What if your work could make a profound impact on the lives of others?
What if you worked for a company that truly cared enhancing wellness and the wholeness of life through the dining experience?
Legend Senior Living’s holistic approach to dining is more than just delicious food. Expertly planned by dietitians and prepared by our team of Executive Chefs, the dining experience is a critical part of the service and quality residents at Legend deserve.
We place the highest priority on providing nutritious, flavorful dishes - each served in an inviting, enjoyable atmosphere. Our culinary services are designed to enhance wellness and add and overall wholeness to life.
The Director of Dining Experience is responsible for supporting culinary efforts for multiple communities across the country building upon our Gold Leaf Dining standards. You will direct all culinary work through the Chefs and/or Culinary Services Coordinators at each community. You will also be responsible for providing training, education, and strategic coaching for Chefs/CSCs.
Some of the responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide leadership to Chefs/CSCs to include training and support of new associates
Continually evaluate current services and devise plans to improve on the quality and consistency of culinary programming, associate education and development, and vendor relationship management
Work with community leadership to ensure front of house and kitchen are exceeding customers’ and company’s standards
Work with executive leadership to develop and execute initiatives to meet company goals and standards and all state and national regulatory requirements
Perform site visits to provide training, guidance, and hands on application as needed on executing Legend programs and policies
Ensure compliance with all local, federal, and company standards and guidelines when applicable
Review and determine best practices with regard to external partnerships, contracts, and budgets of culinary projects and resources
Coordinate culinary reviews at residences in coordination with Chefs/CSCs
Benefits are competitive and include major medical health insurance, dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) program, voluntary insurance, paid time off, scholarships, and associate care program.
It is the policy of Legend Senior Living to provide equal employment opportunity in employment to all associates and applicants for employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, disability, military status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. Although the company does not discriminate on the basis of citizenship, it is required to comply with federal laws to ensure that its workforce is legally eligible to work in the United States.
Minimum 3 years prior experience in a food-service leadership position
Previous experience in a culinary role overseeing services in a senior living, hospitality, multi-family, or similar environment
Experience with menu cost-planning and budgetary guidelines for group purchasing vendors
Understanding of dietary requirements and best practices for residents of our different product lines
Previous leadership experience in the Senior Living or Healthcare industry is preferred
Strong attention to detail, ability to anticipate needs, follow-through and ownership on assignments
Ability to travel, occasionally extensively (75%+), including extended periods of driving and overnight stays
High School diploma or GED required
Formal Culinary education or degree in related food service management preferred
Additional Salary Information: Top Pay & Benefits Package
Internal Number: 7319
About Legend Senior Living
A Mission to ServeLegend Senior Living is dedicated to providing the highest standards of quality of service, environment, and care to residents and their families while providing value and accountability to all our stakeholders. We work to serve the needs of the whole person: physical, mental, and spiritual. We are committed to providing a positive reinforcing work environment that recognizes the value of all staff and fosters individual growth and improvement.