F&B Manager

Contract Type - Permanent
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

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.

The Role

A day in the life of our F&B Manager of Food & Beverage demands high levels of energy. They need consistency even though the days are never alike; and creativity to tackle daily adventures. This job will be suitable for someone who is looking for stretching the experience by working with a great team and learn from the world class training. 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

  • Passionate about delivering the highest levels of service with a desire to learn, work hard and progress
  • Comfortable in a front line role facing the public
  • Previous experience in a fast paced service environment
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Proven food and beverage management experience
  • Guest-oriented and service-minded
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
  • Mastery in delegating multiple tasks
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Up to date with food and beverages trends and best practices
  • Ability to manage personnel and meet financial targets

What's in it for you?

  • Great development opportunities
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Apprenticeship (from Level 2 to Level 5)
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Great Recognition program
  • ...and many more!