Executive Chef (Director of Hospitality)

HRA Senior Living - Vero Beach, FL (30+ days ago)3.7


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

This is a luxurious environment where hospitality and culinary excellence is paramount. Try to envision a scenario where Country Club meets High End Resort and that is HarborChase.

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