director of Food & Beverage Job Description Resort

The role incorporates responsibility for F&B operations across all outlets .

The Director of F&B will liaise with the respective Executive Head Chefs in all outlets on menu development as well as work with relevant Restaurant & Bar Managers in relation to service delivery processes.

The scope of the role includes fine dining, informal dining, Banqueting; formal bar and informal bar as well as in-room dining, gallery, private dining and afternoon teas.

Responsible for budgets, revenue achievement, cost controls, operational efficiencies, standards of service service quality and delivery, training, development and well-being of teams, guest service experience, service recovery, inventory controls, new innovations and developments, team motivation and satisfaction.

Competency Criteria Essential Requirements Desirable Requirements
Education / Qualifications
  • 3rd Level degree in Food & Beverage Management or equivalent experience as below.
  • Computer savvy.


  • Wine qualification (WSET advanced or higher)
  • Financial acumen – costings, budgets
  • Knowledge of Opera & Micros
Career Experience
  • 3-5 years in specialist F&B management at Senior Management or F&B Director level within a busy & multi facet 5 star:
  1. Resort with banqueting & golf outlets or
  2. Brand/Group environment with strong systems/structures offering diverse choice of F&B outlets, banqueting.


  • Hands on F&B Operational background at senior management level that includes:
  1. Fine dining options, 
  2. Informal dining outlets
  3. Extensive banqueting 
  4. Golf Club House operations


  • Hands on banqueting experience catering for volume events


  • Hands on golf club F&B operations experience


  • Strategic planning & delivery


  • Eye for detail – Excellence, quality & standards driven.


  • Budgeting, Financial, Payroll, Cost/Pricing competencies
  • Worked in contemporary outlets in cutting edge international environs.


  • Hotel Resort or Brand operations as opposed to individual restaurant & bar operations.


  • Preferred/LQA/Leading background


Technical Competencies for role 
  1. Competent budgeting/financial/payroll, cost/pricing acumen
  2. In-depth knowledge of luxury, 5-star service standards
  3. Extensive knowledge of cuisine variances, current trends, wine, beverages – passion & interest in same
  4. Visibility – front facing/interactive with Guests/Colleagues – hands on.
  5. Strong team/people management & ethos
  6. Effective communicator – honest, tactful, integrity
  7. Balanced, level headed, objective – delivers under pressure
  8. Strong coaching, nurturing ethos, excellence driven – supports learning & development
  9. Relentless & determined, High stamina
  10. Change management capabilities
  11. High levels of initiative, ideas, innovativeness
  12. Strong negotiation skills 
  13. Excellent organisational skills -multi-tasks well!
  14. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Experience of developing & implementing new menus/restaurant & bar design concepts


  • Cost controls abilities


  • Knowledge of core legislation; employment law, H&S, environmental compliance etc.
Personal Attributes
  1. Motivational/Inspirational leadership qualities
  1. Personable manner – engaging, approachable, friendly & outgoing 
  1. People centred – Relationship builder with guests & with team members/colleagues
  1. Firm, fair and objective.
  1. Confident in his/her ability yet having a calm & controlled demeanour.
  1. Considerate, respectful & engaging
  1. Level headed & able to see all sides to the problem – A solution finder
  1. Possess a passion & flair for hospitality 
  1. Immaculately presented & well spoken
  1. Analytical thinker
Personal Circumstances, Availability
  • EEA citizen or legally permitted to work in Ireland
  • Prepared to commit for a minimum of 3-5 years
  • Available from xxx
  • Full clean driving licence – own car
Compensation & Benefits Package
  • Salary circa XXX (depending on experience)
  • Performance related bonus based on KPIs
  • Other in-house benefits applicable


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