Food & Beverage Manager - Overview

By joining us as a Food & Beverage Manager you will already be a hospitality professional with a proven track record in leading hotels and restaurants. You will be part of the Cabin Crew team onboard our aircraft and fly all over the world as an ambassador of our home Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. You will lead the service in Business Class ensuring that your guests are cared for with traditional Arabian warmth and respect and that their needs are anticipated. You will live and breathe “hospitality” and inspire your Cabin Crew.

You will be based in Abu Dhabi the cosmopolitan capital city of the United Arab Emirates with world leading leisure and cultural activities. These range from Ferrari World with the world’s fastest roller coaster, to the Louvre Museum, to the Emirates Palace Hotel, to the F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. You won’t have time to get bored when you are in Abu Dhabi whilst earning a tax-free salary, living in a fully furnished and paid for apartment. 


As an Etihad Food & Beverage Manager, you will enjoy the benefits of:

• Fantastic tax-free salary which is competitive within the industry and reviewed on a regular basis.

• Free accommodation in a modern shared fully-furnished apartment, with your own private facilities. Everything is provided for you to ensure that you have a safe, secure and comfortable home in Abu Dhabi.

• Etihad transport to take from your accommodation to the airport for your flight duties and then to bring you back home again after your flight.

• Access to exclusive state of the art Etihad swimming pools, health clubs and fitness centres at no cost, and reduced rate massage, hairdressing and beauty treatments to keep you looking your best.


• Leading airline travel benefits including unlimited personal travel at special rates, an annual leave ticket and generous concessions for family and friends to use.

• Excellent free private medical insurance and life/accident insurance.

• Annual leave of 30 days.

• Genuine advantages for career progression in a fast paced dynamic working environment.

• Special discounts at restaurants, shops, hotels and leisure facilities across the United Arab Emirates and the region.

Minimum Criteria & Qualifications

To become one of our award winning onboard Food and Beverage Managers, you will need to meet the following qualifications and criteria:

Minimum of 12 months’ experience working in a leading role, e.g. maître d, captain, team leader, supervisor in 4/5 star hotel dining establishments, fine dining restaurants, cruise liners and/or banqueting


A graduate, minimum of Diploma level, with internship experience in 4/5 star hotel dining establishments or fine dining restaurants.

In addition you must also meet the following criteria:

• Extensive knowledge of food safety regulations and standards.
• Minimum age 21 years.
• Fluent in English; verbal, written and comprehension. Fluency in another language is an advantage.
• Confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device.
• Able to reach 210cms without shoes.
• No tattoos that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
• No body piercings that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform, other than one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
• Educated to a minimum level of accredited secondary education or equivalent.
• Never convicted of a criminal offence.
• Excellent personal presentation, style and image.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, medical and health screening requirements.

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