Chef/Food and Brew Director

Full Time Salary Exempt
SweetWater Brewery
Posted 1 month ago

Don't Float the Mainstream!

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Chef/Food and Brew Director who has a passion for craft beer, delivering an exceptional taproom and tasting experience and making sure everyone has a damn good time!  This role will support developing a kitchen, menu, staff and service plan to allow for SweetWater to expand its offerings at the brewery.   If you are a self-starter, visionary and all around badass then giddy up!

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, support and manage food program in craft brewery setting with awareness around industry and brand.
  • Seamlessly execute catering for our in-house event spaces.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and managing of employees in kitchen and front of house departments.
  • Oversee menu development and recipes that include a diverse and high-quality selection that is responsive to an evolving customer base.
  • Sourcing and purchasing food items with high awareness of freshness and quality.
  • Accountable for high standards of sanitation and cleanliness throughout the kitchen and front of house.
  • Works closely with other brewery departments such as Tour, Events and Marketing to deliver the highest level of communication and strategic growth.

Financial Accountability:

  • Development of the annual food and beverage budget/plan.
  • Implements and maintains par-stock levels on food inventory.
  • Maintains ordering and receiving program to ensure proper quality and price on all purchases.
  • Responsible for sales, expenses, and profit goals as outlined in the food and beverage operating budget/ annual plan.
  • Supports SweetWater accounting team per DOR regulations.


  • Ability to analyze, interpret and act upon statistical information and data. This includes daily sales, labor costs, food cost, profit margins, inventory controls and food & beverage purchasing protocols.
  • Must be able to drive sales with direct, daily interaction with the bar operations manager, event sales department and all brewery front of house staff.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Must be able to type and write professionally and proficiently.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and leadership skills.


  • Culinary degree preferred
  • 2+ years working in event catering, banquets and/or group sales
  • 3+years Food and Beverage management experience
  • Cicerone certification a plus
  • Experience with opening restaurants a plus

SweetWater Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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