Resume & CV Sample for Food and Beverage Manager

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Position Description

Position Summary- Food and Beverage Manager

Food and beverage managers are an integral part of hospitality industry. They are required to work in hotels, restaurants, and canteens of educational institutions or offices etc., to ensure smooth overall operations and customer satisfaction. They are responsible to forecast, budget, plan and control the ordering of food and beverages for a hospitality property; recruit & train competitive staff, oversee efficient management of stock, and run quality checks.

They manage the cost related to the purchasing of food and beverages which includes sourcing, ordering and transportation of Food & drinks.  Their responsibilities also involve proper training of staff on food preparation, legal alcoholic beverage service, enforcing kitchen safety and health standards. They set daily and weekly cleaning schedules for the kitchen and front of house, and set work schedules of employees. They also oversee food cost, waste and employee hours.

While doing their best to optimize the company’s profitability and creating the best dining experience, they also watch over that the company is represented correctly and its standards are met.

This position often requires long working hours as well as flexibility of working late evening and over the weekends. A Food & Beverage Manager may be required to work overtime and in shifts in the event of private functions and weddings etc. This position reports directly either to the Financial Manager or General Manager.

Aspirants for this job need to have strong leadership skills, customer orientation and an ability to take feedback constructively.

Resume/CV sample:

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Summary

  • Write a summary statement in 2-4 lines that defines you as a professional and correspond your experience and skills with the requirements for the role. Mention the skills you possess like business aptitude, strong communication and leadership skills.

Example:

An energetic and passionate Food & Beverage Manager with over 13 years of experience. Possess proven track record of successfully operating restaurants, generating revenue and increasing profitability while demonstrating strong communication and leadership skills.


Emphasize on essential points in Work Experience

  • Highlight the relevant experience you have in financial functions such as purchasing F&B stock, drafting budgets, generating financial reports and carrying out any other financial duties. It always helps to share numbers where possible. For example: Assisted with development of a budget plan to operate a restaurant expected to generate over $4 million gross sales a year.
  • Add details if you have designed and updated menus for restaurants, and also kept abreast with food trends and customer preferences for this purpose. For example: Increased customer base by 50% by incorporating a complete vegan section in the existing menu; Created a separate nut free menu to cater to customers with allergies, as a result, increasing footfall from 2000 to 3000.
  • Hiring and efficiently managing staff is an important part of this role. State if you have hired, trained, evaluated and terminated F&B staff. E.g., Successfully developed a training program and hired a staff of over 100 people to start the operation of a new restaurant.
  • Refer to your knowledge and ability to work in compliance with all health and safety regulations.

Example:

Food & Beverage Director – LMN Hotel and Resort Group

April 2010 – present

  • Managing operations of all Food and Beverage outlets to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience. Constantly evaluate guest satisfaction levels with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation
  • Successfully generated over $80 million in sales year on year in last 5 years
  • Achieved record profitability of restaurant and catering operations for the past four years.
  • Increased customer base by 50% by incorporating a complete vegetarian section in the existing menu
  • Reduced food and labour cost by 25% while increasing sales, food and service quality, resulting in customer satisfaction.
  • Held over 10 seminars on food hygiene and safety compliance as part of the World Food Safety Program
  • Recognized for leadership excellence through “Manager of the Year” in-house award.

Food & Beverage Manager – OPQ Park Hotel 

May 2005 – April 2010 

  • Managed all F&B and day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards
  • Maintained excellent levels of internal and external customer service
  • Designed exceptional menus, purchased goods and continuously made necessary improvements; Ensured less than a 15% beverage cost for the venue through successful cost control and menu design.
  • Trained about 50 food service workers in effectively handling food preparation and serving
  • Led and motivated F&B team as well as recruited, trained and evaluated talented personnel
  • Identified and proactively addressed customers’ needs and concerns
  • Established targets, KPI’s, schedules, policies and procedures; Complied with all health and safety regulations
  • Reported on management regarding sales results and productivity

Key Skills

  • Food and beverage managers need to be courteous and professional at all times, answering questions and dealing with complaints in an efficient manner. Some of the key skills required for this position are ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently, strong communication, leadership and organization skills, business aptitude, ability to manage personnel, and meet financial targets.

Software Skills

  • Include your working knowledge of computer software programs such as MS Office, restaurant management software and/or POS Software etc.

Example:

  • Software Hands-on Experience in MS Office and POS system
  • Language Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

Education

  • A Food & Beverage Manager should acquire a hospitality diploma, as well as experience in different food and beverage departments or in similar positions in the hospitality field. In this section, give details of any degree/ diplomas you have attained as well as if you have gained any training or certifications through hospitality or food service management programs.

Example:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hotel Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2005)

 

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