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School Food Service Director in New York, NY at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Serve as the main communicator and day-to-day client contact, fostering positive client relationships at an independent K-12 school
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of team members engaged in the procurement, storage, preparation and serving of food for this multi-operation location
  • Assist in preparation of budget estimates and justifications for the food and nutrition services program and maintain cost control
  • Plan and direct the ordering, receiving and accounting of all food products, supplies and equipment for food operation
  • Ensure excellence in service and quality of products
  • Achieve sound financial results
  • Take part in interviewing, selecting, managing and developing of team members
  • Provide leadership and direction for timely decisions
  • Create and lead presentations at client meetings
  • Foster an atmosphere of teamwork and encourage team members to collaborate
  • Work with the highest level of integrity
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the District Manager

 

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of management level experience, inclusive of regular client interaction
  • Must have a background as a chef or trained in culinary arts
  • Knowledge with the National School Lunch Program
  • Strong operations background, preferably including exposure to both school lunch and multi-unit functions
  • Demonstrated success in managing and developing teams to achieve desired results
  • Proficiency with financial aspects for the role, from budgeting to interpreting results and interacting with management team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to conduct high level client meetings and presentations for quarterly reviews
  • Ability to effectively provide and receive feedback
  • Ability to manage in a union environment
  • Strong working computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness and desire to take an involved, hands-on approach with leading the business
  • Ability to work towards and achieve established performance expectations
  • Personal characteristics that include: self motivation, high levels of energy and enthusiasm and positive attitude

 

Benefits:

AVI offers:

  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Immense training and growth opportunities

 

We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE