Hopedale, MA 01747-1734
Full-Time - Regional Culinary Director

Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Hopedale MA, 01747-1734
Req ID: 2023-232944

The Regional Culinary Director is responsible for providing leadership, support, and guidance to the culinary services staff in an assigned number of Communities.    


  • Work with their respective National Culinary Director in planning and implementing culinary program rollouts.
  • Ensure that communities are maintaining and continuously improving the culinary and service standards to meet business needs and industry trends.
  • Use metrics and KPIs to identify potential issues and establish action plans to improve operational performance
  • Support and prepare communities to pass Quality and Food Safety audits.
  • Work and assist Community Culinary Leaders in meeting financial targets and compliance standards.
  • Develop their teams, Culinary Leaders, and community culinary teams through ongoing and targeted training.
  • Support communities in their recruiting efforts.
  • Community emergency and crisis response either in person or through directing the regional team and communicating with operational leads.
  • Assist other departments, such as Engaged Life, Maintenance, Life Guidance, and Sales in meeting their goals and meeting/exceeding resident needs.
  • Motivate, inspire, train, and coach community team to implement the culinary team’s and company’s branded vision and exceed performance targets.
  • Create a culture of service by ensuring community teams understand their business, can deliver superior service, and abide by all company processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve as a catalyst for integrating process improvements across the region, leading, and championing tactical implementation of enhancements and/or changes. Able to inspire and motivate others to drive improvements.
  • Play an active role in hiring Culinary Leaders.
  • Serve as a business partner and trusted leader for the District and Regional teams.
  • Implement and monitor culinary strategies that enhance profitability for the organization.
  • May need to investigate complaints and implement effective solutions.
  • May perform other duties needed and/or assigned.
  • Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts degree or equivalent hospitality experience.
  • Seven (7) years progressive management experience managing a complex business with financial and operational responsibility that includes multi-site leadership (i.e., 30+ sites).
  • Successful high-volume P&L and budgetary management.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-starter capable of leading, directing, and supporting a diverse team with highly interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experience rolling out, training, and implementing new programs.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ability to learn and work within new systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use metrics to develop and drive business initiatives.
  • Serve Safe Certified – Instructor’s license preferred.
  • Will be required to travel up to 85% of time on behalf of Company. Travel time is subject to change based on business needs.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Company motor vehicle policy standards and Travel Policy.

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.


Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.

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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: Hopedale MA, 01747-1734
Community: Atria Senior Living
Req ID: 2023-232944

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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.

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Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
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