Dining Services Director

The Cabana at Jensen Dunes - Jensen Beach, FL

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $58,000 a year
The Dining Services Director has overall responsibility for the daily operations of the culinary services department. He/She performs duties in compliance with established Community policies and procedures and operates in a professional manner at all times. The Dining Services Director ensures that Residents are provided a high-quality culinary experience and that the kitchen services areas are adequately staffed and that the highest quality standards are met. The Dining Services Director reports to the General Manager and prepares and services meals in a safe and appetizing manner that is in compliance with dietary standards and Community food-related policies and procedures. The Dining Services Director may also be called upon to create, price, and execute menus for Community and private Resident events.

Qualifications -:
Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Culinary Arts preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years’ previous experience in food production/management.
  • Must have a Serve Safe certification or become certified within 90 days of hire date.
  • Must have basic knowledge of food preparation procedures, proper dining room service etiquette, as well as related Health Department regulations and guidelines pertaining to food service operations.
Skills and Requirements:
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), as well as familiarity with the Internet and its search tools.
  • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Self-¬motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Results oriented.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • A proven team player.
Responsibilities -:
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for the overall financial and operational functions related to dining room service and culinary operations.
  • Creates and plans weekly menus for the Community
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local sanitation regulations.
  • Maintains cleanliness of all work areas.
  • Conducts routine safety inspections of dining room, food storage areas, chemical storage areas, and food receiving area. Communicates “action items” to Environmental Services Director and General Manager.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail with regard to food quality, presentation, and dining room environmental standards.
  • Develops and maintains food service quality, objectives, and standards.
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with Community administrative staff, as well as networking with other communities to assure that the services offered can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the Residents.
  • Prepares all monthly food service reports.
  • Maintains food and supply expenses to budget or forecast.
  • Places orders for food and supplies through authorized vendors.
  • Completes physical food inventories.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs the operations in food and beverage services.
  • Makes written and oral reports/recommendations to the General Manager concerning the operations of the food service department in the Community.
  • Maintains daily log of freezer, refrigeration, and hot and cold food holding temperatures.
  • Assures that the Community kitchen is maintained in a clean and safe manner, ensuring that high-quality food service safety and sanitation standards are met.
  • Supports the Community sales efforts with catering agendas for marketing events and is responsible to provide catering services for Community-wide programs and authorized private Resident affairs, etc.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Management Responsibilities:
  • Manages departmental staffing and labor costs, including overtime.
  • Recruits and evaluates all culinary services staff.
  • Assures dining room services provider is performing contract-specific responsibilities.
  • Responsible for overseeing culinary services calendar
Training Requirements -:
  • Successful completion of company orientation.
  • Must have a Serve Safe certification or become certified within 90 days of hire date.
  • May have their picture taken and image used in social media or community advertising.
  • May be video recorded from devices installed by families in residents’ apartments.