Nutrition & Culinary Services Director

Presbyterian Homes & Services

Williamsburg, IA, USA

Full time

Director of Dining

Apr 5

Overview

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Highland Ridge is seeking a Nutrition & Culinary Services Director to join our team.  The Nutrition & Culinary Services Director is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, evaluating and effectively directing the Nutrition & Culinary Services staff and program in order to ensure the delivery of high quality customer meals and dining services consistent with regulations and established best practices.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: The Nutrition & Culinary Services Director reports to the Site Leader. The Nutrition & Culinary Services Director directly supervises Nutrition & Culinary Services staff including Assistant Director, Executive Chefs, Supervisors, Nutrition Coordinator, Cooks/Chefs, Servers and Lead Servers. The Nutrition & Culinary Services Director oversees the use of contracted services for the Nutrition & Culinary Services program.

Responsibilities

The Nutrition & Culinary Services Director has responsibility as a member of the site leadership team to participate in the planning and implementation of strategies and programming that assure high quality customer meals while achieving short and long-term operational goals and objectives for the site.

Customer Meals

  • Oversee the meal preparation and service based on established menus, regulations, established policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Assist with the meal process as necessary.
  • Regularly solicit customer feedback and incorporate solutions regarding the quality and satisfaction with meals served into meal and service planning.
  • Develop menus and recipes that are attractive, nutritious and palatable with a focus on customer requests/satisfaction.
  • Maintain and monitor accurate meal documentation records per established procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication systems with all customers.

Customer Dining

  • Create a positive dining experience for customers that promotes their independence, choice and overall well being.
  • Encourage resident participation in the dining program, and meal activities. 
  • Oversee the entire dining process for all customers.

Nutrition Program – Care Centers

  • Oversee the meal preparation and service based on established menus, regulations, established policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Assist with the meal process as necessary.
  • Regularly solicit customer feedback and incorporate solutions regarding the quality and satisfaction with meals served into meal and service planning.
  • Develop menus and recipes that are attractive, nutritious and palatable with a focus on customer requests/satisfaction.
  • Maintain and monitor accurate meal documentation records per established procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication systems with all customers.

Qualifications

  • Care Center: Enrolled in or a graduate of a dietary manager course with current state certification.
  • Housing and Assisted Living: Current Food Safety Certification.
  • Three to five (3 - 5) years’ leadership experience in food service.
  • Demonstrated competencies in food service management and operations, quality management, staff development, cooking, clinical nutrition for the elderly, and community outreach.
  • Must have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, coworkers, family members, visitors, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.


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