Director of Food & Beverage

About Us
Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals and is now leaping the Atlantic to land in Miami. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now we want a pretty awesome Director of Food & Beverage for Generator Miami. 
 
Here's the 'We're different' bit. Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.  
 
About You
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - YOU WILL THRIVE BY
  • Report to the General Manager 
  • Take full ownership of Bars and Restaurants across ALL outlets and ALL service times 
  • Build, lead and inspire a great team of people that get Generator and want to be themselves 
  • Know your customers, KNOW millennials 
  • Work late nights and love every minute 
  • Know, live and move in the local bar and restaurant scene 
  • Have a knack for activating spaces, making sure every square metre of space is monetised 
  • Fully integrate events programming to create genuine lifestyle experiences 
  • Make social local to ensure our city knows us and loves us 
  • Partner with the right suppliers to curate the food, coffee and craft beer experience 
  • Know and respect your crew members’ rights 
  • Exceed the budgeted departmental P&L and be commercially savvy in exploring new revenue streams 
  • Control payroll and all cost of sales with a strict and robust stock management system 
  • Know all statutory legislation and ensure H&S, Fire Safety and Food Hygiene compliance 
  • Communicate effectively so that the team understands its goals and is motivated to achieve them 
  • Completion of all Food & Beverage inquiries and Guest follow-up calls on a timely basis 
  • Timely analysis of Food & Beverage Prices in relation to competition 
  • Development and maintenance of all department control procedures 
  • Coordinate with all large group meeting/event planners their specific group requirements with the services and facilities offered. This includes proposals, contracts, estimated and actual function statements. With banquet, the Head Chef is to be included in food related discussions 
  • Directly responsible for large function billings and overseeing medium/small function billings with particular regard to accuracy and timeliness (48 hours) 
  • Create and participate in menu planning and pricing 
  • Responsible for ongoing crew member training and development according to Generator requirements 
  • The crew member may be expected to work in other areas of the property when needed to assist operations to perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned 
  
JOB SPECIFICATIONS - YOU HAVE A ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE                                   
  • Bachelor degree in hotel/culinary/restaurant management is desirable. A combination of practical experience and education will be considered as an alternative
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Proficient in the following dimensions of restaurant functions: food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures, personnel management, recordkeeping, and preparation of reports
  • Possess a Food Management Certification
  • Ability of dealing with crew member conflict, irate customers and wrong stock orders. Ability to come up with a solution quickly is a needed
  • Accurately and easily communicate standards and cooking methods to staff, give orders and speak with customers clearly
 
YOU'RE A BORN COMMUNICATOR 
  • Read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  
  • Write routine reports, correspondence, business letters, summaries, and reports in English using prescribed format, and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. 
  • Ability to speak effectively in English before groups such as guests or crew members. 
 
Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Requirements: Employees must be able to furnish necessary identification providing eligibility to work in the United States as defined in the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). If hired, the employee must complete and submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) at the start of employment. This position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.

Generator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place.