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Director of Dining Services

Company: Elderwood Asst Living at Williamsville
Location: Clarence Center
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

This job is located in Williamsville.

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Elderwood Village at Williamsville has an exiting opportunity for a Director of Dining Services to lead our Dietary Team. 


Position Overview:

  • Oversees, organizes, plans, directs, controls, and supervises functions and personnel within the department.

About Elderwood Village at Williamsville

  • Elderwood Village at Williamsville’s unique in-town setting in the bustling Village of Williamsville, NY, offers senior living within walking distance of shopping, banking, cafes, restaurants, churches, and a public library. The highly trained staff at this well-appointed apartment-style community provide a helping hand with life’s daily activities and are available 24-hours a day to provide a safe, secure, and vibrant living experience complete with fun and engaging activities. For residents who require a slightly higher level of attention to continue to age in place, the community offers enhanced assisted living services.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the dining service department including the kitchen, dish room, food storage areas, and dining rooms.
  • Adheres to state regulations, current best practices, policies, and procedures for food preparation and meal service.
  • Works with Director of Nutritional Services on menus and recipe development.
  • Maintains department food and non-food item inventory consistent with budgetary confines.
  • Adheres to purchasing practices set forth by the Director of Purchasing and Nutritional Services Director.
  • Conducts routine audits and monitors performance improvement initiatives related to food service.
  • Attends, leads, and actively participates in, resident care plan meetings, staff meetings, required in-service programs, and other meetings/programs deemed appropriate by the Administrator or Director of Nutritional Services.
  • Performs job functions of each department position when necessary.
  • Regularly interacts and communicates with residents/family members regarding meal service.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of federal regulations of the State Department of Health code and rules and regulations regarding meal service in the post-acute care setting.
  • Ensures proper preparation, maintenance, and service of food in accordance with State rules and regulations.
  • Acts as a preceptor for Dietetic and/or Food Service students and interns.
  • Conducts in-service programs for dietary and facility staff upon request.
  • Evaluates the performance of all Dining Services staff members.
  • Support and abide by Elderwood’s and affiliate’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Must abide by Elderwood’s and its affiliated businesses code of conduct, corporate compliance and HIPAA policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Food Service Management (or Hospitality, if the course study includes food service or restaurant management) from an accredited institution of higher learning, OR Certified Dietary Manager, OR Certified Food Service Manager.
  • Three years supervisory experience required.
  • At least one year experience in a health care setting required.
  • Working knowledge of CMS and DOH regulations as they relate to food service.
  • Experience with the QIS survey process preferred.
  • Computer skills and knowledge in nutritional software programs preferred.


Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.


EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood Asst Living at Williamsville, Buffalo , Director of Dining Services, Other , Clarence Center, New York

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