Director, Dining Services
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Posted on: October 15, 2021
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
• Voluntary STD and LTD
This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses,
incentive, or commission plans.
Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all
associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to
limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held
religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.
Directs food service operations within the community including all
food preparation, dining room operations and dining delivery
services. Purchases all food and manages inventory ensuring
effective cost controls and vendor service and quality. Ensures the
highest nutrition and food quality for the health and pleasure of
the residents. Complies with all federal, state and local
regulations to ensure sanitary and safe operations. Plans and
executes entertaining dining events and themes in conjunction with
Activities Director, Marketing Director and other administrative
staff to optimize the life and pleasure of the residents. May also
cater events as requested by residents or staff.
- Hires, trains and manages all supervisory staff for the
kitchen, dining room, catering and delivery services. Ensures that
supervisors maintain a safe and sanitary environment and provide a
caring and pleasurable dining experience for the residents. Coaches
supervisors in maintaining appropriate staffing levels and
effectively motivating, disciplining and training associates.
- Consults with chefs and cooks to develop and maintain pleasing
and nutritious menus. Assesses and determines the desires and
preferences of the residents regarding food selection and
presentation through surveys and daily contact with residents.
Ensures preferences are incorporated into the menu and events.
Understands the dietary needs of residents and coordinates with
dieticians, nursing staff, and care associates to ensure proper
selection, preparation and delivery of meals.
- Develops department budget including purchasing and staffing
expenditures. Approves food orders from company or selected food
vendors and ensures a proper level of inventory to meet demand and
minimize cost and waste. Routinely monitors budget compliance and
recommends changes as needed to maintain operational quality and
- Encourages the identification of enjoyable ways to encourage
socialization and enjoyment of residents through the use of food
presentation and events. Improves the décor and condition of dining
rooms to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.
- Networks with Regional Food Service Directors to improve
operations, reduce costs and to obtain new program ideas for
This job description represents an overview of the
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of
. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her
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