Dominion Senior Living Corporate 2250 Sutherland Ave, Suite 201
Mar 18, 2019
Summary of Responsibility:: The Regional Culinary Specialist is responsible for improving and maintaining a high level of operational excellence within Dominion Senior Living’s dining program. The focus will be on coaching, mentoring, and training dining staff operationally and improving our dining operations. Duties include but not limited to: : * Responsible for dining services turnover to be reduced significantly by the implementation of collaborating ideas with the Director of Holistic Nutrition and Human Resources. * Develops and maintains relationships with Dining Service Directors, Executive Directors, and Home Office * Supports Dining Service Directors and members with staffing needs. Acts as back up when needs arise at Dominions Senior Living Communities. * Ensures that Dining Services at Dominion communities are within state regulations. * Problem solves operational dining issues and implements solutions to create dining operational excellence. * Spends significant, intentional, and quality time with Dining Service Directors and team members to sharpen skills and motivate employees. * Works with Dining Service Directors and food providers, to create innovative new dishes to meet residential preferences, while staying within budget. * Looks for new ways to reduce costs and waste. * Works with Dining Service Directors and food providers to create dining experiences that increase residential satisfaction and enjoyment and to develop menus within dietary standards. * Always looking for ways to improve the quality of Dominion Senior Living’s dining program. * Works closely with Dining Service Directors to ensure food safety is a priority and to ensure identified directors and members are Serve Safe certified. * Trains on and holds Dining Service Directors accountable for food costs. * Tracks result of the Dominion dining program through interactions with residents and conducting surveys * Performs any other duties that may be assigned by Dominion Leadership and the Director of Holistic Nutrition. * Travel up to 5 days a week, including both day travel and overnight travel. Education, Experience, Licensure/Certification, Age Requirement:: * A minimum of 8 years in food services. * Minimum of 2 years in the senior living food industry. * Advanced culinary experience, with either a culinary degree or proven track record in a culinary leadership role. * Must have Serv-Safe Certification and maintain it. * Thorough understanding of foodservice operations. * Must possess a current valid driver’s license and have the ability to meet approved driver requirements. * Must have reliable transportation. * Approved criminal background check, physical, drug screen and TB skin test required.