• Century Park Associates
  • $37,110.00 -62,510.00/year*
  • North Charleston, SC
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 1807 S O'Neal Ave

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The Bridge at Charleston

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Chef ($1,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Location: North Charleston, SC

Job Description


The Bridge at Charleston in North Charleston, SC

Full-time leadership position available. (EOE/M/F/V/D)

As a member of the Community leadership team, the Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the Executive Director. The Chef will be responsible for kitchen operations including menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation. This position directs the training of culinary staff and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards. The Chef works well under pressure, is organized, flexible, self-motivated and is willing to work long hours. The Chef provides all residents with the best experience in hospitality and nutritious meals, in accordance with all laws, regulations and Century Park standards.



* Must have high school diploma or equivalent

* Must have 2 years' dining services management experience with 1 year prior experience in senior living

* Graduate of A.D.A.-approved course in food services OR certification in the culinary field preferred

* Must have current ServSafe certification

Benefits of Joining our Team

* Opportunity to partner with a high energy, dynamic and professional team in the growing senior housing industry

* Continuing Education opportunities

* Competitive compensation and a great benefit package including 401(k)

* Paid time off and holidays

* Medical, dental and vision insurance

Primary Job Responsibilities

Administrative and Planning Duties

* Plans, develops, organizes, implements and evaluates dining services goals, policies and procedures

* Maintains compliance with budget in labor and expense control

* Plans written menus at least 30 days in advance of preparation/serving dates involving resident preferences

* Interviews new residents to welcome, acquire food preferences, allergies and special requests

* Holds monthly Food Committee with residents to ensure resident satisfaction in dining services

* Develops system to track resident's dietary needs/preferences and monitors for changes

* Confers with dietitian to ensure menus and department policies conform to nutritional standards

* Develops menus offering heart-healthy choices and takes into consideration low-sodium and diabetic diet needs

* Continually upgrades knowledge of dietary management and nutrition to benefit community's services

* Works with other department leaders to ensure flawless execution of special events

* Collects all guest and visitor payments and forwards to business office

* Represents dining services team at resident council meetings for feedback

Kitchen and Dining Room Duties

* Inspects kitchen for compliance with state and county regulations including sanitation, food storage, recordkeeping, food temperatures, portion sizes and chemical usage/storage

* Reviews daily menus making substitutions when necessary and records changes on menus

* Inspects meals for nutrition and attractiveness in delivery; performs meal counts

* Orders food, supplies and equipment for food preparation and service

* Develops prep and pull lists to maintain food quality and consistency

* Reviews all deliveries for quality, proper amounts and pricing

* Ensures communication and teamwork between kitchen staff and servers

* Inspects dining room presentation to ensure compliance with company standards of hospitality

* Inspects daily cleaning of dining room

* Visits with residents in dining room during dinner meal at least four evenings per week

Supervisory Requirements

* Recruits, selects, hires, trains, evaluate, supervises and counsels dining services team

* Schedules department hours appropriately

* Serves as an effective role model and maintains an approachable management style

* Treats all associates respectfully

Who We Are

At The Bridge at Charleston (a Century Park Associates community), we are dedicated to creating an enriching lifestyle for our residents and a rewarding work environment for our valued associates. We take pride in providing an atmosphere where relationships of trust, leadership and personal ethics are not only valued, but expected of all our associates. Our \"people come first\" approach ensures that excellence, respect and outstanding service are apparent in all we do as an organization. We believe in caring for and loving our residents and strongly support their ability to continue growing, learning and contributing. Every day, team members at Century Park communities choose to go beyond their job descriptions, exceeding expectations, on behalf of their residents. They have learned that those who go the extra mile receive rewards - happiness of heart and peace of mind.


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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