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This is supervisory food service work in a dining hall or restaurant.

Work involves the supervision of cooks, bakers, and other food service and custodial workers in the preparation of foods and the maintenance and cleaning of facilities. Employees are responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of their food service unit. Work is performed under general supervision of an Assistant Cafeteria Manager, Cafeteria Manager, or other appropriate position and is evaluated by observation and in terms of customer reaction.


May supervise the operation of a dining hall, restaurant, or other food service unit.

May plan work schedules and assign food service personnel.

May assist in training food service personnel, in meal preparation and in the preparation of menus and recipes.

May participate occasionally in the cooking and servicing of foods.

May requisition foods, cleaning materials, kitchen utensils, and related supplies.

May maintain inventory records.

May supervises food storage.

May supervise preparation of facilities and serving of foods for special events.

May supervise the cleaning of facilities and equipment.

May participate in ensuring compliance with safety/health regulations

Performs other duties as required.

High school diploma, GED, or Vocational Diploma and experience in a large food service operation including some supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid Driving License required.

Considerable knowledge of foods and their preparation and of the uses and care of dishes, implements, and kitchen utensils

Considerable knowledge of health hazards relating to food preparation and service and of effective precautionary measures

Ability to plan work schedules, to assign personnel, and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conductive to full performance while maintaining morale

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and patrons

Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating instructions

Ability to communicate ideas to employees and respond to routine requests for information



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