Restaurant Manager

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Restaurant Manager

Full-time · Blue Bay Curaçao

The Restaurant manager is responsible for the financial results, purchasing, preparation and service/sales of food & beverage products. To fulfil this role, the Restaurant manager leads the kitchen, service, bar and banqueting departments through the supervisors. The Restaurant manager is responsible for the realisation of qualitative and quantitative objectives concerning the own departments, based on the annual plan and budget established by the Blue Bay board. Managing 55 employees (30 permanent and 25 on-call employees).

 Daily tasks include:

  • Manage Restaurant and Bars operations;

  • Maintain exceptional levels of customer service;
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the Restaurant team;
  • Manage guest queries in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Work within budgeted guidelines in relation to Food and Payroll;
  • Drive sales to maximize budgeted revenue;
  • Develop menus with other members of Food and Beverage team;
  • Accountable for monthly stock takes;
  • Incentivize team members to maximize sales and revenue;
  • Set departmental targets and objectives, work schedules, budgets, and policies and procedures;
  • Evaluate guest satisfaction levels with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • Ensure communication meetings are conducted;
  • Be hands on for all major events, functions and banquets and day to day operations;
  • Be environmentally aware;
  • Assist Supervisors or the team wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships;
  • Comply with security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation.

Job Requirements:

  • Hold an under graduate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Catering Management and/or formal hospitality industry qualifications at a recognized institute;

  • Possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an assistant manager F&B or at the level of F&B manager;
  • Must demonstrate positive career progression including prior responsibility for the financial performance of job role performed;
  • Effective organisational and co-ordinating skills, able to manage multiple assignments and projects.


  • ‘Can do’ attitude and high levels of energy;

  • Team oriented with an ability to engage and lead others;
  • Self-motivated and able to take the initiative;
  • Customer service focused;
  • Professionally groomed;
  • Ability to adapt to change, asses and make decisions using available information and follow through to conclusion;
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Able to commit to work according to the demands of the business;
  • Socially confident and outgoing;
  • Well-developed sense of humor.

You make 

Blue Bay Curaçao!

Blue Bay Curaçao is a fast-growing organization that focuses on project development, lot sales, renting out holiday bungalows and exploiting the beach. In addition, we have an 18-hole golf course, located in a natural environment formed by hills, sea and beach. The atmosphere within Blue Bay is characterized as flexible, vibrant, inspiring and challenging. Blue Bay consists of the Services, F&B, Golf, Development and Accommodations departments. These are supported by the Finance, IT, HR and Resort Marketing departments.

A little history about us

Understandably, many think that the name Blue Bay was chosen because of the striking blue water in the bay. The truth is that this beautiful part of Curaçao was already named ‘Blaauwbaai’ (Blue Bay in Dutch), after Anno Blaauw, the owner at the time. He grew limes, oranges and – to make the name even more appropriate – the blue pigment indigo.

Over the years, the plantation has had its share of different owners. In 1800, it was occupied and plundered by French pirates. In the 20th century, it became the property of the Jacobs family, who used it as a farm. During the Second World War, American soldiers manned cannons at Blue Bay to shoot at German submarines.

The master plan of Blue Bay Resort dates back to 1990, when a local development group purchased the plantation from the Jacobs family and built the first infrastructure. In 1997, developer Steve Raspoort saw the area’s enormous potential. Step by step, he established a thriving resort and golf course. Steve Raspoort passed away in 2007, but his family continued realizing his dream to create a welcoming place where life is enjoyed to the fullest. Blue Bay has since grown to become a household name on Curaçao and in the Caribbean.






Sounds good?

Blue Bay is a young team that has grown to a corporate company. With deluxe office buildings and a great team spirit. Ready to join us?