Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
- Assess nutritional needs of patients, plan special menus, supervise the assembly of regular and special diet trays, and oversee the delivery of food trolleys to hospital patients.
- Schedule parties and take reservations.
- Evaluate new products for usefulness and suitability.
- Conduct meetings and collaborate with other personnel for menu planning, serving arrangements, and related details.
- Develop departmental objectives, budgets, policies, procedures, and strategies.
- Purchase or requisition supplies and equipment needed to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.
- Greet and seat guests, and present menus and wine lists.
- Develop equipment maintenance schedules and arrange for repairs.
- Recommend measures for improving work procedures and worker performance to increase service quality and enhance job safety.
- Forecast staff, equipment, and supply requirements, based on a master menu.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CI.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Investigative environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in California was $35,960 with most people making between $22,230 and $57,860
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 91,600 people in California. It is projected that there will be 118,100 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 2,650 openings due to growth and about 2,730 replacement openings for approximately 5,380 total annual openings.
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