Blue Harbor Senior Living

  • Dining Services Director

    Job Locations US-MS-Ocean Springs
    Job ID
    Dining Services
    Regular Full-Time
    The Gardens
  • Overview

    Do you want to become part of a fun, positive, professional team that loves to work with seniors? The Gardens, managed by Blue Harbor Senior Living, currently has an exciting opening for a Dining Services Director.


    At Blue Harbor Senior Living our mission is to celebrate the unique qualities of our Residents by providing personalized care and exceptional service in a compassionate environment.


    • Hire, train, and supervise food service staff
    • Produce work schedule, maintaining correct staff needs
    • Maintain HACCP or Serve Safe certification
    • Maintain working knowledge of all State and County regulations for food service safety and licensing as well as DSS and OSHA regulations for the Assisted Living Industry
    • Serve as Cook for the number of meals designated by the Executive Director
    • Demonstrate appropriate inventory planning, use preferred vendors
    • Assure correct preparation of meals using SYSCO IMPAC menu system, Diet Spread Sheets, Production Sheets, Alternative Menu Planner, and Standardized Recipes
    • Educate staff regarding menu options and ability to assist resident’s in making choices
    • Monitor and consider resident preferences when making menu choices
    • Ensure proper portions and temperature; provide appropriate condiments and verify appropriate holding procedures are being followed
    • Maintain a safe working environment, reporting potential issues immediately
    • Produce accurate reports including but not limited to; Resident Meal Summary, Food and Kitchen Temperature Logs, Dining Service Meeting Minutes
    • Maintain the Dining Room assuring cleanliness and maximum accommodation for residents and staff; complete cleaning after each meal service and proper table settings
    • Present a professional demeanor that communicates a corporate philosophy of service, goodwill, and genuine interest in each resident’s needs
    • Familiarize yourself with residents of the Community
    • Observe residents’ ability to perform daily ADL’s and social skills, communicate potential difficulties or opportunities to the appropriate team member


    Requirements for this position are the following:

    • A minimum of two (2) years experience as a lead chef
    • Experience managing elderly and their dietary needs
    • Knowledge of food costs, budget monitoring and forecasting


    We offer a competitive compensation package including:

    • Medical, dental, & vision benefits
    • 401 (k) with generous company match
    • Vacation, Sick & Holidays



    Based in Portland, Oregon, Blue Harbor Senior Living is a growing senior living company, currently operating communities across the United States. Blue Harbor’s home office provides top-level support services for all of our senior living communities. The Dining Services Director position presents an outstanding opportunity to join the team of our growing and dynamic organization.


    Blue Harbor Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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