Food Service Director

June 19, 2023

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Food Service Director to oversee the food service operations of a Jewish day school, serving approximately 700 students/200 staff members and providing 50,000 meals per year. The Food Service Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, supervising a team of four employees, and ensuring compliance with kosher dietary regulations and providing food for the school’s cafe. Additionally, the role involves coordinating and managing a food service company affiliated with the school. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in food service management, a strong understanding of kosher food requirements, and a passion for delivering high-quality meals to a diverse student population.


Food Service Operations:

  • Develop and implement strategies to efficiently provide 50,000 meals per year, ensuring nutritional quality and adherence to dietary guidelines.
  • Manage all aspects of food preparation, including menu planning, purchasing, and inventory control.
  • Ensure compliance with kosher dietary regulations and oversee the preparation and service of kosher meals.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment in accordance with food safety and kosher standards.
  • Monitor food quality, presentation, and portion sizes, ensuring high standards are consistently met.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise and provide guidance to a team of four employees, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and professional development opportunities.
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively, ensuring smooth operations and efficient workflow.

Catering Management:

  • Oversee the catering operations associated with the school, including menu planning, pricing, and coordination of events.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their specific catering needs and ensure successful event execution.
  • Monitor customer satisfaction, gather feedback, and make necessary adjustments to enhance catering services.

Financial Management:

  • Prepare and manage the annual food service budget, ensuring cost-effective operations without compromising quality.
  • Monitor expenses, review financial reports, and implement strategies to control costs while maximizing revenue.


  • Previous experience in food service management, preferably in an educational or institutional setting.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of kosher dietary laws and practices.
  • Familiarity with menu planning, nutrition guidelines, and food safety regulations.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop staff members.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen, including budgeting and cost control.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, as well as a rewarding work environment within a vibrant Jewish day school community. If you are passionate about providing quality kosher meals to students and have the necessary experience, we invite you to apply for this challenging and fulfilling Food Service Director position.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@mjbha.org with the subject line: Food Service Director.