The average salary for a Food and Beverage Director in Chicago, Illinois is $71,869.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director
Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management, Inventory Management and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Director
An experienced Food and Beverage Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,056 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,000.
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 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (25.2% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (18.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (1.5% less).
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