Director of Food & Beverage

  • The Equinox Resort
  • Manchester Village, VT
  • time-alarm-solid 03-07-2024

Director of Food & Beverage

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Director of Food & Beverage to lead our culinary and hospitality team at The Equinox Resort. The ideal candidate will be responsible for achieving marketing, sales, profitability, and service quality goals for the Food & Beverage Department. We seek a strategic leader who can develop and execute marketing strategies, manage budgets, and provide exceptional service to our guests. If you are passionate about hospitality, have a proven track record of leadership in the industry, and are committed to excellence, we invite you to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Motivate and lead a team of front-of-house food and beverage management professionals.
  • Develop, recommend, and manage budgets, marketing plans, objectives, and ensure adherence to approved plans.
  • Act as a key member of the Executive Committee, contributing to overall resort management.
  • Implement and maintain Food & Beverage sales/marketing programs.
  • Oversee recruitment, training, coaching, and performance management of associates.
  • Direct payroll, reports, forecasts, inventory, and budget for food and beverage operations.
  • Collaborate with other resort departments to ensure efficient guest service.
  • Resolve customer complaints to maintain high levels of satisfaction and quality.
  • Establish procedures to enhance guest and associate satisfaction.
  • Maintain quality control standards for both food and beverage.
  • Ensure compliance with Department of Health regulations and brand standards through daily walk-throughs.
  • Maintain effective communication with Corporate Staff.
  • Coach and counsel associates to uphold brand service standards and procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • 6 or more years of progressive hotel Food and Beverage experience.
  • Service-oriented with strong presentation skills.
  • At least 3 years of senior leadership experience in a food and beverage environment in a resort.
  • Proven leadership skills with a preference for candidates holding a Hotel/Hospitality degree.
  • High energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, and a track record in high-volume concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
  • Experience in implementing new Food & Beverage concepts is a plus.

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Relocation allowance for qualified candidates
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Performance bonus of up to 30%

If you are ready to take your career to new heights in a scenic and vibrant setting, apply today!