FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR

FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR - POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position/Title:  Food & Beverage Director of Durango Mountain Resort

Responsibilities and Duties:
Direct and manage all aspects of food service operations at Durango Mountain Resort (DMR), including multiple restaurants, cafeterias, barbecues, banquet/event venues in all seasons as follows:

Venue

Location

Meals

Offering

Seats

Backside Bistro

On Mountain

Lunch

upscale lunches

100

Cliffside Deli

10 Miles South

Breakfast/Lunch

sandwiches

40

Dante’s

On Mountain

Lunch

burgers, fries, salad, soup, wraps, sushi

150

Hoody’s

Base Area

 

beverages and special events

125

Powerhouse

On Mountain

Lunch/Dinner

pizza, pasta, salads hot/cold subs

165

Purgy’s

Base Area

Lunch/Dinner

burgers, pizza, salads, soups, carving station

250

Village Coffee Co

Base Area

Breakfast

coffee, pastries, chocolate

20

Mountain Market Deli

Base Area

Breakfast/Lunch

general store, breakfast burritos, sandwiches/ wraps, soups

20

•  Supervise the food service team in the development of strategic planning, budgeting, revenue, labor and expense initiatives for all venues that will provide consistent growth and profitability through resort build-out.
•  Position venue offerings, menus and service standards that will differentiate each venue, maximize revenue, promote excellent guest service, and ensure high quality consistent product delivery.
•  Develop targeted sales and marketing programs , cross-selling/upselling programs and frequency programs aimed at minimizing visitor volumes and yields to maximize profitability.
•  Create a sophisticated yield management program and culture that maximizes profitability and margin.
•  Implement total quality management practices and utilize industry benchmark/service standards to drive quality, consistency, cleanliness, and fun, creative and inviting venue atmospheres.
•  Recruit, hire, orient, train, and mentor the performance of all chefs, food service managers, and supervisors and assist the managers in the recruiting, hiring and managing of their front line staff.
•  Create and implement ongoing training, financial management, and service skill development programs for all food service venues.
•  Coordinate effective planning in all units for staffing/scheduling menu planning, procedures and specifications.  Develop menus/recipe cards, plating and presentation standard, use records and monthly cost of goods tracking.
•  Develop cost controls and consistent monitoring of budgets to meet income per skier visit, cost of sales percentages, payroll percentages and fixed cost budgets.  Perform weekly analysis versus criteria and take immediate steps to correct variances so performance of all unit meets or exceed budgets.
•  Coordinate on-site events including weddings, family reunions, group/corporate events, and company events including marketing events, selling/closing events, preparing banquet event orders, executing those orders and meeting event standards.
•  Work with counterparts in other resort departments at DMR on issues and opportunities affecting the resort.
•  Other assignments and tasks as mutually agreed upon.

Qualifications:
•  Degree in business, hospitality, food service, and/or resort management.
•  Minimum seven to ten years experience in food service management (preferably in complex resort environments).
•  Strong culinary background, including concept and menu development skills.
•  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•  Results oriented project and people management skills.

To Apply:
•  Salary DOE
•  Excellent benefits
•  Great resort perks and privileges
•  Send or fax resume to:  Human Resources, #1 Skier Place, Durango, CO  81301 -
Fax - (970) 385-2119.  EOE

Resort Overview:

DMR is a year-round alpine resort located just 25 miles north of Durango, Colorado in the majestic San Juan Mountains.  DMR owns approximately 600 acres of private land and utilizes an additional 2,500 acres of U.S. Forest Service land via a long-term recreational permit that runs through 2040.  The resort and surrounding lands are situated just off of US Highway 550, the San Juan Scenic Skyway, which is consistently recognized as one of the most scenic highways in America.
DMR, which includes the existing Purgatory Ski Area, has approximately 400 existing residential units (1,942 pillows) and 40,000 square feet of existing commercial space. The resort attracts approximately 280,000 annual winter visitors and 100,000 annual summer visitors.   In the fall of 2002, DMR received approval of a development agreement, which provides a 25-year term vested right to develop an additional 1,649 residential units and 410,000 square feet of commercial space on the 600 acres of private land adjoining the existing resort amenities.  These development rights, coupled with the resort’s current application to upgrade lifts and expand terrain within its existing permit boundary and its prime location as the closest major Colorado resort destination to the growing population centers of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, provide the opportunity for significant growth and expansion at the resort.

DMR has been ranked in the top 30 of all US ski resorts by ski-industry publications and is consistently awarded the #1 resort for winter weather.  The ski mountain is accessed by 11 lifts and offers over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain and over 75 trails.  Of the resort’s 280,000 skier visits each year, one third are locals, one third are regional visitors and one-third are more distant destination travelers. The regional visitors come primarily from southwestern Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  The destination visitors come predominately from Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, and Southern California.

Recently, Durango Mountain Resort was named a top 20 ski resort by Condé Nast, one of the seven Best Places to Ski with Your Kids by Ski Magazine one on the Best Places to Ski, Live, Invest and Retire by Ski Magazine.  Last month, DMR’s Mountain Master Plan was approved by the US Forest Service permitting the development of significant new terrain, lifts, snowmaking, and on-mountain facilities. And next month, DMR will open the first phase of its $100M brand new base village featuring the new Purgatory Lodge, village plaza, Durango Mountain Club, and some of the most outstanding slope-side amenities at any ski resort in North America.
News

Purgatory 2014-2015 All-Season Pass Sale

All-Season Passes for Purgatory’s 2014-2015 winter season are available at the lowest rates of the year now through Saturday, April 26.  All-Season pass holders receive unlimited skiing and riding with no blackout dates at Purgatory and can ski free at other participating resorts.  In addition, All-Season pass holders enjoy free summer activities at Durango Mountain Resort before the ski season even begins, as well as savings provided by Durango-area partners throughout the year just by showing your pass.  Visit www.skipurg.com/seasonpass for more details.