Food & Beverage Manager - The Playhouse, Whitley Bay
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Food & Beverage Manager - The Playhouse, Whitley Bay


Food & Beverage Manager - The Playhouse, Whitley Bay


To ensure the smooth running of the Playhouse Food & Beverage department, ensuring service standards are maintained and the facility is operated at its best and in accordance with budget limits.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver good quality food and beverage products and service and develop the F&B offer to enhance the customer experience.
  • To ensure the F&B operation achieves financial targets.
  • To be responsible for till programming.
  • To supervise the F&B team at events and oversee all activities including sales, cashing up, stock control and management and cleaning.
  • To arrange/rota staff for events in an accurate, safe and cost-efficient way and in accordance with business requirements.
  • To optimise all F&B revenue streams and to seek new and alternative ideas to bring additional revenue growth such as meal deals and theatre boxes.
  • To report financial information and stock figures to Finance on a regular basis.
  • To manage and rotate stock effectively ensuring minimal waste and perform month end stock takes.
  • Ensure adherence to company policy on cash handling and all associated procedures.
  • To ensure compliance with all food hygiene legislation and that staff at all times comply with Health & Safety regulations; to pursue any training requirements needed for specialist areas.
  • To liaise with all departments to assist with the smooth running of events, ensuring at all times that the high standards expected at the venue are maintained.
  • To assist with the recruitment, training and development of the bar and catering team.
  • Liaise with external contractors to deliver catering for events as required.
  • Oversee and perform food preparation for small events, and food for shows.
  • You may be required to act as relief duty manager from time to time if you are available to cover this.

Skills and competencies required

  • A proven record of working in the Food & Beverage sector including Bars, Conferencing / exhibitions and/or Retail.
  • Personal Licence Holder.
  • Experience of delivering conferencing and events.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills to accurately produce financial information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to make key decisions, prioritise workloads and delegate tasks.
  • The position involves an element of manual handling.
  • Hands on approach and be part of the service delivery.
  • Have a thorough understanding of food hygiene and health & safety regulations.

General Information

The requirements of the business are such that a high degree of flexibility is necessary and therefore evening and weekend work will be required.




How to Apply

Please download and complete the Employment Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to: ensuring that you detail the role that you are applying for.

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Food & Beverage Manager


Working Hours
48 hours per week

The Playhouse, Whitley Bay

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