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Director of Dining Services

Billings, Montana
17 Sep 2022

Full-time; Day and Evening position

Sweetwater Retirement Communities began over 30 years ago with a simple mission - to honor our seniors by offering a variety of healthy, happy lifestyle options.

By getting the right people on the team at all levels of the organization and by making work fun, we will create a culture where the best people will want to work, residents will want to live, and the core values of Accountability, Relentless Improvement, Embrace Change, Respect and Passion are embraced.

Are you one of the right people'?

Sweetwater Retirement is hiring for a Director of Dining Services who will oversee the supervision and responsibilities of kitchen duties and staff including menu planning, food orders, staff training and managing work schedules.


  • Perform defined work routines, using various dietary utensil supplies and equipment assigned by the Manager or Owners.
  • Inform manager of supply and equipment needs.
  • Any damaged fixtures, equipment, or repair needs.
  • Unsafe or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Any conditions conducive to controlling insects, rodents or other vermin.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings
  • Work a rotating weekend schedule
  • Attend any in-service educational programs recommended by the Manager
  • Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties. Documentation of water, refrigerator and freezer temperatures required by the state. Responsibility and making sure all state Policies are followed
  • Follow all Infection Control procedures
  • Understand facility's fire and disaster plans and follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies
  • Be knowledgeable of all federal, state, and facility's rules, regulations, and policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties or special assignments as directed by the Manager of Dietary Manager and/or other management
  • Making sure all meal counts are done and followed each week and recorded correctly.

  • High School diploma preferred.
  • One (1) to Two (2) years previous institutional dietary service preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and follow written and oral instructions to follow recipe directions and diet orders and work assignment
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruption
  • Able to handle a busy environment.
  • Supervisor responsibilities over all employees. Able to give direction and proper training of kitchen staff
  • Numerical ability is necessary for recipe preparation and proper measuring for food preparation. Proper measuring for chemicals and cleaning agents.
  • Previous experience in menu preparation and ordering of food
  • Motor coordination and manual dexterity is required for various work routines such as preparing food items, serving meal trays, handling soiled dishes, operating dietary equipment and cleaning work area
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as willingness to pick up shifts for ill calls.
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