Director of Culinary Services

White Springs Senior Living
Warrenton, VA
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Full Time
*Director of Culinary Services**Job Summary*This position works under the Executive Director as well as the National Director, Culinary Experience and oversees all activities of the Culinary Services Department and dining rooms for a given region of managed communities. Responsible for quality of meals served, quality of service delivery during meal service, control of Culinary Services Department expenses, and for compliance with special diets offered by the community.*Essential Functions** Responsible for planning, directing, controlling, communicating, and coaching in the dining service department for home community as well as a given region of managed communities.* Manages and directs the Culinary Services Department. Implements menu program that meets nutritional requirements, including special diets, for residents. Assesses and responds to resident preferences to achieve high level of resident satisfaction. Manages resources and budget allotted in making purchasing decisions for Department. Maintains accurate accounting records for all receipts and expenses of the Department. Develops purchasing guidelines, implements cost effective food and supply procurement system.* Ensures that all foods are prepared to satisfaction of residents and in accordance with safe food handling practices. Develop and implement procedures to ensure that food is stored and prepared in accordance with safe food handling and safety standards, including ensuring that food temperatures and time controls are maintained during storage, production, and serving. Ensures that all equipment used meets all health department standards.* Manages and coaches staff to provide high-quality service to residents and maintain positive resident experiences during mealtimes. Circulates through the dining room and speaks with residents to ascertain resident preferences and satisfaction with meals and food quality.* Makes recommendations to the Executive Director on hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, and discipline for all staff in the dietary department. Provides information to the Executive Director regarding individual staff performance for purposes of evaluations. Helps establish job performance standards to guide performance improvement. Trains new staff in the Culinary Services Department regarding policies and procedures, nutritional requirements, resident satisfaction, dietary guidelines, sanitation guidelines, and flow of work. Conducts periodic continued and additional training regarding dietary and sanitation guidelines with existing staff.* Ensures and helps maintain a clean kitchen. Develop and assign work schedules for dietary staff. Lead and conduct regular meetings with all dietary staff regarding meal planning, resident satisfaction, safety standards and guidelines, etc. Order all food and supplies. Maintain and monitor food services inventory.* Establishes quality standards for the presentation and service of food by the Culinary Services Department. Establish standards for receiving, storing, and inventorying food and supplies, including to compare the order to what is received and for quality assurance of all incoming product.* Fosters teamwork with co-workers, takes actions which assist others beyond job responsibilities, treats others with respect, works with integrity and ethically, and has a positive impact on co-workers, residents, and visitors.* Performs other duties as assigned or needed.*Education and Experience*High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two years of continuing education preferred. Minimum three years of food service experience in the senior living industry and three years managing a staff of at least 25.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceExperience level:* 2 yearsPay rate:* Yearly payAbility to commute/relocate:* Warrenton, VA 20186: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:* Culinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)* Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location