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Featured Job Opportunity
From GSI Executive Search
Featured Food and Beverage Manager
Colonial Springs Golf Club
Farmingdale, New York
The Organization

The Club was originally founded in 1995 and has been fully private since 2006. The golf course, with its challenging twenty-seven-hole layout and superb practice facilities, was originally designed by Arthur Hills. Its natural beauty and sprawling hills provided the perfect inspiration for 27 holes of world championship-caliber golf. In 2004, the owner hired world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. to take the course to the next level. Golf Digest nominated Colonial Springs for “Best Renovation” in 2007.

Colonial Springs enjoys an active dining program and is dedicated to exceeding members' and guest’s expectations. Food and Beverage revenues exceed $1.2m with member dining contributing to 70% of revenues. The main dining room extends into an outdoor dining patio which has panoramic views of all three nines from the Lake Course Pines and the Valley which is very picturesque and beautiful.
The Opportunity
The successful Food and Beverage Manager will be an energetic, visible, interactive, and accessible leader for staff and members alike. He or she will be responsible for the daily operation of the Food and Beverage Department. The position works closely with and reports to the Club Manager. The Food and Beverage Manager will deliver an exceptional dining experience consistently to all members and guests. This position will support the Club Manager in the day-to-day operations and must have the understanding that teamwork and a hands-on approach is the essential guiding light at Colonial Springs Golf Club. Colonial Springs Golf Club adopts a “we all do what is necessary” mentality to reach the goal of providing the level of expectations the members expect.

Operational responsibility includes the management of all dining outlets in the clubhouse with an emphasis on staff training and development. The candidate must have the ability to strengthen the Colonial Springs Golf Club service culture ,where member dining consistently exceeds expectations. The Food and Beverage Manager will also collaborate and communicate with other departments daily such as the Executive Chef, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Controller, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Locker Rooms, Golf, and others as needed. The successful Food and Beverage Manager will set the pace of service as an example to all employees. He or she will be proactive (not reactive) to member needs and have a high degree of integrity.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented club environment.
  • A person of exceptional character — motivated, energetic, friendly, and dedicated to the profession of club management. A true passion for the food and beverage industry.
  • Hospitality or related degree is preferred as well as participation in CMAA education programs. In place of a degree, substantial private club or hospitality experience will be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in booking and handling banquet events including receptions, business gatherings, and golf outings.
  • Well-trained and technical literacy including Microsoft Word and Excel. Jonas Club Management/POS would be considered a strong plus.
  • Impeccable and verifiable references. All candidates will be subject to a thorough background check.
This month’s featured search is headed by:

Manny Gugliuzza, CCM, CCE
Current Searches
At GSI Executive Search, we’re always adding new searches for our ever-expanding roster of private club clients. Please see below for the full list.
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General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
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More info to come

Executive Chef
Joe Vicari Restaurant Group
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Information coming soon

Business Manager
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
Bronx, NY
Information coming soon

Colonial Springs Golf Club
Farmingdale, NY

University Club of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Bainbridge Decatur
County Recreation Authority
Bainbridge, GA

Lakewood Country Club
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Lakewood Country Club
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Lakewood Country Club
Dallas, TX

Boot Ranch
Fredericksburg, TX

The Reserve Club at Woodside
Aiken, SC

Big Bass Lake Community Association
Gouldsboro, PA

Confidential Club
Austin, TX

Westlake, TX

Amarillo Club
Amarillo, TX

Balboa Yacht Club
Corona del Mar, CA

Forest Highlands Golf Club
Flagstaff, AZ
Search Consultants
Scott McNett

Ned Welc, CCM, CCE

Terry Anglin, CCM, CCE, ECM

Andrew Minnelli, USPTA, PTR

Manny Gugliuzza, CCM, CCE

Richard A. Lareau, CCM, CCE, ECM

J. Mark Black, CGCS
Management Team
Bob Jones
972-341-8133 Office

Jay Salem
972-341-8143 Office
214-533-5165 Cell
About GSI Executive Search:  

GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company, is a full-service executive search firm serving the private club and hospitality industries throughout the U.S. The firm's hands-on, thorough, and results-oriented approach has led to successful placements for over 20 years with more than 500 client clubs/organizations and over 900 search assignments.