The kitchen supervisor plans and directs activities related to the preparation and the cooking of the menu items and performs the same role as the cooks.
A few years of post-secondary schooling can be required. This type of employment requires 1 to 2 years of experience as a cook or kitchen team leader. The ability to quickly grasp the facts, an analytical mind, facility with numbers and the ability to make decisions are required. Team spirit, leadership and good verbal communication skills are required. Confidence, integrity, ability to manage stress, dynamism, energy, autonomy, initiative, availability, flexibility and a focus on quality and organization are required.
The work schedules are generally preset, and there is occasional overtime. Frequently works evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Works nights occasionally. Works intensely at mealtimes. Occasional office work.