Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
On the Job
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers directly supervise the activities of workers who serve and prepare food.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Train food preparation or food service personnel.
- Estimate supplies, ingredients, or staff requirements for food preparation activities.
- Coordinate activities of food service staff.
- Coordinate timing of food production activities.
- Manage food service operations or parts of operations.
- Monitor food services operations to ensure procedures are followed.
- Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
- Inspect facilities, equipment or supplies to ensure conformance to standards.
- Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
- Present food or beverage information or menus to customers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
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