Food service supervisors

Food service supervisors

NOC
6311

Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of workers who prepare and serve food in settings such as hospitals, cafeterias and other food service companies.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

91
 

Median Hourly Wage

$13.00
$12.00
Low
$17.31
High

Median Salary

$22,702
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,114
 

% Working Full Time

82%
 

% Working Full Year

69%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Food service supervisors supervise, direct and co-ordinate 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.

Main Duties

Food service supervisors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate 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.

Also Known As

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

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a community college program in food service administration, hotel and restaurant management or related discipline or Several years of experience in food preparation or service are required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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68.6%
Female
31.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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30.9%
15-24
25.1%
25-34
15.0%
35-44
17.9%
45-54
9.7%
55-64
1.5%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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14.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
55.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
16.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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90.2%
Accommodation and food services
4.9%
Health care and social assistance
1.0%
Retail trade
3.9%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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12.60%
Northeast
31.90%
Southeast
28.00%
Southwest
17.40%
Central
10.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$24,645
Northeast
$22,387
Southeast
$22,088
Southwest
$23,353
Central
$23,697
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$14.00
$11.75
Low
$20.00
High

Southeast

$13.50
$12.00
Low
$17.31
High

Southwest

$13.00
$12.00
Low
$15.75
High

Central

$13.00
$12.50
Low
$32.22
High

Northwest

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$16.65
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$22,702

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$27,093

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$22,702

Newfoundland

$22,890

Prince Edward Island

$19,703

Nova Scotia

$20,595

Canada

$22,853
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

91
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

17
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

73
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

335
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

76
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

258