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Job Description

The Oaks at Nipomo, an assisted living community, is looking for a FULL-TIME seasoned Chef that will manage the day to day production in the kitchen and front of the house.  

  • We offer a competitive pay and benefits package which includes the following: medical, dental vision, 401(k) with match, voluntary life insurance and an EAP program.

  • We also are a company dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of family, community, long-term commitment and entrepreneurial spirit.

We're looking for a Full-Time Culinary Services Director to join our amazing team!

Core Responsibilities:

This position provides for a high level of customer service to residents, team members and families and is responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the Culinary Department, including the kitchen and dining room areas, while controlling expenses and maintaining resident satisfaction.

Inventory and Invoice Control

  • The Culinary Director is responsible for monitoring all inventory and staying within budgetary guidelines. 

  • Inventory and order all necessary food and food service supplies and chemicals on a regular basis, according to established vendor schedule and approved ordering system.

  • Properly receive and store all food and food related service supplies; date and rotate food per food handling guidelines.

  • Manage and monitor department budget, adjusting for census.

Managing Team Members

  • The Culinary Director is responsible for scheduling, supervisor and training all culinary department team members.

  • Supervise, train and schedule of all culinary services team members within approved budgetary guidelines and maintain an efficient and organized team.

  • Supervise, manage, train, coach, and counsel the kitchen and dining room team.

  • Ensure special dietary needs are met, are within the approved special diet guidelines, and resident preferences are considered.

Safe Food Handling and Sanitation

  • The Culinary Director is responsible for ensuring that safe food handling and sanitation is followed in the kitchen and dining room.

  • Operate the kitchen to meet company policies and state and local regulations.

  • Implement and monitor systems for kitchen and dining room sanitation, safety, temperature control, and equipment maintenance.

  • Keep kitchen clean, sanitary, safe, and orderly following cleaning schedule, including shelves and cooking surfaces.

  • Monitor equipment maintenance, temperature logs, cleaning schedules, etc.


  • The Culinary Director is responsible for ensuring that meals are prepared and served meeting all dietary requirements.

  • Ensure the dietary requirements are met and that the culinary program adheres to company policy, as well as state and local regulations.Ensure meals are prepared using approved menus, recipes and other supporting materials.

  • Ensure meals are presented in an attractive manner that is appealing.

  • Participate in food production rotation a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Customer Service

  • The Culinary Director is responsible for ensuring resident satisfaction and providing excellent customer service.

  • Conduct monthly Resident Food Committee meetings with residents, follow up on comments and concerns, and retain record of meetings and resolutions.

  • During the service of each meal the Culinary Director should walk the dining room and speak with the residents, soliciting comments about the day's meals, service, etc.

The Oaks at Nipomo is an equal opportunity employer; however, all candidates must complete a post offer employment physical, TB test, drug testing, fingerprinting/criminal background check, and reference checking to meet licensing regulations within our industry. - Free Classified Ads in US on Craigslist