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Associate Director of Dining Services

Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
• Voluntary STD and LTD

Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

Assists in the day to day operation of all food and beverage operations at the community, by maintaining company
standards and meeting financial expectations of the department. Assists the current Dining Services Director as
needed or performs the duties of the Dining Services Director in their absence.

  1. Assists in the supervision of preparation and cooking of food as determined by standard recipes.
  2. Maintains a quality assurance program that guarantees residents receive fresh, tasty, well-prepared meals
    served promptly and politely.
  3. Develops well-balanced recipes and menus in collaboration with chef and Dining Services Director.
  4. Maintains the resident request logbook and forwards these request to the chef and Dining Services Director.
    Remains knowledgeable of all menus and descriptions.
  5. Assists in maintaining food costs and ensuring budgetary compliance. Assists in the purchasing all food and non-food items.
  6. Assists with the scheduling of all food service personnel to maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines.
    Assists with resident billing of food service charges. Assists in the maintenance of all department logs and
    ensures bookkeeping policies are followed.
  7. Assists in ensuring all food and beverage is stored, handled and prepared under safe and sanitary conditions
    as set forth by the company and the local, state and county health departments.
  8. Acts as the facility's representative for any health department of other required inspections; assures compliance, follows up to assure any deficiencies are immediately corrected in the absence of the Dining Services Director.
  9. Hires, trains, disciplines and terminates departmental employees in accordance with company policies.
  10. Assists in ensuring all department training standards are met and up to date.
  11. Supervises the daily operation of dining room(s) and room service. Ensures room service orders are delivered timely and properly with the Dining Room Manager. Ensures smooth and timely opening of the dining room.
  12. Inspects side work to ensure completion and closes dining room with the Dining Room Manager.
  13. Provides supervision for special functions in the absence of the Dining Services Director. Assists appropriate staff to coordinate special events.


This job description represents an overview of the

responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of

responsibilities
. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Oak Park , Associate Director of Dining Services, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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