Director of Food & Beverage
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Director of Food & Beverage




Director of Food & Beverage

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Iconic 587-room Hilton Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and is steps from Town Hall station and the QVB Light Rail stop. Amongst our operations, we are home to chefs hatted restaurant glass Brasserie, heritage listed Marble Bar and one of the largest Conferencing & Event spaces in Australia with over 4000 square metres of conferencing space.

As Director Food and Beverage, you will report directly to the General Manager and be responsible for overseeing and managing the operations in Conferencing & Event Operations, Café Cino, Room Service, glass Breakfast, Executive Lounge, glass Brasserie, Zeta Bar, Marble Bar and the Hilton Kitchen. As a senior leader of Hilton Australasia’s flagship hotel, you will be responsible for leading daily activities to ensure team members are well trained and managed, excellent guest experiences provided and performance targets met.


Hotel Strategy and Management

  • Lead from the front and with passion setting an example for your team and inspiring great performance  
  • Work in conjunction with the hotel’s Commercial team to maximise revenue potential and profitability of all F&B Outlets including C&E
  • Maintain a high level of product, hotel and local area knowledge including up and coming industry trends
  • Monitor and review costs for all outlets, particularly payroll cost and beverage cost ensuring costs are within budget/forecast
  • Coordinate regular communication meetings to ensure all Food & Beverage and Kitchen leaders are well informed of hotel activities and strategy
  • Ensure that the appearance and condition of all outlets are consistently at their best.  Monitor departments daily and ensure that housekeeping or engineering requirements are managed as timely and cost effectively as possible
  • Monitor and complete returns for incentive programs in F&B Outlets, ensuring that any incentives are achieving their intended aim of maximising profitability
  • Oversee the development of exciting menus and costing
  • Ensure all Food & Beverage staff are fully trained and committed to upselling
  • As needed, liaise with Stewarding and F&B contractors to arrange outsourced staff – negotiate rates and contracts as required
  • Oversee monthly stock takes and inventory system management across F&B operations
  • Manage relationships with suppliers, in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager and inform the Supplier and Purchasing Manager of any substandard products
  • Ensure information systems in F&B departments are being used to maximum efficiency, within hotel operating guidelines. This includes point of sale systems and cash handling
  • Collaborate effectively with above property leadership to implement Region-wide Food & Beverage promotions and activations
  • Act as the point of contact for the restaurant consultant, coordinating and managing day to day activities
  • Alongside your F&B leaders, Executive Chef, and in collaboration with the hotel’s marketing team, create and implement marketing activations to achieve budget, forecast and agreed upon profit margins
  • Coordinate the entertainment strategy of the outlets and manage relationships with key entertainment partners
  • Ensure the hotels impact on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is at the forefront of your mind when making decisions

Quality and Standards

  • Take a hands on approach to overseeing the F&B Operation ensuring all guests receive their requirements in a timely manner, according to Hilton Brand Standards 
  • Ensure the operation is in line with hotel standards of the HACCP program (Hazard, Analysis, Critical Control Point)
  • Ensure recording of required HACCAP tracking is performed as per standards, maintaining the accuracy of recording procedures 
  • Initiate and conduct regular product knowledge sessions for all F&B team members with particular emphasis on up-selling 
  • Be fully conversant with the hotel security, emergency and evacuation procedures and ensuring all personnel are completely trained in such procedures and to regularly conduct regular emergency procedure checks 
  • Complete audits as required to ensure all legal requirements are met ie RSA audits, licensing, capacity restrictions etc.  
  • Work at all times within HR best practices and the Hilton values 
  • Adhere to and enforce policies and procedures for the kitchen and F&B outlets
  • Ensure a high level of clear and concise communication is maintained with the General Manager, fellow leadership, and all other hotel departments, being receptive to other departments operational and accounting requirements

Guest Experience

  • Ensure guest expectations are surpassed on every occasion and should we fall short of achieving this, ensure that the guest has been contacted and a satisfactory outcome is reached 
  • Review, analyze and communicate guest satisfaction and quality assurance results, actively developing strategies and actions to improve and keep satisfaction scores above the benchmark
  • Promote the Hilton Honors loyalty program ensuring particular emphasis on enrolment and the satisfaction of all members 
  • Assist and ensure the smooth and hassle-free running of various serving periods  
  • To ensure all inquiries and requests are handled in a polite and efficient manner 
  • Support the Commercial team with client visits to the Food & Beverage outlets
  • Create rapport with regular guests, conferencing & events clients and PCOs
  • Ensure a consistently high standard of presentation is maintained by all team members in line with hotel policy

Team Culture

  • Utilise the hotel’s recruitment system Taleo to recruit new team members following approved manning forecasts and budgets
  • Welcome, induct and train new team members as per Hilton’s Brand Standards ensuring training records are kept updated and training completed within required timeframes 
  • Ensure team members are well managed by having clear and personalized objectives
  • Review performance on a regular and consistent basis. Ensure pulse checks, mid-year and annual reviews take place during the required time frame and emphasize personal and skills development
  • In conjunction with Human Resources, create and implement retention and succession plans
  • Deal effectively with instances of poor performance liaising with the hotel’s Human Resources department as necessary
  • Ensure communication between the Kitchen, Food & Beverage departments, and all other areas of the hotel is professional, efficient and thorough
  • Act as a mentor and coach, providing guidance and recommendations to department leaders and managers
  • Ensure regular communication meetings are held within all areas of Food & Beverage and that Hilton’s priorities, strategy, vision and values are known throughout the department
  • Create and implement action plans to respond to annual Team Member Survey feedback and improve Hilton Sydney’s workplace  
  • Ensure that work schedules and rosters are written according to hotel needs and in compliance to the relevant industry award 
  • Effectively manage team member leave balances including annual leave & time in lieu owed 
  • Ensure that any overtime or irregularities are properly recorded and managed
  • Oversee timekeeping and attendance system sign off at the end of the each payroll period
  • Respond to and manage departmental change as required by the hotel, Hilton Worldwide, or government legislation

Workplace Health and Safety

The Director of Food & Beverage will be held personally accountable for the health & safety of their area of responsibility, including the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision provided to personnel under their control. In addition, this position will:

  • Provide the necessary leadership to ensure that WHS and Injury Management practices are carried out at all times and to the correct standard
  • Take the necessary management actions and make decisions, consistent with the intention of the WHS policy
  • Develop and implement plans, procedures and actions to ensure WHS policy objectives and targets are met.
  • Ensure that minimum standards are established and maintained for plant, materials, equipment, product, buildings and Team member work activities
  • Manage workplace injuries in accordance with the Return to Work policy and procedures, ensuring injured workers are effectively managed and an early return to the workplace is achieved
  • Undertake workplace risk assessments in consultation with team members
  • Ensure identified hazards are controlled in accordance with an established hierarchy of control
  • Ensure control actions are implemented in a timely manner
  • Ensure sufficient and suitable personal protective equipment is provided, suitably maintained and correctly used when required
  • Monitor contractor WHS performance in area of responsibility
  • Take any other such action that is necessary to guarantee the integrity of the WHS systems manual and its requirements
  • Carry out workplace inspections, identifying potential or current hazards and ensure corrective actions are taken


  • Innovative, dynamic, and hands-on leader with a consistent and high level of attention to detail
  • Passion for culinary and dining trends with view to ensure Hilton Sydney is the market leader
  • Sound financial & commercial acumen, with experience in drafting, analyzing, and managing budgets and forecasts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding coach, mentor and leader, committed to personal development
  • Excellent cost control and profit generating skills
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct detailed analytics of revenue and propose strategies to address any concerns
  • Exceptional stake holder management skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholder expectations including General Managers, Hilton leadership and owners
  • NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol certification
  • A degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management or equivalent is advantageous
  • Previous similar leadership experience in international hotel chains


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. Joining this award winning Great Place to Work culture means:

  • A competitive compensation package including annual bonus plan and complimentary gym membership
  • A monthly dry cleaning allowance for your business wardrobe
  • Free team member meals served fresh daily
  • 100 discounted travel nights per year for you, your friends or family to enjoy at any of our 7000+ hotels located in 122 countries and territories around the world
  • Food & Beverage discounts so you don’t just stay when you travel but also enjoy dining experiences
  • Flexibility so you can Thrive and make space for what matters most
  • Working alongside an experienced and dynamic leadership team in our hallmark property, this role provides an exceptional opportunity for growth and Hilton career progression

Director of Food & Beverage

New South Wales, Australia

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