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Food and Beverage Director
Hay Creek Hotels Fayetteville, AR

Food and Beverage Director

Hay Creek Hotels
Fayetteville, AR
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Stonebreaker Inn, opening Spring 2024, is actively searching for a dedicated and enthusiastic Food & Beverage Director to lead our front of the house team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all front of the house operations of the 60 seat restaurant and banquet events at the hotel.

Stonebreaker Inn, formerly the Pratt Place Inn was first opened in 2008 as an independent, locally owned and operated boutique hotel located on 144-acres at the top of Markham Hill, one of the Seven Hills in Fayetteville Arkansas. The 18,900sf building will be renovated and transformed to offer an extensive F&B program with significant outdoor dining and private dining options, a Membership Club Lounge, well-appointed spa, and check in area for guests.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for the entire front of the house food & beverage department operations that include; restaurant, bar, membership lounge and banquets.
  • Create and maintain relationships with clients and guests in our restaurant, bar, membership lounge and banquet areas, with a strong passion to elevate one's dining experience. Act as a liaison between the F&B team and the guests to provide a truly wonderful and memorable experience.
  • Creating and maintaining an exceptional guest experience while motivating and training our staff that offers a 'Delight and Surprise' atmosphere. Leads the team to ensure outstanding internal and external customer service standards.
  • Assists F&B Managers with entire Employment Process to include; creative recruitment, interviews, references, hiring, training & development of staff.
  • Manage positive Employee Relations Standards and enforce all SOP's that include; effective communication venues, coaching, counseling, evaluating, hiring & training of staff.
  • Manage the budgets, scheduling, forecasting, inventory, expenses, promotions and systems and controls for all F&B departments.
  • Creates a fun, energetic and team oriented working environment for entire staff.
  • Manages all; health, sanitation, safety and security, laws, policies and procedures in all F&B departments/hotel.
  • Develop, maintain and administer F&B sales and marketing strategies i.e.; menus, advertisements, entertainment, food & beverage promotions, signs, incentives, flyers, e-blasts, etc.
  • Maintain all Point of Sale (POS) systems to include; updating pricing, making adjustments, enter specials, maintain counts, use of time clock system, etc.

  • 3-5 years of recent Restaurant Management Operations experience.
  • Hotel F&B background with some knowledge of culinary and banquets
  • Be willing to become the 'face' of the Restaurant with our guests as well as in the local community
  • Experience designing creative bar menus
  • Proven ability to drive sales and motivate teams
  • Able to expedite, greet and host guests, and act as a server as needed
  • Ability to focus on cost management, capable of working with finely tuned existing F&B control models (Excel), including efficient labor cost management, inventory management, forecasting, and review of revenue.
  • MS Office Suite and instinctive computer skills
  • Proven ability to control costs pursuant to the annual operating budget.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven training, communication, leadership and financial management skills
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to change, think quickly and prioritize effectively in a fast paced and demanding environment while maintaining calmness, composure, and hospitality
  • Must have flexibility with schedule to include evenings and weekend.
  • Ability to furnish appropriate state mandated certifications (TIPS, ServSafe, CPR, Allergy Awareness, etc.)
  • Subject to successful completion of background check and/or DMV check.


Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;

  • Insurance Benefit package including company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness plans*
  • Free Life Insurance of $25K from HCH*
  • Tax-free Flex Spending Accounts for Medical Costs and Daycare Costs*
  • Wellcard membership (up to 60% discounts on prescriptions, gym memberships, and more).*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, and Personal Birthday*
  • Complimentary Staff Meals Daily
  • Weekly payroll schedule
  • Competitive Wages with Cost of Living Adjustments and Annual Performance/Wage Reviews
  • Lodging Discounts at any HCH Property (Employee forty-nine per night, Friends & Family eighty nine per night)
  • Dining Discounts at any HCH Property (50% off food for employee and guests)
  • Spas, Golf Course, and Activities Discounts at any HCH Property
  • Hospitality Discounts from our partners at the New England Inn & Resort Association and Historic Hotels of America
  • Industry Travel Discounts through Working Advantage (rental cars, event tickets, local activities, etc.)
  • Supportive Culture that is fun and motivating, with open-door policy work environment
  • Employee Recognition Program through 'Delight Dollars' appreciation and prizes
  • Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 confidential support and KOFE financial education
  • Accelerated Career Advancement of professional enrichment, company-sponsored conferences & classes, and our formal Professional Development Program for new managers in training.
  • Free Parking

(*for eligible associates classified as benefits eligible)

About Hay Creek Hotels:

Founded in 2005, Hay Creek Hotels was created specifically to combine the intimacy of a boutique hotel with world-class cuisine, cutting-edge technology, unparalleled guest service and the exclusive amenities of a luxury inn. At Hay Creek Hotels, our passion is to pioneer superior service and inspire excitement within the small, independent hotel sector: to "Delight & Surprise" our guests every day. These values are driven by the idea that the best hotels and restaurants are the ones that draw on the spirit, culture and character of their locales. From meticulously renovated historic properties to exciting new-build hotels, we offer some of the most unique and interesting lodging and dining destinations in the United States. Our hotels and resorts are designed to reflect their respective neighborhoods and serve as good neighbors by participating in community events and causes. Through environmentally responsible design and day-to-day management, we adhere to best practices for sustainable operations at every location.

Bringing a hyper-local focus to the hotel dining experience, the restaurants in the Hay Creek Hotels collection form deep connections with respected local farms and providers. Our chefs seamlessly integrate their regions’ finest meats, seafood and produce with contemporary cooking styles and flavors. Each Hay Creek restaurant is distinguished by sophisticated yet casual ambiance and cuisine that delivers both comfort and surprise with each bite. We are not the average box hotel, and this is not the average dining experience. Dishes are created each night with the perfect balance of texture, flavor, and presentation. Farm-to-table food brings sensational seasonal menus with creative twists on old classics.

Our Core Values and Beliefs;

We promote and support a culture that Delights & Surprises each of our customers, associates, and business partners. Our Host Philosophy encourages each associate to develop the skills necessary to offer outstanding hospitality service outside the scope of their primary job responsibilities. Our Associate Promise is the commitment to truly listen to and communicate openly and honestly with all team members. We embrace Pride Of Ownership to create an, “I can, I am, I own,” empowered approach to everything we do. Partnering in our Local Community and respecting the environment we live in are beliefs we incorporate into daily operations.

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Hay Creek Hotels

Fayetteville, AR
72701 USA



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Hay Creek Hotels job posting for a Food and Beverage Director in Fayetteville, AR with a salary of $67,600 to $107,900 Yearly with a map of Fayetteville location.