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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Assistant Director of Food and Beverage - Shaker + Spear in Seattle, Washington

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Shaker & Spear + PennyRoyal

Belltown Seattle

The Salary Range for this role is $83,000 - 89,000 .

This position is eligible for a 20% annual bonus (potential).

This salary range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Seattle, WA. This is the lowest to highest pay scale we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the pay range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free dry cleaning for business attire

  • $50 monthly cell phone reimbursement

  • 100% match of 401k contributions, up to 4%

  • Paid Time Off - 72 hrs sick time with rollover, 80 hrs vacation with rollover

  • Paid Holidays - 8 total after 90 days

  • Paid parental leave after 6 months of employment for exempt managers

  • Affordable medical plans (Blue Shield/ Cigna/ Aetna/ Kaiser)

  • Basic Life Insurance (employer sponsored), Supplemental Life Insurance options, Child Life Insurance options

  • Short Term Disability Insurance - employer sponsored for exempt managers

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness & Accident Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

  • Group Auto & Home Insurance

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Hotel employee rates + restaurant discounts in all of Kimpton + IHG

  • Work perks website discounts

  • Backup childcare

  • Cell phone discounts (AT&T/Verizon)

  • Tuition reimbursement ($1,000/year)

  • Free Online Mental Health Therapy

About Shaker & Spear

Set inside a historic 1910 building between Seattle’s lively Belltown and West Edge neighborhoods, Shaker + Spear’s design reflects its vibrant setting. Located adjacent to the Kimpton Palladian hotel, the 65-seat restaurant’s edgy yet welcoming atmosphere features cast glass and weathered wood designed by renowned Seattle architects Graham Baba.

About PennyRoyal

With the air of a social salon, Pennyroyal evokes European-style bar life. An interior of dark woods and exposed brick sets the table for the seasonally inspired cocktail program, which focuses on aged spirits, house-made infusions and sharable punches served in vintage glassware.

A selection of approachable yet refined bar snacks rounds out our beverage offerings.

Why We're Here

We believe heartfelt, human connections make people's lives better. Especially the people who work here.

Our founder, Bill Kimpton rebelled against impersonal, generic hospitality that makes people feel disconnected. He initiated a new boutique hotel standard and environment where people could connect, from the heart. That was the goal then, and it is still our purpose today.

Your work here has meaning. You're here to improve the lives of coworkers, guests, owners, communities, and together we make that happen. It's what drives all that we do. Every day you can improve lives in your own, unique way and you can expect the same in return. It all starts with you.

How We're Different

Our San Francisco-born entrepreneurial spirit and zest for life kick started this culture in 1981, and it shines through to this day.

It all flows from you. The lively, rebellious, genuine you - with your diverse background, talents, experiences, and plucky personality - is fully welcome, and celebrated here. Because we know that when people can be themselves at work, they shine.

That's what we seek out and celebrate. It's people of all kinds who share a knack for creativity and self-leadership. People who don't need to be told what to do to get things done. People who have an innate passion for making others' lives better.

It adds up to a work environment that's a bit quirky, irreverent, exciting, uncommon, empowering, and downright exceptional. Guests feel it; you'll feel it too.

What You'll Do

Seeking an enthusiastic candidate who will work closely with and report directly to the Director of Food & Beverage to achieve company targets and goals, provide leadership and contribute to the strategic development of the restaurants.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Attend property meetings.

  • Develop and lead managers within F+B.

  • Understand the property's sales and public relations strategies.

  • Assist the Chef(s) on menu engineering such as seasonal specials.

  • Assist with training and communication to all staff.

  • Lead and coordinate the planning and execution of special events on and off property, act as representation of the property at said events.

  • Ensure all staff has completed all appropriate trainings and certifications that may be required.

  • Assist the Director of F+B with projects.

  • Interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and coach employees; address complaints and resolve issues or concerns.

  • Work with the restaurant team, IRD team, bar team, and banquet team.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant Management, or equivalent field is preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience as a Restaurant Assistant General Manager or Assistant Director of Food and Beverage.

  • Level 1 Certification of Court of Master Sommelier or equivalent experience.

  • Food Handler and Alcohol Awareness Certification (if applicable).

  • Excellent skills in budgeting, expense management, inventory, payroll, labor costing, staffing, marketing, owner relations, and PL management.

  • Able to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people while exhibiting a consistent level of integrity.

  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions and regularly exercise independent judgement and discretion about matters of significance.

  • Proven systems knowledge and experience with Avero/Aloha, Micros and ADP/eTime payroll or combination of these systems.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Differences make a difference. We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, work styles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identities and genders. For our complete EEO policy click here ( .

Best Place to Work culture recognition on Fortune Magazine, inclusive culture and supportive of women, BLM, LGBTQ+ community. Commitment to internal promotions and development.

You can apply for this role though (or through the internal career site if you are a current employee.)

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Be Yourself. Lead Yourself. Make it Count.