Dining Service Manager – Catoosa, OK

Full time @Canoe Brook Catoosa Assisted Living posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Do you love where you work? Our dietary staff do! Come join the Oxford family where our core purpose is to experience the joy of serving others and to create meaningful relationships. Our wonderful resident to caregiver ratio helps make this mission possible!
As a Dietary Manager, your benefit package includes:

Medical, dental, vision, and a complimentary life insurance policy
401k plan with an employer match
PTO for both full time and part time team members
Team member referral program
Certification cost assistance
Yearly tenure bonus

Position: Dining Service Director Dept./Division: Operations Reports To: Executive Director

Position Summary
Residents enjoy three meals a day from a menu you create with influences new and old. This rare opportunity
allows you to cook what you know, but also interact with the guests, gather old family recipes, learn their
ethnicities, and create relationships. The dining service director is someone with an extensive culinary
background, but also the desire and ability to flex your “Front of house” skills. Communication is a large part of
this role as you will be managing not only the kitchen, but a small team that works with other departments to
ensure the food, service, and dietary needs are being met.

Essential Functions
Meal Planning and Coordination

Develop menu according to a scheduled cycle and in coordination with the dietician as needed
Track menu changes and food substitutions
Observe and communicate with residents for specific preferences and adjust menu accordingly
Manage food inventory, including available snacks within each memory care house, and work with

food/supply provider to ensure adequate supply

Communicate with community team members to ensure meals are presented and served appropriately
Follows the budgetary expectations of the community

General Kitchen Management

Ensure kitchen and food preparation areas are clean and exceed regulatory standards
Continually monitor kitchen equipment to ensure they are in good working order and temperatures

meet regulatory standards

Ensure food and supplies are labeled and stored appropriately
Maintain meal service records as required

Community Leadership

Oversee the day to day kitchen operations, including responsibility for assigning tasks and

responsibilities for additional kitchen staff

Partner with the Executive Director to recommend ways to enhance the dining experience for residents
Responsible for the staffing of the dining room and the kitchen
Responsible for the recruitment, training and setting expectations for all dining services team members

Successful Behavioral Attributes at Oxford Senior Living

Humility: Share credit, emphasize team, and define success collectively rather than individually
Positive Attitude: Display a “can-do” attitude focused on providing solutions
Initiative: Action-oriented commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of the business
Emotional Intelligence: Serve the community by placing the needs of the community team members

and residents ahead of your own

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Food Handler’s certification
Five (5) years of successful experience providing leadership in a food service setting
Three (3) or more years preparing meals for large groups
Working knowledge of dietary requirements for seniors
Formal accredited culinary certification
Significant culinary experience may be substituted for formal education

Preferred Qualifications

Nutrition certification and/or training
Prior experience as an executive chef in an upscale assisted living community

Physical Working Requirements

Ability to travel using personal vehicle, including at night
Able to stand for prolonged periods of time while preparing meals and serving residents
Able to do occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds
Able to work flexible schedule, including evenings and/or weekends
Team Member is subject to outside environment conditions occasionally, inside conditions frequently,

with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change

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