Director of F&B | Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam

  • Full-time
  • Company Location: Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam

Company Description

The location of Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam marks the heart of the Dutch capital as it overlooks the Royal Palace and National Monument on Dam Square. The hotel offers top-class gastronomic experiences in Restaurant the White Room by Jacob Jan Boerma, the exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in the hotel. The hotel also houses the award-winning cocktail bar The Tailor and the modern elegant Grand Café Krasnapolsky.

Along with 402 modern rooms, more than 2000 square meters of meeting space and a new Spa & Wellness for those seeking ultimate relaxation, Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky has everything to provide an unforgettable stay with an authentic local touch. In addition, the hotel marks itself by the monumental Winter Garden dating back to 1880, where many special events have taken place and breakfast is served.

Job Description

Drive the Food & Beverage team in all aspects, from business planning and organizing to operations and administration. Manage the financial aspects of the department to achieve the budgeted revenues, profit and food & beverage costs whilst maintaining food and beverage quality.

Responsible for our unique F&B outlets; Grand Café Krasnapolsky, In Room Dining and Minibar for 402 rooms and 35 apartments, Michelin-star Restaurant The White Room*, our Banqueting department with 15 meeting rooms, our breakfast venue De Wintertuin and our award winning Bar The Tailor.

Your main responsibilities will be;

  • Ensure that the Anantara and LQA Food & Beverage standards are being adhered to;
  • Continually work with the team to improve our own offerings with the goal of being the best in the market for creativity, service, choice and value for money;
  • Responsible for achieving the highest customer satisfaction, brand and quality standards;
  • Bringing creativity and variety to our food & beverage offering;
  • Directly responsible for all Restaurants, Culinary and Catering areas, ensuring a smooth running, profitable operation within the framework of the Hotel;
  • Supervise the functioning of all Food and Beverage employees, facilities, sales and costs, to ensure maximum departmental profit is achieved;
  • Take personal responsibility for maximizing quality levels of product and service, and guest satisfaction;
  • Supervise and co-ordinate pricing and preparation of menus, beverage and wine lists, and liaise with local suppliers;
  • Establish and maintain effective employee relations;
  • Knowledgeable and aware of local competition and industry trends/changes;
  • Participate in preparation of the hotel's strategic and marketing plans;
  • Prepare the Food and Beverage Department budget;
  • Liaise with HR in all employee matters including interviewing and hiring, employee orientation, performance appraisals, coaching, counselling, and dismissal if necessary to ensure appropriate staffing and productivity;
  • With the hotel training manager, identify training needs and develop and deliver the required training for department employees to meet the needs of the business;
  • The ability to build strong relationships with all team members within the Food & Beverage outlets and the other departments of the hotel.


  • Proven Food & Beverage skills in an luxury and high volume environment with at least 2 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Result driven with a strong eye for detail;
  • Inspirational leadership and people management skills;
  • Strong organizational, analytical skills and commercial/business acumen;
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in the English language, Dutch is a plus.

Additional Information

At Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam, the passion of our team members is the driving force behind our success. Our team consists of passionate professionals who are motivated to provide the best service to our guests. With a company culture that is international, relaxed and yet goal-oriented. Next to our great team, we offer you great benefits:

  • Unique in the hotel industry: an end-of-year bonus for every employee equal to minimal 75% of a gross monthly salary.
  • Special team member rates in more than 500 hotels within the Minor Hotel Group. 
  • A great discount of 50% on the F&B concepts of 16 hotels in Amsterdam
  • Friends & Family rate; spoil your friends with discounted rates in our hotels all over the world.
  • An experience stay at Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam
  • Keep developing yourself? Do it at our own NH University!
  • Management programs to support your way to the top 
  • We care about your health and therefore offer discount on a collective health insurance, a bike plan and discount on various gyms in your city

Excited and ready to start your journey at Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam? Send your CV and motivation letter to Susan Vrielink via [email protected]

Not sure which vacancy appeals to you the most, but enthusiastic to start in the hotel? Or having questions about the positions/vacancies. Send an email and we will discuss the different positions with you.

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