• Vice President of Food & Beverage

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    Food & Beverage - Salaried
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  • Responsibilities

    The Vice President of Food & Beverage will be responsible for all food and beverage production and service for the property.  This position is a strategic business partner who helps the property achieve its goals by being an advocate, change leader, and champion for inspiring achievement in the food & beverage team.  This person supervises all of the food and beverage outlets, including restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs, in room dining, kitchens, pool F&B operations, gaming floor beverage, stewarding, and banquets.  The VP of Food and Beverage must harmonize the culture, mission, values, and quality standards to ensure maximum potential is achieved.  This person must create an exceptional climate of professional and personable service that ensures the engagement of employees, guests, and owners.



    Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Create performance expectations, lead people, manage processes, and hold people accountable for the agreed upon activities and timetables.
    • Lead, direct, and manage all department operations. Maintain regular presence throughout the department.
    • Communicate with leaders regarding issues, risk, and liability concerns, or other important business matters.
    • Ability to develop a marketing plan for areas and experience with casino marketing promotions/incentives/comps and related strategies
    • Establish and maintain accurate inventory records. Participate in periodic department inventories. Recommend appropriate actions based on results of inventory reporting.
    • Monitor operations to ensure consistent sequence of service is followed and all brand standards are properly executed.
    • Build business/market share by developing new ways to promote company and by participating in events to increase sales and profits.
    • Work closely with the Sales and Marketing and Catering teams to ensure client needs and expectations are met.
    • Manage relationships with vendors; assist in negotiating agreements.
    • Create department budget to include sales volumes, revenues, resource quantities, costs, expenses, assets, liabilities, cash flow, and capital expenditures.
    • Prepare and execute business plans to ensure the maximization of property performance.
    • Create and develop goals and operational strategies for the operations that are aligned with the Hard Rock brand. Communicate the role that each employee has in their achievement and ensure accountability.
    • Analyze and identify financial opportunities including cost controls, productivity levels, and revenue generation. Monitor actual sales, revenues, and expenses to determine variance and assess goal accomplishments, and adjust strategies and forecasts accordingly.
    • Review weekly forecasts and planning of cost expenditures to correspond to forecasted occupancy and costs.
    • Plan and approve sales and marketing activities for the Food and Beverage outlets.
    • Monitor competitive set activities and adjust execution as needed.
    • Protect and enhance the value of property assets through appropriate programs and maintenance. Evaluate condition of equipment and property and conduct analysis for capital expenditure needs.
    • Oversee operational efficiency, standards compliance, and service and financial measurements. Identify gaps and implement measures to correct deficiencies.
    • Balance staffing levels and labor to achieve ideal employee/guest engagement and cost ratio.
    • Attract and select the best talent available from inside or outside the organization.
    • Develop and implement strategies to retain staff.
    • Train, coach, and counsel managers, supervisors and employees to achieve their career goals and maximize their potential.
    • Monitor and evaluate staff performance and deliver recognition and rewards.
    • Promote a positive work environment for all employees and ensure all employment related processes and documentation are in compliance.
    • Ensure all staff have food safety, sanitation, and responsible alcohol service certifications required by law.
    • Conduct regular meetings with staff to communicate global programs, implement new products and procedures, and discuss areas of opportunities, special events, and other activities.
    • Participate in and ensure Sound Checks are being conducted in all Food and Beverage departments on all shifts.
    • Ensure an extraordinary experience and create loyalty to the property and Hard Rock brand by exceeding expectations through exceptional service and product quality.
    • Responsible for menu creation and partner with local vendors on product sourcing.


    • Degree/diploma in Hospitality Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides knowledge, skills, and ability sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    • Previous gaming experience or experience in multi outlet environment; tribal gaming preferred.
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in hospitality and Food & Beverage management, minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership role. Luxury hotel experience preferred.
    • Must have experience with the development and implementation of wine education/wine appreciation programs
    • Must have thorough understanding of Asian food specialties, including production and execution.
    • Must have previous casino property opening experience.
    • High energy with effective and influential people skills. Positive attitude and the desire to motivate others.
    • Ability to prioritize and work on several projects simultaneously should pose a challenge without being overwhelming.
    • Strong communication and listening skills and excellent speaking, reading, and writing ability.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, owners, investors, and employees of the organization.
    • Strong command of software applications, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and hotel-specific platforms (MICROS Opera, Sabre/SYNXIS, Delphi, SUN, etc.).


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