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Director, Food and Beverage

Position Profile 

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) cultivates the energy, innovation and investment needed to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy.  

EEDC staff embody the five cultural values of the organization; Public Stewardship, Selfless ApproachLead The WayMake AImpactand Caring For One Another Our people are city builders who embody the spirit of EEDC and Edmonton; open, inventive, courageous, cooperative and willing to take a riskIn recognition of this work and focus on our people and culture, we were recently recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.   

Edmonton EXPO Centre is a 522,000 square-foot facility in central Edmonton designed for large trade and consumer shows, conventions, and special events.  The versatile infrastructure supports events from large-scale trade and consumer shows, to conferences and private social events all while maintaining a personal service approach. The Edmonton EXPO Centre is ready to revolutionize events with clarity, enthusiasm and success 

At the Edmonton EXPO Centre we are passionate culinarians who combine our devotion for the details, unbridled creativity, and commitment to our guests in delivering experiences worth celebrating. We are seeking a Director, Food & Beverage with well-developed leadership skills and vision to help us meet our commitments. 

If you are an innovative problem solver, who can bring passion and enthusiasm along with a proven track record of being organized, dependable and self-motivated then we want to hear from you!  

Job Details 

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director, Food and Beverage is responsible for delivery of a premier guest experience through the successful operations of the EXPO Centre’s food, beverage and service teams. The Director of Food and Beverage oversees the Culinary team, Stewarding, Retail Food Services, Purchasing, Banquets and Bars department, ensuring efficient workflows, resulting in high quality products and service. This position is also responsible for building and coaching high-performance teams while meeting financial targets and working within industry best practice systems and performance metrics. 

 The Director of Food & Beverage will be accountable for: 

  • Achieving the Food and Beverage departments annual business goals, cost containment and revenue growth;  
  • The smooth and efficient workflow among procurement, inventory food preparation and service teams to consistently achieve customer service target ratings; 
  • Strategic planning, targets, analysis, progress tracking and reporting on departmental quarterly goals and objectives;  
  • Working closely with direct reports to grow and develop strong departmental leadership; 
  • Developing and implementing plans to achieve net new revenue targets; 
  • Ensuring the Edmonton EXPO Centre’s service, safety, sustainability, productivity and community support brand standards are maintained to the highest quality; and  
  • Modeling and promoting Edmonton Economic Development Corporation’s values  

The ideal candidate for this role will have post-secondary education in hospitality, food service, business administration or management, with five (5) years progressive food and beverage management experience in public facing organizations.  

In addition, this individual will have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in food, beverage, and service sectors; demonstrated success in building and managing high-performance, diverse teams; knowledge of product and labour cost control, purchasing ordering, supplier/vendor management and contract negotiations; experience in operational financial management, analysis, accountability and budgeting; and high volume staff scheduling experience. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, POS and CRM systems would be considered an asset.  

The successful candidate must have or be eligible to receive ProServe certification, and a criminal background check will be required upon hire.  

If this opportunity sparks your interest and highlights your strengths, we want to hear from you!  Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume outlining your accomplishments, skills and abilities.  Note:  this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Click on the APPLY button to submit your resume.