Director of Dining Services

Meriwether Godsey - Richmond, VA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $45,000 - $60,000 a year
Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Director of Dining Services responsible for leading all dining, retail and catering operations at the Steward School; a private school located in Richmond, Virginia that serves roughly 650 students, faculty, and staff on a stunning 37-acre campus nestled near the heart of Richmond, VA. This will be a 10-month position with strong 12-month potential.

What you will do:
Manage all account activities to achieve optimal use of resources to ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently and reflect the MG brand

Lead all phases of financial planning, budget/cost analysis and reporting to set, monitor and achieve operating and financial goals

Lead by example; engaging and developing direct reports and team members through ongoing support, monitoring, coaching, and feedback.

Lead team in preparing meal production while embracing fresh, local, scratch; oversee menu development, purchasing, and production, incorporating the latest trends and practices

Deliver high-end catering; oversee booking, planning, execution and communication related to all campus catered events, as well as any off-campus events.

Foster an inclusive environment for all staff and guest; maintain effective client and customer-centric relationships.

Maintain HACCP standards and healthy environment for clients, customers, and employees.

Lead all personnel decisions, to include recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and firing, growth, and development of team members, and performance monitoring.

What you need:
Bachelor’s Degree or five to ten years of related experience

5+ Years experience in Contract Food Service Operation, High-End Catering Management, and Campus Dining experience

Participative management style and excellent leadership skills

Strong communication and presentation skills

Account and Project Management Skills

Knowledge of food safety (HACCP), sanitation and overall workplace safety standards.

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment while fostering strong client and customer relationships.

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification preferred

Application and promotion of current food trends

Proficiency and growing knowledge of sustainable practices

Meriwether Godsey offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-energy. You’ll be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do. Cultivate your culinary skills with an employee-owned, value-based company that prides itself in growing great talent.

The Steward School prepares its students to be a caring community that embraces the diversity of its members, through open hearts and minds and views each individual as a source of strength. Enjoy a small, community-focused environment where you may grow your leadership and hospitality skills and your career opportunities with an employee-owned, value-based company. Help the Steward School shine and Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the education market!

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