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Food and Beverage Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Come be a part of something bigger!

Benchmark | Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home.  Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs
  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses) 
  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)
  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn't love to get away)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)
  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)
  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few
  • Many more, please inquire for more details

The Quadrangle Club is the faculty and social club of the University of Chicago. Established in 1893, the Quadrangle Club has played and continues to be an important role in the intellectual fabric and life of the University of Chicago. Over the decades, the Club has been a place where Nobel laureates, faculty and numerous other scholars have hosted discussions about topics and ideas that have shaped the world. The Club is housed in a historic facility designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw.

What you will have an opportunity to do:


The F&B Manager is responsible for overseeing the operation and staff of the events department and dining room and food & beverage needs during the meeting and events, while maintaining the highest level of standards and efficiency.

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, or Culinary Management is preferred.
  • Five years of progressive restaurant experience preferred.
  • Two years of management experience preferred.
  • Flexible schedule, able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when needed.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, POS System(s) and online reservations sites is a plus.
  • Manager ServSafe certified with City of Chicago certification and BASSET certified within allotted time designated after starting position.
  • Must be in process or have completed the vaccine process for COVID-19 by time of job offer and be willing to stay fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated means completing all doses of COVID-19 vaccine including any future booster requirements per schedule requirement of the CDC).
  • Monitor and critique beverage quality, food quality and service levels.
  • Prioritize Guest satisfaction as a top goal.
  • Promote a professional atmosphere and culture through all departments. 
  • Assist with scheduling, interviewing, hiring, and training, coaching, counseling and performance evaluations of staff.
  • Monitoring and daily tracking of payroll and revenue.
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to create innovative food and beverage offerings.
  • Ensure scenography standards of atmosphere and cleanliness of restaurant, including inspecting tabletops, bar, side-stations and event space.
  • Document, train, and communicate all operational procedures and protocols.
  • Assist with monitoring of all current inventories (liquor, beer, wine, food, etc.) and the ordering of new product.
  • Assist in end of the month inventories.
  • Monitor current trends in the industry and make recommendations for new products and innovate service solutions.
  • Enforce State of Illinois,  City of Chicago,  and David Rubenstein Forum alcohol policies.
  • Ability to use good judgment to de-escalate uncomfortable situations with internal and external guests.
  • Maintaining cost efficiencies of restaurant through forecasting, inventory controls and staffing.
  • Maintain a consistent smooth running operations. 


Respond to any reasonable task assigned by your immediate supervisor or General Manager Assist in all outlets and Banquets when needed. Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience as a Food and Beverage Manager in a luxury hotel and or full service resort.
  • Knowledge of Micros.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in high stress situations.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Pleasant and positive personality.
  • Well organized.

Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

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  • Job Reference: 673552001-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Benchmark Quad Club
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent