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Director of Culinary Services

Company: The Rivers - Dining Services
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Rivers is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care senior living community nestled into the River Hills neighborhood in Burnsville, Minnesota. Our team is excited to share we are looking for an experienced full-time -Director of Culinary Services to join our team! - -
As a Transforming Age community, The Rivers is comprised of dedicated and caring people with a strong desire to enrich the lives of older adults and our team members. Our workplace emphasizes serving others, team work, our dedication to hospitality and customer service, vigorous innovation and integrity in everything we do.
Essential Job Functions:


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, professional, and upscale Culinary Services program in order to create and maintain a positive experience for all customers
  • Develop, monitor and maintain effective staffing and retention plans
  • Provide leadership, training, and development for staff
  • Research, plan, develop, produce and serve menu cycle programs that are compliant with required Nutritional/Dietary criteria as required by local regulations and correctly prepares diets provided per Policy and Procedure
  • Meet or exceed established budgetary, financial guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate records and participates in the research, preparation, and writing of the department budget
  • Exemplify at all times Community standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and operational organization
  • Responsible for hands-on, direct cooking as necessary
  • Exhibit cooking standards of speed, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Ensure professional, trained, properly uniformed, and talented staff
  • Responsible for adhering to food quality, appearance, and presentation standards at all times
  • Visits residents periodically to evaluate food services such as quality, quantity, temperature, and appearance; and conducts evaluations to make revisions in operations/procedures to promote improved food service
  • Adhere to all equipment and maintenance guidelines
  • Engage in approved purveyor/vendors through established accounts
  • Promote the Mission, Vision, and Values of Transforming Age in all areas of responsibility

    -Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

    • The ability to speak, read and comprehend the English language
    • Menu planning, food preparation, and production
    • Able to stay current in health and nutrition trends and diets offered per Policy and Procedure
    • Knowledge in all areas of the local Health Department, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies
    • Knowledge of management, marketing, finance, and accounting
    • Able to meet budgets and control costs
    • Capable of administering employee incentive, retention and training programs
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
    • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
    • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
    • Demonstrated business competence (management, marketing, finance, and accounting)
    • Exemplify creative, exciting food, menu planning production, and skills
    • Must hold current state-required sanitation (Safe Food Handling and/or Certified Food Manager) certification/license

      Education/Equivalent Experience Required:

      • High school diploma or the equivalent education, training, and experience. Culinary degree preferred.
      • Minimum of five years' experience as an executive chef, chef in a hotel, restaurant, club, or other similar employment.
      • Minimum of three years' experience of administration and management of food service systems. Senior living community experience preferred.

        The Rivers is proud to offer our full-time team members comprehensive benefits, which include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account (FSA), 403(b) with company match, paid holidays, -generous vacation and sick time and other outstanding programs.
        At The Rivers, we care deeply for our residents, mission and each other. That is we -are a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon a contingent offer of employment.
        We are excited to hear from you! Come join us and help us fulfill our vision to Transform the Perception of Age.JB.0.00.LN

Keywords: The Rivers - Dining Services, Burnsville , Director of Culinary Services, Hospitality & Tourism , Burnsville, Minnesota

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