Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Supervise workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Train workers in food preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures. 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. 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. Observe and evaluate workers and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service, and complete disciplinary write-ups. Specify food portions and courses, production and time sequences, and workstation and equipment arrangements. Forecast staff, equipment, and supply requirements based on a master menu. Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards. Assign duties, responsibilities, and work stations to employees in accordance with work requirements. Analyze operational problems, such as theft and wastage, and establish procedures to alleviate these problems. Perform personnel actions, such as hiring and firing staff, providing employee orientation and training, and conducting supervisory activities, such as creating work schedules or organizing employee time sheets. Recommend measures for improving work procedures and worker performance to increase service quality and enhance job safety. Perform food preparation and serving duties, such as carving meat, preparing flambe dishes, or serving wine and liquor. Record production, operational, and personnel data on specified forms. Develop equipment maintenance schedules and arrange for repairs. Evaluate new products for usefulness and suitability.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.37   Entry $21,577.00
Mean $15.44   Mean $32,116.00
Experience $17.97 Experience $37,391.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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35-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers