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Food service supervisor Job Description

Food service supervisor Job Description Template

As a food service supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of food service workers in various settings, including restaurants, cafeterias, and catering events. You will ensure that food preparation, serving, and cleanliness standards are met, and manage inventory and ordering supplies. Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills are essential.


  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the food service staff
  • Ensure that food service operations meet quality and safety standards
  • Train and motivate staff to provide excellent customer service
  • Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Create work schedules and assign tasks to staff
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback to staff
  • Ensure that all procedures and policies are followed by staff


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, associate's or bachelor's degree in hospitality or food service management preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in food service industry, preferably in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of food preparation and safety regulations
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team, ensuring high levels of customer service
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with customers, employees, and vendors
  • Proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and point-of-sale systems
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Understanding of inventory management and ordering procedures to ensure adequate stock levels and minimize waste.

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