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.
Plans, manages, and coordinates activities of the dining services department at one or more locations, and provides food services for residents and employees.
Develops standards for organization and supervision of dining services. Maintains quality dining services within the prescribed budget. Determines quality and quantity of food required; plans menus and controls food costs; may be scheduled to prepare meals. Oversees the food preparation and cooking, to ensure meals are prepared per company procedures. Makes frequent inspections of all work, storage, and serving areas to determine that regulations governing food safety and sanitation are followed. Prepares cleaning schedule, production worksheet and staff schedules. Maintains inventory of food and nonfood items. Selects, orients, and trains new employees in department; effectively delegates authority to dining services staff to ensure effective flow of materials and services. Develops and directs cost control system; prepares and submits department budget to director. Provides nutrition education and counseling for residents; presents dining services education program to dining services and other staff as needed. Ensures safe work procedures are developed and followed, to include those relating to employee injuries, prevention, and infection control. Ensures a continuous quality improvement program is in place and appropriate follow-up occurs.
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 ExperienceHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Two to four years experience in commercial kitchen, operation and line cooking, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent ServSafe Certification required. State food service certification required, if applicable. ACF Certified Sous Chef (CSC) preferred.
Management/Decision MakingApplies 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.
Knowledge and SkillsPossesses 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. Familiarity with Microsoft software preferred. Basic typing skills are essential. A thorough knowledge of food safety and sanitation, culinary nutrition, and supervisory management is required.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
On-Call on an as needed basis
Reach with hands and arms
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Talk or hear
Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Brookdale Senior Living