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Director of Culinary

companyForefront Healthcare & Culinary Services
locationIrwin, PA 15642, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

Forefront Healthcare is unique, experienced, and specialized in serving the continuum of care. With finely tailored, high-quality culinary and support services, Forefront helps its partners elevate the patient and resident experience.

Job Description

Come elevate your career with our company that has won the #1 "Best places to work by Modern Healthcare!" Forefront Healthcare is looking for an enthusiastic leader to join our team. We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Culinary at Redstone Senior living community in North Huntingdon, PA.

We are looking for a strong food/culinary background who has proven leadership with teams.  Senior Living experience with directing food/culinary team's is a MUST! 

WE OFFER AMAZING BENEFITS!   PTO, Vacation time, Holidays, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

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The Director of Culinary is responsible for leading the innovative development of all culinary, wellness, and retail systems, recipes, menus, and related product development and promotions within the existing brand. He/she will ensure compliance with culinary standards in all facility dining operations across business lines including corporate and hospital dining.

The Director provides overall planning for, direction to, and control of menus and recipes to achieve operating and financial goals, and enhanced food quality and presentation. Responsibilities will include retail service,

Will actively participate in new business surveys, proforma development, and presentations. He/she will assist in the processing of research data, cost analysis, development of recipes and menus, (including sourcing materials), and development and execution of all culinary training programs and materials.

The Director of Culinary will act as the expert for all culinary services and make recommendations for our culinary strategy. Additionally, he/she will monitor, research, and report on all competitors' activities, and be responsible for providing leadership in the strategic planning, development, and execution of food marketing plans, culinary support, and consumer food insights to assigned brands and/or corporate clients and incorporating experience from previous assignments to lead and inspire all aspects of culinary talent.

Through regular contact, active listening, and timely addressing of any issues, concerns, or problems, he/she will establish and maintain effective communication with the Registered Dietitians and the Supply Chain department.

This person will be charged with developing excellent working relationships with clients and providing effective training, leadership, and management with all facility staff as he/she understands that the achievement of goals and high standards must be a joint effort in our complex and demanding business environment.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Assists in implementing company retail programs in existing and new retail service locations across all lines of business
  • Directs culinary development and training
  • Participates in new business sales surveys, proforma development, and presentations
  • Development and implementation of menus and merchandising standards
  • Train, monitor, evaluate, and act on unit performance in all culinary areas
  • Serves as a liaison to Supply Chain, Operations, and Merchandising and Marketing groups
  • Responsible for research and intervention in support of supply chain planning and pricing to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Leads the design process of all internal recipes and menu prototype development
  • Monitors market trends and identifies appropriate target markets
  • Guides product and service offering through the product life cycle
  • Innovation of new product and program development
  • Manage the portfolio of products within the signature recipes

*We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time



Culinary experience: 3 years (Preferred)
Kitchen Management experience: 3 years (Preferred)
Senior living experience preferred

Additional Information

Salary:  $78,000.00- $80,000.00/year


Dental Insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Physical setting:

AAP/EEO Statement:

Forefront Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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