Job Description

Morrison Living


Morrison Living, a member of Compass Group®, is the nation’s only company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition & wellness, EVS and hospitality services to the senior living industry.? Morrison has over 350 registered dietitians, 250 executive chefs, 400 hospitality associates and 7,000 professional food service team members. Actively committed to fostering ways to enjoy great-tasting, healthy food through socially responsible practices and superior customer service, the Atlanta-based company serves more than 450 senior living clients in 42 states, including some of the largest and most prominent senior living communities in the United States.  



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Job Summary

Working as the Director of Dining Services you will be responsible for the research, testing, development, documenting, training, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and making necessary adjustments to innovative new dishes, concepts and/or food programs.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Serves as Department Head to provide leadership and set standards of culinary excellence
  • Works with Division leadership in planning, implementing and supporting new food concepts or programs at their locations
  • Develops and mentors senior chefs in various Company divisions and geographical regions
  • Creates training opportunities for chefs and managers through manufacturer and vendor resources and sharing / promoting internal best practices
  • Stays current with market trends and customer demands
  • Participates in and attends trade shows and continuing education opportunities
  • Plans menus for daily offerings, seasonal or limited time specials, daily and special event catering for a wide variety of locations and applications
  • Conducts food tastings and evaluate food presentation
  • Establishes food specifications
  • Works with food manufacturers and vendors to select best product / value for needs
  • Ensures that food products and handling procedures adhere to local, state and federal regulations
  • Contributes expertise in kitchen and servery design and / or remodeling projects
  • Leads culinary teams in planning, training, set-up and opening new and / or remodeled accounts
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Purchasing, Marketing and Business Development on special projects and Company initiatives
  • Direct sustainability initiatives throughout Company locations
  • Oversee Nutrition staff and programs
  • Updates senior management, supervisory managers and account management teams on industry trends and new food programs


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of five years of progressive culinary experience in high volume, complex service and catering operations
  • Minimum of two years of menu development
  • Knowledge of budgets, food and labor costs, inventory controls
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international cuisines and catering trends
  • Thorough understanding of food equipment and safety standards
  • Strong organizational, leadership, coaching and training skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and work demands
  • Self-starter, innovative and ability to multitask
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Capable of representing the Company in food service industry events and public relations appearances
  • Strong computer skills; including MS office, recipe management and nutrition programs

Apply to Morrison Living today!

Morrison Living is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)


Associates at Morrison Community Living are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

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