Director of Dining Services

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LivGenerations Senior Living


LivGenerations Ahwatukee


Director of Dining Services ‐ The Dean of Dinner


“I make my bed using military corners because that’s the proper way. On Thanksgiving, my kitchen is clean before the Turkey comes out of the oven. My grocery list is categorized by meal. It’s not uncommon for me to ask if you’re thirsty two, three, and even four times. People say I’m good at planning.”


Sound like you? Apply to be a Director of Dining Services with LivGenerations today. As a Director of Dining Services, you plan everything around experience. It’s your duty to make residents feel welcomed and connected, and you train your staff to deliver a hospitality focused experience with everything they do. We don’t know where you got the Halloween decorations last year, but they will be tough to top this year. Can’t wait to see what you serve up!


Can you thrive in a culture like that? Do you believe serving others is the best thing a person can do?


Whether you’ve worked in senior living before or not, you’re someone to whom we’d like to talk.


Of course, work wouldn’t be work without some responsibilities. The Director of Dining Services is a working supervisor position experienced in planning menus, ordering food/supplies, managing teams, interacting with residents and customers and total fiscal management of dining operations. Knowledge of food handling, preparation, services and operation of kitchen equipment is a must. You’re well versed in dining room etiquette and customer relations to produce an upscale hospitality focused experience for residents, families and guests. If you can do all of these things, and you’re outgoing, passionate, and ethical, then what are you waiting for? Apply today.


Why join the LivGenerations team?

We do more than build and operate senior living communities. At LivGenerations, we help people live fuller lives. We believe that providing senior living means giving people an unrivaled experience while treating everyone with respect and operating with fiscal responsibility. What makes us different? Our investment in people enables them to enjoy genuine relationships, personal growth activities, and opportunities to provide meaningful service to others


Why, Promise, and Values:

Support Liv Communities’ Why, Promise, and Values. Incorporate the Liv Values into strategy, daily decision making and relationships.


  • Hands on supervisor for dining team to achieve an outstanding/professional hospitality experience
  • Training, mentoring and supervising kitchen team in cooking/presentation/sanitation standards
  • Training dining team to uphold service standards for our residents, guests and customers
  • Inventory food/supplies to ensure needed products are in-house for high customer satisfaction
  • Manage food and labor budgets for overall dining services department
  • Leads dining teams to delivering same quality dining experience to all residents/customers regardless of where they reside and/or eat. Upscale hospitality focus at all levels of service
  • Coordinating with Activities Director and Sales/Marketing team to create menus for special events, marketing events/presentations, outreach, and other special occasions
  • Knowledge of local and state health and sanitation and safety codes. Maintains proper information needed during inspections. Maintains high ratings from local & state inspections. Follows all safety rules and regulations
  • Maintains a strict “clean as you go” policy, maintaining a clean, professional work environment
  • Designs cleaning procedures and scheduling to ensure sanitary standards are being met in all locations
  • Able to design menu selections keeping resident and customer’s preferences/needs in mind. Is knowledgeable in liberalized therapeutic diets per community’s diet roster
  • Always be customer service oriented. Work with team members to deliver measures of excellence that sets us apart from our competitors and delivers a unique, upscale experience
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or VP of Dining


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


  • High school diploma, GED certificate required (or years of experience may substitute on a year-to-year basis); formal Culinary Degree or Associates/Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing a dining service department within the hospitality industry required; three (3) years’ experience managing a dining service department in independent/assisted living industry preferred
  • Providing dining for Memory Care residents a plus
  • Must be able to obtain a food handlers card and ServSafe Certification within 30 days of employment
  • Liquor Basic and Management Certification within 30 days of employment
  • Criminal record clearance prior to initial presence in the community
  • Pass post offer TB test and drug screen
  • Have or obtain Heimlich training and maintain current status throughout employment
  • Background in training and mentoring staff. Experience working with seniors and emergency skills
  • LivGenerations requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the extent permitted by law.


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