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Summit Food Service Management - an A'viands Company

Food Service Director
Closing Date:  June 30, 2015

Job Description:  Summit Food Service Management, an A'viands company, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Food Service Director to lead all aspects of the food service operation for a large multi-site K-12 school district with a population of more than 10,000 students located in the North and West Central Region of New Mexico.

Job Responsibility:  
  • Supervises food storage, production and service programs.
  • Maintains inventory system for food and supplies.
  • Ensures food preparation for optimal nutrition and economic handling of food as well as efficient usage of time.
  • Plans menus, purchases food and supplies, and assigns duties for special meals or special occasions.
  • Checks food for flavor, temperature, and appearance on a regular basis.
  • Confers with District Manager or other departments regarding the technical and administrative aspects of dining service. Coordinates food service activities with other disciplines.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with Dietitian/Clinical Support staff to keep informed of customer nutritional concerns.
  • Interviews applicants for employment; evaluates employees on a regular basis according to prescribed guidelines; terminates employees according to standard procedures as required.
  • Provides orientation and job specific training to employees.
  • Plans, conducts, and oversees continuous employee training, competencies and reviews.
  • Prepares work schedules, vacation schedules, etc. Maintains records of tardiness and absenteeism.
  • Maintains facility specific staffing patterns to include: appropriate levels, replacement procedures, and assignments appropriate to qualifications.
  • Prepares departmental budget on an annual basis in conjunction with District Manager. Maintains department within facility specific budget.
  • Attends department head, safety, infection control, quality assurance, and other facility or corporate meetings as directed.
  • Makes frequent inspections of all work, storage, and servicing areas to determine that regulations and directions governing Foodservice activities are followed including compliance with safety and sanitation.
  • Plans and/or conducts and retains records of monthly staff meetings, employee training and/or in services.
  • Keeps administration and District Manger informed of department activities, needs, and problems.
  • Reviews department performance and institutes changes in techniques or procedures to improve services, simplify work flow, assure compliance with regulatory requirements, and promote more efficient operation of the Foodservice Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:  
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent educational experience, with academic major or concentration in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, or a NM State-recognized certificate in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field is required.
  • Master's degree, or willingness to work toward master's degree, preferred.
  • At least one year of management experience, preferably in school nutrition, strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 credit hours at the university level in food service management plus at least 3 credit hours in nutritional sciences is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience coordinating food service operations.
  • Must be willing to participate in at least 15 hours of annual continuing education/training. Includes topics such as:Demonstrated ability to teach others is required.
  • Administrative practices (including training in application, certification, verification, meal counting, and meal claiming procedures).
  • The identification of reimbursable meals at the point of service.
  • Nutrition, health and safety standards.
  • Any other appropriate topics as determined by Food & Nutritional Service (FNS).
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals and groups with widely varying backgrounds, perspectives, education, and skills is required.
  • Excellent work record, superior communication, cooperation, and organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising large staff required.

Contact:  For further consideration, please complete an online application through talentReef using the following:

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