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Culinary Director
Volunteers of America National Services Arlington, VA
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Culinary Director

Volunteers of America National Services
Arlington, VA
Expired: March 28, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $5,000 Monthly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time

Do you have a background in nutrition and looking for a friendly work environment?  Are you looking to use your skills to impact the lives of others?  If so, come join our awesome team at Mary Marshall AL as a Culinary Director!  Apply today and take advantage of our $5,000 sign on bonus!

Mary Marshall is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization.

Culinary Director Job Highlights:

  • Free Meal program for staff
  • Smart Trip Benefit with $100 monthly stipend
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan;
  • Career scholarships;
  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pay-In-Lieu Program

Salary: $58,000-$65,000 + $5,000 sign on bonus

Schedule: M-F Days, occasional weekends

About the Job:

The Culinary Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a food service department. They are responsible for implementation of menus, purchasing, and food preparation. They apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, manage work teams, and much more. 


  • Oversees Dietary department and ensures department is meeting the highest standard attainable in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Directs and oversees all resident nutritional needs planning and programs.
  • Administers personnel function of the Dietary Department.
  • Plans, develops and executes facility and individual resident menus in conjunction with Dietitian Dietary Consultant in accordance with State and Federal regulations; implements substitutions of menu items dependent upon seasonal availability, individual preferences and principles of economy.
  • Oversees all department purchasing and maintains set budgets for the fiscal year.
  • Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
  • Supplies input and/or information on a monthly basis concerning department functions, activities, needs, goals and objectives; completes annual reports.
  • Supervises and assists in workflow and food handling techniques of staff as needed on the designated shift.
  • Performs responsibilities of dietary department absent staff, as necessary.
  • Ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly; and strict adherence to procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects; ensure universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed; and promptly address any hazardous conditions and equipment.
  • Supervise food preparation and serving.
  • Responsible for sanitation and safety procedures, practices and training of dietary department of conformance to quality standards and health regulations.
  • Understand, comply with and promote all rules regarding residents’ rights.


Required Qualifications: 

  1. Qualified Dietitian, or other nutrition-related Bachelor’s Degree, or successful completion of state-approved food service management course (Certified Dietary Manager or Dietary Technician).
  2. Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish this job.
  3. Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
  4. Numerical ability to make various computations in planning department objectives, keeping work records and schedules, preparing budgets, requisitioning supplies and monitoring inventory control.
  5. Adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of preparing and carrying quantity foods.
  6. Visual acuity and color discrimination for examining cooked and stored foods; taste and smell discrimination for determining nutritional quality and palatability of foods.
  7. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

At Mary Marshall Assisted Living, we provide outstanding, compassionate care to older adults with intellectual disabilities or mental illness. We are located in Arlington, VA, a wonderful city right across the Potomac River from Washington, DC! Our community is tight-knit, and we work as a team. We look out for and support our employees in all that they do, and offer a comprehensive benefits package that fosters a great work/life balance.

Certified as a "Great Place to Work" for 5 years in a row! Our employees say their work has a special meaning: this is not “just a job”.

Create happiness and apply today!

At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations’ shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best. 



Volunteers of America National Services

2000 5th St S

Arlington, VA
222041902 USA



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