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Director of Culinary Operations

Oberlin, OH, USA | AVI Foodsystems

  • Industry:
    Food & Beverages
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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Plan, organize, and direct the work of team members engaged in the procurement, storage, preparation and serving of food

Assist in preparation of budget estimates and justifications for the food and nutrition services program and maintains cost controls

Plan and direct the ordering, receiving and accounting of all food products, supplies and equipment for food operation

Ensure excellence in service and quality of products

Account for achieving sound financial results

Take part in interviewing, selecting, managing and developing team members

Provide leadership and direction for timely decisions

Create and lead presentations at client meetings

Foster an atmosphere of teamwork that encourages staff to work collaboratively

Work with the highest level of integrity

Perform other duties as assigned by the Resident Director


3-5 years of management level experience, inclusive of regular client interaction

Campus catering background of development, setup and execution of large scale events

A working practice and understanding of union and labor relations

Strong operations background preferably including exposure to both school lunch and multi- unit functions

Demonstrated success in managing and developing teams to achieve desired results

Proficiency with financial aspects for the role, from budgeting to interpreting results and interacting with management team

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to conduct high level client meetings and presentations for quarterly reviews

Ability to effectively provide and receive feedback

Strong working computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word and Excel

Willingness and desire to take an involved, hands-on approach with leading the business

Ability to work towards and achieve established performance expectations

Personal characteristics that include: self-motivation, high levels of energy and enthusiasm and positive attitude


AVI offers:

A family culture and atmosphere

Competitive compensation

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members

401(k) with generous company match

Paid vacations and holidays

Immense training and growth opportunities

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