Executive Chef (Director of Hospitality)
Job Description 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 Company Description We are the leaders in senior living community development and management. Harbor Retirement Associates is a vertically integrated regional senior living development and management company, focused primarily on Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, but also engaged in the development and operations of Independent Living and Skilled Nursing communities. HRA operates 25 communities and is partnering on the development or acquisition of 15 more communities in 8 states. HRA manages over $100 million in revenue and approximately $400 million in assets while employing 1,700 associates.