What does a Director of Food and Beverage do?

A food and beverage manager is responsible for the operations of a restaurant. They are responsible for ensuring that all of the food and drinks are of the highest quality. A few of the main duties of a food and beverage manager are designing unique menus, handling customer complaints, creating company policies, and complying with food and safety regulations. They also have to prepare reports on how the the restaurant is performing. Some of the jobs titles that a food and beverage manager could grow into are restaurant manager and general manager.

A food and beverage manager should have four years of experience in the restaurant industry as well as a culinary school degree. One of the most important skills that a food and beverage manager will have is the ability to connect with customers. Another skill is problem solving as the food and beverage manager will have to be able to solve any issues that the restaurant encounters.

What responsibilities are common for Director of Food and Beverage jobs?
  • Design attractive menus
  • Develop a relationship with regular customers
  • Follow food and safety regulations
  • Order food supplies for the kitchen
  • Ensure that customers are satisfied with food and service
  • Assist with marketing events
  • Create restaurant policies
  • Hire and train new restaurant staff
What are the typical qualifications for Director of Food and Beverage jobs?
  • Culinary degree is preferred but not necessary
  • Great organizational skills
  • Ability to forecast how much food is needed
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Great leadership abilities
  • Deep knowledge of the food industry
  • Customer oriented mindset
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to create reports to give to ownership
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Director of Food and Beverage Salaries

Average Base Pay

$77,584 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$44K
Median: $78K
$138K
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Director of Food and Beverage Career Path

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Director of Food and Beverage

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
14%
2 - 4
41%
5 - 7
26%
8+
19%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Read what Director of Food and Beverage professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Mahindra Holidays & ResortsMahindra Holidays & Resorts
F & B Manager
Nov 13, 2022

“I would highly recommend anyone who wants to learn and grow and be successful in their career.”

QuickChekQuickChek
Food and Beverage Manager
Aug 3, 2022

“You meet some great people if you love to make people feel valued as a customer.”

KoufuKoufu
Food Court Manager
Feb 16, 2023

“Decent pay if you just to want to waste your life away at a job 60 hrs a week.”

Paultons ParkPaultons Park
Food and Beverage Assistant
Apr 21, 2021

“Pretty much everyone who works there is under 20 so you end up just working with your friends.”

Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoHard Rock Hotel & Casino
Food and Beverage Manager
May 8, 2021

“Reliable and good people to work with”

Denham GroveDenham Grove
Food and Beverage Assistant
Jul 19, 2021

“Flexible hours and for the first 5 months it was enjoyable.”

TargetTarget
Food and Beverage Expert
May 26, 2021

“The crew you work with will be fun and you’ll make great friends.”

Doubletree By HiltonDoubletree By Hilton
Food and Beverage Supervisor
Dec 1, 2020

“Easy and good pay.”

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