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This is food service work assisting in the supervision of a campus cafeteria, coffee shop, and/or dining room.

The major responsibility in this area of work is assisting a food service supervisor or other supervisors in the assignment of work; training and supervision of a number of food service workers to insure prompt, pleasant, and efficient service to customers. Employees are responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of their food service unit. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior and is evaluated by observation and in terms of customer reaction.


Assists in supervising the operation of a dining room or food service unit, or supervises the operation of a smaller unit.

Assists in planning work schedules and assigning food service personnel duties.

Assists in training and supervising personnel in preparing meals, arranging foods, and serving customers.

May participate in the cooking and serving of food.

Assists in preparation of facilities and serving of foods for special wants such as buffets.

Supervises cleaning of facilities and equipment; inspects dining rooms and equipment for cleanliness.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school and some experience in a food service unit including some supervisory work or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of foods and their preparation and of the use and care of dishes, implements, and kitchen utensils.

Knowledge of health hazards relating to food preparation and service, and of effective precautionary measures.

Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and patrons of the food service unit.



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