Job description Food Service Supervisor near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a food service supervisor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Food service supervisors (NOC 62020).

Food service supervisors


Food service supervisors supervise, direct and coordinate 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.

Work week duration

Food service supervisors usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Food service supervisors have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Supervise, coordinate 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 work schedules and procedures
  • 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.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Walking and running

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Food service supervisors are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Health care establishments
  • Food service establishments
  • Hospitals
  • Catering companies
  • Cafeterias

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Sound and noise
  • Skin injury
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Standard safety equipment

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Close (at arm’s length)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 62020), and a list of similar occupations:

  • cafeteria supervisor
  • canteen supervisor
  • catering supervisor
  • food service supervisor

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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