Director of Dining Services

Posted Date 7 months ago(9/18/2023 2:31 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Area of Interest
Elderwood at Hornell
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
$22.40 – $33.60 / Hourly


$22.40 – $33.60 / Hourly


Apply HERE for Full Time Director of Dining Services Opportunity

Elderwood at Hornell is seeking a dedicated, compassionate and collaborative Director of Dining Services to join our team.

Director of Dining Services - Position Overview:

  • Oversees, organizes, plans, directs, controls, and supervises functions and personnel within the department.

Elderwood Benefits as a Director of Dining Services (must qualify):

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • 401K with Employer Matching
  • PTO & Holiday Package 
  • Full Suite of Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Shift Differentials
  • Other Compensation Programs! 

Elderwood at Hornell:

  • Nestled among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains along the Canisteo River in Steuben County, you’ll find Elderwood at Hornell. The skilled nursing facility, just 55 miles south of Rochester, NY, offers an experienced and dedicated staff that cares for residents who need long-term nursing home and memory care. Comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided in an updated therapy suite. Elderwood at Hornell also provides Adult Medical Day Services to members of the community.

Elderwood at Hornell

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Director of Dining Services

  • Oversees the daily operations of the dining service department including the kitchen, dish room, food storage areas, and dining rooms.
  • Adheres to state regulations, current best practices, policies, and procedures for food preparation and meal service.
  • Works with Director of Nutritional Services on menus and recipe development.
  • Maintains department food and non-food item inventory consistent with budgetary confines.
  • Adheres to purchasing practices set forth by the Director of Purchasing and Nutritional Services Director.
  • Conducts routine audits and monitors performance improvement initiatives related to food service.
  • Attends, leads, and actively participates in, resident care plan meetings, staff meetings, required in-service programs, and other meetings/programs deemed appropriate by the Administrator or Director of Nutritional Services.
  • Performs job functions of each department position when necessary.
  • Regularly interacts and communicates with residents/family members regarding meal service.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of federal regulations of the State Department of Health code and rules and regulations regarding meal service in the post-acute care setting.
  • Ensures proper preparation, maintenance, and service of food in accordance with State rules and regulations.
  • Acts as a preceptor for Dietetic and/or Food Service students and interns.
  • Conducts in-service programs for dietary and facility staff upon request.
  • Evaluates the performance of all Dining Services staff members.
  • Support and abide by Elderwood’s and affiliate’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Must abide by Elderwood’s and its affiliated businesses code of conduct, corporate compliance and HIPAA policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.



Director of Dining Services

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Food Service Management (or Hospitality, if the course study includes food service or restaurant management) from an accredited institution of higher learning, OR Certified Dietary Manager, OR Certified Food Service Manager.
  • Three years supervisory experience required.
  • At least one year experience in a health care setting required.
  • Working knowledge of CMS and DOH regulations as they relate to food service.
  • Experience with the QIS survey process preferred.
  • Computer skills and knowledge in nutritional software programs preferred.


  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


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