You might hire a food specialist to:

  • Maintain high standards for food safety and handling practices, constantly seeking ways to improve processes and training initiatives
  • Stay up to date on current local and federal guidelines to inform training and operating protocols
  • Coordinate inspections with local authorities and achieve successful health department inspection ratings
  • Manage food inventory and budget successfully to minimize surplus and/or wasted food
  • Develop lasting relationships with management and local industry leaders to collaborate on best practices and standards
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Comprehensive understanding of food safety and handling guidelines
Experience working in a food service role
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Current ServSafe or HACCP Certification
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Experience training team members
Attention to detail
Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time