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Food service supervisors, supervise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of workers who prepare, portion and serve food. They are employed by hospitals and other health care establishments and by cafeterias, catering companies and other food service establishments.
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- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of staff who prepare, portion and serve food
- Estimate and order ingredients and supplies required for meal preparation
- Prepare food order summaries for chef according to requests from dieticians, patients in hospitals or other customers
- Establish methods to meet work schedules
- Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wastage
- 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
- Ensure that food and service meet quality control standards
- May participate in the selection of food service staff and assist in the development of policies, procedures and budgets
- May plan cafeteria menus and determine related food and labour costs.
Outlook & Prospects for Food Service Supervisors in Northwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for food service supervisors is expected to be fair for the period 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, about 14,300 food service supervisors worked in the province, making it a fairly small occupation. The majority were employed in the food services industry. Consumer spending, including tourism, drives job opportunities. Over the last several years consumers have been spending a larger share of their incomes on eating out. However, consumers often spend less on restaurant meals during periods of economic uncertainty. Tourism has moderated over the past few years due to a high Canadian dollar and rising gas prices; nonetheless, demand for this occupational group is expected to remain fair over the next few years. Employment prospects tend to be better in larger cities. Some openings are expected from turnover as these relatively young workers leave for promotional and other opportunities.
Smaller food service operations often prefer well-rounded individuals, who in addition to supervisory duties are able to provide hands-on help and perform other tasks. Employment opportunities will be better for food service supervisors who have several years of work experience. Positions are often filled by promotions from within a business.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2013
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