|The Polo Club of Boca Raton Director of Food & Beverage|
|The Polo Club of Boca Raton|
|Boca Raton, FL|
DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFILE:
THE POLO CLUB OF BOCA RATON
Boca Raton, FL
THE DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE (DFB) OPPORTUNITY AT THE POLO CLUB
An amazing opportunity exists for a candidate with a successful track record of leadership and high quality F&B operations management in hotels, resorts, private clubs or high end establishments in the hospitality industry. We are conducting the search for the Director of Food and Beverage at one of the premier residential club communities in South Florida, one which is quickly building a reputation placing it among the best in the country. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a high-performing team at a world-renowned Club, recognized for its innovations, quality work environment and focus on continually ‘raising the bar’ for its members and staff.
The primary focus of the role is on the overall member experience, which is of primary importance to the social fabric of the Club. The ability to consistently “look forward” in planning, innovations, organization and overall departmental leadership is a critical skill set required for success in this position. Equally important is the ability to intuitively embrace the need to be visible and highly interactive with the members and staff; leadership in this area begins and ends with approachability and accessibility.
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THE POLO CLUB & COMMUNITY
“The Polo Club of Boca Raton’s vision is to be viewed as the preferred private country club community in South Florida, recognized for its exceptional social value and quality lifestyle.”
Since the Polo Club of Boca Raton opened its doors in 1985, people from all over the world have been drawn to the incredible lifestyle offered in this sunny paradise. Distinguished celebrities, professional athletes and prominent business leaders have called The Polo Club home. It is a premier, private, member-owned, residential community in Palm Beach County providing world-class amenities and services to its members. The Club's desirable location and surroundings promote a healthy lifestyle, complemented by a friendly and caring membership.
Located on 1,100 meticulously manicured acres just seven miles from downtown Boca Raton and gorgeous beaches, The Polo Club provides its members with two premier championship golf courses, a nationally recognized tennis facility, a 35,000 square foot world-class spa and fitness center and extremely popular Family Resort Pool Complex, along with a myriad of social and dining activities, all of which have been part of a recent $30.0M renovation.
The clubhouse underwent a major renovation in 2014, and the 145,000 square foot facility boasts five restaurants, two card rooms, golf and tennis pro shops, a library, a video game room, four meeting rooms and two lounges, in addition to a ballroom which can accommodate up to 700 guests for special events and celebrations.
The Polo Club offers members a wide variety of exceptional dining venues. The American Bistro is a high-energy environment serving an array of comfort foods including hand-crafted burgers, fresh rotisserie items, pizza, Polo Signature dishes, salads and desserts. Steeplechase’s makeover created a feast for all senses----an elaborate buffet featuring interactive cooking stations and a mission to provide members and their guests with the freshest seasonal ingredients to complement Master Chef Ed Leonard’s creations. The Crown Room has been transformed into an eclectic New York style steakhouse with USDA prime grain-fed beef and the finest ingredients from local farms, along with an extraordinary wine selection.
Other dining venues include the poolside Barefoot Café, which features a large tiki-style bar, an array of flat screen TVs and a high-energy, South Florida casual flair. The Winner’s Circle in the clubhouse is a tapas-style casual lounge featuring small plates, charcuterie, dumplings, and hand crafted sliders, and is the perfect ‘snack to meal’ venue. Finally, the newly added “Chill” is a classic take off on the ”mom and pop” ice cream shoppe, and features shakes, floats, sundaes, along with healthy smoothies.
A 35,000 square foot Spa building, adjacent to the main clubhouse, contains a state-of-the-art fitness facility, massage rooms, an on-site physical therapy clinic, a hair and nail salon, and a 30,000 square foot parking garage.
The Polo Club of Boca Raton offers two distinctly different 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Tim Freeland. The Club Course offers an exciting layout for all skill levels and the Equestrian Course is the Club’s 7,000+ yard layout, sporting classic contours, strategically placed bunkers alongside lakes, and exciting greens complexes. The Equestrian Course is currently undergoing a significant $4.2M upgrade under the direction of highly acclaimed local golf course architect Kipp Schulties.
The Club’s world-class tennis facility has 27 Har-Tru courts, with 7 lighted for evening play. Over the years, the Club has hosted big name tournaments such as the Virginia Slims, Pro Celebrity, the USTA Girl's 12 and Under National Tournament, the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and the Andy Roddick Tournament. In 2010, The Polo Club was voted the #1 private tennis facility by the Professional Tennis Registry.
THE POLO CLUB BY THE NUMBERS:
DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Food & Beverage (DFB) is ultimately responsible for all clubhouse food & beverage service operations on a daily basis. Being the “public face” of these operations with a hands-on approach and an understanding that full “on-the-floor” member and staff engagement is critical to success in this position. The DFB consistently provides superb dining and other food and beverage experiences for the Club’s membership and their guests. This senior level position works closely with, and reports to, the Assistant General Manager and indirectly to the Chief Operating Officer. A most critical relationship is that with the Executive Chef, ensuring collaborative and harmonious relationships between front and back of house operations.
Important for candidates to be aware of is the fact that COO Brett Morris is a strong advocate of mentoring and career growth. The former DFB moved into the Assistant General Manager position when the incumbent in that role recently obtained his first General Manager position with the support of Mr. Morris. It should also be noted that Mr. Morris was the 2017 Recipient of the Large Club “Excellence in Club Management” © by the McMahon Group, a select group of high achievers and recognized industry leaders.
The Director of Food & Beverage will:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Hospitality Management is preferable, or a two to four-year degree from a Culinary School, plus a minimum of four to six years of Food & Beverage management experience in a high volume facility or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club, along with the typical CMAA benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
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Lead Search Executives:
Kurt D. Kuebler Sam Lindsley, Search Executive
Partner, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE
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