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Our Sandusky Great Wolf Lodge is located just an hour west of Cleveland, OH and uniquely we also are minutes away from Cedar Point Amusement Park which is one of the largest seasonal theme parks in the country. Sandusky Great Wolf Lodge was the second lodge to open under the original name of Great Bear Lodge.

Not only does the resort feature an incredible indoor water park, but it’s got plenty of activities out of the water that kids are sure to love. Not only is it a kid friendly resort, but Great Wolf Lodge also has incredible dining options so parents can relax and have a great time. Come rain, shine or snow, Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Sandusky, Ohio has family fun waiting with perfect temperature controlled pools.

Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, OH offers career options for everyone from full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. As a front desk agent, housekeeper, lifeguard, retail attendant, food and beverage, or other departments pack member, you can have as much fun as our guests during your employment journey with Great Wolf – Sandusky.

Your career starts here at Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky!

Director of Food and Beverage

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job ID 12481474 Date posted 07/08/2019 Location Sandusky, Ohio Job Type Full-time - Regular

The Director of Food & Beverage directs and oversees all aspects of the organization's food and beverage planning and service, with duties to include special event planning, menu planning and costs, preparation and presentation of food and drinks, and adherence to quality and safety standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of the operation
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, orientating & training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures
  • Plan and administer a training and development program within the department, which will provide well-trained employees at all levels and permit advancement for those persons qualified and interested in career development
  • Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub departments
  • Achieves restaurant operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change
  • Meets food and beverage financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Controls food and beverage costs by reviewing portion control and quantities of preparation, minimizing waste and ensuring high quality of preparation; Implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub departments
  • Assist all managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit objectives and desire standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising and promotion
  • Regularly review and evaluate the degree of customer acceptance of the individual restaurants and banquet service and 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
  • Publicizes the restaurant by designing and placing advertisements; inviting food editors to review the restaurant; contacting local, regional, and national magazines with feature ideas; encouraging local businesses to hold social events at the restaurant
  • Maintains safe, secure, and health environment by establishing, following and enforcing sanitation standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations; securing revenues; developing and implementing disaster plans; maintaining security and sprinkler systems; maintaining parking lot and walkways
  • Ensures all operations conform to regulations of the alcoholic beverages commission

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience in food & beverage, organizing a team for optimal customer service
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to achieve and exceed goals
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and beverage preparation, service standards, guest relations, and etiquette
  • Prior experience developing and implementing plans to ensure a safe work environment in compliance with appropriate regulations (i.e. -- Ergonomics, Emergency Response, Injury and Illness Prevention, and Hazard Communication Plans)
  • Successful completion of criminal background check and drug screen

Desired Qualifications & Traits

  • Bachelors degree in hospitality, business, or related field
  • Effective communication and ability to resolve conflict
  • Projects professional image that inspires trust and confidence
  • Enthusiastic and positive energy
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Inspires others to achieve excellence

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Able to bend, stretch, and twist
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
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