Food Service Director

  • Carehaven
  • 506 Riverview Drive
  • Nov 14, 2018
Allied Health

Job Description


This role is responsible for managing and carrying out duties that include food service, storage, procurement, sanitation and like responsibilities. Provides direction, supervision, and support to all food service employees. Maintains knowledge of food sanitation and other regulatory requirements. Prepares nutritious and pleasing meals that meet RDA recommendations, following center practices and menus. Works closely with Interdisciplinary Team, including Registered Dietician (RD).


* Achieves and maintains required level of knowledge and education to meet requirements of state and federal regulations
* Recruits, selects and oversees dietary employees
* Provides education and disciplinary as necessary to ensure proper functioning
* Oversees, directs, and assists as needed in preparing and serving meals, desserts, snacks, fluids
* Assigns and monitors cleaning both scheduled and unscheduled, to ensure the environment and equipment are maintained in sanitary order
* Conducts inventory of food and supplies on regular basis, ensuring that orders are placed to support following menus and that adequate supplies are maintained
* Monitors and records food and appliance temperatures in compliance with standards and codes
* Ensures menus and alternates and “always available” items are posted conspicuously in center
* Identifies and assists in preparing as needed substitutions; posts in designated areas
* Inspects quantity, quality, temperature, and appearance of food prior to serving on regular basis across all three meals
* Monitors all food storage on regular basis ensuring proper labeling and storage practices
* Ensure all temperature control for safety (TCS) foods are held and served within safe and palatable range according to the Food Code and state and federal regulations Meets with newly admitted patients/residents and current residents as indicated to identify food likes and dislikes, food allergies, special needs related to nutrition/intake, discuss food related concerns, etc.
* Maintains list of new admissions, readmissions, annual reviews and referrals who may benefit from visit by RD
* Works with center Interdisciplinary Team to establish Care Plans for patients/residents
* Completes assigned duties related to MDS
* Participates on center committees, including Safety and QA and as assigned or requested by Administrator
* Interacts on regular basis with RD, effectively communicating support needs and implementing recommendations
* Maintains up-to-date list of diet orders in accordance with the center diet manual and communicates all dietary related items to the appropriate staff
* Participates in Resident and/or Family Council upon invitation to ascertain specialty menus, receive input and feedback, etc.
* Attends and participates in stand-up, care planning, clinical meetings as requested or indicated
* Maintains emergency stock, rotating appropriately to prevent expiration, monitoring regularly to ensure integrity
* Capable of operating all kitchen equipment
* Handles emergency situations adequately
* Maintain current Food Handler’s card, ensure all food service employees have current Food Handler’s cards if applicable
* Plans and participates in special center events
* Participates in All Hands on Deck, Weekend Manager and other like management programs
* Works with Administrator and home office staff to prepare and oversee budget for department, including food, supplies, and labor
* Communicates effectively with supervisor and other center managers and staff
* Other duties as assigned

* Certification as Dietary Manager, or other credentials that meet requirements of state and federal rules
* Ability to communicate orally and in writing
* Previous cooking and management experience preferred

* Maintains the confidentiality of resident’s information
* Honor resident’s personal and property rights
* Understands all rights afforded to residents and acts accordingly