Club Details

Ocean Reef Club

35 Ocean Reef Drive, Suite 200
Key Largo, FL 33037

Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
-- 4000 -- Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
-- -- -- --

Golf Facilities

  • 18 hole course, designed by Bruce Devlin and Bob Von Hagge
  • 18 hole course, designed by Bruce Devlin, Bob Von Hagge

Tennis Facilities

  • Hard courts

Swimming Facilities

  • Indoor

Other Athletic Facilities

Member Fitness Center and Spa Marina Fitness Center Health and Tennis Center Croquet Court Pickleball Courts

Dining Facilities

Our Food and Beverage operation features 14 outlets.

Special Club Features

Ocean Reef Club is a private member-owned community on the northern tip of the island of Key Largo, Florida. We are strategically located between Miami and Key West. Ocean Reef Club is one of the most exclusive, prestigious and coveted club memberships in the Southern United States, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of hospitality and services.

The Ocean Reef Club features 2 world class golf courses, 140 hotel rooms, 100 vacation rental homes. 175 slip marina, 14 Food & Beverage outlets, 30,000 square feet of conference space, a Salon & Spa, 9 Har-Tru tennis courts, a shopping district and much, much more.

Club is open 7 days per week, 12 months per year.

Job Details

Date Posted


Job Title

Restaurant Manager

Brief Job Description

The restaurant manager must assure the most efficient operation of the dining room and lounge/bar, offering superb service to our Members and their guests, through leadership, advance planning and good coordination and cooperation with the overlapping departments. Must be available to work any and all shifts and to perform other duties as requested.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist restaurant general manager in ensuring that the restaurant and lounge/bar are run in an efficient manner, that proper and friendly service is offered at all times and the physical plant is kept in the best possible condition.
  • Ensure that staff’s physical appearance and their uniforms are to standard
  • Design, develop, direct and assist with training, supervising and motivating the entire staff at all times, according to our standards of service, quality and cleanliness
  • Implement “the Steps of Service,” as outlined in the training manual, and assure that all team members have a solid food and beverage product knowledge
  • Ensure that channels of communication are always open by conducting quality Line-ups on a daily basis, a formal monthly communications meeting that is effective and focused, and keeping immediate supervisor informed of relevant operational changes and member feedback.
  • Assist leadership in achieving and exceeding departmental sales and profit goals as specified in the approved budget.
  • Assist other managers and finance department in accurately forecasting sales and covers, adhering to staffing guidelines, and establishing proper financial relationship between forecasted revenues and projected labor costs.
  • Ensure that payroll management is done efficiently through staffing and daily time edits
  • Maintain a precise reservation system and keep the chef and their culinary staff updated of expected volume demands, special requests, etc.
  • Maintain a logbook and other records as directed to provide historical data as to cover counts, sales in all revenue categories, specials, weather, events and payroll expenses.
  • Assist restaurant general manager with proper ordering for all daily food & beverage requirements, maintaining par stocks
  • Continuously supervise all delegated duties and ensure completion in a timely fashion.
  • Assist restaurant general manager with developing associates to their maximum potential for possible advancement. Establish short and long-term goals, potential career paths, and facilitate continued training and education programs to reduce turnover ratios and increase retention for the Club.
  • Assist with the development of food and beverage budget by preparing an improvement plan that addresses growing revenues, cost-saving recommendations, new ideas and trends, etc.
  • Conduct “coach and counsel” sessions fairly and disciplinary action in a consistent manner in conjunction with human resources to ensure that club policy is followed.

The above-stated duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive, and subject to change.

Candidate Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Extensive service and product knowledge of food and its preparation.
  • Extensive service and product knowledge of fine wines and spirits and their storage
  • System oriented management skills required for Micros Point of Sale, Food track and Data Pro ordering systems.
  • Demonstrated success in managing diverse teams. 
  • Expert-level ability to resolve conflicts and customer issues in a gracious and appropriate manner. 
  • Ability to navigate at a professional-level,  computer systems including and not limited to, Birchstreet, FoodTrak, ADP, TalentReef, Micros
  • Knowledge and practical application of local and state laws in managing employees. 
  • Responsible for recruitment, interviewing, selection and onboarding of staff. 
  • Demonstrated success and developing and motivating a highly functioning team of diverse professionals. 

LANGUAGE:  Must demonstrate an excellent command of the english language in reading, writing and speaking. Ability to converse in spanish and creole a plus. 

MATHMATICAL SKILLS:  Basic math and accounting and inventory skills.

REASONING ABILITY:  Be able to work under stress without losing control of emotions.  Capable of long term planning.

CERTIFICATES, LISCENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Florida food handlers permit required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sample physical requirements might include:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach, grab and lift objects over shoulder height
  • Must be able to squat and kneel down on regular basis
  • Must be able to bend & twist upper body to reach up, down or side-ways on regular basis            

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be a team player and provide lateral service.
  • Follow Ocean Reef Club Associate Handbook and Quality Job Standards.
  • Be able to endure outside weather conditions; heat, rain, cold, and at times high winds.
  • Be willing and able to work when needed, including weekends & holidays.

Attendance, Appearance and Conduct:

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Ocean Reef Club from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Associates with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry and report deadlines, associate may be required to work varying schedules to meet the business needs of the Club and report deadlines.

Proper grooming is required by all associates and is described in detail in the Associates Handbook. Associates should review this policy and make sure that at all times they present themselves for shifts looking clean, neat and professional. 

As a condition of employment, all associates agree to fully comply with Ocean Reef Club rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of Club facilities. Associates who violate Club rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If you have any questions or doubts you should seek clarification from your supervisor.


Job descriptions are not intended and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management must reserve the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when circumstances (e.g. emergencies, change is workload, rush jobs or technological developments) dictate.

Educational Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma required.  Hotel/Restaurant degree preferred or minimum 5 years supervisory experience in upscale dining environment.

Date Position Available


Other Benefits

Health Insurance

401(k) with match

Tuition Reimbursement 

Industry Certifications and Training

Club discounts

Carpool incentives

Please send resumes to:

Laura Ciampa
35 Ocean Reef Drive, Suite 200
Key Largo, FL 33037
PHONE: 3053675902