Food and Beverage Manager

Food and Beverage (F&B) Managers are key members of the senior management team in a hotel, cruise ship or any other establishment that serves meals and drinks, including restaurants, coffee shops, catering services and room service.


Daily Life

F&B Managers are responsible for both business and culinary operations. They must maintain exceptional levels of customer service. They must have a thorough knowledge of food preparation and a good sense for creating and marketing menu offerings that are appropriate and appealing to local market preferences. They cover a wide range of managerial functions, such as preparing operating budgets, ordering food and equipment, managing the monthly stock stakes and hiring, managing and training employees at all levels. They assist in setting departmental targets, work schedules, budgets, policies and procedures. As a core management team member, they work closely with other department managers to optimize financial performance and profitability. They also deputize for the Food & Beverage Director in their absence. The need to comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation.

Required Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Strong business and financial management skills
  • Effective employee management
  • Knowledge of financial systems
  • Committed to delivering high levels of customer service
  • Previous experience as supervisor in F&B
  • Associate degree or higher (ideally in hospitality or foodservice related)