Food & Beverage Director - Lake Blackshear Resort

Cordele, GA

Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, located in Cordele, Georgia, is looking for an extraordinary Food & Beverage Director!  We offer a culture that focuses on teamwork and high levels of customer service with an environment that empowers our team members to exceed guests' expectations.  Our ideal candidate will be engaged, hands-on, and prepared to operate a "best in class" resort! 

Lake Blackshear Resort has 88 rooms, villas and lake cabins. Classic, minimalist-style on beautiful 8800 acre cypress lake with restaurant, bar, fitness center, conference center, marina with a lake restaurant, 18 hole-golf course designed by Denis Griffiths, hunting preserve, fishing and family/children’s programs.  We are managed by the Southeast's premiere hospitality management company, Coral Hospitality.

Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the General Manager and guidance of the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage this position will take the dining experience at Lake Blackshear to a higher level.  This individual will direct and coordinate activities for all food service facilities at Lake Blackshear Resort.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets or exceeds budgeted financial goals.
  • Understands all opening and closing procedures for the Resort.
  • Has a full understanding of all computerized programs in Food and Beverage.
  • Designs, promotes, and executes all F&B related events and activities for the Resort (Banquets).
  • Prepares and administers annual budgets for F&B operation.
  • Supervises purchasing of all related supplies for the F&B operation excluding food.
  • Supervises all food and beverage managers, supervisors and staff. 
  • Provides training and a positive work environment for all F&B personnel.
  • Interprets and enforces all Resort rules and regulations.
  • Provides world class guest service in accordance with established guidelines and standards.
  • Works closely and professionally with all to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Provides a safe and sanitary environment for guests and employees.
  • Responsible for the interviewing and hiring of all F&B personnel.
  • Shops competitive resorts and restaurants to keep abreast of current trends.
  • Responsible for food & beverage inventory and maintaining proper inventory levels.
  • Reviews menus and pricing with all concerned parties on a quarterly basis.
  • Implements and executes all Coral Hospitality SOPS and accounting programs.
  • Ensure all annual evaluations for F&B personnel are completed in a timely manner. 
  • Maintains a smooth running resort in the General Manager’s absence.
  • Abides by the employee handbook.
  • Monitors and maintains revenue reports on a daily basis to ensure accurate record keeping.
  • Protects resort assets.
  • Will fulfill the "Manager on Duty" role as required. 


Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises the employees within the Food and Beverage Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in hotel management or similar, plus 5+ years work experience in all facets of hotel/restaurant operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  5+ years in a managerial roll, preferred.   

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Service –Adheres to the Coral Hospitality Basics of Service standards. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control.
  • Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect.
  • Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Works quickly.
  • Safety – Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily.

Job salary and benefits

* This position pays a comparable salary to the Atlanta area.  Working days vary, including weekends* Normal work shifts: Varies* The hours for this role are Full-time, Permanent* Salaried "Exempt" position* Leave benefits include Paid holidays, Vacation/paid time off, Sick and Medical* Retirement benefits include 401K* Insurance benefits include Dental, Health, Life, Disability, Health savings and Vision

*On-site housing is provided.  

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, please apply here or you may send your resume directly to our Regional Manager of Human Resources at sbussey@lakeblackshearresort.com.

Lake Blackshear Resort is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Pre-employment background screening will be conducted. DFWP/EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans