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First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,700

Projected Annual Job Openings: 120

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.72 - $24.45

Typical Annual Salary: $30,600 - $50,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Train workers in food preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Greet and seat guests, and present menus and wine lists.
  • 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.
  • Supervise and participate in kitchen and dining area cleaning activities.
  • Estimate ingredients and supplies required to prepare a recipe.
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding food service.
  • Schedule parties and take reservations.
  • Control inventories of food, equipment, smallware, and liquor, and report shortages to designated personnel.
  • Purchase or requisition supplies and equipment needed to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.

tools & technology

  • Bar code reader equipment
  • Desktop computers
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders
  • Notebook computers
  • Point of sale POS terminal

  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Inventory management software
  • Point of sale POS software
  • Spreadsheet software

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