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Director of Food & Beverage - InterContinental Indianapolis (Hotel Opening)


Hotel Brand: InterContinental
Location: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis

Hotel: Indianapolis (INDMK), 17 West Market Street, 46204

Job number: 113840

About Us: 

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.

We’re growing; grow with us.

Role Purpose


As Director of Food and Beverage you’ll lead and direct food and beverage operations, ensuring quality service and standards are maintained to deliver a memorable guest experience. Always following government regulations concerning health, safety or other requirements. 


Key Accountabilities



  • Direct everyday activity, plan and assign work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers. 
  • Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback, and create performance and development goals for colleagues. 
  • Train colleagues to make sure they deliver with compliance and to the standards we expect.
  • Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive - linking up departments to create sense of one team. 
  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. 
  • Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed.


Guest Experience

  • Make sure all food and beverage equipment is in operational condition and regularly cleaned.
  • Make sure all food and beverage facilities including banquet/convention spaces are clean and properly stocked to anticipated business volume. Notify engineering immediately of any maintenance and repair needs.
  • Establish and achieve quality and guest satisfaction goals. Help guests with their requests and complaints - making sure you maintain a high level of guest satisfaction. 
  • Analyse guest insights to identify and meet customer expectations and build on guest loyalty. 
  • Regularly communicate with guests to ensure expectations are met. 


Responsible Business

  • Manage hotel food and beverage marketing programmes and participate in and maintain system-wide food and beverage marketing programmes and promotions. 
  • Keep an eye on competitor activity / industry innovation. Review and approve menu design and concepts with the Executive Chef. 
  • Make sure food and drinks are secure and stored safely - always keep stock replenished to minimise waste. 
  • Handle food and beverage inventory procedures. Determine minimum and maximum stocks for all food, beverage, material, and equipment.
  • Other ad-hoc duties - unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done. 
  • May also serve as manager on duty. 



  • Help prepare the hotel’s annual budget and the setting of departmental goals. 
  • Monitor budget and control expenses with a focus on food, beverage, and labour costs. 
  • Working with the catering office, identify additional sales opportunities to enhance revenue. 
  • Drive promotions that deliver great dining experiences for guests at a good value. 
  • Make sure credit and financial transactions are handled securely.



  • This is the top food and beverage job in a large, luxury or resort hotel. Supervises a large number of employees in multiple major food and beverage outlets and kitchens, and banquet and convention facilities. Oversees multiple managers and supervisors.   


Key Skills & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in Hotel Management, culinary arts, or related field 
  • 4+ years’ related experience, including management experience 
  • Must speak local language 
  • Must obtain certifications or permits as required by local governmental agencies.

Not Applicable for Colorado Applicants.


At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

As the world’s first and most global luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has pioneered international travel since the 1940s, we are passionate about sharing our renowned international know-how and cultural wisdom in truly impressive surroundings. We all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental®️ brand and to be part of the brand you will have a thirst for travel, passion for culture and appreciation for diversity. We create inspiring experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world. If you’d like to embrace a world of opportunities, we’d like to welcome you to the world’s most international luxury hotel brand. Let’s Go Further Together.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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