Food & Beverage Manager

Hand Picked Hotels
SO42 7QB
35000 - 37000 Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2022
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Food & Beverage Manager - Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest

Are you an experienced Food & Beverage Manager looking for an exciting new challenge?

At Hand Picked Hotels we have an exciting new opportunity for a Food & Beverage Manager to join the team at Rhinefield House Hotel. 

As the Food & Beverage Manager you will oversee the entire Food & Beverage operation and team, taking responsibility for ensuring high standards of service are consistently delivered. The Restaurant Manager, Bar Manager and C&B Manager will report in to you directly. 

You will manage, support and guide our vibrant team to ensure they create fantastic memories for all of our guests; whether they are dining in our 2 AA rosette restaurant, having a relaxing breakfast or afternoon tea, enjoying a drink on the outside Terrace, attending an event or simply having room service and a night in front of the TV!

You are the ultimate hospitality professional able to make each and every guest feel special and have the ability to encourage, and motivate team members to do the same. Your outstanding knowledge of all things food and drink related will inspire those working with you and you will enjoy sharing your knowledge and making sure regular training and development is on the menu at Rhinefield House Hotel!

Contributing to the hotels strategic planning activities, you will take an active role in driving food and beverage sales, forecasting, creating and marketing a hotel calendar of food and beverage events.

You will manage the department’s payroll budget as well as other food and beverage operating costs in line with the budget ensuring targeted profit contributions are achieved. 

Of course, being a Food & Beverage Manager requires a lot of skill and dedication, so you will have incredible organisational skills and attention to detail, along with stamina and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Does this sound like a tempting opportunity you’d like to explore further? Then we’d love to hear from you.

What’s in it for you:

  • A competitive salary plus monthly service charge which at this Hotel is likely to be at least £100 per month
  • Delicious meals provided should you not wish to cook for yourself although cooking facilities are available in your flat
  • 28 days holiday rising to 33 days with service – we think it’s fair to value loyalty.
  • £30 staff stays with Hand Picked Hotels per room Bed & Breakfast PLUS discounted food, drink and spa treatments. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!
  • Annual loyalty awards (like afternoon teas and overnight stays)
  • Working and living in stunning surroundings in the heart of the New Forest
  • Online retail discount platform and a health and well-being platform
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Training & Development to include Hand Picked People management training courses such as Behavioural Interviewing and Appraisal Skills.

About you:

  • You will already have Food & Beverage management experience within a multi outlet Hotel and experience of managing a 2AA + Rosette restaurant
  • You will have knowledge and experience of effectively managing large scale conferences, banqueting events and weddings
  • You will have experience of leading large diverse teams and will enjoy developing team members and motivating them to be their best. Experience of working with seasonal teams would be an advantage due to the nature of our recruitment and payroll budgets.
  • You’ll be motivated by delivering outstanding service and enjoy building rapport with guests and colleagues
  • Most of all, you’ll have a professional, organised, charming and friendly approach

About us:

Rhinefield House Hotel in the heart of the New Forest is a 4 Red Star Hotel with 50 bedrooms. It has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Brasserie style restaurant, lounge and bar, outside terrace and a variety of conference and events spaces for our guests to enjoy. 

Hand Picked Hotels is a private collection of 21 country house hotels throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. Each of our properties has its own charming character, and all of them are set in stunning surroundings; from the sandy shores of Jersey to the rolling hills of Yorkshire.

With welcoming and charming service delivered in truly inspirational settings, our guests are encouraged to relax, kick off their shoes and indulge. You make it Hand Picked!

Hand Picked Hotels is an Equal Opportunities employer.


Hand Picked Hotels is a private collection of 19 country house hotels throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. Each of our properties has its own charming character, and all of them are set in stunning surroundings; from the sandy shores of Jersey to the rolling hills of Yorkshire.

Our vision is to deliver a welcoming country house experience where guests feel special and colleagues feel like family.

Being part of a family is at the heart of Hand Picked Hotels. We create a happy environment through the way we support each other and work together. You make it Hand Picked!

Each hotel is individual in its style and so is each person who works for Hand Picked. You are encouraged to bring the best of your personality to work and to let this shine through in the way you operate as a team and in the service you give to our guests.

Hand Picked Hotels are an Equal Opportunities employer and a Disability Confident Committed employer – we welcome applications from all people within all communities.

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