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First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers

Also called: Food Service Supervisor, Kitchen Manager, Assistant Manager, Cafeteria Manager

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: CWO - Food Service

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
On the job, you would:
  • Train workers in food preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Compile and balance cash receipts at the end of the day or shift.
  • Perform various financial activities such as cash handling, deposit preparation, and payroll.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Leadership

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • Compris Advanced Manager's Workstation
  • ICVERIFY software
Inventory management software
  • AJV Food & Beverage software
  • CBORD Group Menu Management System
Accounting software
  • Compeat Restaurant Accounting Systems
  • CostGuard foodservice software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,270
per year, on average
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