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Director of Food and Beverage / Director of Hospitality and Events
London (Happy with National & International travel)
Available from September 2017
£100-140k basic plus package

  • Dynamic and creative hospitality executive with a passion for leading and inspiring large teams. (2000+ employees)
  • Multi-site venue operations experience from fast-casual to fine dining. (36+ sites/ £180m)
  • Event project management specialist for large scale events and festivals. (20k people)
  • Experienced in high profile 2 Michelin star / 3 Hat (Australia) level food and service
  • Specialist in concept development, restaurant design and new venue openings
  • Qualified chef with experience in menu R&D, kitchen design and new F&B concepts

Commercially astute, approachable and people focused

My key strengths are taking the business objectives and revenue targets from the boardroom level and then communicating to the front line team on the ground to deliver the best results for the company.

People are the most important resource, I create the right culture and environment for people to succeed and develop, therefore creating a genuine high performing workforce committed to delivering the best possible experience to the guest and therefore driving revenue.

Innovative, creative and immersed in hospitality

Food is my life. I live and breathe food and beverage, constantly seeking out and experiencing new ideas and trends. Taking my learnings and developing new concepts and strategies to always be a global market leader in F&B innovation. From retail, events and fine dining I create a culture of always striving to be better than yesterday delivering an exceptional product using the best sustainable produce available paired with genuine hospitality.

Honest, driven and dynamic

My approach in leading people and business is based on core values of honesty, open communication, trust and knowledge. Building trust and strong relationships with colleagues, key stakeholders, clients and suppliers is key to successful, healthy and sustainable business. Empowering my team through direct and open communication allows them to get the job done while feeling supported and able to develop and progress with their personal and professional goals.

Opening projects and change management

From initial concept development, design through to execution I have opened over 16 successful profitable venues delivered on time and on budget, achieved through meticulous planning, recruitment and training. 

Leading teams through expansion phases and business acquisitions I thrive on achieving the results in high pressure environments and driving my team to be world’s best operators through instilling trust, culture and stability.

 

Please get in touch with Craig at COREcruitment to learn more about me: craig@corecruitment.com

020 7790 2666

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