Food and Beverage Director

The Tryst Trading Company - Washington, DC


The Food and Beverage Director (FBD) is a member of the Operations Team, and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Their primary role is the diligent oversight and active management of all areas related to food and beverage, including but not limited to quality control, cost controls, food safety, product evaluation, menu development, ordering and inventory systems, staff development, and guest satisfaction. The FBD does this through thoughtful planning, budgeting, analysis, effective communication, and working both as a team member and the leader of the company’s F&B program. The FBD has an active role in companywide processes and projects, providing on-site support to our locations when necessary, and periodically sitting on task forces.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide company-wide support whenever needed.
  • Oversee, direct, and manage product development, menu development, ordering & inventory systems, and food costing for all locations.
  • Analyze financial reports, anticipate trends, and proactively resolve problems concerning all facets of the food and beverage program.
  • Exhibit all core values of being unpretentious, fun at heart, passionate, mindful in every moment, and demonstrate an all for one and one for all attitude.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in restaurant management required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but may be combined with education and experience
  • Computer proficiency required (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of RMS and cloud based POS preferred, but not required
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) preferred, but not required
  • Inventory, ordering, product development, and menu planning experience required
  • Food preparation, bar, and coffee experience preferred
  • Must have excellent management, written and verbal communication, and listening skills
  • Demonstrated time management, project management, and organizational skills
  • Experience in Washington D.C., or a major metropolitan city preferred
  • Must have current DC DOH Food Handler and ABRA licenses.
  • Must possess our Core Values of being unpretentious, fun at heart, passionate, mindful in the moment, and demonstrating an all-for-one-and-one-for-all attitude.

The Tryst Trading Company’s family of restaurants includes Tryst, The Diner, Open City, Tryst at the Phillips, The Coupe, Open City at the National Cathedral and Who’s Cookin’ Catering. The Tryst Trading Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other a protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Restaurant’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year


  • Restaurant Management: 4 years (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)