Hope you are doing well!! I work for a airline company called Etihad Airways (www.etihadairways.com). We are going through a massive recruitment run of a position called ‘On-board Food & Beverage Manager’. It is one of our differentiating points with other airlines whereby all our long and ultra-long haul flights to over 20 destinations have a food and beverage manager who looks after all our premium guests in first and business class. I am writing to request you to forward this email to as many people that are on your address book so that if anyone knows of suitable candidates they can be approached. All they have to do is to email me their resume along with a digital passport size and full length photo.
We currently have 170 F& B Managers from 100+ countries. We require another 50+ to cope with the large number of new aircrafts purchased. The minimum qualifications and experience we’re looking for are simple: Applicants with restaurant management experience (supervisors, maitre d’hotel, assistant restaurant and/or bar managers, restaurant managers, junior F& B & asst. managers) as well as dynamic culinary management experience (senior chef de parties, sous chefs and junior chef de cuisines) are selected. A culinary and/or hospitality qualification (diploma/degree) is an advantage. Applicants are required to have a good wine, beverage and food knowledge which is a crucial part of the role. Good command of written and spoken English, extremely guest and staff focussed, high level of eye for details, bubbly personality, friendly ‘can do’ attitude, flexible and patient are some of the few characteristics of the right candidate. Being medically fit and being able to swim are compulsory along with good average height. As you all know, airlines give a high preference to looks so a good balance of height and weight is preferred.
In return, all successful applicants will go through a 9 week training in Abu Dhabi where they will be based for the duration of their 3 year open contract. Whilst getting an attractive tax free salary, you get fully furnished single sharing accommodation in a 5 star level accommodation facility with gyms and swimming pools. Transport to and from the airport is provided and meals during the flights. Similar to cabin crew, they get to stay in the best of 5 start hotels around the world during duty and the best of all the amazing unlimited discounted tickets (you only pay 10% of the ticket price) a well as tickets for your family and friends. Full medical insurance and a yearly ticket is also given. All uniforms are also provided. So in reality the only expenses are your food (which is really cheap in UAE) and your entertainment. Abu Dhabi is a highly developed cosmopolitan city that has lots to do.
If you have any queries regarding the position or about the company or about Abu Dhabi, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. I look forward to your support in spreading the word around and assisting me to find suitable candidates for this recruitment plan.
Thanks you and do stay in touch!
Chamil S Liyanage
Food & Beverage On-ground Manager
P.O. Box 35566
New Airport Road
United Arab Emirates