Want to influence a generation?¬ ¬ How about working in a place where you know you make a difference?¬ ¬ Try one of our 4000 public and private school locations managed by Chartwells School Dining Services.¬ ¬ That's about 1.6 million young students we provide meals and food service for each day.¬ ¬ Eat. Learn. Live¬ exemplifies Chartwells' promise and philosophy that nourishing students is not only our business; it's our commitment to the communities in which we serve.

Job Summary

Working as a Director of Dining Services, you will oversee all aspects of the school nutrition program, including client relations, management of the day- to day operations, leading a team along with ensuring that the food offered to the customers is of superior quality. Additionally, you will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a liaison between Chartwells, the school administration, staff, students and the community

  • Comply with nutrition objectives and support operational goals of the school nutrition program

  • Oversees all P&L and budgeting as it pertains to the account

  • Establishes cost control goals to effectively manage the school nutrition program

  • Manages purchasing and inventory controls

  • Maintains excellent relationships with the client

  • Works with the Chef and management team in creating nutritious and top quality food for the students

  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure food is prepared and served in a sanitary and safe environment.

  • Provides leadership in creating a safe work environment for school nutrition operations

  • Implements new culinary programs in conjunction with the Chartwells marketing and culinary team

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

  • Interviews, hires, trains and coaches employees and managers

  • Maintains food cost while ensuring safety & quality standards


  • Associate's degree¬ required

  • Three to five years of foodservice management experience required

  • School dining experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of the national school lunch program desired

  • Exceptional business etiquette and client relations

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Financial and business acumen

  • Excellent communication skills

  • ServSafe or Department of Health certification a plus

Apply to Chartwells Schools today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.¬  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID:¬ ¬ 219622

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