Vol. 67 Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 Newsletter

Food and Beverage Opportunities

Multi-unit Food & Beverage Operations Manager / Trendy Restauranteur – Singapore

A broadly respected 5 star hotel and hospitality group in Singapore with properties in other countries and recognized as one of the best in Asia seeks an exceedingly talented and inventive “Restauranteur” who excels in Chic food concepts and design.  You will be responsible to establish world class standards of impeccable service, inspiration in your menus  and deliver an outstanding WOW factor concepts to your guests. 

The ideal candidate will drive for perfection and championing change, turning vision into action and be a strategic thinker.  He/she should be able to manage a team to deliver fast, efficient, knowledgeable and professional service.  
Our client is looking for someone who is dynamic and enthusiastic with a lengthy background in managing and working with well-known celebrity chefs and hip outlets…with an entrepreneurial approach.  Our client does not want the old traditional Italian, all day or Asian restaurant model. 

You must have Food & Beverage, management and operation experience in recognized trendy restaurants in SE Asia and Internationally.  Demonstrated knowledge in contemporary and  stylish cuisine from around the world is essential.  
Other important requirements include a good understanding of managing costs and being analytical, hands on training and leading by example, scheduling and forecasting around the business needs and a strong team leadership approach. 
He/she must also have excellent operations skills, a solid financial knowledge, superb leadership and highly motivated and results driven.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work for an organization where promotion and rewards are based on results and achievements. 
Salary: $10,000-15,000 Singapore dollars per month gross (all in)

General Manager – Southern California

We have been retained by our client a successful 5 star, large volume, Restaurant Operation now opening their 2nd Restaurant in Southern California and whom requires an exceptional General Manager. This is an excellent long-term career opportunity to work for a well-known expanding Restaurant Group.

He/she will be responsible for overseeing the dining room and ensure that superior service standards are maintained at all times and that financial goals are met.  You must possess skills and abilities that enable you to run this operation from the start with experience in dining room concepts as well as a sound culinary knowledge.
Possess excellent service and revenue management knowledge and have a strong eye for detail.
Opening experience is an asset

Experience managing a team of 75-100

Multi-unit experience is an asset but not a necessity
You must effectively manage people, as well as sales and profits and have experience handling employee related issues.  A minimum of 3 years of current/recent experience in a quality restaurant operation in a 4 or 5 Diamond upscale market property is Mandatory.
This position provides progressive career development and growth within this expanding restaurant organization.
Salary:$110, 000-$120,000USD negotiable, plus bonus & benefit package

Assistant General Manager – Southern California

We have been retained by our client a successful 5 star, large volume, Restaurant Operation now opening their 2nd Restaurant in Southern California whom requires an excellent Assistant General Manager. This is an excellent long-term career opportunity to work for a well-known expanding Restaurant Group.

They will be responsible for assisting the General Manager in overseeing the dining room and ensuring that superior service standards are maintained at all times and that financial goals are met. You must have significant  experience in dining room concepts as well as a sound culinary knowledge. You must be an excellent Team Player  have very good revenue knowledge and a strong eye for detail.
Opening experience is an asset
Experience working with teams of 50 or more
A minimum of 3 years of current/recent experience in a quality restaurant operation in a 4 or 5 Diamond upscale market property is Mandatory.
Salary:$90,000 - $100,000USD negotiable, plus bonus & benefit package

Banquet Manager – Maritimes, Canada

Our client, that operates a major luxury hotel property in the Maritimes requires a dynamic Banquet Manager whose demonstrated leadership skills will enhance the reputation, quality and performance of the Banquet Department

The Banquet Manager will a high energy, flexible and well organized individual.  This position will be responsible for managing staff and operations of the Banquet Floor to ensure that the cleanliness, logistic and aesthetics of Banquet rooms is up to Catering & Events standards and providing all banquet guests with exemplary service to ensure repeat business. As leader of the Operation team, he/she will be providing guidelines and procedures to ensure a perfect banquet service in all time.
Responsibilities will include Guest Services, Human Resources, including hiring, training and maintaining levels of staff as well as scheduling and evaluations.  This position also requires overseeing the planning of Catered events/functions.  Supervise and assist during events; giving instructions to Banquet Supervisor and Banquet Servers to ensure that all guest needs are met.

1. Minimum 5 years in a supervisory role in Food & Beverage, preferably sole responsibility for the operations of Banquets/Conventions in a reputable, high volume Hotel/Venue setting.
2. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, is service driven and. excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent time management skills & ability to multi-task as well as being able to work with flexible time requirements.
3. Must be computer literate and have a Hospitality Degree/Diploma or equivalent qualification in Hotel/Food and Beverage.
4. Have extensive knowledge of food and wines, is familiar with all service styles and can improvise when required to ensure memorable service for all guests who attend catered events on our property.
5. Self-motivated decision maker. Believe in getting the job done and leading by example. “Can do” attitude with a proven ability to follow up and independently complete tasks with high initiative. Sincere desire for outstanding guest satisfaction.
6. Experienced supervising, scheduling, training and developing new staff etc. large staff for functions.

Our client is offering a very comprehensive compensation package of around $62,000  and an excellent incentive bonus and benefits package. *** ****You must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position ****

Director of Operations/Restaurants – Bahrain

We have been retained by our client with their headquarters in Bahrain and is a rapidly expanding Hospitality Group that owns a large number of restaurants, hotels/resorts, newspapers, requires a Director of Operations / Restaurants.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established restaurant group and develop a long term relationship. If you have an outgoing personality, professional and enjoy working in a guest service-focused environment this is an ideal career move.


  • 3-5 years of high sales volume and multi-unit restaurant management experience
  • Must have free-standing restaurant experience
  • Must have significant pre-opening experience
  • Must have fine dining experience
  • Excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Very-much hands-on oriented
  • Must have Asian restaurant experience
  • Ability to select, train, coach and develop all levels of their team



  • Reports to the COO
  • Ensures operational effectiveness through leadership in all restaurant divisions
  • Work with management to develop SOP’s and strategies
  • Support and direct restaurant management to achieve revenue targets
  • Direct and lead the effectiveness of all projects
  • Participate and manage all budgets and forecasts
  • Oversee guest services process with a view at enhancing customer satisfaction


Salary: $50,400 - $62,400USD/annually Net plus accommodation allowance, transportation allowance, mobile phone, health & medical plan for self and family, life insurance, annual flight for self and family, 30 days annual vacation, meals.

F&B Consultant needed for a 3 Month contract at a Boutique Property in Sri Lanka

Our client is opening a new Boutique Hotel in Sri Lanka and they are looking to retain the services of a well-experienced F&B Consultant to train and develop the entire F&B team and create a very strong base from which to build the resort’s culinary reputation.
This will be a 3 month contract wherein all aspects of preparation will be handled by the consultant. From the training of the restaurant and kitchen staff, to the restaurant layout, menu design and cost control measures. You will need to be very experienced in hotel and restaurant openings and be well organized so as to achieve all of the necessary tasks within the allotted timeline.
As the lead during the opening process, you must build an incredible team who are motivated by your inspirational leadership and who all understand what role they play in the overall success of the business.  You will create a passionate and professional culture and leave behind a strong and ambitious team that will be able to continue to build upon your teachings and achieve your vision.
Please Note: This is a 3 month contract only

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the restaurant team through the opening process
  • Maintain a positive attitude, and take ownership and responsibility for all team members to ensure a successful opening.
  • Provide strong leadership, communication skills, customer orientation, initiative and teamwork.
  • Responsible for the managing, training and preparing all F&B staff.
  • Maintain the highest level of quality and service standards.
  • Create a strong first impression with the F&B offerings and grow the reputation of the hotel’s outlets.
  • To ensure all staff within your team are well trained on the daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities and are confident in their tasks and are able to operate without supervision

   Experience Requirements

  • Must have previous Opening Management experience with high-end restaurants
  • Must have Previous hotel experience and operating in a luxury environment
  • Must be Innovative in menu creation, F&B offerings and cost controls
  • Must possess Strong communication skills to relate to your team and provide clear directions and vision
  • Ability to collaborate, amend direction as needed and adhere to a strict timeline

Salary Details

  • Salary of $15,000 USD for a 3 Month Contract
  • Accommodation is provided
  • Duty Meals provided

(Opening) Director of Food and Beverage – Sultanate of Oman 

A Director of Food & Beverage is required for a 250 room beautiful new resort opening in Oman that will be visited by leisure and business travelers from all over the Middle East and worldwide.  This new property comprises of restaurants, lounge, large meeting/banquets and leisure facilities for both adults and children. 

This individual must possess the skills to achieve expected bottom line profit margins and must be "on the floor" supporting the F&B team.  Minimum 2-3 years of previous International and Middle East luxury hotel experience as Director of F&B is preferred, along with “Pre-opening/opening” experience. 

You must be customer and business oriented, be a strong leader, define, implement and maintain the highest standards of guest service, and must also be actively involved in executing revenue strategies and sales initiatives. 
Additionally, he/she must be able to think creatively to implement and "drive" successful marketing initiative, keep aware of trends, systems, practices and equipment in Food and Beverage.  
The ideal candidate will be an expatriate who is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Food & Beverage Division. 

Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):  
Quality Standard of Service
General Hygiene and Sanitation
Cost Control
Marketing and Planning
Supplier Relation
Staffing - Control Staffing Levels & Staff Development
Performance Appraisal  

Salary US$62,000 (approximately) net plus expat benefits for self and family (up to 2 children).

Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong requires a Corporate Director of Food & Beverage

We are conducting a search for an outstanding Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for a Global, Luxury Brand property located in Hong Kong. We are seeking the talents of an outstanding individual who will possess excellent luxury 5-star experiences, and is interested in offering only the utmost in quality and creativity. The candidate will oversee the entire Food & Beverage operation and will ensure that all financial goals are met and superior service standards are maintained at all times, as per the expectations of their discerning guests.

This senior leadership role is the strategic business leader responsible for all Food and Beverage departments, customer service, employee development and financial management. The Director of Food and Beverage will demonstrate the ability to train and develop both Front & Back of House Managers and to provide consistent and elevated standards of service to all guests. The Director of F&B is responsible to ensure the food and beverage/culinary operation meets the guests’ needs, ensures employee satisfaction, and focuses on growing revenues and maximizing the financial performance of the department.

Under your leadership, the F&B team will find creative new ways to maintain and expand the reputation of the hotel and its F&B operations.

Requirements & Expectations

  • 5 years previous Luxury F&B Management experience with at least one year as Dir of F&B
  • Strong banquet, culinary and wine knowledge is essential
  • A proven track record in a leading luxury Food and Beverage environment.
  • A proven track record in building, developing and implementing new creative and trendy Food & Beverage concepts and experiences
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand's target customer
  • An understanding of Social Media Trends and works in partnership with the hotel’s Marketing Manager on a F&B Social Media strategy and become a trendsetter on the local culinary scene
  • An Understanding of how to create Unique Selling Propositions in the outlets and Banqueting based on consumer and market needs
  • A proven track record of analyzing and understanding Food and Beverage business trends to develop accurate forecasts and strategies to maximize profits.
  • Possess management skills such as: Analytical thinking, high level communication, facilitation, financial management, negotiating, planning and organizing, presentation skills, project management, technical functional knowledge, written communication
  • Proven track record of having the ability to efficiently strategize and establish a successful business plan, accomplish specific goals, assign personnel and resources and prioritize work assignments


Salary and Package Details: A very strong salary will be offered based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience
An attractive ex-pat package includes: Housing Medical and Insurance coverage Annual flights home

Kitchen Services Manager – Ontario, Canada
Our client in an Ontario resort setting is seeking the talents of a Kitchen Services Manager for their very busy quick service restaurant operation and employee service cafeteria.   They are looking for someone that has food passion and is an enthusiastic person who can demonstrate that they have sound management experience to be totally responsible for these two outlets.  

You will be responsibilities all Kitchen Services functions in both of these service food outlets. Will work closely with the Executive Chef and the food and beverage management.  Much retain high hygiene and cleanliness in these busy outlets and work with in the accordance of company policy and regulatory standards. 

Must be willing to commit to these two outlets that operate with very long hours within this busy resort facility. Will at all times promote a healthy and safe working environment to all guests and employees. Able to work and lead in a fast paced environment that have a number of work shifts
You will be able to lead a strong service team to retain the highest level of customer service for all guests as well as employee and management personal.  You should have a minimum of 5+ years working experience in a food service leadership role and with a proven background in a stewarding management capacity would be an asset

Must have a strong and a proven background in food production/delivery and services from a large and very busy kitchen operation.  You should have worked within a hospitality unionized working environment that would be a big asset
Should have excellent communication skills, oral and written. Knows how to manage in a fast past food operation that offers high quality food services and guest experiences.  You should also have strong computer knowledge including working with MS Outlook, Word and Excel

This position will offer a starting salary of $60,000 plus bonus and a comprehensive company benefit package for this career growth position.  This is an excellent lifestyle and career opportunity to join a first class resort operation that is seeking a long term employment in a wonderful country setting. 

Pub Manager – GCC

A beautiful 4 star branded boutique hotel with less than 100 rooms located in a GCC country requires a Pub Manager for one of their outlets.

The position offers a great opportunity for the right individual who is seeking mobility in their career that will allow you to put your passion for service excellence and management experience to good use.


  • Communicates well in English
  • Strong team leader, mentor and trainer
  • Polished and guest friendly
  • Good financial acumen
  • Western European Nationals Preferred
  • Passion for people and service excellence
  • 2-5 years managerial experience
  • Single or married

Salary: Net Tax Free based upon experience plus full expatriate package including accommodation, health insurance, bonus and other benefits.

Restaurant Manager – Qatar
This all-day dining / standalone concept restaurant is seeking a Restaurant Manager with a vibrant, outgoing personality who will suit a California style, healthy lifestyle theme and clientele. He/she will have effective communication and presentation skills and an excellent command of written and spoken English.

He/she will work together with team members to achieve the highest quality of service standards, cleanliness and maintenance, and be actively involved in the outlets media and/or promotional activities. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 to 3 years similar restaurant management experience after first graduating from a hospitality or food and beverage degree program.

Our client is offering a single status contract with tax-free monthly basic salary, accommodation, annual vacation ticket and an expatriate package.

Restaurant General Manager for a Group in Tokyo

We are working on behalf of a well-established and growing restaurant group that has a variety of establishments throughout Asia. We are seeking a Restaurant General Manager to join the team in Japan and to lead the operations as the group continues to expand. The successful candidate will have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and experience with opening stand-alone restaurants.
The successful candidate must speak fluent Japanese

Under the general guidance of the Owner, the Restaurant General Manager will be responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing the daily restaurant operations while also looking to the future and assisting in the strategizing and implementation of the expansion plans. The Restaurant GM is expected to develop and market ideas to promote business; manage and develop the staff; meet budgeted productivity, control costs and ensure that all guests have a rewarding and memorable experience.

Duties & Functions:

  • Promote restaurant business and continually source new business while building loyalty with existing customers
  • Research, study and analyze the marketplace and economic climate to help plan and implement growth strategies for the brand within Japan/Asia.
  • Consistently monitor quality of service and product delivered on property so as to build upon the restaurant’s strong reputation
  • Build strong business relationships with all 3rd party F&B partners
  • Ensure that staff receives consistent and proper feedback and training as well as clear direction
  • Monitor performance with respect to the restaurant budgets and manage accordingly

Specific Job Knowledge & Skills:

  • Previous Experience working in Asia (preferably Japan experience as well)
  • Strong verbal communication in Japanese, fluent in English
  • 5+ years’ experience in High-end Food and Beverage operations as well as senior F&B management experience
  • Experience opening a stand-alone, high-end restaurant is a big advantage
  • Ability to change focus from macro to micro issues as needed throughout the course of the day/week/month.
  • Ability to build a strong team and lead them forwards while maintaining a positive and productive working relationship

Salary and Package Details:
The focus is on finding the right candidate for this position.
As such, a strong salary will be provided as per the skills and abilities of the candidate.
A generous bonus structure will also be offered as per performance.

“Japanese” Restaurant Manager for Luxury Members’ Club – Singapore

A Restaurant Manager is required for a newly opened Japanese Restaurant in a recognized Member’s Club in Singapore.
Current/previous work experience in a recognized Japanese Restaurant is preferable.
Our client needs an experienced Restaurant Manager to lead the operation of the Club’s high-end, Japanese restaurant.  You will lead the opening and overall daily operations of the Japanese Restaurant and will ensure that the staff deliver on the members’ high expectations for service and quality.
This role reports to the Head Chef.

As the Restaurant Manager, you will be responsible for directing the Front of House team and working with the kitchen staff to ensure a seamless and exceptional experience by all of the members. Your previous experiences, knowledge and relationship development skills will be required in leading the team on a daily basis to anticipate the members’ needs and resolving any issues that may arise. This role will require hands-on management abilities, strong operational knowledge and the development of a great rapport with all of the loyal and regular members.
Opening and SE Asia experience is preferable, but not mandatory.


  • The candidate must have previous experience and familiarity with managing a Luxury Club or Hotel.
  • Prior experience in managing a Japanese fine-dining establishment is mandatory.
  • Possess proven abilities in developing teams and implementing effective SOPs.
  • Able to plan and manage activities with the Marketing department relating to sales promotions, events, etc.
  • Able to conceptualize and implement staff development plans according to the needs of the business

Salary Details:

  • Singapore SGD $65,000 per year, Gross (negotiable)

Restaurant Manager – Middle East
We have been retained by our client, a beautiful 4 star branded boutique hotel in the Middle East with less than 100 rooms, whom requires a Restaurant Manager.

The position offers a great opportunity for the right individual who is seeking mobility in their career that will allow you to put your passion for service excellence and management experience to good use.


Communicates well in English
Strong team leader, mentor and trainer
Polished and guest friendly
Good financial acumen
Western European Nationals Preferred
Passion for people and service excellence
2-5 years managerial experience
Single or married

Salary: Net Tax Free based upon experience plus full expatriate package including accommodation, health insurance, bonus and other benefits.

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