The average salary for a Food and Beverage Director is $66,962.
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Job Description for Food and Beverage Director
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 al…Read more
Food and Beverage Director Tasks
- 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.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Director
The top respondents for the job title Food and Beverage Director are from the companies Holiday Inn, Marriott International, Inc. and Hilton Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC where the average pay is $77,419. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, Inc., earning around $72,208 and $71,000, respectively. Holiday Inn pays the lowest at around $50,565. Hilton Corporation and Hilton Garden Inn also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,000 and $62,278, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director
Skills in Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Budget Management and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Director
An entry-level Food and Beverage Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,807 based on 45 salaries. An early career Food and Beverage Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,664 based on 254 salaries. A mid-career Food and Beverage Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,072 based on 421 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,052 based on 706 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,515.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Food and Beverage Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (34.4% more) and New York, New York (18.6% more).
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