Assistant Food Service Director - Dining Services


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D1040 - Education Food Service
Valley Services, Inc - D1040 - Education Food Service
United States of America
Food Service Management




The Assistant Food Service Director directs the foodservice department while ensuring that Valley's vision, goals and objectives are met based on client and contractual obligations. This employee ensures that quality nutritional care, high quality food products, and services are provided to all customers and patients while maintaining the standards of Valley Services and all regulatory agencies which affect the facility. The Assistant Food Service Director will perform all functions of the Director of Food and Nutrition Services in his or her absence.



A High School Diploma, culinary certification or equivalent and two (2) years of experience in food service management required. Must have computer experience using Microsoft Office software (Word & Excel), including the use of internet and electronic mail systems. Experience in menu development, catering, and production management preferred. Knowledge of merchandizing techniques and “special events” within a food service setting preferred. ServSafe Certification required.

Preference: College degree in food service management, nutrition science, dietetics, business, or related field preferred.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills to communicate with educational levels, including team members, customers and employees
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and understand instructions, policies, and other communications
  • Must have the ability to make judgment concerning the interpretation of policies and procedures that will affect employees
  • Must have a strong knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel for reports and analysis
  • Must have knowledge of proper sanitation and food handling
  • Must have the ability to direct employees to meet the goals and objectives of the unit
  • Must have the ability to perform all types of mathematical functions and measure numbers, proportions and quantities of food products
  • Must have a strong knowledge in expense management, financial planning, and strategic planning



Physical demand level is light with 40 pounds being demanded occasionally. Intermittent sitting and standing with wide freedom of movement. Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. Some travel by vehicle or air, including overnight, may be required.


Works with minimal supervision. Concentrates for long periods of time with attention to detail. Takes independent action and makes decisions. Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality concerning employees, clients, customers, patients, and/or other company business. Meets multiple deadlines and schedules.


Environment is a production kitchen/cafeteria facility. Interacts with employees on a daily basis. Works to flexible hours as needed. Works most of the workday indoors; however, sudden and extreme changes in temperatures may occur.


The Assistant Food Service Director reports directly to the Director of Food and Nutrition Services of the unit and indirectly to the applicable District Manager. May have supervision of assigned unit employees and will have direct supervision of all unit employees in the absence of the Director of Food and Nutrition Services.

Minimum Requirements




The position functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position. It may be necessary to follow other instructions or perform other related duties required by Valley Services, Inc.

  • Assists with procuring, producing, and serving food to all customers
  • Assists with managing costs of food, labor and supplies in accordance with the budget
  • Assists with the management of unit personnel
  • Assists with preparing and submitting financial reports and strategic goals for the department
  • Assists with conducting in-service trainings and new employee orientation
  • Makes recommendations regarding the purchase of equipment and supplies
  • Assists with coordinating and managing the daily personnel administration actions
  • Assists with Monitors inventory and places orders utilizing quantities on hand
  • Completes an assessment and performs training with kitchen personnel in sanitation practices and establish cleaning schedules and other sanitary controls as required by the county and or state health department and Valley policy
  • Assists with maintaining the highest rating on health inspections and corrects any deficiencies
  • Assist with unit staff meetings


Valley Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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