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These hands do more than what's expected... Melinda Smith, Administrative Services

Director Food and Nutrition

Job ID 00761593 Location Weill Cornell Medical Center
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New York, New York


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Feel the Pride of Food and Nutrition at Its Best

Director Food and Nutrition

Step into New York’s #1-ranked hospital, where food service professionals bring pride and passion to exceeding expectations. Across NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, one of our six state-of-the-art campuses, you’ll help maximize service quality within a compassionate culture of hospitality, committed to the comfort and well-being of the people we serve. It’s the kind of work that builds on our reputation for excellence while strengthening communities every day. Find out how you can Make It Possible. 

In this role, the Director is responsible for directing all patient and retail operations for the Food and Nutrition Department at assigned site(s), including the Cafeteria and other retail outlets, Catering and Vending, while maintaining regulatory compliance, financial performance, and keeping aligned with Hospital values and goals. Drives strategic initiatives and training to continuously enhance quality of results, revenue, operational efficiency, and effectiveness within budget parameters as set by the Vice President of Support Services. Leads the team to consistently provide high quality results, with a strong focus on customer service in a hospitality-oriented environment.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association and Licensed Dietitian
  • Healthcare, retail and operational management experience  

Required Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Certification from an accepted Culinary School in Restaurant Management or related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years food service experience with at least 7 years in a food service leadership role
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with executive Hospital personnel
  • Strong customer service skills and hospitality orientation
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of high quality culinary preparation and service
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong fiscal management skills and/or contract management service experience is desirable

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