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Food & Beverage Manager

Posted March 5, 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 beaux 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.

The Food and Beverage Manager will be responsible for assisting in the F&B outlets and banquets while delivering excellent guest service.  Responsible for leading, planning and directing the F&B staff and maximize sales and revenue through customer satisfaction and team member engagement. 

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.


  • Hire, train, coach and supervise food and beverage team members, including kitchen and outlets,  
  • Ensuring a high standard of appearance, hospitality and service in team members and cleanliness of all food and beverage outlets  
  • Implementing effective control of food, beverage, and labor costs among all sub-departments  
  • Monitoring and assessing service and satisfaction trends, evaluating and addressing issues, and making improvements accordingly  
  • Analyzing, interpreting and acting on daily, monthly and annual financial reporting  
  • Submitting all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports in a timely manner  
  • Assisting in the development of menus for promotional and/or special events  
  • Maintaining effective communication, giving direction, support, timely feedback and recognition of performance  
  • Creating a positive environment in which all team members have the ability to maximize their potential  
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with team members, guests, local community members, and vendors

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of food and beverage management experience at a property of similar size and quality
  • Extensive experience in restaurant bar, banquet, stewarding, kitchen, sales, catering and management required
  • Ability to oversee multiple outlets
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and react to changes in volume and revenues
  • Knowledge and experience with forecasting, budgeting, labor management, and purchasing
  • Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a timely manner, efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision and work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends/holidays

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.