Director of Food Service

Responsible for smooth and efficient general management and food service functions 
Job Description

Reports to: Associate Executive Director

Housing Provided: Studio Style Apartment 

The Director of Food Service is responsible for smooth and efficient general management and food service functions and outlets including planning, purchasing, preparation, serving, clean-up and managing a diverse staff. The Director of Food Service is instrumental in creating an inclusive camp community while meeting high standards of sanitation and safety for all food services provided. The director is responsible for compliance with state and county health regulations.


5 years of equivalent experience or a bachelor's degree in Food Management, Dietetics, Hotel and Restaurant Management is required.

Essential Functions
  • Serve as primary chef for all meals provided by camp kitchen.
  • Plan the weekly menu with dietary considerations of campers and team members, budgetary guidelines, variety, and nutrition.
  • Willingness to plan cohesive and inclusive menus for campers and staff who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant and other types of restrictions.
  • Prepares food orders based on current food inventory and menu planning working within financial targets.
  • Hire, train and supervise a competent staff. Recommend training, promotions, and salary adjustments for Food Service personnel. Set performance standards and evaluate performance.
  • Schedule, assign, and coordinate work maximizing staff strengths and working within payroll guidelines and budgets.
  • Purchase all food and supplies necessary for food service operations. Negotiate bulk purchases of food and supplies with vendors.
  • Plan meals and deliveries to ensure the best utilization of the facility and staff to meet customer needs.
  • Set up and maintain an inventory, and quality control system to ensure delicious and nutritious meals for guests and staff.
  • Track expenditures to operate within an approved budget.
  • Maintain sanitation and safety standards including proper food storage and handling by all team members equipment according to local and state laws.
  • Maintain cookware and equipment according to local and state laws.
  • Notify direct report of all concerns related to facility safety and follow emergency procedures correctly.
  • Lead with the YMCA core values – Caring, Honestly, Respect, & Responsibility.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Resource Developer

Property/Facility Management


Critical Thinking & Decision Making

Required Certifications

ServSafe Certification Food Handler/Manager (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment)