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kitchen steward/stewardess

A professional who supervises kitchen employees not actively engaged in cooking to ensure clean, efficient, and economical food service. Respnsibilities include:

  • Assigns kitchen helper and other noncooking employees to such activities as dishwashing and silver cleaning.
  • Inspects kitchens, workrooms, and equipment for cleanliness and order.
  • Hires and discharges employees, and posts time and production records.
  • Observes and evaluates employees' performance to devise methods for improving efficiency and guard against theft and wastage.
  • Takes inventories of china, silverware, and glassware.
  • Reports shortages and requisitions replacement of equipment from steward/stewardess or purchasing agent.
  • May be working supervisor in establishments employing an executive chef, who devotes full time to supervising kitchen employees.
  • May be designated according to area of work as Pantry Steward/Stewardess.
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