Director of Culinary Services
Seniors Living
BC - British Columbia, VICTORIA

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Our client is a leading owner, operator, and investor in the senior living sector; committed to helping older adults live life to the fullest. They are a major operator in the Canadian market offering seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long-term care. Currently seeking a culinary professional to fill the role of Director of Culinary Services; to manage all aspects of culinary service within the community and to consistently deliver an exceptional dining experience to our residents and guests. The Director of Culinary Services is committed to delivering “best in class” culinary strategy, offering outstanding service and creative, diverse and flexible menus made with high quality fresh ingredients and appetizingly presented to meet and exceed resident expectations.

Contact Marc Roberts at 604.268.6202 x6 or submit your resume in confidence below.


  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director and National Director of Culinary Services to implement the culinary strategic plan in order to achieve high levels of resident satisfaction
  • Implement seasonal menus to use culinary creativity and knowledge of resident preferences gather from Resident Food Council Committee meetings to enhance menus, maintaining food quality in compliance with regulations, company policies and culinary standards
  • Leverage creativity and knowledge of resident preferences to enhance menus, maintaining food quality in compliance with regulations, company policies and culinary standards
  • Support daily culinary operations with a hands-on approach to leadership, mentoring and filling is as require during meal service times actively in the kitchen and dining room as required
  • Provide culinary expertise, training and operational support to the culinary team to ensure
  • Residents receive high quality food and services in compliance with culinary standards and company policies
  • Oversee and direct daily operations and provide culinary expertise, training, and
  • operational support to the kitchen and dining staff to ensure the provision of high quality food services in compliance with culinary standards and company policies
  • Provide guidance, consultation and support to site level Executive Directors for the effective development of culinary service employees to ensure high employee engagement
  • Effectively manage food budget by supporting full compliance with company approved
  • vendors and standardized product, ensuring effective inventory controls, and minimizing food waste/spoilage
  • Manage and minimize labour costs through effective scheduling and labour plans
  • Exceed operations standards in - food quality, service presentation, and health and safety compliance
  • Cultivate and maintain effective partnerships with site level management and the National Support Team to support operational goals and occupancy targets
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in the company Code of Conduct
  • To complete all other duties as assigned


  • Minimum (2) year community college Food Services Supervisor course or equivalent
  • Valid Food Safety/Food Handler’s Certification
  • Red Seal designation or equivalent considered an asset
  • Smart Serve Certification
  • Knowledge of applicable government regulations and requirements
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing, training, coaching and evaluating a team
  • Ability to analyze challenging situations and develop effective solutions through interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and decision making capabilities with minimal supervision
  • Retirement industry experience is considered an asset

Corporate Culture

  • Great place to work
  • Industry leaders
  • Making a difference in people’s lives
  • Exceptional employees
  • Supportive, professional culture
  • Driven to be the best
  • Commitment to a safe work environment
  • Live our values


  • Competitive sales focused compensation
  • Support from your Regional and National Team
  • Technology to help you do your job better
  • Benefits and Pension Package
  • Better work life balance

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