|Ocean Forest Golf Club Director of Food & Beverage|
|Ocean Forest Golf Club|
|Sea Island, GA|
| DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROFILE:
OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB
SEA ISLAND, GA
THE DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE(DFB) OPPORTUNITY AT OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB
A special opportunity exists for candidates with a successful track-record of leadership and high-quality food and beverage operations management in private clubs or high-end establishments in the hospitality industry. We are conducting the Director of Food and Beverage search for Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, GA. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a high-performing team at a club recognized for its superior service, 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/guest experience, which is of utmost importance to the 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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OCEAN FOREST GOLF CLUB & COMMUNITY
Opened in 1995 by then Sea Island CEO Bill Jones III, Ocean Forest Golf Club is a private membership club owned and operated by the Sea Island Company and is the only golf course located on Sea Island. Situated near the northern tip of Sea Island, the gated community of Ocean Forest is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Golden Isles and is centered around the Ocean Forest Golf Club.
Many of Ocean Forest’s 18 holes offer breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Hampton River on the north and west. Golfers also enjoy views of saltwater tidal marshes and play through stands of enormous oaks, pines, magnolias and palm trees.
The Ocean Forest clubhouse is a modest place. A gently tan structure with a sunburned orange roof. Yet the clubhouse would seem to be a timeless jewel which could have been built in the 1920s instead of just before the millennium. The rich flavor of the clubhouse was indeed born in an earlier era. After a clubhouse renovation in 2018, the Ocean Forest Clubhouse now boasts multiple unique options for dining. The Dining Room, Clubroom and Ocean View Terrace are all member favorites for a memorable evening, and the newly created Pavilion has added an al fresco dining option and event space that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
Traditional yet highly personalized and attentive service is the backbone of the Ocean Forest experience, and our aim is to provide the highest levels of member satisfaction.
SEA ISLAND HISTORY
Howard Coffin, the inventor of the Hudson motor car, had an affinity for the Georgia coast and in 1928, Coffin turned Retreat Plantation into the Sea Island Golf Club and along with his younger cousin, A.W. Jones, opened The Cloister Hotel with just 46 rooms. The Cloister was the focal point of the company’s interests and was referred to as a “friendly little hotel.”
After surviving the Great Depression, in part by printing its own money to meet the payroll, Sea Island began to prosper, and over time the hotel grew with additional buildings spread among the historic oaks and along the Atlantic Coast.
Eventually, Coffin would turn the company over to Bill Jones in the 1930s. Under the leadership of three generations of the Jones Family, Sea Island developed a reputation as a renowned and world class resort. On December 28, 1928, a Sea Island tradition was born when then-President Calvin Coolidge planted the first historic oak on the grounds of The Cloister. Since then, he has been followed by other Presidents and dignitaries, including President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, both of whom planted oaks during the G8 Summit, held at Sea Island in 2004. Other traditions in service and hospitality, activities, relationships and amenities are very important at Sea Island, and are key elements in the company’s ongoing success.
In 1998, the Company embarked on a Resort Master Plan which resulted in new amenities and facilities, including The Lodge, which opened in 2001, followed in 2006 by the new main building and wings of The Cloister, the Spa at Sea Island, and the Tennis Center, and, in 2007, the Beach Club.
In 2016, the company was purchased by the Anschutz Family and, with its new sister property, The Broadmoor of Colorado Springs, is now in a 100-year family trust. In 2017 the company announced enhancements being made to The Lodge, including a pool, pool house, 18-hole putting course, six cottages with a total of 14 new sleeping rooms, and a new Golf Performance Center. Those improvements were completed in the Fall of 2018, followed by a redesign of Plantation Course in 2019.
SEA ISLAND VISION, MISSION AND VALUES:
OUR VISION: Enriching Lives
OUR MISSION: Our Sea Island family is committed to creating meaningful value by providing gracious hospitality, extraordinary experiences, and a lifestyle worthy of sharing with generations.
DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Food and Beverage (DFB) is ultimately responsible for all club property food & beverage service operations daily, including its activities, dining options, and relationships between club members, guests, and employees. 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 General Manager. The relationship with the executive chef and management team is very important to this position, ensuring collaborative and harmonious relationships between front and back of house operations.
THE DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND 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.
Ability to kneel, crouch, squat, climb, stand, sit, balance, reach, bend, push, pull and walk for prolonged periods. Ability to lift, carry, pull and push up to 20 lbs intermittently throughout a shift. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal. No visible tattoos, visible body piercing or unnatural hair color or hairstyles per company grooming standards.
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Hospitality Management is preferable.
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
"Preparing a thoughtful letter of interest and alignment with the above noted expectations and requirements is necessary. Your letter should be addressed to Mr. Kory Reitz, General Manager, 200 Ocean Road, Sea Island, GA 31561, and clearly articulate why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why Ocean Forest and the Sea Island area will be beneficial to you, your family, your career, and the Club if selected.
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