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FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR NY

 

  • We have an opening for a Food Service Director position.
  • Location: Melville, NYNote: online applications accepted only.

 

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

 

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia . Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

 

At RA food is inspiration

Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients.  We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better -for-you" and the planet.    https://youtu.be/wG6ki04lpuc

 

 

Job Summary

Job Summary: 

The Director of Dining Services is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial manager who is constantly seeking a better way to conduct business. This key leadership position is directly responsible for the successful operation of Dining Services. The Director ensures client, customer service/satisfaction with efficient cost effective management that both meets and exceeds stated expectations. They are responsible for all foodservice-related activities; including care (retail, cafeteria, catering etc), quality improvement, sanitation, infection control, and all client-related activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages salaried managers and hourly associates in the Food Service Department
  • Oversees the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the account
  • Interviews, hires, and trains associates; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines associates; addresses complaints and resolves problems
  • Prepares and manages annual budget
  • Utilize company systems for completion of required daily/weekly/monthly reports such as inventory, cash reports, production records, payroll/time-keeping, etc.
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and service of food and beverage items in adherence to company food standards for preparation, presentation, sanitation and safety (meeting HACCP and OSHA guidelines) and portion control
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Services Technology/Management or related field; or A.A. Degree plus four years of directly related experience preferred
  • Minimum of two to five years of hospital or adult home/care experience preferred, depending upon formal degree or training
  • Five to seven years of direct foodservice operational management experience with inventory and purchasing knowledge and control
  • Strong knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Previous P&L accountability or contract-managed service experience is desirable
  • Strong supervisory, leadership, management and coaching skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate on various levels to include management, client, customer and associate levels
  • Excellent financial, budgetary, accounting and computational skills
  • Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet
  • ServSafe® Certified
  • Certified Dietary Manager certificate or Registered Dietitian preferred

 

Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Discount Marketplace
  • And other voluntary benefits

 

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
 

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

Job Segment: Payroll, Food Service, Finance, Hospitality

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