Food & Beverage Duty Manager

Job specification

  • Passion for hospitality and the catering industry
  • Organised with excellent time management skills
  • Previous experience as FOH supervisor or manager in a similar role
  • Good team leadership and motivational skills, able to lead from the front
  • Train and record the development of the existing food and beverage team
  • Assist with further development of controls, procedures and their implementation
  • Ability and desire to create good relations with the guests
  • Ambition to drive the business forward and maximise revenue opportunities
  • New and existing ideas to be implemented and put into play
  • Excellent food and beverage knowledge with and the ability to convey this
  • Able to deal with and adapt to chasing as business requires
  • Knowledge of known allergens and controls
  • Ensure compliance regarding HACCP and COSHH and Fire Regulations
  • Deputise in manager’s absence
  • Assist outside of department on occasion as deemed appropriate and necessary for business


Responsibilities and Daily Duties

  • Running and overseeing of food and beverages to our guests, providing a courteous, professional and efficient service, as appropriate to the style of service or client’s needs
  • Taking responsibility of service and its delivery and liaise with HODs and the kitchen
  • Compiling of costed rotas and organising staff shifts
  • Manage and ensure all functions and events run smoothly on duty and all revenue is captured
  • Oversee and authorise the sale of alcohol
  • Undertake liquor stock checks/stock takes, stock control, rotation and ordering
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed and recorded and staff are trained in these
  • Responsible for cash handling, cashing up, and all transactions when on shift
  • Work closely with the kitchen and event planners to ensure smooth operations
  • Oversee bar and dining room teams to ensure smooth service.
  • Ensure general cleanliness and maintenance of FOH areas are kept at high standard following procedures and schedules
  • Maintain and keep back of house areas and stores in a clean and safe environment
  • Ensure focus is on the service of food and beverage and guest care and satisfaction
  • Ensure key targets are met regarding labour costs, GPs, upselling
  • Ensure food safety and H&S compliance
  • Ensure high standards of service, delivery and provision are upheld and adhered to
  • Act as Duty Manager whilst on duty and communicate to relevant departments as required
  • Attend weekly planning meetings and formulate operational plans from these


Desirable qualities

  • Personal Licence Holder
  • Level 3 Food Hygiene qualification
  • First Aid Trained
  • Proven experience of delivering banqueting service
  • Familiar with use of Word, Excel, Outlook and till systems

We hold the right to close applications early in the event of the right candidate being found.

Hothorpe Venues is an inclusive environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.