Director of Wine

  • The Connaught
  • Food & beverage
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate Director of Food and Beverage to lead the food and beverage division at the award-winning 5-star deluxe Connaught Hotel.

Reporting directly to the Hotel Manager, the Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for overseeing the day to day running and the strategic planning of delivery of the food and beverage operation at The Connaught; ensuring the delivery of exceptional service standards across all areas.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, three Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The Director of Food & Beverage will be:

  • Responsible for the management and review of all aspects of the operation including our people, standards implementation, guest service satisfaction and revenue.
  • Responsible for the creation, management and fulfilment of your divisions budgets and forecasts in conjunction with individual outlet Managers.
  • Focus on maximising the profitability of all the Food and Beverage outlets, whilst initiating new concepts and ideas.
  • Responsible for managing the completion of annual reviews and evaluating annual food and beverage departmental objectives making sure that these are shared with all colleagues and reflect individual team objectives and the bigger picture goals.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for a self-motivated forward thinking individual who brings proven food and beverage management experience within a luxury, multi-outlet environment. The ideal candidate will need to:

  • Demonstrate high levels of guest focus and display that they have a solid financial and commercial awareness.
  • Be a confident communicator with the ability to lead and develop your team and influence across all areas of the business.
  • Have a hands-on approach and take a proactive role with departmental managers in order to identify and support needs at all levels.
  • Be an inspirational leader, who is passionate in delivering extraordinary guest experiences and who takes pride in sharing success with your team.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Executive team in one of London’s most renowned hotels and offers excellent opportunities for career development and progression.

Benefits Package

Here at Maybourne, we strive to reward our employees for the incredible work they do every single day. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer you:

Financial Stability

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Family Friendly company policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday allowance increase after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans.
  • Pension Scheme*.

Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Subsidised monthly Podiatrist and Masseuse treatments.
  • Flu vaccination vouchers*.
  • Eye test vouchers and contributions towards glasses*.
  • 24-hour colleague assistance helpline.
  • On and off-site Occupational Health Service.
  • Death in Service salary contribution.
  • Various wellbeing activities focused on mental and physical health.
  • A complimentary state-of-the-art all-day dining staff restaurant serving a range of nutritious meals.

Recognition and Career Development

  • Referral Scheme ‘Introduce a Star’.
  • Instant colleague recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Colleague of the month nominations with generous prizes.
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your Birthday. 
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.
  • In-house training and development team with a strong focus on career progression and personal growth.
  • Long service awards.

Memorable experiences

  • Preferential room rates per overnight stay for yourself or your family across Maybourne.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across Maybourne.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Colleague Party, Annual Colleague Children's Party, etc.)
  • Wedding and Baby gifts.
  • Retirement functions.

*Terms and conditions apply to all benefits.


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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