South Florida’s beacon of hospitality, Pier Sixty-Six Resort is returning to Fort Lauderdale with an opening date of October 2024. From the famed superyacht marina to the iconic spires of the rotating Pier-Top lounge, a new world of elevated experiences is set to unfold around it. The lush 32-acre waterfront enclave will be home to the extraordinary luxury resort hosting 325 guest rooms, suites and villas, plus an exclusive collection of 91 Private Resort Residences, 12 restaurants and lounges, a luxurious spa, curated pool options and a waterfront promenade with retail and dining. Every space is impeccably designed to both inspire and relax. All met with exceptional service and refined touches that result in truly extraordinary experiences. The Resort will assemble over 600 diverse and talented Team Members to bring Pier Sixty-Six to life and create a new legacy by providing memorable experiences and stellar service to our guests and residents. We aspire to create a caring culture for our team, with state-of-the-art facilities, a first-class employee dining room and most importantly a focus on you as an individual, including your welfare and wellbeing. Pier Sixty-Six invites dedicated, energetic and polished hospitality enthusiasts eager for growth and stardom to join our team, and enjoy highly competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and a culture that honors and respects you.
We currently have an opportunity for a well-rounded and seasoned Director of Food & Beverage to join our Pier Sixty-Six Resort opening team!
Reporting into the Managing Director you will take the lead in project managing the opening of this incredible resort. This role functions as the strategic business leader of the property’s food and beverage/culinary operation, including Restaurants/Bars, Room Service and Banquets/Catering, where applicable. Position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures the food and beverage/culinary operation meets the brand’s target customer needs, ensures employee satisfaction, and focuses on growing revenues and maximizing the financial performance of the department. Develops and implements property-wide strategies for 12 Food & Beverage outlets that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and property employees and provides a return on investment.
The Director of Food and Beverage forms part of the Executive team who collectively make key strategic and operational decisions for the Resort. The Director manages the Food & Beverage Operation which includes all restaurants, bars & lounges, banquets, room service and private bars. The primary responsibilities for this position are to ensure our guests receive the highest level of food quality and service, manage and develop a team, devise and monitor an annual budget, manage labor control and operating expenses and develop relationships with key suppliers and industry associates.
Coordinate the selection, training, development, and evaluation of employees and managers in the Food & Beverage Division through effective management and leadership to ensure that established cultural and core standards are met; long-range strategic planning for outlet operation.
Control labor and operating expenses through effective planning, budgeting, purchasing decisions, policy making, and inventory control while focusing on creative cost control and revenue generation solutions to maximize profit in the division and hotel.
The ability to be visible in the operation, recognize and maintain relationships with regular guests as well as cultivate relationships with new patrons through effective marketing and personal relationships.
The ability to work closely with the Managing Director and Executive Leadership team to design effective menus, wine lists, and amenity options while ensuring excellent product quality at a fair price.
Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met as well as attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.
Work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors.
Developing and Maintaining Food and Beverage/Culinary Goals
Developing and Maintaining Budgets
Leading Food and Beverage/Culinary Team
Excellent communication skills and a strong, innovative mindset where there is no box!
The ability to react and adjust to changing business environments and lead the team in ensuring efficient financial management of the business
Ability to motivate and lead a team of professionals
Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area.
• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 4 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area.
As a valued member of the CoralTree team, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, building vibrant communities, and shaping the future of travel and hospitality. #piersixtysixresort