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Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20037, United States
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at The Watergate Hotel

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate HotelMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired on Sep 22, 2017

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5 years

Job Details
The Hotel
Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. Here modern design blends with a storied past to redefine luxury. A place where travel and business are occasions worth celebrating, attention to every detail is the standard, and intrigue can be
found just beyond every curve.

The Watergate Hotel is centrally located in Washington, D.C., a city of political power, prestige, and elegance is culturally rich with theaters, museums, architectural splendors and unforgettable national memorials. The Watergate Hotel is situated within walking distance of the best the city has to offer.

Strategic Intent
Oversee overall day-to-day operations within the Food & Beverage departments, including Banquets, Outlets, and In Room Dining. Provide leadership to Food and Beverage Management team. Maintain an efficient operation of the Restaurants and In Room Dining departments and meet guests’ expectations for quality of the product and service. Assist the Restaurant General Manager as requested for long-term planning within each business unit.

Organizational Structure

The Assistant Director of Food & Beverage will report to the Director of Food & Beverage. 

General Duties and Responsibilities
•Assist with all F&B operations and support the management team running the various outlets and events.
•Assist with the writing of departmental SOP’s under the guidance and direction of the Restaurant General Manager.
•Provide leadership and support for line staff throughout the restaurant and In Room Dining operations.
•Attend pre-conference meetings as needed.
•Assist daily departmental meetings and lead line-ups as needed.
•Communicate all group information/changes to existing information to appropriate hotel associates in an accurate and timely manner.
•Maintain an active trace system for guest history on their F&B preferences.
•Audit checks when necessary; assist with corrections in MICROS; run shift reports and assist associates with close out when necessary.
•Ensure high-quality training practices are in place. 
•Institute and monitor quality controls for service and product.
•Maintain an active presence on the dining room floor, assisting guests and addressing concerns, resolving issues and providing all guests with a distinctly Watergate dining experience.
•As directed the following additional duties may include but are not limited to:
•Assist with the monthly and weekly forecast
•Monitor payroll of department
•Attend daily communications meeting
•Attend weekly department head meeting
•Attend scheduled food and beverage meetings
•Develop and update menus, as appropriate
•Revise standard and procedures for department, as necessary

Experience and Requirements

•Must possess at least 5+ year experience as a manager in a luxury hotel food and beverage operation OR upscale/fine dining establishment.

•Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
•Must be proficient with MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MICROS, Opera.
•Must have be a superior organizational skills and strong multi-tasking abilities.
•Must have strong communication skills with fluency in English required. Those with bi-lingual abilities will be preferred.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality or related field is preferred.
•Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position such as walking/standing for extended periods of time while on shift; lift/carry/pull/push 25 lbs. +/-

Compensation details

Full Time with benefits package

Required Skills


Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Safety Knowledge

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Creating A Wine Program From The Ground Up

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge


List Creation

National/International Compliance Expertise

POS Maintenance


Profit & Loss Management

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Wine Knowledge

Wine Sales Proficiency

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Safety Knowledge

Hospitality / Management Degree

Menu development

OpenTable or other

POS Systems

Staff Management of 75

Staff education / motivation

Staffing / scheduling

TIPS Certified

Business Management

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Hospitality / Management Degree

Microsoft Office


Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Recruiting / hiring

Reservation System Management

Staff Education / Motivation

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