Sage Hospitality Resources Assistant Food & Beverage Director in Irvine, California

Req # 5425BR

Job Title Assistant Food & Beverage Director

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Embassy Suites Irvine

City Irvine

State CA

Why Us Why Us Embassy Suites Irvine is a fun, fast, and exciting place to work. Come and join this amazing team as they Make a Difference with every guest experience.

Posting Overview

The Assistant Director of Food & Beverage assists in leading the hotel's Food, Beverage and Culinary operations; within restaurants, bars, Room Service, and Banquets/Catering. Oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies, service strategies, and brand initiatives. Ensures customer and associate satisfaction, focus on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department under the direction of the Food & Beverage Director. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.



Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food and beverage/hospitality profession.

This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people, complex problems and food and beverage management.

Ability to analyze activities or information and arrive at logical conclusions.

Requires supervisory/management communication skills.

Excellent communication skills due to telephone and face-to-face interaction with guests, corporate office and associates.

Excellent vision for administrative responsibilities (i.e. forecast, purchase orders, budget review and invoice approval).

Good speaking skills for guest, corporate, vendor and associate interaction 100% of work day.

Written guest communication, administrative responsibilities and Human Resource responsibilities requires excellent reading and writing abilities 100% of the work day.


Limited physical requirements in order to assist various outlets during peak business demands (i.e., banquet room turns, restaurant bussing, etc.). Bending/kneeling -as directed above. Physical ability to supervise on-floor activities required 60% of work day. No continuous standing. Climbing Stairs -up to 20 steps 20%of work day. No driving required. Chemicals/Agents – Limited access in the course of supervising the sanitation of the operation.

Education/Formal Training

Four year college degree or equivalent education/experience.


Four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Various business equipment in order to perform administrative responsibilities.


Inside 90% of work day.

Due to responsibility of total operation, specifically sanitation standards, position requires 10% of work day inspecting various walk-in-coolers, temperatures ranging as low as 30 degrees. Chemicals/Agents -Limited access in the course of supervising the sanitation of the operation

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.