Food service supervisors (NOC 6311)

About this job

Food service supervisors:

  • supervise, direct and coordinate the activities of workers who prepare, portion and serve food
  • work in hospitals and other health-care facilities
  • work for cafeterias, catering companies and other food service businesses
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Common job titles
  • cafeteria / canteen / catering
  • food assembly / food service
  • kitchen manager
  • shift manager - fast food restaurant
  • swing manager - fast food restaurant
  • unit supervisor - food services


Food service supervisors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of staff who prepare, portion and serve food
  • estimate and order ingredients and supplies for meal preparation
  • prepare food order summaries for chefs according to requests from dieticians, patients in hospitals or other customers
  • establish methods to meet work schedules
  • maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and waste
  • train staff in job duties and sanitation and safety procedures
  • supervise and check assembly of regular and special diet trays and delivery of food trolleys to hospital patients
  • make sure that food and service meet quality control standards
  • may participate in the selection of food service staff and help with the development of policies, procedures and budgets
  • may plan cafeteria menus and determine related food and labour costs

Work environment

  • Work typically takes place in an indoor environment, such as a cafeteria or canteen.

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