Dir, Dining Services Protem

Overview

Director, Dining Services Protem

Southern CA Territory

 

This is an opportunity to make a difference in providing a superior senior living dining experience.  Requires extensive travel throughout the District, mileage and travel expenses covered.

 

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

 

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you’ll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

 

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

 

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates.  One way we do that is through our benefits.  Our offerings include, but are not limited to: 

 

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

·         401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

·         Benefit plan package

·         Employee Stock Purchase Program

·         Pre-tax Commuter Benefit

·         Associate Compassion Fund

·         Associate Discounts

·         Identity theft protection

·         Pet savings and insurance plans

·         Voluntary benefits available

 

 Full-time associate benefits:

·         Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.

·         Paid Time Off

·         Adoption Benefit

·         Tuition Reimbursement

·         Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

·         Voluntary STD and LTD

 

This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive, or commission plans. 

Responsibilities

Assists Executive Directors, Area Directors, Divisional Directors of Operations and Senior Directors of Dining Service in the following duties: Operating as the Director, Dining Services at a community directing food service operations within the community including all food preparation, dining room operations and dining delivery services. Purchases all food and manages inventory ensuring effective cost controls and vendor service and quality. Ensures the highest nutrition and food quality for the health and pleasure of the residents. Complies with all federal, state and local regulations to ensure sanitary and safe operations. Plans and executes entertaining dining events and themes in conjunction with Activities Director, Marketing Director and other administrative staff to optimize the life and pleasure of the residents. May also cater events as requested by residents or staff. May be utilized to fill in for Director of Dining Service that are on PTO or leave.

 

  1. Hiring and training appropriate staff, resolving food cost problems, resolving food quality issues, addressing sanitation concerns, improving efficiency of dining services operation, and resolving dining services labor issues. May be utilized to fill in for Director, Dining Services on PTO or leave.
  2. Hires, trains and manages all supervisory staff for the kitchen, dining room, and catering and delivery services. Ensures that supervisors maintain a safe and sanitary environment and provide a caring and pleasurable dining experience for the residents. Coach’s supervisors in maintaining appropriate staffing levels and effectively motivating, disciplining and training associates.
  3. Consults with chefs and cooks to develop and maintain pleasing and nutritious menus. Assesses and determines the desires and preferences of the residents regarding food selection and presentation through surveys and daily contact with residents. Ensures preferences are incorporated into the menu and events. Understands the dietary needs of residents and coordinates with dietitians, nursing staff, and care associates to ensure proper selection, preparation and delivery of meals.
  4. Develops department budget including purchasing and staffing expenditures. Approves food orders from company or selected food vendors and ensures a proper level of inventory to meet demand and minimize cost and waste. Routinely monitors budget compliance and recommends changes as needed to maintain operational quality and resident satisfaction.
  5. Encourages the identification of enjoyable ways to encourage socialization and enjoyment of residents through the use of food presentation and events. Improves the décor and condition of dining rooms to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.
  6. Assists with the start-up of new dining services departments; reviews the menu system for accuracy, assists with the setup of kitchen and reviews small ware delivery for accuracy.
  7. Trains dining services and other staff on dining services systems, and "Trains the Trainer".
  8. Assists with the development and revision of dining services forms, policies, procedures and training tools.
  9. Supports roll out and utilization of national, regional and local vendor programs for food service departments and measures compliance along with effectiveness of quality results.
  10. Participates in ongoing product reviews, testing and vendor and manufacturer evaluation in conjunction with the purchasing director and national purchasing department.
  11. Provides information and input to the Corporate Office regarding national food service programs.

 

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or university preferred. A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in the food service industry including at least three of those years in a responsible supervisory role of others preparing food and servicing customers. Experience to include management of food inventories and budgets.

 

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates. Must be ServSafe Certified. Registered dietitian or Certified Dietary Manager preferred. Must have a valid driver license and access to a private vehicle for business use.

 

Management/Decision Making
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. Ability to manage a large number of associates directly and through other supervisors to create a productive and motivated department.

 

Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Ability to address staff, residents and visitors in a courteous and friendly manner. Ability to understand the dining and nutritional needs of residents and ability to incorporate residents’ desires into the dining services operation. Extensive knowledge of food preparation and delivery. Knowledgeable of all aspects of food service positions with food and beverage background. Ability to manage a food service operation budget providing 3 meals per day, 7 days a week to large numbers of residents and visitors. Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulations regarding the safety of food preparation and handling. Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs of residents to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Climb or balance
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Taste or smell
  • Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
  • On-Call on an as needed basis
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
  • Exposure to latex
  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
  • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
  • Requires Travel: Frequently

 

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Dir, Dining Services Protem


Regular Full-Time
ID: 2021-108826
Community Operations - Dining Services
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Regular Full-Time
ID: 2021-108826
Community Operations - Dining Services