Director of Food & Beverage

COMO Laucala Island, Fiji

Property: COMO Laucala Island
Position: Director of Food & Beverage
Base Location: 
Department: Food & Beverage
Reporting to: General Manager

Job Summary:

The role of Director of Food & Beverage is to oversee the overall operation of the Food & Beverage Department, deliver excellent product and service quality levels while maximizing profits; forecasting and budgeting; and selecting, training, and developing employees.


  • Prepare the annual Food and Beverage budget and monthly forecasts for Food and Beverage needs and expenses.
  • Oversee the entire Food and Beverage Operations, ensuring all food and beverage concepts according to COMO standards and guests’ preferences.
  • Be the leader who understands and delivers luxury, personalisation, recognition and lifestyle, and memorable experiences.
  • Be innovative; constantly challenging yourself and the team to lift the bar in service delivery.
  • Be the business leader for the Food and Beverage Division, actively working with Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing to drive Sales, Marketing, Pricing, and service delivery.
  • Have the foresight to anticipate future business trends, challenges, and competitive pressures and to be in a position to counter such threats.
  • Responsible for operating day-to-day whilst working on a pre-agreed short and long-term business objectives of the property.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures, steps of services, and other policies and procedures for the food and beverage operation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Planning Committee members in carrying out hotel objectives.
  • Achieve excellent ratings and standards for all food concepts by the hotel and industry reviews, including social media sites.
  • Responsible for Human Resources planning, hiring, training, development, and building bench strength to provide continuity in such high-level service delivery.
  • Ensure COMO corporate brand and standards are observed.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations regarding food preparation and serving in all outlets.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, keeping inventory records, submit purchase orders, and cost control responsibilities.
  • Works closely with the Executive Chef on menu design, food preparation based on the anticipated number of guests, and maintaining healthy food costs.
  • Maintain an attractive beverage program with an appropriate beverage cost in line with the budget.
  • Ability to perform other tasks and/or projects as assigned by Management.
  • Ensure full knowledge of all hotel systems in order to maintain full maximization of systems use.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Business Administration or Hospitality Management.
  • 10+ years or more of progressive hotel Food and Beverage experience.
  • Service-oriented with professional presentation skills.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior role in a food and beverage environment.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Possess a high energy, entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Great team player, strong communicator, and proven leader with the ability to drive collaboration and teamwork.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Point of Sales System.
  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
  • Experience in implementing new Food and Beverage concepts.
  • Possess entrepreneur and business skills.
  • Profit and Loss management and budget skills.