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Director of Food & Beverage

Kempinski Hotel

Posted on November 11, 2019

5 - 6 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Hotel Management(Hotel Management). Any Nationality

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Director of Food & Beverage
To contribute to and to support Kempinski s vision of becoming the undisputed leader in the hospitality industry, making our food & beverage offer a key differentiating factor for the Kempinski brand. To drive the top line of the Food & Beverage Department in Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates while ensuring sustainable and profitable operations.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
A luxurious alpine retreat in the heart of the desert, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is a landmark Dubai hotel and one of Kempinski s most unique city properties. It combines exciting shopping, entertainment and dining options with lavish accommodation, including 15 spacious but cozy ski chalets overlooking Ski Dubai.
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide a professional and courteous service at all times and ensure that all employees follow the example.
• Have a through knowledge of all services and products offered by the hotel as well as the understanding of all food and beverage products and services.
• Prepare/consolidate the yearly budget for the department in cooperation with the Finance Department.
• Attend and actively contribute to all relevant staff meetings and hotel trainings.
• Conduct daily operations briefings with the Executive Chef and weekly Food and Beverage meetings.
• Ensure all departmental operations manuals are prepared and updated annually.
• Monitor and constantly improve quality and guest satisfaction with the given tools (Leading Quality Assurance, Customer Satisfaction Survey).
• Prepare a yearly marketing plan for the department in cooperation with the Sales & Marketing Department
including a competitor analysis and a revision of global trends.
• Conduct the competitor analysis through on-site inspections to assess the local food & beverage offering including both hotel outlets and stand-alone restaurants.
• Maintain an active relationship with the hotel s PR Manager in regards to hotel s Food & Beverage outlets and events.
• Ensure that all Outlet Managers are fully aware of market needs and trends and that their product and service meet the demands.
• Coordinate with the Chef to ensure that employees are educated and aware of seasonal and new products on the market.
• Develop departmental trainers, assign training responsibilities and meet with the trainers on a monthly basis.
• Respond to any changes within the Food & Beverage department as dictated by the hotel management.
• Act as the main point of contact to the Corporate Food & Beverage Team.
• Implement corporate policies, procedures, guidelines, traditions and initiatives
• Ensure that all outlet concepts are followed and that alterations or reviews of concepts are brought to the attention of the Corporate Food & Beverage Team.
• Attend all corporate conference calls and the relevant regional and global Food & Beverage events.

Hotels / Hospitality

Chefs / F&B / Housekeeping / Front Desk

Desired Candidate Profile

* Competencies:
• Minimum 5 years experience in five stars international hotel chain in the same position.
• High Education degree - in Hotel Management Tourism, Business Administration or relevant field is an advantage.
• Proactive in creating new F&B initiatives.
• Analytical thinker.
• Must have a strong understand of F&B operations, PR and Marketing


Director of Food & Beverage


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Kempinski Hotel

Beginning its journey in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Headquartered in Geneva, the group has a wide collection of distinguished properties all over the world including the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, China, Austria, Thailand, Turkey, and other locations. Each year, Kempinski keeps adding new destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Moreover, Kempinski Hotels owns and operates a broad international portfolio of more than 70 Hotels, luxury resorts, business and Spa hotels reflecting the finest and mesmerizing traditions of European hospitality.

The group believes its success completely relies on its diversified team of dedicated and experienced professionals. Kempinski provides numerous exciting and rewarding career opportunities and other benefits such as People Training and Talent Development Programs to ensure a great learning process for its people. It employs over 22,500 employees in more than 30 countries, with an average of 4 million guests every year. The Hotel Group believes that its corporate social responsibilities extend beyond its guests and employees into the communities where it operates.

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