Culinary Services Director - Senior Living Community

Location: Federal Way, WA
Job Number: 8330

Director of Culinary Services – Senior Living Community

Full Spectrum Staffing Solutions is a full-service healthcare recruiting agency specializing in long-term care leadership and healthcare administration. At Full Spectrum, our team of healthcare recruiters is dedicated to bringing exceptional operators and candidates together.

We are seeking an experienced chef for a Culinary Services Director position in Federal Way, WA.

This is a full-time, permanent, salaried position with a trusted senior living operator. Our client places employees at the forefront. You can expect a salary of $80,000 – $95,000 per year depending on experience. This role is hiring immediately.


  • Large Assisted Living and Independent Living community nestled in Federal Way, WA
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic and dedicated staff
  • Beautiful, luxurious community on 20+ acres
  • Opportunity is offering a competitive base salary and exceptional benefits.

Sound like a good fit?

We would love to connect with you about this job — and help you open new doors in your career. Contact us anytime via:

  • Text: (949) 844-5508
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  • Successful completion of recognized food safety course
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in administration and management of food service systems
  •  Must hold current state-required sanitation (Safe Food Handling and/or Certified Food Manager certification/license
  • Knowledge in all areas of local Health Department, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies relevant to culinary services
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as executive chef, chef in a hotel, restaurant, club, or other similar employment
  •  Senior living community experience preferred
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree (in culinary arts program preferred)


  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive, professional, and upscale culinary services program in order to create and maintain a positive experience for all customers.
  • Supervise the Culinary Services Department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.
  • Research, plan, develop, produce and serve menu cycle programs that are complaint with required nutritional/dietary criteria as required by local regulations and correctly prepares diets provided per policies procedures.
  • Meet or exceed established budgetary and financial guidelines.
  • Maintain appropriate records and participate in the research, preparation and writing of the department budget.
  • Exemplify at all times Community standards of cleanliness, sanitation and operational organization.
  • Responsible for hands-on, direct cooking, serving and dish washing as necessary.
  • Exhibit cooking standards of speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Ensure professional, trained, properly uniformed, and talented staff.
  • Responsible for adhering to food quality, appearance, and presentation standards at all times. 11. Visits residents periodically to evaluate food service such as quality, quantity, temperature, and appearance; and conducts evaluations to make revisions in operations/procedures to promote improved food service.
  • Supports creating a culture where the business decisions made in this position, along with individual employee engagement, drive top-line revenue and occupancy.

To learn more about this role, connect with us quickly by texting (949) 844-5508, LiveChatting at, or emailing

With over 29 years of collective experience, Full Spectrum has built management and leadership teams for some of the most prominent operators in the country. As a part of the Sanford Rose Associates International network of offices, our clients receive the personalized attention of a boutique search firm supported by the resources of the 9th largest executive search firm in the US. Our firm:

  • Is ranked among the Top 10 U.S. & Americas Search Firms
  • Has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, CNN
  • Has completed over 112,500 searches with a database of 2,540,000 candidates

The solution is here. Come thrive with us!

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