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Food Service Director

Company: Whitsons Culinary Group
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWhitsons, a rapidly growing company in the food service industry is in search of capable, reliable and motivated team members to join our team in school lunch environment!This Food Service Director position is for People to People Charter school based in Philadelphia. The Food Service Director is responsible for maintaining systems and procedures for all aspects of the Food Nutrition /Dining Program for which he/she oversees. The Director will ensure that all guidelines, relating to the NSLP, are adhered to in all schools, consistently. Stay current with USDA regulations and ensure menus and processes are in compliance at all times.Responsibilities:

  • Maintain systems and procedures for the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing and serving of food related products, as well as menu planning and development using Whitsons approved systems and policies
  • Manages program within all budgetary guidelines established by Whitsons
  • Motivates, trains, and manages subordinate Team Members
  • Ensures compliance with applicable health regulations and ordinances and that all schools are prepared for any state or local board of health inspection
  • Develops budgets and operational financial forecasts and is able to explain variances. Responsible for accounting and documenting accurately all financial components
  • Coordinates and supervises all production, merchandising, quality and cost control, labor management and Team Member training
  • Recruits, hires, develops and retains team using Company required systems, procedures and policies
  • Must spend 80% of workday in the schools observing and supporting team
  • Participates in all wellness and nutrition committees and meetings
  • All other duties as assignedRequirements:Education:
    • Bachelors degree or equivalent with concentration in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business or a related field. OR
    • Bachelors degree or equivalent with any academic major AND a state recognized certificate in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, or business. OR
    • Associates degree or equivalent with concentration in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business or a related field AND at least one year of relevant school nutrition programs experience. OR
    • High School diploma or GED AND at least Five (5) years experience in school nutrition programsCertifications:
      • ServSafe Mandatory-- Local food safety certification if required in jurisdiction of employment. Must be knowledgeable of all local health and food safety ordinancesComputer Skills:
        • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required
        • Must be able to communicate electronically through use of email and other similar computer platforms
        • Able to learn new programs easily and quickly Other Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
          • 5 years experience in Food Service Management as a Manager/Director required
          • Minimum 5 year experience in K-12 programs required. Strong interest in school nutrition program development.
          • Culinary background is required - Must have a passion and an interest in food
          • Working knowledge of cooking procedures and recipe adherence and scaling
          • Must have demonstrated experience developing talent and managing multiple priorities
          • Must be able to use "critical thinking" skills in order to resolve problems or would result in improving program overall
          • Ability to effectively communicate verbally, electronically and written with clients, parents, students and support staff
          • Must possess excellent time management and organizational skills
          • Bilingual Spanish is highly desirable For immediate consideration, please apply online on the Whitsons career site:https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/nghome.guid?c=1214801&d=External&r=5000296220606Company DescriptionFounded in 1979, Whitsons Culinary Group® provides dining services to consumers and public and private organizations throughout the United States. Our services include school nutrition, residential and healthcare dining, prepared meals, corporate dining, vending services and emergency dining; ranging in scope from consulting services to complete, onsite turnkey solutions. Whitsons is currently the 19th largest dining service provider in the U.S. (Food Management, March 2015) and leads the industry with its customized services, innovative programs, commitment to quality, focus on nutrition, local sourcing and community support.

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