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Restaurant Sales Manager

Posted April 18, 2019

Since opening its doors in 1912, The Adolphus has served as an icon of Dallas and an integral part of the City’s history and culture. Situated on the original site of City Hall, the hotel was modeled after a beaus arts German castle. In its recent restoration and renovation, the hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and reimagined. There is a sense of discovery at every turn.

Sell the private dining, semi-private dining and “buyout” spaces in the hotel outlets.  Provide an exceptional guest experience to all clients and work seamlessly to execute events with the outlet leadership team in a service driven hospitality focused environment.  Guide our team in providing a genuine, efficient, and hospitable experience from beginning to end culminating in memorable experiences.

We seek to hire the best. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business – hospitality and people. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality.  We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.

At Makeready we create independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands. Each of our brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them – city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the detail of their surroundings.


  • Collaborate with F&B and Hotel leadership to sell our private and semi-private dining areas in our outlets. 
  • Create and drive awareness of the private dining options in the outlets in the community via local outreach.
  • Market the outlets locally in collaboration with the F&B, Sales & Marketing teams.
  • Respond to all leads, conduct site visits and provide clients all menu and pricing information in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure clients wishes are carried through from Site Visits, through EO creation and Event Execution.
  • Collaborate with BOH and FOH team to create thoughtful menus, packages and compelling private event programing and work with leadership day of to ensure clients wishes are met and promote and uphold standards of service. 
  • Create a positive teaching environment encouraging the team to take ownership of the guest experience, learn every day and aspire to do better each day.
  • Lead and direct the team firmly and fairly applying constant, gentle, pressure to hold standards while directing the overall operation, ensuring proficiency and productivity.
  • Coach, mentor and train the team in accordance with our Standards, Steps of Service and Food & Beverage specifications.
  • Ensure the team has all the information, products and tools necessary to be successful.
  • Observe trends and stay current; presenting new thoughts and ideas to the team, resulting in compelling and thoughtful experiences for our guests.
  • Manage the operations as required to ensure compliance with SOPs, safety regulations and federal, state and local regulations to ensure an optimal level of service, quality and hospitality are provided to the guest(s).
  • Abide by all State, Federal and Corporate requirements pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages.
  • Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of the various outlet areas and equipment to protect the assets, comply with policies and procedures and ensure quality service.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.


 Must have the ability to communicate in English.  Ability to move throughout all food and beverage areas and continuously perform essential job functions.  Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.  Ability to observe and distinguish product quality by smell, taste, and appearance.


This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties.  Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive.  Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.  Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate’s supervisor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.