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Culinary/Dining Director

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Start date
May 30, 2024
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Restaurant / Food Service
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Ecumen Detroit Lakes
Full Time Culinary/Dining Director l Monday - Friday 8:00am -4:30pm l Starting Salary: $77,000 and Increases based on Experience

The Culinary Director is responsible for managing the preparation and service of meals, ordering the food, planning menus and supervising staff. Clinical nutrition documentation will be completed per the facility schedule. The Culinary Director is responsible for all aspects of food service and managing the staff.

About Us:

Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve. Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  1. Ensures quality meals are prepared, cooked, and served to residents, families, guests and employees.
  2. Oversees department staffing including hiring, training and mentoring of dining team members as well as maintaining adequate staffing.
  3. Supervises nutrition assessment process and documentation in the resident's medical record.
  4. Creates menus that enhance the dining experience for the people we serve using their knowledge of nutrition and special diets and input from residents. Menus are prepared in advance and reviewed by a Registered Dietitian.
  5. Guarantees food and supply inventory levels are monitored and oversees the food and supply ordering.
  6. Manages the annual budget for the dining department and operates the work area within this budget.
  7. Partners with department leaders to maintain awareness of facility special events and activities to ensure adequate product and labor are available.
  8. Ensures the staff maintain a clean and sanitary work area. Complies with state and federal rules and regulations, follows established policies, procedures and practices of the facility.

Culinary Director Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Food Sanitation Certificate or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Dietary Manager in accordance with Minnesota Department of Health
  • Food service management experience
  • Previous experience in providing food service management in a senior living environment
  • Previous experience in inventory control, food cost analysis, menu planning, event planning

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