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Food and Beverage DirectorThe ChattanooganNashville, TN
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Job Description

Food and Beverage Director
The Chattanoogan
Chattanooga, TN 

Please note that this position is based in Chattanooga, TN. Candidates must be willing to relocate and relocation assistance will be provided.

Ascent Hospitality has an extensive portfolio of hotels and a strong pipeline of new properties and acquisitions, but we’re not about numbers…we’re about people and that remains our foundation.  Our culture expresses a memorable experience for all of our Team Members and guests alike.  So we’re constantly looking for individuals who work well together for a unified purpose. For our leadership, we’re looking for accomplished individuals with a passion to serve others, strong communicators who clearly understand the needs of others and trendsetters who excel at challenges and change.  If this is what you’re all about, consider joining our Team.

We are currently looking for an seasoned  Food & Beverage Director for The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Chattonooga, TN to lead the multiple venues including The Forge Restaurant and Stills & Mash Lounge, Noogans Coffee Market, High Rail, rooftop bar + space and 25,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.  

The right individual will be a self starter with a strong attention to detail and the ability to get the job done.  The F & B Director’s position will provide strategic sales and revenue direction for the purpose of driving TOP LINE REVENUE while excelling at delivering a exceptional experience to each and every guest.

Food and Beverage Director
The Food and Beverage Director will direct and organize the activities of the Food and Beverage Department to maintain the highest standards of food and beverage quality, outstanding service and merchandising to maximize guest satisfaction and hotel Profitability. The Food and Beverage Director is responsible for leading, directing and managing all F & B operations including two restaurants, kitchen and banquets/meeting areas.

Food and Beverage Director Essential Job Functions

1. Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.

2. The Food and Beverage Director will plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of the operation.

3. Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, e.g. room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens, steward, etc.

4. Develop, implement and monitor schedules for the operation of all food and beverage sub-departments to achieve a profitable result.

5. Participate with Food and Beverage managers in the creation of menus designed to attract a predetermined customer market.

6. The Food and Beverage Director will implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub-departments to Marriott standards.

7. Abide by all State, Federal and Corporate requirements pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages.

8. Assist managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising and promotion.

9. The Food and Beverage Director will regularly review and evaluate the degree of guest satisfaction of the individual restaurants and banquet service, to recommend new operating and marketing policies whenever declining or constant sales imply dissatisfaction by the customers, a material change in the make-up or the customer market, or a change in the competitive environment.

Job Requirements

Food and Beverage Director Qualifications

  • Food and Beverage Director candidates should have a minimum of 3 - 5 years in a comparable position at a full service Marriott or Hilton preferred
  • Culinary experience in both the front and back of the house
  • Strong leadership and development skills
  • Create in all aspects of the operations

Job Details

Senior level
Bonus Plan

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Job Training
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Vision Benefits
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The Chattanoogan
Located 0.7 miles from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, this
upscale modern hotel is 1.7 miles from Ross's Landing Park on the
Tennessee River, and 2.1 miles from the Tennessee Aquariushow more
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Address1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (14)

Stan CrockettAccounting Manager"I like the people I work with and the people I work for. From management to line level employees, we work together to provide the very best services for our guests. I'm happy to do whatever I can for the Team."
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Gabriela SirbuCorporate Payroll Manager"In 4 years I have grown to appreciate the autonomy I have achieved which allows me to innovate and select the strategies when starting new projects."
Edneva AyersExecutive Housekeeper"I've worked at the Huntsville Marriott for over 33 years. In the beginning, I wanted to quit every day, but the staff was caring and I had great mentors along the way. And now I love my job and the people I work with, some of whom I have worked with for over 20 years.
Rick BrooksSous Chef, The Chattanoogan Hotel"I really enjoy working for Ascent Hospitality because of the family atmosphere and the ability to showcase my creativity everyday and train my associates to excel in their culinary careers."
Casey JonesSales Manager, Huntsville Marriott"What I love most about working for Ascent Hospitality is that I don't feel like just a number. Having my ideas heard makes me feel like a valued employee!"

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