Culinary Director

  • Cassia
  • OKALEE OF MEDINA, 4350 Chippewa Rd, Medina, MN 55340, USA
  • Mar 23, 2020
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Okalee of Medina, a new 82-unit senior living community that opened in January, is seeking an experienced Culinary Director to join our team! With the support of the home office dietitians, you will direct the overall operations of the Culinary Services department to ensure quality food and nutritional services are provided to our residents. You will also ensure our residents receive a first-class dining experience through supervising and staffing exceptional dietary aides and cooks.

Preferred candidates have experience working in a senior or assisted living setting, a willingness to use creativity in making menus, and a desire to work with other departments to ensure high food and dining quality. 

We take pride in providing compassionate care to our residents by focusing on our 8 pillars of excellence (Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Unity, Respect, and Collaboration). If you would like to be a part of something special, please apply to this ad today. We would love to talk with you!

This is a Full-Time, benefit eligible position.

Culinary Director responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate nutritional care is provided to all residents.
  • Coordinate with home office dietitians to plan meals at the facility.
  • Oversee daily operations of the Culinary Services department.
  • Guarantee meals, snacks, and supplements are planned, prepared, and served to residents in a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise department staff.
  • Prepare employee schedules, maintain attendance records, and approve payroll.
  • Work with the activities department to plan for daily socials.
  • Promote special food events (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.) for residents and guests.
  • Perform additional tasks as required.

Culinary Director skills and requirements:

  • 2-3+ years of culinary experience required.
  • 1+ year of supervisory experience (preferably in food service) required.
  • Food Safety Manager Certificate preferred.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal food service regulations, preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  •  Career growth opportunities
  •  Paid Time Off (PTO)
  •  Medical and Dental benefits after 30 days Full time employment
  • Supplemental Benefits available ex. vision, life, and more
  • Competitive wages with credit for experience
  • Retirement with employer match

About Us:

Cassia is a Christian mission organization with over 200 years of combined experience caring for those in need. We strive to inspire residents to live the lives that are most fulfilling to them. We take pride in the longevity of our management team and invite you to apply to learn more!

EOE/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled *A Drug Free Workplace *A Veteran Friendly Employer