Manager of Food & Beverage
at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
E: What are your responsibilities?
Pemmy: Making sure that everything is running smoothly in the food and beverage department. Having a few dining venues and massive MICE facilities does bring its challenges, but if every guest is happy and the event goes without a hitch, then it is all worth it.
E: What makes a typical day?
P: It usually starts pretty early in the morning with overseeing the breakfast service. After that, I’m usually off to a morning briefing with each team from each dining venue and the banqueting department. In the afternoons, I take a short break and then double check that everything is ready for evening events or dinner. This is typical when you are working for a business hotel that has fully functioning MICE facilities.
E: Your best attribute?
P: Feeling blessed. I feel very lucky to be doing what I am doing right now. This job is ideal for me because it suits my personality and passion.
E: Team player or team leader?
P: Both. As a leader, you need to be able to listen to your team and create a better working environment, so everyone feels comfortable and shows a good work ethic.
E: Who has been the most influential figure in your career to date?
P: Probably my leader at the place where I used to work because he taught me how to solve problems, and my current general manager, Fintan O’Doherty.
E: Name one really special thing about your hotel?
P: The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta is a city landmark that showcases the beautiful Indonesian heritage through its décor, which is adorned in batik designed by Iwan Tirta.
E: How do you unwind?
P: After a long day of work, my colleagues and I usually go out for a little bit of relaxation, just hanging out over some good drinks and conversation.
E: Dead or alive, who would you like to take out to dinner?
P: My family as they have always been there to support me, no matter what.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
Jalan Gatot Subroto
Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
T: (+62) 2157891001
Exquisite Taste March – May 2020