Smith & Porter is seeking a General Manager - Food & Beverage to oversee all aspects of food and beverage. Smith & Porter is comprised of a restaurant and bar, a café and catering services, as well as two private dining rooms, totalling 120-seats. It is located in Abiitan, an Ecumen senior housing development situated in the heart of the Mill City neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis.
Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live, and Abiitan is the newest and most innovative senior living concept in the Upper Midwest. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. We are looking for team members who can embrace creativity and deliver excellent customer service to make Abiitan and Smith & Porter the best places to work in Downtown Minneapolis.
Ecumen offers a competitive wage, 401K with an aggressive match and immediate vesting, paid holidays, medical, vision, and dental as well as an HSA and FSA. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has the desire to lead others and be creative with menu design while providing a high level of service.
This position oversees and coordinates all aspects of Food and Beverage for both Smith & Porter and Abiitan which includes The Terraces Assisted Living/Memory Care. This role is responsible for achieving outstanding levels of guest service, superior food quality, growing the business while meeting objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.
The primary responsibilities for the General Manager - Food & Beverage are:
Takes a leadership role in cultivating an ‘It’s all about you’ service attitude among the team members.
Ensure that all employees provide responsive, friendly and courteous service at all times for Abiitan and Smith & Porter.
Handles patron complaints promptly and courteously.
Works with clients and assists in the planning of special events, private parties, etc.
Supervises food and beverage service employees in accordance with operating policies.
Understands completely all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and training programs.
Able to maintain proper staffing levels as well as food, liquor and all other expenses.
Food and Beverage Operations:
Understands the proper presentation, make up technique, preparation method and desired flavor of all items on the menu.
Oversees weekly purchasing and inventory of all food, beverage, and all other dry goods.
Abides by Food and Beverage License.
Additional duties include marketing and administrative duties, and other duties as assigned.
General Manager - Food & Beverage
Minimum Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED
Knowledge of service and food and beverage, generally involving at least three years of operations positions
Certified Food Manager in accordance with MN Department of Health
Valid driver’s license and driving record which meets Ecumen Driver Policy standards and proof of vehicle insurance
Flexible and adaptable to changing situations including ability to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.
We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.