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Director of Dining Services / Executive Chef

The Knolls Lincoln, NE

Job Description

We are a premier senior living community and are seeking a team-oriented professional to deliver exceptional service for our residents as an Executive Chef / Dining Services Director.  We are a family-owned community committed to providing a “new generation of retirement living” for seniors, offering a full continuum of care from independent and assisted living to every stage of memory care.

We are committed to a work environment that encompasses integrity, respect and a resident-centered focus.  We are equally dedicated to providing a team-oriented atmosphere where each team member’s strengths are acknowledged and their individual development is encouraged.

Position Summary: Prepare or supervise the preparation of food daily as outlined by the weekly menus. Encourage quality and artistic plate delivery. Effectively manage team members, leading by example in uniform guidelines, work ethic, and respect for both staff and residents. Adhere to and enforce company policies as outlined in the employee handbook.  Interact positively with marketing, nursing, and various other departments to stimulate the overall growth of the community. Interact positively with residents to enhance an active and content lifestyle within the community.


  • Demonstrated experience working in a customer focused role
  • Oversee all aspects of food preparation and service
  • Lead crews in all aspects of food service and preparation, both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house, expecting thorough and timely completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people, particularly the elderly and their family members
  • Ability to communicate openly, honestly and responsibly with others
  • Ability to maintain a customer focus treating all customers with respect and integrity
  • Ability to accept responsibility for agreements made and follow through as appropriate
  • Strong organizational skills are required
  • Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted

We offer a competitive wage to our team members and comprehensive benefits to those individuals who are hired for full-time.  Our commitment to providing five-star quality service offers team members the opportunity to make a difference every day. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented individual who is enthusiastic about working with seniors, apply today!

Job Details

Date Posted June 6, 2018
Date Closes July 6, 2018
Address 5801 Norman Road
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Dining
Function Director of Dining Services / Executive Chef
Job Type Full-time Employee
Hours Full Time
SOC Category 35-1011.00 Chefs and Head Cooks
Zipcode 68512
Name Nicole Ellermeier
Address 5801 Norman Road
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone 4022105719

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Chef

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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision