Food & Beverage Manager

Job description

Food & Beverage @ Via Amsterdam

Finally things are looking a bit brighter and we can focus on opening our inhouse restaurant and bar - The Dude - again. We are looking for an experienced Food & Beverage Manager, who would look forward to the challenge of further developing our team. Via Amsterdam is a big hostel - close to a 1000 beds - and we organize tons of cool events (DJ night, karaoke, beer pong) for our guests. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. Therefore work days are dynamic and being able to plan, coordinate and motivate your team members is very important. 


You want our guest to have the best time and make sure that Via Amsterdam and The Dude will be something they remember forever (and maybe even miss a little). You lead from the front, as an operationally active support for your team. You are not alone in this; you will work closely with the Floor Supervisor(s) and an enthusiastic team of Crew Members of approximately 10-15 team members. Additionally, you will work closely with the Head Chef and Culture Manager, making sure also food- and event wise everything is delivered up to (y)our standards. In this role, you are part of the Senior Management Team of Via Amsterdam. 


A workday includes:

  • Working alongside with the team in operational duties, if business requires.
  • Training of (new) team members.
  • Bar menu development.
  • Stock management, e.g. stock control, ordering based on PAR levels, evaluate partnerships with suppliers etc.
  • Personnel planning, within budgeted guidelines.
  • HR related activities such as recruitment, onboarding new employees, and performance management.
  • Promotional activities.

Job requirements

You’ll be a great fit if you bring a few of the below with you:

  • You possess great people skills. You understand that our team members are our biggest assets.
  • A commercial mindset and healthy drive to achieve revenue targets. 
  • You show a flexible attitude, taking in account the needs and wishes of our guests during our varying events.
  • You are accurate and have strong organizational skills.
  • 1-2 years working experience in a similar leadership role, for example as a Bar & Restaurant Manager.
  • A good understanding of current market trends in food & beverage.
  • Dutch speaking preferred, but this is not a strong requirement.


What we offer:

  • A dynamic working environment with a fun, young and vibrant atmosphere and colleagues from all over the world.
  • Super cool events such as monthly staff drinks, karaoke night and more!
  • A very fair compensation (above minimum wage) and other benefits such as F&B discounts and staff rates.
  • Opportunities to grow within your role and, if this is something you're up to, grow within the company. This next step in your career gets you access to our Via Academy, which is filled with tons of exciting learning and development opportunities.


Our mission possible

We are a fast-growing multi-brand company. At all of our brands we aim to be far from the same-same. We want to help our guests travel, meet and work differently and discover life in creative new ways. A life that is a journey of discovery. We are not just a place to stay or work, we are a community and we need you to help us build this community where diversity, excitement and fun are the key components. Our mission is to create an affordable place where people can connect and have buzzing experiences.


Get ready to apply!
Having fun, connecting with like-minded people and making memories - that's what matters to us. Preferably, in a not so standard way. We're like the McCallaster family - a bit dysfunctional, sometimes messy, but we care for each other and always stick together. If this fits you, then don't wait and hit that apply button. We can't wait to hear from you!