F&B Director (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Heckfield Place

  Heckfield, England

Do you like the idea of working in the beautiful English countryside?

Would you like join an extraordinary gathering of people on an amazing Estate which centres around a beautiful hotel?

Heckfield is a living place: a Georgian family home lovingly restored to its classic origins and rewoven into 400-acres of Hampshire. Elegantly evolving, resolutely natural, we’re a beautiful piece of English history that redefines the idea of a hotel. We springboard from a storied past, celebrating the slow-and-simple now: a country haven —an hour from London — sculpted over centuries by ancient heather, woodland and meadow.

Here it begins with the soil. Our estate’s biodynamic Home Farm, walled gardens and orchards feed Skye Gyngell’s epicurean alchemy, bringing the outside joyfully into Marle and the open-flamed Hearth restaurants. Drawn from nature, Heckfield cultivates a space to unearth, reconnect and rediscover.

Since the opening less than two years ago, the hotel has been recognised for its design, service and its foundations of sustainability. It has won many awards including Sunday Time Hotel of the Year 2019 and Best British Hotel by Tatler and Hotel Designs Eco Award 2020.

We are looking for a highly experienced, service orientated and results focused Food & Beverage Director to join our management team.

It is likely that our Food and Beverage Director has had previous experience in a similar operation either in the UK or overseas where exceptional and outstanding service is the norm. They will be confident in themselves and have the ability to cascade our vision to the team leading by example and being a visual presence throughout our F&B outlets.

Working closely with our Culinary Director, Skye Gyngell and Executive Chef, Michael Chapman they will deliver our belief that good food begins with exceptional ingredients, carefully sourced, at its seasonal best and delivered to our guests with unassuming professionalism.

Overall, the responsibilities of the Food and Beverage Director will include the day to day management of all of the food and beverage offerings within the hotel, which include 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a wine cellar, events and private dining. Also effective daily communication with the management team, implement cost control measures, manage departmental budgets, coordinating F&B operations on a daily basis, and ensure that the company reputation and standards are respected and delivered at all times.

Previous experience in a similar position is a must, some knowledge of country living and you must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all Food and Beverage activities including knowledge of all statutory regulations, have a proven track record of team management, and be able to demonstrate the ability to lead and motivate others. Your style will be extremely service orientated, proactive and decisive.

Strong communication and organisational skills are essential for this key position however your proven ability to deliver exceptional and outstanding customer service, your positive ‘can-do’ attitude and your impeccable standards of appearance & grooming will put you to the forefront of our recruitment process.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate Food and Beverage Director who will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration and benefits along with the opportunity to work within an environment of warmth, trust and integrity.

If you would like to become our new F&B Director please apply on line including a cover letter and salary expectations.

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