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Director Food & Beverage

Property Name: Saint Kate The Arts Hotel
Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 240000PK

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading national hotel management company based in Milwaukee, WI, is looking for a Director of Food and Beverage to contribute their creative vision to Saint Kate The Arts Hotel. The right candidate will be excited to use innovative new ideas to drive financials, while accepting the challenge of managing food cost and staffing levels. As Milwaukee’s Arts Hotel, Saint Kate is an independent hotel and social venue focused on celebrating the arts and the creative process.

The Food and Beverage Director will lead the Food and Beverage team consisting of nine direct reports – one Director of Outlets and Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Restaurant Chef, Sous Chef and two F&B Managers and one Bar Manager – and oversight of about 70 hourly associates. This integral part of Saint Kate’s leadership team will work alongside our Executive Chef and Director of Banquets & Events in order to offer surprising options to our guests. The Director of Food and Beverage will serve on the Executive Committee and report directly to the Hotel General Manager.

This role will oversee front of house operations for the following areas:

  • Aria – Elevated dining restaurant featuring refined heartland cuisine
  • The Bar Lobby bar featuring nightly live music. Recently voted Milwaukee’s best bar to be seen in and best hotel lounge by Shepherd Express
  • Giggly Champagne Bar– Offering creative libations in an inviting setting
  • The Dark Room – Opulent private dining experiences and tasting menus
  • Other areas include In-Room-Dining and unique guest amenities

What will you be doing?

  • Elevate service standards and create innovative guest experiences.
  • Increase beverage revenue, guest experience scores, and profitability while achieving revenue, expense, and profit goals as per the budget.
  • Participate in annual budget and monthly forecasts and improving service levels through action plans.
  • Ensure adequate management coverage in the Food and Beverage department is also a responsibility.
  • Establish and enforce service standards with other department heads, attend/facilitate required meetings, and perform assigned duties.

What will you bring?

  • Previous F&B management experience.
  • Experience in managing multiple dining options in a full-service hotel.
  • Strong financial knowledge and skills to accurately forecast revenue, expenses, and profit.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, creativity, and the ability to mentor high-potential talent.
  • Dependability and reliability to meet the demands of a 24-hour operation, flexibility to work varied schedules including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated experience in tracking local competition and current industry trends.


What’s in it for you?

  • Participation in annual Executive Committee bonus program
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance available after one month of employment
  • Eligibility for 401K participation, with company match, following one month of employment
  • Paid Time Off accrual immediately 
  • Discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resort locations including hotel, golf, ski, and spa
  • Free/discounted movie tickets at Marcus Theater locations
  • Career development opportunities


About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

A division of The Marcus Corporation, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has a rich 60 year history of operational and service excellence. We are “People Pleasing People” who strive daily to create extraordinary experiences for guests and associates alike. Focused on expanding our U.S. based portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts, our properties are known for their unique character and style. 

Note: This document describes the general nature and level of work required of people in the job. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Saint Kate the Arts Hotel and Marcus Hotels & Resorts are an Equal Opportunity Employer