F&B Manager

Contract Type - Permanent
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

Thistle Kensington Gardens

This role is based in two hotels; Thistle Kensington Gardens and Thistle Hyde Park, therefore we are looking for someone who can manage both location's F&B teams. Thistle Kensington Gardens is located near Queensway, within walking distance of Hyde Park and the West End of London. The hotel has recently been refurbished and has 175 bedrooms, including Executive rooms with fabulous views over the park, and three meeting rooms. Thistle Hyde Park is a tranquil haven in the heart of London, close to the West End and overlooking the park itself, this 54 bedroom hotel dates back to Victorian times. Its location is convenient for transport links, but its intimacy means that the team can offer truly personal service to its guests.

The Role

We are looking for Food and Beverage Managers who can achieve market leading results using innovation and entrepreneurial flair, who have a passion for excellence that will inspire their teams and delight their guests. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

As food and beverage manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of all elements of the F&B Operation within the hotel, including breakfast service, bar and lounge service, a la carte lunch and dinner and all-conference, banqueting and functions. You will have ultimate responsibility for staff the recruitment, training and development of the team and will have accountability for engagement in your department.

You will be working to budgets and will be expected to plan and forecast future sales and revenue opportunities.


What we look for

  • Inspirational leadership ability
  • An eye for detail
  • Sales and commercial skills
  • An innovative approach to driving the business forward
  • A real passion for guest service
  • Previous experience of a large scale food and beverage operation

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive starting salary and Holiday entitlement
  • Discounted hotel rates for yourself and your family across the Guoman and Thistle group
  • A huge range of online benefits which allows you to claim discounts and cash back with thousands of different retailers and service providers
  • The opportunity to work within an organization committed to personal and career development
  • Pension and Healthcare schemes
  • Uniform (where applicable) and meals on duty