Food Service Director

Tampa, Florida

SAGE Dining Services is seeking a food service director for a retail food service operation at an independent school in Tampa, Florida.

The Director is responsible for all of the client needs in food service on the campus which includes not only the student and faculty population but also the catering needs for admissions, advancement, and administration.

The Food Service Director is responsible for all aspects of the account: catering, service, production, sanitation and financial performance. Other duties include menu development, ordering and inventory, and team development.

The Director must have a passion for people and food. The Candidate will have a CAN DO!! attitude, strong communication skills, high energy and enthusiasm. The best candidate will enjoy current food trends, and have nutritional and wellness awareness as well as extensive food production experience. In addition, the ideal employee will have great skills: people, planning, organizational, computer, and customer service.

Candidate must have prior cash management food service experience.

Job responsibilities:

-manage and train the kitchen staff

-demonstrate exemplary customer service skills

-create menus

-implement and maintain HACCP standards

-develop client and customer relationships

-deliver fabulous catering results

-communicate clearly, professionally and effectively

-deliver budgeted financial results

-create a positive team environment

-manage ordering and inventory

-lead daily production

-manage retail operation

-Job Qualifications:

-at least 3 years of prior management experience

-efficient recruiter

-knowledgeable in current food trends

-pro active mindset

-positive role model

-analytical outlook

-community/ service minded

-detail oriented

-energetic demeanor

-strong work ethic and integrity

-timely responses to communication

-proficiency with computers


SAGE's chefs and culinary teams are talented individuals who know how to prepare a great meal! Menus are individually written to reflect local and regional foods, flavors and culinary style. The culinary team at your unit will execute your menu with healthful menu writing, recipe development and cooking methods. At SAGE, the skills and expertise of our chefs are what make every dining experience truly unique. We encourage all our chefs to use their culinary talent to write menus. Our chefs start with fresh ingredients and prepare meals from scratch.

This position is all about imagination, creativity, and demonstrating a strong work ethic. We would like to find a director who understands what it means to add a little WOW to the program.

Consistency is the most critical factor in dining service and the successful candidate will possess the skills and leadership traits necessary to get all employees to follow him/her to reach our goals.

We offer a highly competitive compensation package including paid vacation, holidays, life, health, basic dental and disability insurance, and 401(k). You have the flexibility to create your own benefits package by choosing the plans that are best suited to meet your needs and those of your family.

Pre-employment credit and background check required.

Local candidates only.

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