Executive Chef (Director of Hospitality)

HRA Senior Living - Wilmington, DE (30+ days ago)3.7


This position is with a community that is yet to open, making it a very exciting and entrepreneurial endeavor for a skilled chef.

Candidates interested in relocating within the US are strongly encouraged to apply.

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