Director of Food & Beverage
Posted on Jun 1, 2020 by ASM Global
ASM Global, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an excellent and immediate opening for a Director of Food and Beverage within the SAVOR division at Chesapeake Energy Arena & Cox Convention Center located in Oklahoma City, OK. This position is responsible for daily management of the Food and Beverage Department to include concessions, mobile carts, general event catering, culinary, catering sales, menu development, financials and budgets. The Director of Food & Beverage directs and coordinates the entire food and beverage operation by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors:
Markets Food and Beverage services to clients and establishes Food and Beverage controls.
Foster & Maintain positive client relations.
Daily management of the Food & Beverage departmental operations and personnel.
Creates Food and Beverage sales projections and budgets for facility events.
Responsible for stand inventory and per capita reports for each event and ongoing fiscal reporting.
Purchasing and overseeing distribution of all products to concessions outlets.
Responsible for daily concession food and beverage compliance and service concerns such as, Health Department regulations, Alcohol beverage service guidelines and standards, menu engineering/development and detailed costing for concessions operation.
Hires and trains new concession employees; anticipates and schedules labor needs for event and non-event days.
Controls spoilage, cost of sales.
Inspects and tastes prepared food to maintain quality standards and sanitation regulations.
Is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of Food and Beverage units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SAVOR/ASMs policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding; disciplining employees in conjunction with Human Resources; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
This position will work with limited supervision and will require the ability to interact with all levels of staff including management. Requires ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, in addition to normal business hours.
Certificate or degree from an accredited culinary school, college or technical school preferred.
Minimum 5 years experience in management level position in Food & Beverage or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience in overall Food and Beverage operations, sales, inventory control, cost control and food preparation procedures.
Previous experience in food purchasing (Catering & Concession), including price negotiations.
Excellent knowledge of current culinary and concession trends, presentation, and food quality.
Previous experience in standardizing recipes, plating, and costing of menus.
Previous experience working with sub-contractor vendors
Serv Safe food and Serv Safe Alcohol certified.
Maintain PCI Compliance certification.
Alcohol awareness certificate and training capabilities.
Strong orientation to customer service and ability to work with clients and staff members.
Results oriented individual with the ability to meet required budgetary goals.
Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, planning, written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail and service oriented.
Prior supervisory experience required.
Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to be creative with buffet presentations and maintain a quality product.