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Director of Dining Services Carmel Valley Manor

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
02/13/18 16:01
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Full Time
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Director of Dining Services Carmel, California
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:  The Director is responsible for the total operation of the dining service department. The department will be operated within established objectives, standards, policies and procedures. The department will be managed in accordance within appropriate federal, state, and local regulations. The director is responsible for operating the department utilizing the principles of team empowerment and for the development of Carmel Valley Manor.  In addition, the director will foster strong inter-departmental relations and integrate the dining service department with the Manor plan of Operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the efficient operation and growth of the Dining Services Department, ensuring high standards of food quality, production and service to all residents.
  • Complies with, and assists Administration in establishing, maintaining and overseeing all safety and sanitation policies and procedures in accordance with CVM, state and federal safety regulations, including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. 
  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Main Dining Room and Kitchen, Assisted Living Dining Room and Kitchen and Health Center Dining Room to provide a high level of service to all Residents.  This includes overseeing hiring, training, scheduling and disciplinary actions of all Food Service staff.
  • Responsible for preparing yearly budget for department and operates within the approved budget to the maximum extent possible.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper documentation and setting department guidelines for safe and sanitary food preparation.
  • Responsible for overseeing all departmental In-Service Education programs.
  • Responsible for preparing yearly performance appraisals of the Executive Chef and the Dining Services Manager. 
  • Works with Dir. Of Environmental Services to oversee the appropriate maintenance and repair of kitchen and dining room equipment. 
  • Oversees ordering and receiving as needed.  Oversees doing payroll as needed.
  • Oversees that Dining Services use materials in a safe manner following established safety procedures, appropriate safeguards, and common-sense rules of safety in all on-the-job activities.
  • Conducts self in a manner, which reflects credit on Carmel Valley Manor and encourages others in the Dining Services Department to do the same.
  • Embraces the philosophy of the community and utilizes these as the foundation for the operation of the department. The director understands the purpose of these principles and philosophy and uses them as a guide in his or her daily performance.
  • Financially accountable for the dining service department. Operates the department in accordance with the approved budget, while providing CVM with the maximum value for the dollars spent.
  • Ensures that the food offered to the residents, guests and employees of the community will be of superior quality. Service to these groups will always result in an enjoyable dining experience, eliminating food as an issue for Administration.
  • Directs the supervision of all aspects of the resident nutrition care program utilizing the expertise of the Dietician in order to maintain compliance with the nutrition care program.
  • Maintains the department in an "inspection ready" state at all times, assuring the department operates within federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Insures that competency in the position is maintained by participating in training programs, as required.
  • Promotes the professional growth and development of the entire team and community department employees at all times.
  • Implements change to the dining service program that enhances the desirability of the community for current and future residents.
  • Maintains appropriate security for all perty, food, supplies and operating funds.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  The Director of Dining Services (DDS) must possess one of the following credentials in order to meet standards for job position requirement:

  • Registered Dietician
  • Associates degree from an approved Diet Technician Program
  • Bachelors degree in Nutrition
  • Bachelors degree in Food Service Management

If DDS does not meet one of the 4 credentials listed above, he/she must then be a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).

Additionally, if applicable, the director should be knowledgeable of, and will have met, all local and state certifying requirements. If not already ServSafe® certified it is expected that the Director of Dining Service become certified within six months of hire.

The Director must possess a thorough knowledge of dining service operations, supervision, public relations and all appropriate federal, state, and local regulations.


  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully and work harmoniously with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.  The employee must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday and be able to assist in the evacuation of residents. 

The employee must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position, and have the ability to relate and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at time hostile people within the facility.

Direct reports:

Executive Chef

Dining Manager

Apply online: Carmel Valley Manor 8545 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923 May email resume to Or fax to Show Contact Details EOE 

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