Executive Chef (Director of Hospitality)

Harbor Retirement Associates
Woodbridge, VA
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
This position is with a community that is yet to open, making it a very exciting and entrepreneurial endeavor for a skilled chef. This is a luxurious environment where hospitality and culinary excellence is paramount. The Director of Hospitality ensures the food service provided for the community meets and/or exceeds company standards while maintaining compliance with HACCP, OSHA, state and federal regulations. Essential Functions: * Plans weekly menus in accordance with the community policies and procedures, and incorporates a variety of nutritional foods and foods in season * Maintains an adequate inventory of foods and supplies from company approved vendors * Continues to look for ways to improve and/or enhance the quality of the food service provided * Prepares and cooks food in accordance with nutritional guidelines, regulations, and residents' individual prescribed diets and food preferences * Ensures that food is prepared and served in an appetizing and appealing manner * Assists in fostering residents' independence with eating by taking the time to know the residents and providing adaptive equipment when needed * Ensures that food is delivered on time * Visits with the residents at each meal when able to ensure quality of service. Ensures that all concerns will be addressed * Prepares food and coordinates food services for special community events when requested * Encourages residents to participate in the food service program by providing a forum for their input and suggestions * Maintains a clean, organized and safe kitchen environment * Ensures proper storage and handling of food in accordance with infection control standards * Participate in the recruitment and hiring of food service associates * Participate in training of all associates, including food service associates, in safety issues, emergency situations, infection control and safe practices * Supervises all food service associates ensuring adequate staffing meeting the needs of the community * Ensures that all food staff abide by sanitation and safety regulations and perform their duties as required and expected * Conduct regular performance appraisals with associates * Ensure appropriate handling of on-the-job injuries as reported by associates * Performs Manager On Duty responsibilities when assigned Non-Essential Functions: * Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servant leadership * Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy * Attends required community meetings and participates Life Enrichment activities when able * Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA University * Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis * Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing person using the Safe Return program or equivalent * All associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all community residents Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements: * High school education. Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred * Requires valid state certification as Certified Dietary Manager * Minimum of one-year experience as a chef/cook * Minimum of one-year experience with supervision or management * Current food service sanitation certificate * Experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook software preferred * Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, associates, residents, family members, and outside contacts * Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Compliance (HACCP) and OSHA regulations * Knowledge of state food-handling and kitchen regulations * Able to make independent decisions * Able to seek out new methods and willing to incorporate them into existing practices when applicable * Must possess a passion to work with and around senior citizens SDL2017