Senior Living Residences (“SLR”) is seeking a full time Diretor of Dining Experience to support Forestdale Park, a brand new assisted living and memory support community in Malden, Massachusetts. Forestdale Park is a Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Community expected to open in February of 2018. This position would be essential in preparing the community for a successful opening and will have an expected start date in November 2017. Our Director of Dining Experience will be responsible for the overall operation of our dietary department and for creating a flavorful, exciting menu that embraces our Brain Healthy Cooking Program!
SLR is acclaimed for its forward-thinking, pacesetting innovations in the world of senior care that include the renowned Compass Memory Support Program, the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area. We are committed to working and partnering with like-minded people which has led to our long-standing affiliations with other ground-breaking organizations including the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Oldways, Health Through Heritage, creators of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.
Known amongst our peers as the Right Values Company, SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates' ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and, of course, care for our residents.
We offer a culture of constant-learning and constant-improvement, always striving to set higher standards. In addition, our associates appreciate access to professional education as well as a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid time off and holidays, retirement option with company match and various insurance benefits.
The Director of Dining Experience is responsible for the entire operation of the culinary department, including the training and supervision of all department associates, maintaining inventory of food, supplies and equipment, keeping within the budget, preparing and serving food and refreshments, overseeing set-up for all meals and special events, and ensuring the cleanliness and smooth functioning of the kitchen and dining room to provide a gracious dining experience for residents. All members of the dining team are cross-trained and fill in for each other doing any job in the front of the house (dining room) or in the back of the house (kitchen) as needed.
Management & Training:
Budgeting, Menu Planning, Kitchen and Dining Room Operations:
Quality Control and Compliance:
Interacting with Residents:
Managing Special Events: