Virgin Galactic

Food & Beverage Service Coordinator

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Operations
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-NM-Las Cruces

Who we are

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first public commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


We travel together

  • We are empathic , pre-emptive and knowing
  • We are in tune with the nuances of being a Future Astronaut
  • We reshape the traditional divisions between ourselves and our guests, blurring the line between them and us
  • We understand that the journey is made up from multiple unique paths – from the physical to the emotional and beyond


We are equal in the moment

  • We don’t see ourselves as the more traditional staff, crew or host
  • We are more, we are mentors trainers, guides and companions
  • We foster a more natural culture – celebrating improvement and creating a frictionless service experience
  • We take the journey step by step and hand in hand – empowering people and opening them to their inner potential


We slow down time

  • We take care to discovers what matters most in their mission for each and every astronaut
  • We orchestrate the rhythm of the whole experience – tailoring the journey to elevate the most valuable moments
  • We elevate even the everyday, finding a twist that sets us apart
  • We look ahead for Future Astronauts needs, ensuring the experiences matches the pace of their hopes and fears


Your Mission

Your mission is to represent Virgin Galactic while looking after our Food and Beverage (F&B) needs both in Las Cruces as well as spaces throughout Spaceport America. You will be coordinating our operational F&B requirements while delivering amazing service to our guests and our teammates.


Reports to: You report to the GM of Astronaut Experience.


What does it take to become part of our team?


Your impeccable, friendly service kicks off our customers’ journey into space! You will be able to work well operationally, supporting the F&B operation from both the front of house as well as back of house. Your abilities to multitask and prioritize are essential and you always bring a smile to work. You are organized, creative, and super passionate about hospitality. You are an experienced F&B professional who loves anything to do with food and drinks! You support the daily operations by coordinating orders, deliveries, and upkeep of F&B areas throughout. You monitor quality standards and service, as well as work on restaurant related training manuals. Responsibilities include ordering, maintaining service standards, product quality and cleanliness, handling quality and service, managing supplies, and resolving inconsistencies in operations or orders.

What you bring


  • Your work hours are generally dayshift from Monday to Friday, however we do operate 7 days a week meaning there is a chance there will be weekend days included in the schedule now and then.
  • 1+ years F&B or customer service experience
  • Ability to work 6+ hours on your feet at a time
  • In possession of a valid driver’s licence
  • In possession of a valid food handlers’ certificate
  • Team player who looks for ways to help out other teammates whenever needed
  • Willingness to work a holiday if required
  • Actively engages in training sessions, also reviewing and updating the SOPs
  • Creates, executes, reviews and updates opening and closing checklist(s)
  • Pays detailed attention to uniform and grooming guidelines


Job specific


Warehouse and Green Offices (both upstairs and downstairs)

  • Ensure the hospitality area is keep clean and organised
  • Unpack deliveries when required and store in the correct area.
  • Ensure all F&B related items are stocked twice a week
  • Ensure kitchen area and fridge items are checked and kept in good condition
  • Support with special lunches/events at location

Spaceport America

  • Ensure the hospitality area is keep clean and organised
  • Place orders through Ultramain
  • Communicate weekly lunch numbers to Chef
  • Assist supply chain with deliveries when required
  • Store deliveries in correct places (i.e. food in fridges/freezers)
  • Follow health and safety guidelines when receiving food
  • Upkeep the restaurant area
  • Host guests in the restaurant
  • Support the catering company (Chef Tatsu) during lunch hours
  • Prepare lunch buffet ready for the catering company
  • Prepare lunch tables for team lunch
  • Fill water bottles from filtration system
  • Actively Manage the lunch service
  • Making menu recommendations, answering questions, and sharing additional information
  • Ensure all dirty dishes are being removed from Restaurant area into the designated trolleys or straight into the kitchen
  • Assist in manning the dishwashing station
  • Assist in cleaning kitchen end of shift when required
  • Store clean cutlery and crockery
  • Polish glassware and store accordingly
  • Proactively up-keeping the ‘Breakroom’ F&B Facilities (inventory, cleaning, tidying and restocking)
  • Communicate with Daily Ops desk and catering company on schedules and lunch numbers
  • Provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients, or potential food allergies)
  • Prepare meeting areas with F&B supplies when required
  • When relevant, take accurate food and drink orders, using a POS ordering software (order slips or by memorization)
  • Communicate order details to the kitchen
  • Serve food and drink orders
  • Check dishes and kitchenware for cleanliness and presentation, report any problems
  • Arrange table settings and always maintain a tidy restaurant area
  • Meet with fellow F&B staff to review daily specials, changes on the menu and service specifications for reservations (e.g. events)
  • Follow all relevant health department and COVID regulations
  • Support events offsite when required


NOTE: The job scope will change and evolve towards the milestone of the start of commercial service. As the team will grow, your job role might evolve.


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Traits that should be second nature to you if considering this role…

  • Actively Caring: Prior to taking decisions and performing actions you consider the impact upon others. You demonstrate compassion and concern and attempt to minimize any negative effects. You make decisions by balancing the needs of the business with the needs of individuals, teams and the environment.
  • Cheerful: You approach your work with a bounce in your step and you smile last lasts well after people have stopped looking. Others are infected by your positive mood and look forward to coming into contact with you. You seem to believe in the future.
  • Committed: You are loyal to the organization and you understand and support its goals. You are enthusiastic about the objectives and tasks you are given. Your dedication helps you overcome any flaws you identify.
  • Honest: You believe that honesty is fair to others and being dishonest usually catches up with you in the long run, so make your point of answering questions truthfully and finding the earliest good opportunity to tell others things they would benefit from knowing.
  • Presentable: You consider the impact your personal presentation will have with whom you come into contact. You follow company guidance and always ensure you are clean, well-groomed and that your clothes are laundered and in good repair.
  • Reliable: People know that when you commit to something, you will do your utmost best to take it happen. You are ready on time and this does not mean present – you are willing, prepared and able to do the job in hand. You need less management as a result.
  • Willing: You are eager to assist others and agreeable to change. You are ready to consent to requests cheerfully and without complaining. You are happy to undertake additional tasks and show flexibility.


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed

Must be able to stand for extended periods – 9 hours min

Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to manoeuvre in tight spaces

Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted)

Must be in possession of a up-to-date food handler's certificate


Personal Requirements:
VG and the greater Virgin Organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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