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Job Title: Food and Beverage Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Victoria
Expertise: Executive
Reference: 1215467
Job Published: 15 May 2024
Closing Date: 13 Jun 2024

Job Description

Client Profile

Locally owned, The Lodge Wadjemup is being delivered by a carefully curated team of local Western Australian talent, featuring world-class Western Australian architects, development managers and designers alongside the very best in food & beverage, hoteliers, culture, tourism and brand and communications - we intend to make a lasting, positive and compelling part of Wadjemup and its status as a cultural tourism hub.

Redeveloping the existing lodge site, the precinct will offer varied accommodation for all types of visitors, with 109 rooms ranging between comfy bunk rooms through to larger family rooms with a bit more space. There will be lakeside and Island views and a pool area for guests.

Open to all Rottnest Island visitors, at the heart of The Lodge Wadjemup will be Sunset Bar & Dining, a relaxed, Mediterranean inspired venue open for breakfast through til late, serving great local beer and wines, and a simple, delicious seasonal menu.  The Pelican will serve artisan coffee and gourmet soft-serve ice-cream. A 200pax capacity function and events facility will open in stage 2 of the hotel redevelopment, providing a unique space for events on the island. All will be open 7 days a week.  

Reporting to the newly appoint General Manager (who recently led the launch of the best-in-class The Calile Hotel in Brisbane), we are seeking a talented, dynamic, and enthusiastic Food and Beverage Manager to join our team

Job Description

We are seeking the pre-opening Food and Beverage Manager to develop and lead this exciting new venture in the heart of Wadjemup, Rottnest Island opening this year.

We are looking for a passionate, authentic hospitality professional to ensure customers always leave feeling more relaxed than when they arrived.
Some of the key responsibilities are as follows;
  • Drive a ‘customer experience’ culture, and ensure the highest levels of guest service and interactions are maintained
  • Train, develop and mentor team members both operationally and culturally
  • Lead / participate / role-model safety, company values, and company policies & procedures through effective communication and coordination
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximise revenue and profitability for all food and beverage outlets.
  • Ensure the highest standards of food quality, presentation, and service are maintained at all times.
  • Oversee menu planning, pricing, and promotional activities to drive customer satisfaction and increase sales.
  • Manage inventory levels and control costs by monitoring expenses and implementing cost-saving measures
  • Ensure strong connection to the island, and the core values of The Lodge Wadjemup team
  • Be connected to the community and form strong relationships with key stakeholders
Candidate Profile

To be successful in this role you will be motivated and excited by the opportunity to lead and build a fun, supportive and hard-working team.
A few things you’ll need to have:
  • 5 + Years in a similar leadership role
  • Proven track record of successful leadership and management in a high-volume food and beverage operation.
  • Strong knowledge of food and beverage trends, industry best practices, and local market dynamics.
  • Ability to drive growth
  • Strong leadership to drive teams from different departments
  • A passion for the hospitality industry

This role is offering a competitive base salary, accommodation and the opportunity to work near the beach every day!

If you think you are perfect for this role and see yourself living and working on Rottnest Island, then please apply and include a resume and cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate.

Sandy Feet Welcome.

To learn more about this role, submit your application or email Phil Cooke
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