Asst Food Service Director - NEX

Job Title: Asst Food Service Director - NEX  

Requisition ID: 3404 

Segment: Corrections 

Brand: Summit 

Work Arrangement: Onsite 

State: Texas (US-TX) 

Assistant Food Service Director

Position Summary:

The Assistant Food Service Director assists the Food Service Director/General Manager in establishing and maintaining systems and procedures within the food service operation.

Job Competencies:

  • Composure – Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis
  • Directing Others – Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator
  • Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customer in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Drives Engagement– Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears completely; can decide and act without having all the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supervises food storage, production and service programs
  • Maintains inventory system for food and supplies
  • Directors team members to ensure job-related rules, policies, procedures and security guidelines are enforced
  • Ensures food preparation for optimal nutrition and economic handling of food as well as efficient usage of time
  • Ability to instruct and train on food safety, sanitation and operations of food preparation and service
  • Prepares work schedules, vacation schedules, etc.  Maintains records of tardiness and absenteeism.
  • Makes frequent inspections of all work, storage, and servicing areas to determine that regulations and directions governing foodservice activities are followed including compliance with safety and sanitation
  • Plans and/or conducts and retains records of monthly staff meetings, employee training and/or in services
  • Continually monitors kitchens for cleanliness and sanitation
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience coordinating food service operations in a lead role. Experience working in correctional food service preferred.
  • Ability to motivate and supervise in a correctional work environment
  • ServSafe Certified or the ability to obtain within first year of employment
  • Experience with inventory preferred
  • Proficiecy in all Microsoft Office applications is required


Must qualify and maintain correctional facility security clearance.



Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to remain standing for most of working hours.
  • Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform respective tasks.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and days.
  • May be exposed to hot, humid work areas.
  • May be exposed to sharp instruments and power-driven equipment.
  • May be exposed to caustic chemicals.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Women/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Employer

About Summit:

Focused on serving correctional institutions, Summit ensures that incarcerated people across the United States have access to delicious, healthy food at each meal. Working with Summit, you will have the opportunity to aid in this process and provide inmates with vital social interaction at mealtimes.

About Elior North America:

Elior North America is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in supporting the development of our employees and their skills at all levels and in fostering an environment of growth.

At Elior North America, we are committed to offering growth and advancement opportunities for all of our employees. The valuable skills and experience you’ve gained with Elior will propel you further in your career, whether with our corporate office or one of our brand segments.

Disclaimer: This job description can be revised  by management as needed.




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