Brookdale Senior Living Associate Director of Dining Services - Protem in Tampa, Florida

*Associate Director of Dining Services *

Tampa, FL

Job #: ADDSPStampFL621316

Brookdale. /Bringing new life to senior living. /*//

Job Summary


Assists with planning, directing, training and coordinating the activities of the food service departments within the assigned division. Provides information and input to the Corporate Office regarding national food service programs.

This position will support the FL, TX and additional Gulf Coast state Brookdale communities as needed Prior senior living experience in large communities preferred. Assignments may include single concept and multi-concept lines of business in small, mid-sized and larger communities. ServSafe Certified Must be willing to travel overnight and stay in different locations across the territories for extended periods of time. Assignments may include weekend shifts and holidays. Culinary / Cooking experience is required. Must be able and willing to cook. *

Your responsibilities:


  • Operating as the Dining Services Coordinator / Dining Services Director at a community, hiring and training appropriate staff, resolving food cost problems, resolving food quality issues, addressing sanitation concerns, improving efficiency of dining services operation, and resolving dining services labor issues

  • Manage subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise food service and associates; responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company"s policies and applicable laws

  • Responsibilities include training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Assist with the start-up of new dining services departments; reviews the menu system for accuracy, assists with the setup of kitchen and reviews small ware delivery for accuracy

  • Assist with the development and revision of dining services forms, policies, procedures and training tools

  • Obtain monthly detailed food expense report and annual food cost report from communities within assigned division *


*Required skills and qualifications: *

  • Bachelor"s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university preferred

  • Five years of dining services experience with two or more years of supervisory experience in senior housing hospitality required

  • Prior senior living experience in large communities, CCRC preferred

  • Current knowledge of State Regulations and Senior Living guidelines

  • Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates

  • ServSafe Certified

  • Certified Dietary Manager preferred

If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program!

Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

/Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan. /