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 national guidelines that will inform training and operating protocols
  • Coordinate inspections with local authorities and achieve successful health department ratings
  • Manage food inventory and budget to minimize surplus and/or wasted food
  • Develop relationships with management and local industry leaders for collaboration 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 pounds and stand for extended periods of time