Food and beverage manager CV (free to download)

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food and beverage manager CV

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Our food services manager template starts off with a section where you can highlight your key strengths and achievements. A key skills section follows, which is a great opportunity to tailor your application to the job specification (be specific!). After that, you'll find a section for your work experience, an optional section for Awards (which you may want to move around or delete if you have none), a section for Education and optional sections for foreign languages. The idea of this template is not so much the layout - it has been filled in with dummy information so you can see the sort of things you need to include in your own CV when applying for a food services management position.

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James Macolm Sattler – Food and Beverage Manager

“Manager of the Year” (2009) for Gold Resorts, where turnaround leadership of multimillion-dollar restaurant, banquet, room service and catering operations has resulted in record-setting profitability and eight “Best of Seattle” awards for fine dining excellence.

Key Skills

  • Hospitality & Culinary Management
  • Front- & Back-of-House Operations
  • Budgeting & Cost Controls
  • Five-Star Dining/Menu Development
  • Teambuilding/Training/Supervision
  • Safety/Sanitation/Quality Controls
  • Vendor/Inventory Management — Guest Service Excellence
  • Multioutlet Operations
  • Turnaround Management
  • Strategic Marketing & Sales
  • Payroll/P&L Management
  • Profit & Growth Strategies
  • Restaurant & Kitchen Design



Owner/operator of 25 five-star resorts in the US and Caribbean.

Food Services Manager, 2006-Present

Assistant F&B Manager, 2004-2005

Restaurant Manager, 2002-2004

Bar Manager, 2001-2002

Assistant Manager, 2001

Manager Trainee, 2000

  • Elevated gross sales of Gold Resorts’ Seattle property 27% in first year as food services manager and by 12% or more every year thereafter.
  • Achieved record profitability of restaurant and catering operations for the past three years. Cut food and labor costs by 16% while increasing sales, food/service quality and guest satisfaction.
  • Redesigned menus and dining room layout; renegotiated terms with vendors/suppliers; halted rampant waste; and unified front- and back-of-house staff to create a cohesive, cooperative team committed to premium guest service and optimum profitability.
  • Restored profitability to Nassau resort’s fine dining restaurant as restaurant manager, propelling a 25% margin swing (from -6% to +18%) in one year. Efforts resulted in distinction as one of the “Top 500 Grossing Restaurants” by Restaurant Magazine for two years in a row.


  • Best Fine Dining Restaurant (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Best Wine Bar (2007, 2008)
  • Best Catering Service (2007, 2008, 2009) 0 Grossing Restaurants
  • Restaurant Magazine (2003, 2004)


Northern Arizona University, BS in Hospitality Management, 1999


  • Culinary Managers Program, 2002
  • Five-Star Training, 2000, 2001
  • ServSafe Certified, 2000
  • CDC Certified, 2000

Foreign Language


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3 essential ways to make your food and beverage manager CV stand out

Writing a CV in today’s world is a lot easier than it used to be now we have the internet and an abundance of information at hand. However, making a CV stand out from the rest of the competition is not so easy!

Here are three of the most important things you can do to make your CV stand out…

Inject your USP into the CV

With literally hundreds of CV’s being sent for just one role it can get very tiresome having to read through so many. You need something to set your application apart from all the other CV’s, and this is where your USP can be utilised to stand out from the crowd.

Look for something unique that you can include in your CV to get noticed. For instance, it could be a blog or website that you’ve created which aligns with the industry. Provide a link to it, and ensure that it’s clearly highlighted on your CV and not hidden within any text.

Or it could be that you have a unique qualification and/or skill which you are keen to showcase within your CV. Try to steer clear from making a generic CV which is going to blend into the background along side the hundreds of others. Look for something which you know will stand out on the page and leave the reader with a positive lasting impression.

Finally, think about a time during your career when you achieved something outstanding. It could be a particular qualification, but it could also be performance related. Always provide actual numbers to backup your claims – sales figures, revenue generated, targets hit, and so on.

How can my CV demonstrate my previous performance?

Create an outstanding personal statement

You may notice this article contains the word ‘generic’ quite a lot, and that’s because it’s important to realise that creating a generic CV is your worst enemy. An employer isn’t looking for someone who can just walk straight into the job and do it well, because most of the applicants would be expected to be able to do that. An employer is looking for someone who goes that extra mile and shines above the rest.

This is why creating an exceptional personal statement is vital if you want to create a great first impression. Here are some tips on how to create that stand out personal statement –

  • Focus on who you are and what you can offer the employer
  • Use the job description to identify your career goals
  • Avoid a clichéd generic personal statement – make yours unique
  • Highlight impressive skills and qualifications
  • Personal statement must be relevant to the role
  • Keep it short and to the point

How to write a personal profile

Use keywords from the job advert

Most of the time HR professionals, hiring managers and recruiters search for candidates using social media sourcing or using internal databases, therefore making sure your CV consists of searchable terms that directly correspond to the sector, job or company that you are targeting is imperative.  ~

Morgan McKinley

Look for the obvious stand out keywords from the job advert and use those throughout your CV. Try not to overdo it, and be subtle with how you incorporate them. If the company has advertised that they are looking for a dynamic individual, hard working with great communication skills and experience in sales; then already you’ve got some fantastic keywords which you can use to describe yourself.

What skills and qualifications do you expect the employer to want from a candidate?

Have they specifically stated these in the job advert?

Try to make sure your CV highlights the same skills and qualifications, as well as experience. There is no point in making a big deal about anything you’ve achieved if it doesn’t relate to the role you are applying for. The hiring manager wants to see how you directly relate to the position, and you need to make sure your CV clearly shows a match.

Using keywords is a great way to do this, and taking note of how they have worded certain requirements and matching that wording will make a huge difference.

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About Jen Wiss-Carline

Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.

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