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Supervisors And Managers Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers Career

Career Description

Supervisors and managers of food preparation and serving workers supervise workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Common Work Tasks

  • Compile and balance cash receipts at the end of the day or shift
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding food service
  • Train workers in food preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards
  • Control inventories of food, equipment, and liquor, and report shortages to designated personnel
  • Observe and evaluate workers and work procedures in order to ensure quality standards and service
  • Assign duties, responsibilities, and work stations to employees in accordance with work requirements
  • Estimate ingredients and supplies required to prepare a recipe
  • Perform personnel actions such as hiring and firing staff, consulting with other managers as necessary
  • Analyze operational problems, such as theft and wastage, and establish procedures to alleviate these problems

Other Job Titles

Supervisors and managers of food preparation and serving workers are also known by other titles, including:

  • Cooks
  • Managers
  • Head Chefs
  • Servers

Education, Training, and Experience

Education and Training
  This occupation may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Experience
     
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in this occupation, but usually is not needed.  Employees in this occupation need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training.

Salary

The median annual salary for supervisors and managers of food preparation and serving workers is $28,000.  The top 10 percent earn more than $45,000,  and the lowest 10 percent earn less than $18,000.  Median earnings in the industries employing the largest number of supervisors and managers of food preparation and serving workers are:

  • Limited-Service Eating Places - $26,480
  • Full-Service Restaurants - $33,120
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools - $28,830
  • Special Food Services - $32,990
  • Traveler Accommodation - $35,200

Job Outlook

  • 2006-2016 Employment growth:  N/A
  • Number of new jobs created 2006-2016: N/A
  • Employment 2006 : N/A
  • Employment 2016:  N/A
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