District Manager

Job Description


Responsible for overseeing the management of all food service operations at multiple sites, promoting quality, sanitation, safety, and delivery service to ensure superior service in a correctional environment. Plan, direct and coordinate the activities associated with a variety of routine and non-routine tasks in the daily operations of multiple food service units.

Essential Job Functions
• Implement short/long term financial and operational plans supporting overall planned objectives
• Assist with new programs resulting in an increased level of satisfaction and operational excellence
• Assist the performance of operations through verification and analysis of satisfaction systems 
• Ensure that managers forecast needs of all satellite locations, prepare necessary orders and ensure proper daily deliveries of all menu items through cost effective and timely purchases
• Ensure that managers and staff prepare food on time to meet nutritional standards, Department of Health standards, contract standards and is visually appealing
• Ensure that managers maintain adequate inventory levels to deliver quality service and compile and cost inventory as needed for financial reviews 
• Assist with and maintain a proactive human resource function to ensure staff motivation, training and development to comply with established labor regulations, goals and objectives




Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lead a team in a high volume food production environment
  • Ability to motivate and supervise team members to attain quality and quantity of food production in a correctional work environment
  • Contract-management service experience is preferred
  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills in financial reporting, as well as maintaining accurate records required by governing agencies
  • Strong training skills, cost controls experience and the ability to effectively lead a kitchen management team is strongly desired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and tact
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required
  • Ability to understand profit and loss statements is preferred
  • Must qualify for and maintain correctional facility security clearance


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School diploma/GED plus equivalent experience required
  • ServSafe Certified
  • At least five (5) years’ of food service experience, preferably in a correctional setting
  • Previous multi-unit supervisory experience is preferred
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret food and technical reports and journals, and financial reports. 
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as recipe conversion, weekly operating reports, financial statements, etc. Ability to apply said concepts to practical situations
  • Must have experience with purchasing, inventory, ordering, receiving and cost control
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required