1001 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439   |   630-326-3301   |   press@theforgeparks.com


Food and Beverage Manager

Lemont, IL     Full Time

We are looking for a Food & Beverage Manager to join our team and take on everything F&B! Reporting to the Entertainment Programming Director, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects in relation to the food and beverage program. 


The successful candidate will assist in the forecasting, planning and management of all F&B orders, staffing and finance. This includes our grab and go facility, roving carts, pre-ordered activities, and private events.


This will be an active role. Not only in the sense that you will be active in the day to day operations of the Lemont Quarries Adventure Park, but also that you will be handling tasks as they occur in the park.  This position is responsible for ensuring the highest level of service, maintaining a clean and safe environment while meeting all financial goals.

This is a full-time position.

The Food & Beverage Manager will assist in the development, implementation, and continual evaluation of the food and beverage program. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Manage all F&B operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards

  • Preserve excellent levels of internal and external customer service

  • Assist in the design of exceptional F&B menu offerings and pricing

  • Purchase goods and continuously make necessary improvements

  • Identify customers needs and respond proactively to their concerns

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of staff

  • Assist in the establishment of KPI’s, schedules, policies and procedures

  • Assist in compliance of all health and safety regulations - state & federal 

  • Maintain and distribute weekly schedules for staff

  • Interview and hire staff (temporary, part-time)

  • Ensure proper preparation and presentation of all F&B offerings

  • Evaluate and supervise employee performances, carry out disciplinary action as needed

  • Conduct monthly beverage inventory and weekly food inventory

  • Control costs of all food and beverage outlets by assisting in effective profit and loss controls

  • Monitor labor costs following demand patterns and local labor laws

  • Maximize F&B sales by identifying key items and “upsell” opportunities

  • Assist in all safety, sanitation, food storage, and alcohol beverage control policies

  • Maintain consistency of service in preparation of park events and private events 



  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience as a Food & Beverage Manager, preferably in a park/club/golf industry

  • In-depth knowledge of food and beverage operations and best practices

  • Bachelor's degree related to hospitality, food service management, or a related field

  • Super-freakin-awesome communication skills. Seriously, you must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Well-versed in modern computing platforms and proficient in using Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and restaurant management softwares

  • Ability to manage personnel and meet financial targets

  • Availability to work on nights and weekends

  • Ability to prioritize, anticipate situations, and take quick action



In this position, you must be available to work a full-time schedule with overtime and weekend hours as needed. You must be ready to work upwards of 50 hours per week during the peak season.  Additionally:

  • Because our park is located in a natural, outdoor, wooded location, candidates must be comfortable and willing to work in all seasonal outdoor weather conditions as operational and management duties may require

  • You must be comfortable and willing to climb as necessary

  • You need to be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

  • If you don't already have them, you will need to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification



Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is the premier destination for authentic outdoor recreation in Chicagoland. Our vision is to exhilarate, entertain, and educate our guests while holding ourselves to keeping our promises to restore and preserve the natural environment of our park, to deliver innovative and one-of-a-kind recreational experiences, to provide engagement through state-of-the-art facilities, and to foster a communal commitment to mental and physical well-being.


Our park is a unique public/private social enterprise that provides engaging recreational activities for adventurers of all kinds. From ropes courses, ziplines, and rock-climbing towers, to running, mountain biking, and hiking trails, our parks seek to provide a community-focused, authentic outdoor experience for urban and suburban areas.


Our team and our patrons are deeply dedicated to the promotion of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Our park is designed and purpose-built to engage all levels of participants through activity passes, instruction, food & beverage programming as well as its festivals, races, and other outdoor events.


We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity, and world views.


Lemont Quarries Adventure Park (LQAP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LQAP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. LQAP is an employer who participates in the E-Verify program.