Director of Culinary Services

  • Job Reference: 00000713-1
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2021
  • Company: Morada Senior Living
  • Location: Texas, Louisiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

It's time to join Morada Senior Living, a part of now the 9th largest senior housing operator (Discovery Senior Living) located in Texas and New Mexico.  

Morada Senior Living is looking for a Director of Culinary Services - Fine Dining to join our organization.

About the Opportunity: 

Does working for the leader in the Senior Housing industry sound like the professional challenge you are seeking? Morada Senior Living offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. Employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their own careers. You'll be working with incredible individuals with boundless creativity.


  • Develops and implements food services policies, procedures, and job descriptions. Plans menus and menu cycles according to cultural and regional food preferences, and resident dietary guidelines. Adjusts recipes to appropriate yield.
  • Monitors the quality and consistency of the food to include food temperatures, portion control, palatability and attractiveness of food, and implements changes to ensure quality according to established standards.
  • Observes workers engaged in preparing, portioning, and garnishing foods to ensure that methods of cooking and garnishing and sizes of portions are as prescribed.
  • Cooks and carves meats, and prepares dishes.
  • Orders food and chemical supplies for the kitchen; receives and validates all food deliveries against order form.
  • Inventories food items monthly.
  • Conducts regular Quality Assurance Audits.
  • Practices safe and sanitary food handling.
  • Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures.
  • Negotiates and signs food service agreements with vendors.
  • Selects, schedules, and conducts orientation and in-service educational programs for personnel.
  • Monitors monthly expenditures to include explanation of significant variances to ensure compliance with budget.                


  • Bachelor's degree in culinary arts program preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience in a food service environment.
  • Must have successfully completed food safety training.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well.


In addition to a rewarding career and competitive salary, Morada offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

Eligible team members are offered a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, paid time off, and paid holidays.  Team members are eligible to participate in our outstanding 401(k) plan with company match our Employee Assistance Program and accident insurance policies.

Thank you for your interest in Morada Senior Living careers.  If you have any questions about the position you are applying for, please contact the community directly.