Palm Desert, CA 92260
Full-Time - Director Culinary Services / Executive Chef

Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Palm Desert CA, 92260
Req ID: 2024-247413
Responsibilities

Responsible for the day to day operations and staffing for the kitchen and dining venues of their community.

 

  • Responsibly manages and supervises all Culinary Services staff including scheduling, assignment, direction, performance review (including input on pay adjustments), hiring and corrective action consistent with company policy.
  • Meet regularly with residents and family members to confirm that high satisfaction levels are maintained. 
  • Work with the restaurant manager or coordinator so that he/she has a clear understanding of how to provide high levels of customer service and how to create a restaurant style dining atmosphere.
  • Confirm that the front of house and back of house staff work closely together to deliver a food product that exceeds the residents and/or guests expectations.
  • Assist Kitchen and Restaurant staff with back and front of the house operations as needed.  This includes the ability to work all stations in the kitchen and/or dining room if needed.
  • Work with the Executive Director and front line staff to obtain and maintain department Customer Satisfaction and Quality Enhancement levels at or above designated scores. 
  • Delegate tasks to all staff so that the kitchen and restaurant areas are maintained at the highest levels of cleanliness and quality at all times.
  • Ensuring that all food is prepared, stored, and served according to Company standards and with state and/or local health code requirements.
  • Maintain Employee Satisfactions scores at or above designated scores.
  • Interview and hire staff for the Culinary Services department. 
  • Conduct and participate in monthly department meetings/in-services
  • Able to understand and maintain monthly and annual budgets for the Culinary Services department including producing written documentation of monthly spend on food, supplies, and labor.
  • Work with the staff and residents in the planning and development of recipes and menus based on resident likes and dislikes and monthly budgets.
  • Ensure that all staff uses and maintains equipment properly to avoid damage and costly repairs.
  • Maintain the appropriate inventory of kitchen supplies, small wares and table ware.
  • Responsible for ensuring that purchasing standards are maintained and that appropriate vendors are used at all times. Maintain strong and positive relationships with all vendors.
  • Responsible for planning, preparation and execution of Engage Life events, special events, banquets, and theme meals.
  • Work closely with the Community Sales Director and community staff to market the community via “Taste of Atria – Road Shows” and “Signature Items”.
  • Ensure that the kitchen and restaurant staff understands company expectations and first impression requirements.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Qualifications
  • Five (5) or more years Culinary Experience in the hospitality industry.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Able to resolve problems of dissatisfied customers and/or employees.
  • Food handlers permit as required by state law and/or Company standards.
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Position may require driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Company motor vehicle policy standards.

We create communities where employees thrive in their work, helping our residents thrive in their homes.

 

We strive to enhance the lives and exceed the expectations of those we serve every day. To do this, we cultivate the diverse talents of our team members in order to achieve something together that they could not do alone.

Atria Senior Living’s family of brands has immediate openings for individuals looking for a career with competitive pay and outstanding benefits, including:

  • Paid holidays and PTO
  • Community employees may receive annual anniversary rewards dependent on classification
  • Employees may be eligible to receive an Annual Scores Reward of $500 (Full Time) or $250 (Part Time) based on community survey results
  • Benefits package also includes Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan / 401(k) employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement (U.S Based Communities)

 

*Enrollment in benefits varies by employee classification; anniversary reward amounts vary by location

 

As a valued team member at Atria, you’ll work in a supportive environment that provides advancement opportunities and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Apply now!

Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
Select the “Apply Now” button on the job that interests you. Plan on taking 5-10 minutes to complete the application and select “Submit” when done – you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Keep your login and password handy as you’ll need it throughout the hiring process.
Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Palm Desert CA, 92260
Community: Hacienda
Req ID: 2024-247413

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Atria provides competitive wages as we value employee contributions and commit to investing in our employees.

Paid Holidays & PTO
Paid Holidays & PTO

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Tuition Reimbursement
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Want to earn a degree or pursue a new certification? Our tuition reimbursement program provides full-time employees with up to $5,250 a year in support for approved courses toward degrees and certifications.

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program
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Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
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