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Food & Beverage Manager



Bethany Beach, DE, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

Why Vacasa

We started with just one home and an idea: to bring homeowners and renters together with smart technology and caring local teams. Today, we’re the largest full-service vacation rental company in North America thanks to the people who give us their best every day. Robust local teams are vital for successful vacation rentals—so much so that local operations teams make up the majority of our workforce. Our operations teams help make vacation memories happen by ensuring a seamless stay for our guests.

Why Operations at Vacasa

We live by a simple motto: happy team, happy owners, happy guests. Our local people are what set Vacasa apart. We’re hospitality professionals dedicated to the communities we work with. We’re the behind-the-scenes problem-solvers who create worry-free experiences for our owners and guests.

What we're looking for

Vacasa is looking for a strong leader who is competent, energetic, and has strong customer service skills to join our team as a Food and Beverage Manager. This person is a hard-working individual who will embody our values while ensuring guests are provided excellent service.


  • $60000 / year
  • More benefits and company perks information below

What you'll do

  • Oversee all food and beverage operations in Bethany Beach, DE
  • Evaluate and recommend optimal food service offerings through outside contractors and/or in-house F&B operations
  • Work closely with the HOA Board of Directors and Director of Retail Services for the efficient running of the Food and Beverage operation
  • Investigate and research liquor license options available to Bethany Beach, DE
  • Evaluate current kitchen configurations and recommend changes that meet the service needs of the community
  • Negotiate contracts and schedule food trucks for daily service to the aquatic center and/or other amenities
  • Negotiate contracts for F&B services at Deli, Kiosk, Vending and Beach concession
  • Oversee contractual compliance with all food service contractors
  • Ensure high levels of service for beach and promenade concessions through 3rd party contractors or in-house operations
  • Ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed
  • Performs other duties as needed

    Future in-house operation:

    • Manage an efficient and high-quality team; ensuring they are trained, effective, and adhere to all Vacasa policies and procedures for any in-house food service operations
    • Support the team to ensure they are fully prepared for daily operations and step in to assist where needed to ensure guest service and satisfaction
    • Maintain positive guest, owner, and employee relationships by responding in a timely manner to all inquiries and concerns
    • Ensure compliance is followed with all food handling processes, along with kitchen safety standards
    • Control all beer, liquor, and wine inventories
    • Assist in counting monthly inventory for all locations/outlets
    • Formulating financial, catering, and marketing policies and strategies
    • Investment decisions on equipment procurement, expansion of food and beverage outlets, and so on.
    • Work to resolve operation issues and ensure the proper follow-up of these issues

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years minimum of food service supervision experience and at least 2 years of customer service supervision experience in a service or retail environment
  • Availability to work Sunday through Saturday, holidays, early mornings, and evenings as needed
  • Professional in all forms of communication such as email, phone calls, video calls and texts
  • Basic knowledge of small appliances, kitchen tools and kitchen equipment
  • Basic knowledge of inventory and rotation of food
  • Cash handling, counting and moderate calculations required
  • Ability to work well under pressure in an agile, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to change activity frequently and cope with interruptions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Participation in a restaurant startup/buildout is desired but not required.
  • Experience with setting up meeting spaces for food truck and catering events to ensure compliance with banquet event orders with an optimal level of service, quality and hospitality
  • Culinary, Bar and Server experience preferred

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    • Ability to communicate verbally
    • Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
    • Ability to stand, sit, and walk for an extended period of time
      • Reach overhead and below the waist
      • Regularly push, pull, and lift up to 25 pounds
      • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
      • Bend, stoop, squat, kneel, and twist
    • The physical demands described here are an example of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

What you’ll get

  • Health/dental/vision insurance—100% coverage option based on hours worked
  • Employer Sponsored & Voluntary Supplemental Benefits based on hours worked
  • 401K retirement savings plan with immediate 100% company match on the first 6% you contribute
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts based on hours worked
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • All the equipment you’ll need to be successful
  • Great colleagues and culture
  • Please visit our careers page to review our full benefits offerings

Vacasa is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We do not discriminate against applicants based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other classes protected by applicable law. Veterans are encouraged.

Vacasa is committed to maintaining a safe and productive work environment. Possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs in the workplace is prohibited.

Some positions may require that you drive a personal vehicle and/or company vehicle for work purposes. Employees who are required to drive a personal vehicle must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and be at least 18 years of age. Employees who are required to drive a company vehicle must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age, and have been a licensed driver for no less than 3 years.

An offer of employment for this role will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.