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Job ID #1174

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Blue Mountain Christian Retreat

LocationNew Ringgold, Pennsylvania (USA)
UpdatedAugust 01, 2023
TitleFood Service Director

Position Objective
The Food Service Director is responsible for directing the department in providing an environment where guests may come to hear the Word of God proclaimed by preparing delicious meals while maintaining cleanliness, service, and product quality standards that is consistent with the Food Service Staff Handbook, Philosophy, and Extended Objectives of Blue Mountain Christian Retreat & Conference Center.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Responsible for menu planning, budget adherence, kitchen management and cooking.
• Responsible for hiring and training of all kitchen staff. • Set procedures in place for preparation, cooking and storage of meals for up to 400 guests, which is to be followed by kitchen staff according to HACCP guidelines. • Schedule shifts for kitchen staff based on amount of guests being served. • Plan, assign, and direct work to kitchen staff. • Establish standards for cleanliness and organization of cooking stations, dining area and pantry.
• Develop menu with Kitchen Manager/Head Chef. • Review, evaluate, and update food preparation procedures with Kitchen Manager/Head chef.
• Seek best options for deals as well as new food vendors, while maintaining relationships with current vendors, to ensure food cost and quality meet standards set by Executive Director. • Place, receive, and stock food orders in a timely and cost effective manner. • Oversee safe storage of inventory of food, cleaning supplies, and kitchen equipment.
• Communicate meal changes to other departments clearly (office, maintenance, housekeeping, etc.).
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
• Supervise the year-round and seasonal teams and dining hall amenities. • Foster teamwork with these teams by resolving problems and achieve goals cooperatively and effectively.
• Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of the guests when on the grounds.
General Qualifications
• must have a true born again experience • a love for the Lord Jesus Christ
• a desire to see people come to the knowledge of the salvation available through Jesus Christ
• must have experienced or be open to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
• be in agreement with BMCR Doctrinal Statement, Personal Principles and Practices, Policies, and Procedures
• a servant’s attitude that places others ahead of self
• must live a Godly lifestyle
• attend scheduled staff meetings
• a willingness to place oneself under the headship of BMCR

• Minimum High School Diploma or its equivalent • Culinary school experience preferred

Work Experience
• Minimum 5 years food service experience • Managerial experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Possess an ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
• Fit to serve in a fast paced environment and multitask. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills through any and all means of communication.
• Exemplary interpersonal skills, high degree of emotional intelligence, and mind to remain calm in stressful situations.
• Capable of observing staff and guest behavior, discern it’s appropriateness, and enforce safety, emergency, or disciplinary procedures and apply appropriate management techniques.
• Direct and manage all kitchen staff and staff hours to work as a team and efficiently • Computer proficiency and ability to utilize various software packages. • Equipped to learn safe uses/handling of chemicals and maintaining a safe working environment.
• Able to obtain all certifications that may relate to the position. • Servsafe qualification preferred.
Physical Demands
The physical environment requires the employee holding this position to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions on uneven and hilly terrain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be constantly standing, sitting, performing tasks requiring hand-eye coordination, grasping, pulling, pushing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, bending, and carrying or otherwise manipulating large objects. Employee must be able to work with all types of foods by cutting, stirring, chopping, kneading, mashing, etc. with an ability to manipulate utensils and objects requiring manual dexterity, moving and managing kitchen equipment. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

• Remain faithful to Personal Principles, Practices, and Policies as expressed in the BMCR Staff Manual.
• Adhere to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
• Comply with all sections of the Food Service Staff Handbook. • Requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays for special events and/or high-volume turnovers.
• Flexibility for sudden shift changes. • Satisfactory completion of background investigation. • Verify employment eligibility through completion of USCIS Form I-9.

Time: Full-Time Year Round
Salary: Paid plus housing and benefits
Category: Food Service

Contact Information:
Mike Liedig – Retreat Manager
Phone: 570-386-2154 Email:
Web site: (fill out online application)
Pay$35,000 - $45,000 + housing & utilities
TimelineFull Time
Other Information
AcceptingChristian Applicants Only
This business isA Christian business
Contact Information
ContactMike Liedig
Contact Address1 Christian Ln New Ringgold, PA 17960

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