F&B Director

Opening in early 2025, The Standard, Brussels marks the hotel brand’s third outpost in Europe. Set in the city’s Northern Quarter, The Standard, Brussels brings the brand’s design, culture, and activation-driven philosophy to Belgium.

With 180 guestrooms (plus 20 residences), the modern, new-build project features many stages for The Standard’s renowned day- and nightlife. A ground-floor greenhouse welcomes guests and locals into the lobby lounge, restaurant, and terrace. Upstairs, The Rooftop features its own restaurant, bar, and garden—set to become a neighbourhood destination. Throughout the building, additional public and private event spaces are platforms for happenings.

The Standard, Brussels will welcome a new set of creative, dynamic guests into the brand ethos. In Brussels, The Standard’s signature mix of playful, sophisticated, unexpected hospitality finds roots and resonances in local culture. The simple premise behind The Standard is that it is anything but. Founded in 1999, the goals of every Standard are to up the aesthetic stakes and defy convention while attending to every detail, embracing our local communities, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for our teams and, of course, delivering a smashing good time for our guests.

We are defined by our richness of personality, diversity of background and lifestyle and are now looking for a F&B Director who will embody our ‘Anything but Standard’ ethos as we commence our pre-opening period.

Your role

Our Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and Rooftop terraces are legendary and The Standard is synonymous worldwide as shining beacon for Nightlife. As the F&B Director for The Standard, Brussels you will work in partnership with the General Manager, Ownership, and our Regional European team to oversee our critical path and pre-opening period of the hotels F&B outlets, to ensure that the project runs to schedule, pre-opening budgets are managed and the property is successfully launched.  

This role is a pivotal within the business to ensure to ensure that strategic commercial decisions flow through all areas of the F&B operation to ensure productivity and profit is maintained at optimum levels. As part of our senior executive team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that F&B revenue generation, labour productivity and cost control are in line with our pre-opening and operating budget. With this in mind, you will play an active part in the Annual Hotel Budget, Annual (F&B) Marketing Plan, Annual Capital Expenditure Plan, and Forecasts/Re-forecasts in conjunction with our ownership and ensure strategic objectives are communicated to the team so to share the ‘big picture.’

With 2 expansive restaurants (both seating 150 covers inside and out) located on the ground floor and 29th floor rooftop, plus lobby lounge bar, event spaces and 24 hour In Room Dining, you can imagine this is an incredibly hands on role in which you will need to be able to turn your hand to anything. Naturally you will be a strong operator with a solid background in F&B to enable you to take a pragmatic & creative approach to the business in order to develop new concepts, take an active role in hotel programming, nightlife & events and develop partnerships to support revenue generation across all areas of the business.

Your keen eye for details means that you never miss a thing, and your presence within the operation will ensure that our property is maintained meticulously and each area staged to optimise our guest’s experience.

We are of course The Standard, and you will play an active role in hosting our guests, from our many parties and events to daily meet and greets with our regular guests. Equally important are our team and you will work closely with our HR team to ensure that effective communication cascades down through all levels through regular meetings and updates, team work is effective and that all team members embody our culture and values.

As a natural team leader, you remain calm during challenging situations with the ability to lead, motivate and coach your team to enable them to develop and grow their skills. This is not a ‘Standard’ F&B Director role so you will need to have serious stamina and passion, be highly social, upbeat, and friendly; confident and handle pressure well; thrive in a high-volume, high-energy environment and able to work equally well both independently and as part of a wider senior management team.

Do you have what it takes to be our F&B Director at The Standard, Brussels....

minimum of 3+ years’ experience as a F&B Director or F&B Manager gained within a similar Lifestyle Hotel or large 4- or 5-star Hotel in Brussels is essential for this role

In addition to this you may also have….

If you think you have what it takes to be our F&B Director at The Standard, Brussels we’d love to hear from you!

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the European Union. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment.

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