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Culinary Service Director

Company: Madonna Gardens
Location: Salinas
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a job that you will LOVE? Do you enjoy sharing your culinary creativity and leadership to provide a dining experience that is not only healthy, but client-focused and served with a smile? -Are you tired of the long hours required by the hospitality industry and want work/life balance? And most of all, do you find joy in making a positive difference in the lives of seniors? If so, then Madonna Gardens is looking for you! -Madonna Gardens, a Carefield Living assisted living and memory care community, is seeking an experienced Culinary Services Director to oversee our dining program and take it to a new level of resident experience and customer service. Expansive gardens, outdoor dining areas, exquisite activity areas and a great team are waiting for your creativity and expertise to bring our dining program to life. - As the Culinary Services Director, you will provide overall supervision and direction for the dining services program, which includes dining room service and room service. -You will also work in collaboration with the Sales and Lifestyle Directors to support special events such as theme dinners, food demonstrations, family picnics, and our upcoming 60th anniversary in September. Your positive energy and willingness to work as part of a team are essential to this position. - - -JOB DUTIES: -

  • Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership.
  • Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow associates, physicians, pharmacies and other vendors or persons.
  • Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and compliments all other Community positions.
  • Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given workload. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance.
  • Supervise kitchen and dining room staff, provide training, set and adjust rates of pay and hours of work, provide informal and formal performance feedback, recognize both appropriate and inappropriate behaviors/performances through rewards and discipline, and apportion work among subordinates.
  • Perform all cook functions as necessary, serving 2-4 shifts a week as required by the Executive Director.
  • Order food and kitchen supplies from approved vendors and maintain good communication with all vendors.
  • Record and maintain adequate food inventory and complete reports as required by Carefield Senior Living and California Department of Social Services.
  • Follow all Carefield Senior Living dietary policies and procedures and ensure compliance by other food service employees.
  • Ensure that employees practice safe food-handling techniques and comply with federal, state, county, and city regulations regarding health, safety, and sanitation.
  • Ensure that personnel who display signs of communicable diseases are not working.
  • Hold regularly scheduled staff meetings with all dining room personnel to ensure efficient kitchen operations and to foster open communication.
  • Participate in New Hire Orientation program and other regular associate meetings or functions.
  • Support all catering services and help plan theme evenings, dinners, picnics, special parties, etc., with Lifestyle Director and Sales Director and food service staff.
  • Maintain open communication with the cooks when planning events requiring special menus.
  • Make catering sales presentations to appropriate individuals, organizations, clubs, and businesses.
  • A complete Job Description will be provided upon request.
  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent certificate, a minimum of two years study or certification in the hospitality industry, and five or more years experience in food service management, supervision, food purchasing, safety, sanitation, and menu preparation.
  • Must pass an FBI and DOJ background check.JOB SPECIFICATIONS: -
    • Possess knowledge of sanitation procedures.
    • Competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    • Be able to work well under pressure.
    • Promote positive work environment that emphasizes teamwork.
    • Demonstrate positive attitude and ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.
    • Knowledge of RCFE regulations a definite plus. -

Keywords: Madonna Gardens, Salinas , Culinary Service Director, Hospitality & Tourism , Salinas, California

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