A food and beverage director is an executive who works in a hospitality capacity. Frequently these directors are employed at hotels, restaurant chains and banquet facilities. They oversee the entire food and beverage service aspect of a company. They are ultimately tasked with human resource decisions, purchasing decisions, as well as menu design and decisions on which products to carry. They oversee all aspects of guest service as well as implementing training to ensure that expectations are always exceeded by staff.
Food and Beverage Director Tasks
Analyze, forecast, monitor and control the labor and food costs.
Direct day to day operations for restaurant outlets, room service, culinary, stewarding, beverage and banquet operations.
Develop and manage the implementation of menus, package deals, promotions, displays, decorations and presentations.
Manage the maintenance and sanitation of the food and beverage areas and equipment.