Food & Beverage Manager - HSM

London Croydon Aerodrome Hotel, Signature Collection Hotel by Best Western

**Our Grand Welcome to you of a £1k bonus when joining our group**

The Opportunity

Food and beverage are at the heart of all our hotels, and as our food & beverage manager, you will be responsible for delivering an excellent food experience to all our guests. You will manage all the food and beverage operations at the hotel from the main restaurant, bar, and room service.

You will be responsible for driving revenue growth, the management of the F&B budget with accurate forecasting, management of the labour payroll.

It should be natural for you to lead and give direction to a team of Hospitality Service Experts who are passionate and dedicated to delivering exceptional guest experiences. And being a people person, you will thrive in taking ownership of their ongoing development.

Benefits

  • Our employee discounts on bedroom rates across the Best Western Portfolio
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 access for our employees to call and get support and advice on any issues they may be experiencing
  • Access to 24/7 Online GP Service - 24/7 access for all employees so they can talk to a doctor when the really need to most
  • Hospital Plan
  • Online Health Portal
  • Eye Care
  • Employee Discount Schemes - 100's of discounts, ranging from groceries, fashion, travel, utilities, days out and even holidays!
  • Health Screening
  • LGH Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work - Our Cycle2Work schemes from Evans Cycles and Halfords helps all our employees save money and keep fit.

Ideal Candidate

  • You will be passionate about food that’s a given!
  • Ideally have worked within a similar role, managing food and beverage operations.
  • Proven experience of working in a management role.
  • Will have an authentic and passionate approach.
  • The ability to create a positive culture within the team.
  • Will have strong operational knowledge and commercial awareness.
  • Ability to drive and motivate teams through periods of change, with the ability to recognise and develop future stars.
  • Excellent level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Experience of budgets and driving additional sales.

Hotel

The London Croydon Aerodrome Hotel, part of the Signature Collection Hotel by Best Western, is in an incredibly convenient location. Easy access to central London which is just 12 miles away and only 15 minutes by train from East Croydon Station.

The hotel has 110 bedrooms including family bedrooms, stylish wedding venue for up to 130 guests plus 5 meeting rooms for up to 170 delegates.

The hotel provides great value, premium accommodation just outside London for both business travellers to the south-east of England or families looking to be thrilled at Chessington World of Adventures or Thorpe Park.

Of course, all of London’s top attractions such as Buckingham Palace and the London Eye are just a short distance away and that’s why our location is ideal for short breaks in the capital.

About us

We have 46 hotels in our growing UK portfolio, international brands Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Best Western under our belt and all in some fantastic locations, it’s no surprise that LGH Hotels Management is the place to be.