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Food Service Director

Company: Thomas Cuisine
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Food Service DirectorWho we areFounded in 1986, Thomas Cuisine is an award-winning, privately held contract food service company. We advocate the healing power of whole foods and believe in preparing scratch-made cuisine fresh each day. Every Thomas Cuisine team member is an ambassador, carrying out our mission, reflecting our values, and building relationships while 'doing the right thing'.Benefits:Medical, Dental, and Vision with several plans to choose fromPaid Time Off401(k) Retirement Plan with company matchPaid Bereavement Leave and Family Care LeavesEmployee Assistance Program to support mental, financial, and physical wellbeingFree Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term DisabilityPaid Leave programsReferral bonus programProfessional development opportunitiesAnnual salary: $85,000 annually (DOE) plus 10% bonus potentialWhat you will doAs the Food Service Director at a senior living community, you will be at the helm of creating a culinary experience that goes beyond mere meals; it becomes an integral part of our residents' overall well-being. Your role is pivotal in fostering a dining atmosphere of casual sophistication that not only delights the palate but also promotes a sense of community, health, and satisfaction.You willElevate the overall dining experience by implementing creative and engaging dining programs.Collaborate with residents to incorporate their feedback and preferences.Craft fresh, nutritious menus tailored to the preferences of our residents.Incorporate fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients into daily offerings.Lead, inspire, and mentor the culinary team to deliver excellence in food preparation, presentation, and service.Foster a positive and collaborative kitchen culture.Oversee kitchen operations and front-of-house dining, ensuring efficiency, cleanliness, and adherence to health and safety standards.Implement cost-effective measures without compromising on quality.Actively engage with residents to understand their culinary expectations and preferences.Organize culinary events, workshops, and tastings to foster a sense of community around food; create 'wow' events for residents and guests.Foster a dining environment that becomes a focal point for socialization, community engagement, and shared experiences.What you will needBachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Business Administration, or related field required; Master's degree preferred.Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in food service management, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or leadership role.RD or CDM certification preferred or obtain CDM within first year of employment.Knowledge of CMS regulations is preferred.Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve performance goals and exceed customer expectations.Proven track record of success in managing budgets, financial analysis, and cost control measures to achieve profitability targets.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clients, stakeholders, and team members at all levels of the organization.Successful candidates must meet eligibility criteria, including the ability to undergo and successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen in accordance with applicable State laws and regulations.If you are a culinary professional passionate about enriching the lives of others through exceptional dining experiences, we invite you to bring your expertise to our community. Join us in creating a culinary journey that reflects our commitment to the well-being and satisfaction of our residents.Our commitment to youAt Thomas Cuisine, we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging. We know that this commitment is an ongoing journey, and we will strive to improve and adapt as we grow. Our DEIB commitment is not just a statement but a living part of our company culture.REAL Food - Genuine Service - Enduring Relationships#ZRby Jobble

Keywords: Thomas Cuisine, Seattle , Food Service Director, Executive , Issaquah, Washington

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