Food & Beverage Manager

About our Company:

Inspired by the patron saint of music and designed with 1960s and 1970s artists in mind, Hotel Saint Cecilia offers a retro, glamorous private haven mixed with Southern hospitality. Both eclectic and elegant, Saint Cecilia's 14 striking yet unique accommodations are scattered throughout the estate, and feature a cohesive combination of antiques, modern furniture, and original artwork with outdoor lounge spaces. Minutes from downtown Austin, Saint Cecilia is located in the heart of a South Congress neighborhood where guests and members look forward to lounging at the heated pool under the glow of the now iconic "SOUL" sign.

Hotel Saint Cecilia is proud to be a part of Bunkhouse, a hospitality company created by hotelier Liz Lambert that believes in inspired design, connection to place and the value of community. Bunkhouse has designed and developed a celebrated portfolio of hospitality projects including Hotel San José, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin Motel, and Jo's Coffee in Austin, Hotel Havana and Ocho in San Antonio, and El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.


  1. Develop departmental objectives, budgets, policies, procedures and strategies

  2. Train and supervise Food and Beverage Supervisors (i.e. Beverage Supervisor, Kitchen Leaders, Special Events Coordinators, etc.)

  3. Train and supervise all Food and Beverage associates

  4. Schedule F&B associates and assign duties and responsibilities in accordance with work requirements and business levels

  5. Ensure each F&B outlet associate is resolving customer complaints effectively and efficiently, as per hotel policies

  6. Demonstrate a working understanding of labor cost control through effective scheduling and proactive management

  7. Ensure F&B supervisors understand their role in labor cost and scheduling of their department

  8. Monitor employee and guest activities to ensure liquor regulations are obeyed

  9. Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that Bunkhouse standards are met

  10. Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of guests

  11. Coordinate with corporate Chef to analyze recipes and assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor and overhead costs

  12. Establish cost improvement objectives and implement action plans

  13. Analyze operational problems, such as theft and wastage, and establish procedures to alleviate these problems

  14. Evaluate new products for usefulness and suitability

  15. Meet with customers to discuss specifications for special occasions such as weddings, parties and banquets

  16. Develop operational plan for each special event, including assigning staff and directing service, and convey concise instructions prior to each event in a BEO meeting.

  17. Direct and oversee administrative functions associated with the sales and operations of private events and outside catering functions

  18. Act as client's main point-of-contact throughout special event, or assign subordinate when necessary

  19. Meet with sales representatives in order to negotiate prices and order supplies

  20. Arrange for equipment purchases and repairs, in coordination with Repairs & Maintenance team

  21. Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities

  22. Based on input from Bunkhouse Chef, Implement food portions and courses, production and time sequences, and workstation and equipment arrangements

  23. Implement inventory standards and procedures to consistently conduct an accurate inventory

  24. Perform personnel actions such as hiring and firing staff and consulting with other managers as necessary

  25. Ensure staff has a complete understanding of their job requirements and sufficient training before holding them accountable for results

Education & Experience:

  1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in related or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. Five (5) years related experience in hospitality or service industry


  1. Financial Management

  2. Performance Management

  3. Business Acumen

  4. Communication Proficiency

  5. Ethical Conduct

  6. Leadership

  7. Problem Solving/Analysis

  8. Strategic Thinking

  9. Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office

  10. Customer Service

  11. Eye for Detail

  12. Positive Attitude

Compensation & Benefits:

Bunkhouse offers competitive wages, a superior benefits and PTO package, and a liberal working environment that fosters individuality and creativity.

Bunkhouse Core Values:

  • BE REAL. We treat everyone like human beings. We are respectful and authentic, we listen, and we develop meaningful relationships with guests, customers and each other. We encourage our employees to have a voice and to use it to improve the work we do.
  • CREATE MAGIC. In design, service and all things, we go above and beyond to inspire. Every detail counts, and we believe that our work is a collaboration that depends on all of us bringing our creativity and passion to work with us every day.
  • BE HERE NOW. In our work, creating a sense of place is important. We contribute to the fabric of our respective communities by honoring, representing and supporting the communities in which our businesses exist. We make it our goal to be experts on our cities, and we leave travelers with a sense of where they have been.
  • EMBRACE ADVENTURE. We don't always know where the road will lead, but we know that we'll have each other along the journey. We strive to learn and grow from our experiences, to create meaningful structure along the way and, in some cases, to embrace chaos when necessary.
  • LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE. We work with a spirit of continuous improvement in all areas. We seek to provide a path of growth for all of our employees and for Bunkhouse as a whole.

See Inside the Office of Bunkhouse

With a passion for design, tireless attention to detail, and a commitment to creating authentic culture, Bunkhouse creates properties that have earned a unique place in the hearts and minds of those who visit. Bunkhouse has a reputation for building memorable experiences that offer more than just a good night's sleep and a great cup of coffee.

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