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Food and Beverage Department

Jobs available in food and beverage department on cruise ships: requirements, salaries and benefits

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Management and Administration

Food and Beverage Manager / Director

Requirements

Education in hotel management, business administration or related field from a recognized university; minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience at and knowledge of managerial positions in hotels, restaurants and general food and beverage operations onshore; experience in similar positions in the cruise industry; and strong managerial and communication skills.

Duties

Head of the department and responsible for the general supervision of staff, operations and services in all food and beverage areas onboard the cruise ship (general and specialty restaurants, dining rooms, buffets, bars, galley and crew mess and officer’s) to ensure excellent guest service and employee engagement towards sales and revenue maximization according to company policies.

Salary

5,500 - 7,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

Requirements

Education in hotel management, business administration or related field from a recognized university; minimum of 3 years of experience in hotels, restaurants and general food and beverage operations onshore; experience in similar positions in the cruise industry; and strong managerial and communication skills.

Duties

Also known as Associate Food and Beverage Director, represents and reports directly to the general manager in the administration and operation of this department, supervising food production and service facilities, and related activities, and the subordinate staff attached to it to ensure the highest possible level of performance, efficiency and service within budget and company guidelines.

Salary

4,500 - 6,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Fleet Restaurant Manager

Requirements

Education in hotel management, business administration or related field, or prior restaurant management experience as a substitute; minimum of 10 years of experience at and knowledge of managerial positions in hotels, restaurants and general food and beverage operations both onshore and onboard cruise ships; and strong managerial and communication skills.

Duties

Responsible for the efficient operation of restaurants and food and beverage services throughout the cruise ship towards the achievement of total guest satisfaction in direct communication with the corporate team and their policies in this respect.

Salary

4,500 - 5,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Beverage Manager

Requirements

High School education degree or equivalent; minimum of 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry, preferably in restaurant, bar and/or casino operations on board cruise ships; all-around knowledge of beverage management and operations, including commercial and product aspects; understanding of accounting and cost principles; and solid interpersonal and communication skills.

Duties

Responsible for the planning and implementation of all operations of the beverage department, including staffing and training, cleanliness, management and repair of facilities and equipment, product storage and general supervision and schedule of day-to-day service and work in bars, cafés, lounges and drink outlets onboard.

Salary

3,300 - 4,300 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Assistant Beverage Manager

Requirements

High School education degree or equivalent; minimum of 2 to 3 years of progressive experience in positions related to bar management, including inventory and control responsibilities; extensive knowledge of brands and quality of liquors, wines and beers, as well as drink recipes; cruise ship experience preferred.

Duties

Responsible for assisting the Beverage Manager in the general supervision of this department, including staff management and training, and supervision and control of shipboard outlets to ensure their efficiency to consistently improve revenue generation.

Salary

2,400 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Administrative Assistant

Requirements

High school diploma or university degree related to this position and its duties, 1 to 2 years of experience in similar position, solid knowledge of office and administrative procedures (including computing and communication devices) and proven organization skills.

Duties

Provide general administrative, secretarial and operational support to the managers in this department in coordination with any other, such as mail and correspondence, reports and records, and management of schedules and appointments.

Salary

1,700 - 2,400 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Dining Rooms and Restaurants

Restaurant Manager / Maitre D'

Requirements

Higher secondary education in hotel or business management is preferred, along with a minimum of 4 years of experience in similar position in a large upscale catering or restaurant organization (preferably on luxury cruise ships), computer literacy directly related to the position, and leadership skills to manage an international work environment.

Duties

Responsible for the operation and general management of restaurants, dining rooms and any other food outlets on board to ensure a friendly and professional service toward guest satisfaction and productivity, including general supervision of staffing, reservations management and coordination of table guest assignment, budget and inventory.

Salary

3,300 - 5,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Assistant Restaurant Manager / Assistant Maitre D'

Requirements

Certification or diploma of hotel, tourism or restaurant management issued by recognized by school, university; minimum of 2-3 years of experience in management of hotel or restaurant services (preferably in the cruise industry); and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with proven adaptability to work in multicultural environment after international experience.

Duties

Directly responding to the Restaurant Manager / Maitre D' in the general and specific organization and supervision of all food and beverage outlets onboard the cruise ship to ensure the excellence in service for an international clientele by implementing all policies and procedures set by the company, replacing him/her when necessary.

Salary

2,900 - 5,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Cellar Master

Requirements

Sommelier certification or equivalent by recognized institution; degree in hospitality or business administration management or related; 2 to 5 years of experience in the position (shipboard experience preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and education; excellent wine and beverages knowledge; organization and managerial capabilities, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Duties

Responsible for assisting all the operation positions in the beverage outlets on the ship (bars and lounges, restaurants and dining areas); general supervision and management of wine and drinks collection and service, including inventory, loading and storing of stocks; and specific tasks related to tasting and quality control, and training related to beverages to all personnel attached to the department.

Salary

3,100 - 4,300 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Head Waiter

Requirements

High school diploma or similar level, hospitality training and experience in catering or hospitality service (preferably on cruise ships), minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in managerial positions, communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Duties

In charge of the smooth running operation of his section, supervises, trains and monitors the duties and activity of restaurant waiters, deck stewards, crew mess attendants and general assistants at his/her section, working in a positively and polite way to ensure the highest quality of service offered to passengers, and reporting directly to the Restaurant Manager or Maitre D’.

Salary

2,800 - 4,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

Head Sommelier / Head Wine Waiter

Requirements

High school diploma or similar level of education, 2 to 3 years of previous work experience as a sommelier in high quality hospitality establishment, comprehensive knowledge of wines and beverages, proficient communication and interpersonal skills, managerial competencies and proven ability to work in multicultural work environment.

Duties

Responsible for providing wine and beverage service to passengers in all food and beverage areas (restaurants, bars, bistros and cafes) onboard the cruise ship – especially in everything related to wine selection, spirits and cigars – supervising the performance of sommeliers and their assistants, and carrying out beverage cost and inventory control under the management of the assistant bar manger and beverage director.

Salary

2,500 - 4,000 dollars/euros a month (approx).

Candidates

Waiter

Requirements

Preferably secondary education, 2 to 3 years of previous experience in hospitality establishments (preferred on cruise ships), fast calculation skills, good interpersonal and communication abilities, and a high capability to work in fast-paced, multicultural work environments.

Duties

Responsible for general serving food and beverage in restaurants and dining rooms aboard the cruise ship in a timely, efficient and personalized way so as to ensure quality service and thus overall guest satisfaction.

Salary

2,200 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

Assistant Waiter

Requirements

Previous experience in similar land-based or seagoing position, communication and interpersonal skills, team work abilities, capability to identify and solve problems in an appropriate way, and flexibility to work overtime or assist other members of the staff in the area.

Duties

Assistant waiter is responsible for providing general assistance to waiters in the service of foods and beverages to passengers in restaurants and dining rooms aboard the cruise ship.

Salary

1,200 - 2,200 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

Bars and Cafés

Bar Accountant

Requirements

Accounting education and some experience in the field.

Duties

Responsible for the accounting of the bar.

Salary

2,100 - 2,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

Bartender

Requirements

Previous experience in the position.

Duties

The person in charge of serving alcoholic drinks, refreshments, coffee, etc., to the passengers in the bar, lounges and on the different decks of the ship.

Salary

2,200 - 2,700 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

Bar Utility

Requirements

Entry-level position no with experience required.

Duties

General cleaning and maintenance of bar areas and equipment.

Salary

900 - 1,200 dollars/euros a month (approx.), depending on gratuities.

Candidates

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