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Director of Food & Beverage, University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA
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Jul 22, 2021

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University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch is an 18-hole, semi-private golf club featuring a Hale Irwin designed championship golf course. The course, which opened in 1998, features a great variety of immaculately groomed holes. The 7,179 yard, par 72 layout boasts expansive bentgrass greens that many say are the best in the region.

Position Summary

The Director of Food & Beverage is responsible for leading and managing the food and beverage operation for the golf club. This includes daily restaurant operations, bar service, cart service, tournament fulfillment, and special event operations. The position is responsible for servicing all customers within the golf club and also maximizing the profit within the food and beverage operation. The position also ensures that the kitchen, bar and restaurant facilities meets and adheres to all codes and licenses and that all presentation of facilities, food and beverage are presented in a quality way.

Essential Functions
Food and Beverage Operations

  • Directs daily food service operations in order to provide quality products including: menu evaluation and planning, purchasing, inventory, receiving, food preparation, control and storage.
  • Maintains and implements sanitary and food safety conditions and training to adhere to auditing procedures and statutory regulations.
  • Accountable for the execution of product and service quality by maintaining highest level of delivery.
  • Prepares and updates statistical reports to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Maintains kitchen and storage facilities to meet/exceed sanitary conditions; monitors internal quality assurance and food safety audit process.
  • Establishes policies and procedures for delivery of superior food and beverage product/service which exceed the customer expectations.
  • Prepares and cooks food as necessary to meet the demands of the golf facility.
  • Manages the entire beverage service including the restaurant and golf cart service. Ensures that customers needs are met through the selection and quality of offerings as well as ensuring that customers are offered beverages during play.
  • Provides menu offerings and pricing for tournament and special event offerings that meet the needs of clients and provide a fiscal return to the golf club. Executes these offerings to provide the best experience possible.
  • Resolve customer complaints as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Staff Management

  • Provides team leadership by ensuring cohesiveness and service excellence through hiring, training and review of employees.
  • Creates an effective and efficient work schedule to maximize productivity and deliver service excellence.
  • Manages by providing positive and constructive feedback to employees in order to reward, coach, correct, and motivate.
  • Supervises day-to-day work activities by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating budget.
  • Provides training to all staff on service excellence, food preparation and delivery, alcohol management (TIPS), and other items as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Culinary offerings.
    • Food safety procedures.
    • Alcohol beverage control procedures.
    • Applicable Health Codes for Food and Beverage Operation.
    • Excellent sanitation and safety skills.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Special event planning and execution.

    Required Qualifications

    • High school diploma.
    • 5 Years of food and beverage operations and management experience.
    • Alcohol License Assignment.
    • TIPS Certified.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Culinary and hospitality certifications.
    • Bachelor's degree in hospitality management.
    • SafeServe training and certification.
    • Experience with CPS! reservations.
    • Experience with a golf facility food and beverage.

    Application Deadline
    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 11.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $74,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.


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