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.
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.
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.
•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.
•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. +/-
Full Time with benefits package
Food / Beverage Pairing
Food Safety Knowledge
On-site Special Events
Ordering / Purchasing
Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs
Basic Floor Service