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
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
  • cafeteria / canteen / catering
  • food assembly / food service
  • kitchen manager
  • shift manager - fast food restaurant
  • swing manager - fast food restaurant
  • unit supervisor - food services

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$28,865

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

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.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a community college program in food service administration, hotel and restaurant management or related discipline
    or
    Several years of experience in food preparation or service are required.

Skills

  • Social
  • Directive
  • Clerical Ability
  • Manual Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Food Sciences/Technology
  • Hospitality/Tourism Management
  • Nutrition and Dietary Related

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
100
Average annual employment growth:
0.3%
Expected number of job openings:
30
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
80
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
3,350
Average annual employment growth:
1.5%
Expected number of job openings:
1,330
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
140
Average annual employment growth:
1.6%
Expected number of job openings:
60
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
120
Average annual employment growth:
0.6%
Expected number of job openings:
40
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
810
Average annual employment growth:
1.9%
Expected number of job openings:
420
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
850
Average annual employment growth:
1.2%
Expected number of job openings:
300

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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