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Senior Food Safety Professional - Anaheim, CA

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

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What if a chef at wants to serve green milk in the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, or put a poké bowl on the menu in the Polynesian Village Resort? Our Guests expect that every bite at Disney will be delicious, and depend on Disney's Food Safety professionals to make sure that every bite is safe.
Food offerings at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts runs the gamut from giant turkey legs served at kiosks in the Parks, to superb fine dining in a luxury resort – and everything in between. But no matter where it is or what is served, food is an important element of the magic that our Guests experience when they visit us. If you would like to put your Food Safety skills to work helping create magical memories for millions, please apply today!
The Senior Food Safety Professional reports to the Manager, Safety.


The Senior Food Safety Professional serves as a technical resource for the food and beverage aspects of restaurants, retail, hotel/lodging, manufacturing, production, warehouse, construction, and entertainment/theatrical facilities. The goal? To enhance food safety for our Guests, and for the Disney Cast Members and co-workers that help make the magic. Every day as a Senior Food Safety Professional is different! On any given day, you might:

  • Use the technical know-how and sound knowledge you've developed over the years to assess and solve a broad spectrum of food safety issues across a diverse group of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts businesses
  • Develop safety programs that improve results
  • Analyze safety, injury, and illness trends and data to design new ways to progress safety performance
  • Develop solid relationships within your team and foster a collaborative environment to promote success
  • Manage consultants and vendors
  • Ensure that all locations are ready for state and local inspections at any time, and be on hand when the inspector comes
  • Partner with leadership and executives chefs early in the "proof of concept" phase of a new initiative to incorporate the food safety perspective, all while helping keep the "story" behind the food intact
  • Spend up to 70% of your day "in the field," which as Disney means over 150 locations in our 50 square-miles of Parks & Resorts
  • Take advantage of educational opportunities provided by Disney to expand your skill-set and grow your career, such as working towards additional certifications, attending seminars and participating in professional conferences
  • Enjoy the benefits of working for The Walt Disney Company, including free Park entrance, generous perks and benefits, creative volunteering opportunities, and several discounts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Deep belief in the goal of providing safe food experiences for all
  • 5+ years of food safety experience
  • Broad knowledge of all regulatory and industry standards, and firm command of industry best-practices
  • Use analytics and identify trends
  • Project management experience, including planning, organization and prioritization of multiple plans at the same time
  • Prepare and showcase influential presentations while working collaboratively
  • Operate "in the gray" of shifting situations
  • Resolve problems outside area of expertise
  • Experience training others, and the desire to mentor and develop your team
  • Know when and how to say "no," with the skills to resolve conflicts and diffuse difficult situations
  • Journey to food venues through the sprawling Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts
  • Flexibility to work a fluid schedule that varies depending on our needs
  • CSP, CFSP, REHS certifications

Required Education

  • 4 year degree in Occupational Safety or Safety Engineering

Preferred Education

  • 4 year degree in Food Safety, Public Health, or Environmental Health
  • Advanced degree in Occupational Safety, Safety Engineering, Food Safety, Public Health, or Environmental Health

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Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at



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