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Sr. Food Services Manager

This position is critical to the ministry of Sky Ranch and contributes directly to our mission of leading youth and families to know and follow Christ. The Sr Food Services Manager is responsible for managing the food service operations within Sky Ranch as it pertains to guests and staff. The major responsibilities are to oversee the day-to-day operations of meal service and guest experience in the dining hall and ensure that food services follow policies and procedures and meets federal and state requirements. This position works with the Food Services Director to ensure all food service operations are meeting the needs and expectations from both an operational and organizational standpoint.

Provide direction and supervision of direct reports; provide professional growth and development; develop and communicate goals and objectives; monitor, evaluate, and provide constructive feedback and direction to direct reports; conduct annual performance and ongoing evaluation.
Oversee the inventory and ordering of food and beverage, equipment and supplies.
Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and the overall presentation of food.
Comply with health and food safety standards and regulations and ensure employees comply with health and food safety standards and regulations.
Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality and service.
Communicate regularly with Food Services Director on all issues as they relate to Food Services and the Van site.
Schedule staff hours and assign duties.
Schedule and receive food deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
Plan menus and food utilization, based on anticipated number of guests, nutritional value, palatability, popularity and costs.
Respond to requests for information in a timely manner whether it is from a supervisor, team member or a guest asking for information about special diets.
Maintain food and equipment inventory and keep inventory records. Inspect supplies and work areas.
Establish standards for personnel performance and customer service.
Oversee the hiring, training, and termination of staff.
Communicate with the Van Camp Director through bi-weekly updates and monthly financial reports.

Maintain compliance with Sky Ranch’s employee policies and procedures.
Maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
Perform other duties as necessary.

Food and beverage budget, food purchases, and catering expenses.

Bachelor’s degree in restaurant and hospitality management or institutional food service management or equivalent experience.

Five years of experience.

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
In-depth understanding of the field of food service.
Comprehensive knowledge and the ability to use all kitchen equipment and train others on its safe use as well.
Proficient working knowledge and ability to use various office software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Basic internet and social media skills.

Ability to effectively manage staff in areas such as: selection, development, coaching, motivation, scheduling, and performance evaluation.
Proven successful leadership experience and ability to build unity amongst a team and motivate them to work together toward a common mission.
Ability to relate positively, influentially, and sensitively to a broad spectrum of persons in a variety of multi-tiered relationships and settings to include but not limited to guests (youth and families), co-workers and peers.
Excellent interpersonal skills, and relationship building skills. Ability to plan, manage, and report budgets proficiently. Exceptional financial management skills.
Ability to provide logistical planning.
Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
Ability to prepare moderately complex reports.
Ability to exercise independent thinking and initiative.
Ability to deal with complex situations or issues and make effective, timely and appropriate decisions.
Ability to speak, read, and write proficiently in English. Excellent, professional written communication skills. Ability to speak clearly in face to face interactions; to articulate with accuracy on the telephone and through e-mail. Excellent listening skills.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task and manage a variety of tasks.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to communicate the vision of Sky Ranch to both internal and external customers.

Vendors, board members, and guests.

Kitchen and food service equipment.

Regular physical effort required. Ability to use up to 25 or more pounds of force often.
Ability to grasp, push, pull, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination is all a daily part of the job in food service for everything from putting up groceries when they enter the building down to when you are making plates to be served to guests.
Requires some physical agility, including but not limited to: bending for items below or reaching for items above the individual; stooping, and climbing step stools or ladder.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, occasionally up to 12 to 14 hours.

Work indoors and outdoors rarely in a normal office environment, usually on the move the majority of the time on feet checking and rechecking things.
Daily exposure to physical risk, in the normal use of kitchen equipment and lifting and carrying heavy cases.
Ability to travel to various geographic locations, including travel by car, and some overnight stays including weekends.

Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally. Must be able to fully support Sky Ranch’s Doctrinal Statement. An active membership in a church whose spiritual beliefs are aligned with Sky Ranch’s Doctrinal Statement.

Commitment to Sky Ranch’s Vision, Mission, Values (A.R.E.) and Principles (WOW, Stewardship, and Excellence) demonstrated in daily behavior.

Must demonstrate annually a clear background check and review of child safety practices as required for camp accreditation by the American Camping Association.

Possess personal spiritual discipline that models a proactive approach toward personal, spiritual, and relational health.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 9/2/2022 3:28:22 PM

Job Contact:
Cali McCormac
(469) 484-3618

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Why work at Sky Ranches, Inc.:

Sky Ranch is one of North America's premiere Christian Camping organizations, with locations in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, offering programs year-round. Sky Ranch exists to provide people with a positive, recreational, fun, and memorable experience, while being exposed to the truths of the Word of God.

24657 County Road 448
    Van, TX 75790-4723

(469) 484-3618

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