QNS Recruiting

Kitchen Manager - Reading

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/3/2022 12:50 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Experience Needed
1-3 years
Salary Info
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
QNS Recruiting


Full Time


Monday - Friday 





Senior LIFE is an innovative home and community based Medicare and Medicaid funded program which provides all-inclusive healthcare services and support to seniors living in the community. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need.  Senior LIFE staff members live the mission of the program.  Our team is committed to partnering with our seniors to remain at home through promoting open communication and shared decision making while providing excellent care and services.


Nutrition and dietary maintenance are essential pieces of this mission and, as a result, the Kitchen Manager is at the forefront of improving and enhancing this critical piece of center life. This hands-on manager is responsible for orchestrating all phases of the LIFE Center’s dining services, ensuring all members and staff have access to high quality, nutritious food, prepared in safe, sanitary conditions.




Due to the nature of centers and members’ specific dietary, nutritional and outside needs, the Kitchen Manager’s oversight and influence will be wide-reaching and essential to positive momentum for the organization as a whole. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Planning, organizing, directing and controlling all kitchen- and dining services-related functions
  • Daily implementation of all dining services, including purchasing food and supplies, storage, meal preparation, sanitation and nutritional care
  • Developing and disseminating weekly menus, and determining proper orders based on upcoming needs
  • Overseeing the kitchen budget and maintaining proper financial records, invoices and reports for senior management
  • Identifying and securing new contracts with top area vendors, to increase efficiencies and provide quality food and supplies for the most competitive costs
  • Monitoring the sanitation and safety of large equipment, including freezers, refrigerators and appliances
  • Evaluate food waste and assess feedback from staff and members to determine potential areas for improvement, then implement associated changes accordingly
  • Developing strong relationships with members through frequent interactions during meal times
  • Orienting and training kitchen and dining services staff to ensure proper alignment with safety and sanitation protocol 



With significant oversight in the center’s food service flow, the Kitchen Manager will be in frequent contact with the Dietician as well as other interdisciplinary team participants, and must be able to provide thoughtful, well-articulated insights and feedback surrounding the nutritional/dietary needs of the overall center, as well as careful observations emerging from his/her onsite interactions. As such, good observational and listening skills as well as strong communication, analytical and organization capabilities are required.


To be considered for this role, candidates must have previous work experience in food services, specifically within the healthcare arena, plus certification in ServSafe or another approved sanitation course. A high school diploma or equivalent and a local food service health card are also required.Vaccination from covid-19 is a condition for hiring.  A request for exemption can be submitted and will be reviewed and approved on an individual basis.








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