First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,140.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 34,125
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.61 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Written Communication
Conflict Management
Pride in Work

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Perform food preparation duties
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Cut cooked or raw foods
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation
Cook food for customers or patients
Operate food preparation equipment
Prepare specialty foods
Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Perform short order cooking
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Add garnishes to food
Package food or supplies
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Cut meat products
Package goods for shipment or storage
Move goods in and out of inventory
Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Operate food decorating equipment

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain food, beverage, or equipment inventories
Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Order restaurant, food services, or lodging related supplies, materials, and equipment
Manage material resources
Manage inventories or supplies
Purchase food or beverages
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Monitor currency, coin, or checks in cash drawer
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Order installation, maintenance, or repair related supplies, materials, and equipment
Purchase housekeeping or cleaning supplies or equipment
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Maintain inventory records
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage program or project budgets

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Store Operations
Food Preparation
Performance Appraisals
Point of Sale System
Conflict Management
Cash Control

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