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Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We're Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. As you can imagine, running our business calls for a lot of different talents. We love what we do and if you're as serious about fun as we are, rest assured an exciting career awaits.
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Food and Beverage Director
Goshen, New York, USA
Goshen, New York, USA
Orange County
United States
Full time
20 Nov 2018
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Something very exciting is underway in Goshen, New York. Due to open in 2020, LEGOLAND Park and Hotel in New York is Merlin’s biggest single investment to date and you could play a crucial part in this amazing project!

We’re now looking for a unique person who has a passion for food and beverage who will lead the way in Delivering the Magic as we bring the world’s ninth LEGOLAND Park to life brick by brick. You will oversee the Food and Beverage operations which deliver best in class food and beverage experiences in the park and in the hotel.

About The Role
Our Food and Beverage Director is responsible for planning, opening and operating all resort food and beverage operations, including Hotel food and beverage operations. Additionally, this role is part of senior leadership team on site (SLT), which executes the planning, strategy & culture of the resort pre & post opening.

- Be part of an innovative & “hands on” team for LEGOLAND New York
- As part of the opening team, help create a positive “can do” culture & “one resort” mindset.
- Develop a “best in class” food and beverage selection for our guests with an eye towards the local aspect of food items used.
- Recruit, lead and develop a team of 200+ Staff members and continue to motivate and drive the team to success
- Deliver best in class food service that drives high guest satisfaction in the areas of food expectancy, service and quality

About You
- This role requires at least 10 years of progressive experience in the food and beverage entertainment or hospitality industry. Requires at least five years of management experience in a theme park or in the attractions industry

- A successful track record in planning, directing and managing large-scale F&B operations is essential, with strong analytical thinking and decision-making skills (particularly in project management, contracting and budgeting).

- Must possess strong people management skills with the ability to set performance standards and manage against objectives, and effectively coordinate the utilization of internal and external resources.

A bachelor’s degree in business, recreation or closely related field (or equivalent education and experience) is preferred.

About Us
Merlin Entertainments plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three-holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best-known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.
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