Compass Group, North America DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES in SANDY SPRING, Maryland

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Location: SANDY SPRING, MD

CulinArt Group operates over 250 onsite corporate, higher education, private school, healthcare and destination recreation/leisure dining facilities in 18 states, including cafés, coffee bars, concessions, executive dining, catering and conference dining, social catering/special events, office coffee service and vending. CulinArt’s extremely diverse client portfolio affords great opportunities for career advancement within the company, across multiple industry segments and geographic regions.

Job Summary

The Director of Dining Services is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial manager who is constantly seeking a better way to conduct business. This key leadership position is directly responsible for the successful operation of Dining Services in this educational location. The Director ensures client, customer service/satisfaction with efficient cost effective management that both meets and exceeds stated expectations. They are responsible for all foodservice-related activities; including retail, cafeteria, catering etc, quality improvement, sanitation and all client-related activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages salaried managers and hourly associates within this educational location

  • Oversees the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the account

  • Interviews, hires, and trains associates; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines associates; addresses complaints and resolves problems

  • Prepares and manages annual budget

  • Utilize company systems for completion of required daily/weekly/monthly reports such as inventory, cash reports, production records, payroll/time-keeping, etc.

  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and service of food and beverage items in adherence to company food standards for preparation, presentation, sanitation and safety (meeting HACCP and OSHA guidelines) and portion control

  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Services Management or related field; or A.A. Degree plus four years of directly related experience preferred

  • Minimum of two to five years in an corporate or educational setting

  • Five to seven years of direct foodservice operational management experience with inventory and purchasing knowledge and control

  • Strong knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation

  • Previous P&L accountability or contract-managed service experience is desirable

  • Strong supervisory, leadership, management and coaching skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to communicate on various levels to include management, client, customer and associate levels

  • Excellent financial, budgetary, accounting and computational skills

  • Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet

  • ServSafe® Certified

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Req ID: 228612

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