Director, Dining Services
Company: Brookdale College Parkway
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: January 16, 2023
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
If you want to work in an environment where you can become your
best possible self, join us! You'll earn more than a paycheck; you
can find opportunities to grow your career through professional
development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall
health and wellness.
Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans
are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits
offered include, but are not limited to:
Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
Variety of Associate Discounts
This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses,
incentive or commission plans.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all
applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19
To support our Florida associates in their journey to become a U.S.
citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form
N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and
withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at
least a year.
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 d--cor 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 responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
College degree in food service or hospitality management is
preferred. A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in
the food service industry including at least three of those years
in a responsible supervisory role of others preparing food and
servicing customers. Experience to include management of food
inventories and budgets.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current ServSafe Certification required. Obtain/hold any local,
state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions
within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve
moderately complex problems based on precedent, example,
reasonableness or a combination of these. Ability to manage a large
number of associates directly and through other supervisors to
create a productive and motivated department.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a
thorough understanding of the organization and work environment.
Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Ability to
address staff, residents and visitors in a courteous and friendly
manner. Ability to understand the dining and nutritional needs of
residents and ability to incorporate residents' desires into the
dining services operation. Extensive knowledge of food preparation
and delivery. Knowledgeable of all aspects of food service
positions with food and beverage background. Ability to manage a
food service operation budget providing 3 meals per day, 7 days a
week to large numbers of residents and visitors. Extensive
knowledge of federal, state and local regulations regarding the
safety of food preparation and handling. Willingness to communicate
perceived physical and emotional needs of residents to other
skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
Salary Range Information: $55,260.00 - $70,400.00 / year%22890307%
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