Club Details

Sand Valley

1697 Leopold Way
Rome, WI 54457

Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
5 -- -- Private Ownership
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
-- -- -- --

Golf Facilities

  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Coore Crenshaw
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by McLay Kidd
  • 17 hole course, designed by Coore Crenshaw
Fourth and Fifth course are currently under construction.

Tennis Facilities

  • 12 outdoor Grass courts
Tennis Center is scheduled for construction to begin in Summer 2022

Swimming Facilities

Swimming facilities unspecified

Other Athletic Facilities

Dining Facilities

  • 1 Casual Dining Room that seats 150
  • 1 Lounge/Bar that seats 100
  • 1 Food Truck that seats 40
Multiple remote outlets to support outdoor activities

Special Club Features

Club is open 7 days per week, 7 months per year.

Job Details

Date Posted


Job Title

Director of Food & Beverage

Brief Job Description

Located in central Wisconsin, one and a half hours north of Madison in the town of Rome, Sand Valley is situated among 80,000 acres of prehistoric lake bottom in the Sand Barrens region of the state.  When complete, the entire development will cover 1,480 acres of previously wooded timber land owned by the Plum Creek Land Company. 2017 was the grand opening year for Sand Valley, and 2018 the official opening of the second golf course, Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd, and the Sandbox, a 17-hole short course by Coore & Crenshaw. In addition to the afore mentioned golf courses, the Resort includes 96 keys of unique lodging that can accommodate approximately 200 overnight guests on site, full Clubhouse operations, several food and beverage outlets (including Aldo’s Farm to Table, Mammoth Bar, Craig’s Porch, Sandbox Food Truck, and several on course outlets), hiking trails, fat-tire biking, grass court tennis and much more. 

The team at Sand Valley is well established and growing, with future development to include The Lido, a private 18-hole course scheduled to open to limited preview play in 2022 and a “Grand Opening” in 2023, along with accompanying accommodations developed to support the new Club.  Additional projects include a mixed-use Tennis Center, Wellness Facilities, and additional accommodations, both overnight, short-term, and longer-term rentals.  The resort kicked off its inaugural Winter Season in 2020/2021 and has plans to continue to develop and mature into a true four-season resort, featuring ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Assumes full responsibility for management of service for multiple F&B operations.
  • Effectively recruits, trains, and retains a high-volume staff for multiple F&B operations.
  • Effectively directs all supervisory staff in the daily management of a multifaceted Resort.
  • Consistently motivates, trains & schedules staff to achieve higher levels of knowledge & performance maintaining appropriate levels of accountability.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to ensure:
    • Effective communication throughout the F&B Department
    • Teamwork & cooperation between all outlets
    • Interdepartmental collaboration & communication
    • High level of guest contact
    • Fact finding for appropriate decision making
    • Commitment to guest service & employee relations
  • Identify areas of opportunity using financial measurements, POS system reports, quality control audits, guest surveys and personal site visits to the various outlets.  Analyze areas of concern and make recommendations to effect the necessary strategic changes.
  • Evaluate/uphold F&B department policies and procedures (receiving, inventory control, cash control, etc.). Monitor compliance as needed.
  • Utilize and implement F&B program “formulas” for various types of outlets including menus, pricing, marketing and promotional events, financial measurements, staffing requirements, etc. Use in evaluating new outlets and/or renovation of existing F&B outlets.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and react to changes in volume and revenues.
  • Ensure the wants and needs of guests are consistently exceeded.
  • Consult with Group Services and service special events, as required.
  • Develop/maintain "preferred vendor" partnerships and manage buying relationships.
  • Serve as an internal resource to management in the areas of food cost control, beverage cost control, budgeting & forecasting, labor planning & cost control, training, internal marketing, operating policies & procedures, quality measurement & control, purchasing, receiving, inventory control, and menu planning & pricing.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through dining, culinary, golf and hospitality industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
  • Prepare and submit on a timely basis all required operational, financial, budgetary, and related reports.
  • Ensure all pertinent licenses are maintained within the health department for food safety, as well as the municipal jurisdiction over the sale of fermented beverages and tobacco products.
  • Draft and communicate standard operating procedures as required by business workflow.
  • Draft and communicate job safety analysis documentation for any at risk areas and tasks.
  • Appreciation & protection of assets.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate.

Educational Requirements

  • College degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in a food and beverage management capacity, preferably in the hospitality industry.  Experience in 4- and 5-star resorts and/or James Beard and Michelin Star venues a plus. 
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of fiscal management and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated quality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends/holidays.
  • Positive attitude, professional manner, and appearance in all situations.

Date Position Available

TBD - First Quarter of 2022

Other Benefits

Full medical and dental benefits

Company Sponsored 401 (k) Plan

Cell Phone Reimbursement


Please send resumes to:

Tammie Zarak
Director of Human Resources
1697 Leopold Way
Rome, WI 54457
PHONE: 7153259585