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DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES in Morristown, NJ at Poet’s Walk

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary: To oversee and control day to day operation of all food and beverage operations at the property, by maintaining Spring Hills, LLC standards and meeting financial expectations of the department. This position reports to the Executive Director and may be require to supervise other staff positions.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends work as scheduled and follows community’s call-off procedures.

  • Creates menus in accordance to dining program requirements utilizing resident feedback.  

  • Hires, trains, evaluates, disciplines and terminates departmental associates in accordance with company’s Human Resources Policies.

  • Provides continuing education of foods and ingredients to all staff, conducting pre-shift meetings and hands on training.

  • Provides expert oversight of front of the house service and protocols with focus on customer satisfaction.

  • Responds promptly and works to resolve customer concerns/complaints.

  • Oversees and assists in the preparation and cooking of food items as determined by standard recipes.

  • Maintains a quality assurance program.

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and teaching of food handling and storage procedures with regard to public health standards.

  • Establishes and ensures adherence to all product: quality, consistency, presentation, portioning, garnishment, and utilization goals.

  • Maintains overall food and labor costs within budgetary guidelines.   

  • Develops well-balanced menus in collaboration with cooks and dietician

  • Demonstrating the proper operation of all equipment to staff according to proper procedures, and testing equipment to ensure accuracy of temperature gauges, heating or cooling elements, etc.

  • Works in a clean, sanitary, safe, and organized manner, abiding by all health and safety regulations.

  • Responsible for purchasing all food and non-food items as required for weekly menus and emergency supply.

  • Acts as the community’s representative for any health department of other required inspections; assure compliance, follow up to assure any deficiencies are immediately corrected.

  • Oversees the scheduling of all dining service personnel to maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines.

  • Maintains all department logs according to policies and procedures.

  • Keeps an accurate and up-to-date resident dietary needs

Our benefits program includes :

- Medical

- Dental

- Life

- 401k

- Flexible Spending Accounts

- Bonuses

- Flexible Schedules

- Vacation and Sick/Personal Time

- Associate Appreciation Program

Job Requirements



Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements::

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with two to three years related experience and/or training; or twelve years of experience and/or training in Food Service Management, Culinary Arts or Hospitality as the educational equivalent preferred. Three years of experience and/or training equaling one year of college education.
  • SERV-SAFE Certified.
  • Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates.
  • Additional skills in foreign languages other than English preferred to communicate with property staff and residents.
  • Training and hands-on experience in European/ Continental cuisine and menu planning essential.
  • Some experience working with seniors and older adults beneficial.