Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Effectively distribute workloads for the best, most efficient use of staff on all shifts.  
  • Train and supervise lower-level food and nutrition staff.  
  • Follow federal and state long-term care regulations; as well as Food and Nutrition department policies and procedures. 
  • Collaborate with the Cook and Food and Nutrition Assistants to oversee food preparation, and provide food service. 
  • Assist with ordering, receiving, and storage of food and department supplies. 
  • Assist with weekly production and special meals. 
  • Gather comments, feedback, and other data about food and nutrition quality; prepare reports of this data for the Director Food and Nutrition.  
  • Supervise stocking and operation of kitchen and unit kitchenettes throughout the facility.  
  • Ensure and/or maintain the safety and cleanliness of all food preparation, service, and work areas, and tools.  
  • Schedule and coordinate maintenance, repairs, and improvements to food service areas.  Attend in-service educational programs. 
  • Follow defined safety codes while performing duties. 
  • Follow defined infection control procedures. 
  • Be knowledgeable of federal, state and North Star Manor’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by the supervisor. 



To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks. 


Education Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED required. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a food service program preferred. 
  • Experience working in long-term care or nursing home setting preferred. 

 Licensure Certification: 

  • Serv-safe certification, or able to become certified within 90 days of employment. 
  • Food Manager Certificate preferred. 


  • Working knowledge of food service and nutritional guidelines and best practices.  
  • Basic understanding of, or ability to learn, sanitation and regulations for workplace safety.  
  • Basic understanding of, or ability to learn, food handling techniques, preparation, and cooking procedures.  
  • Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect to residents and coworkers. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Visual and auditory ability to observe the daily living needs of the residents in order to provide quality care.  
  • Excellent time management. 
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions including the ability to read, write and understand English. 
  • Effective problem-solving skills to support residents, staff, and family members with problems that might arise. 
  • Ability to prioritize residents’ needs. 


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.