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Watertown, MAPosting Date:

06/14/2019Closing Date:


Director of Food Service and Stores

Department: Food Service and Stores

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.


Under the direction of the CFO, the Director of Food Service and Storeroom coordinates the food service program for the school's resident and day students, and staff. Oversees the purchase, preparation, and cooking of meals for two main kitchens and three dining areas across campus. The Director of Food Service and Stores will manage all storeroom operations and employees including overseeing the purchasing, receiving and delivery of cross campus materials.and maintain policies and procedures associated with these areas.

Responsibilities include:

* Supervises and trains food service and storeroom staff in proper procedures for respective areas;
* Manages kitchens, Perk Caf?, and Catering ensuring proper compliance on a daily basis; in accordance with Perkins Standards, OSHA and other state and federal public health regulations.
* Create and oversee procedures used to ensure compliance with special allergy menus and implements changes when necessary.
* Identifies and creates standards for ordering, production, serving and disposal of food and delivery of goods across all campus functions
* Meets with all resident supervisory staff to discuss status of food service preparation, delivery, policy and procedural matters on a regularly scheduled basis.
* Manages quality control
* Oversees purchasing, delivery, and reporting for budget transfer of cleaning supplies, paper products and miscellaneous goods for the Facilities Department

* Works with staff to create metrics for assessing efficiency and reports outcomes on a monthly basis.Develops strategies based on outcomes of reports.
* Estimates and tracks food, beverage and supply costs, ensures costs are within budget and helps prepare annual budget for department.
* Partners with school's Nutritionist on developing and updating of appropriate menu items for meals and snacks for students, clients and staff; and work with food preparation and other cottage supervisory staff to ensure that planned menus are standardized and followed as directed.
* General Management:
* Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
* Interfaces with internal support teams and outside vendors.
* To perform other related duties and task as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree in food service management, hospitality or business administration is required
* Minimum of five years preferably in food service or culinary arts with related supervisory experience and/or training in multi-unit kitchen operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Food Safety Experience: ServSafe certified, Ability to train ServSafe Review; Must become certified to teach ServSafe

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.


Perkins School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including unlawful language proficiency requirements), age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and military service in treatment or employment at Perkins, admission or access to Perkins, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Perkins operates.

Perkins is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age. A

compendium of those regulations can be found at

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding discrimination:

Name and Title: Michele Crews, Director of Human Resources

Address: 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Telephone Number: (617) ###-####

E-mail Address: ...@perkins.org

Inquiries concerning the application of each of the federal statutes and their implementing regulations to Perkins may be referred to Ms. Crews or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at (617) ###-#### or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.

Associated topics: administrative staff, assist, asso, associate, beverage, document, operation, operational assistant, operations director, records management

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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