Sample Food Specialist Job Description

Job Description

Are you a dedicated team player with a passion for food and food safety? [Company X] is searching for a culinary-focused, meticulous food specialist with a knack for team development and customer service.

Partnering with our food preparation team and management, you’ll lead the charge to ensure all food meets top-tier health and safety guidelines, while training the team and developing new in-house methods to preserve the legacy of efficiency and quality we’re known for. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and always seeks the best outcome for customers.

Objectives of this Role

  • Maintain high standards for the company’s 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

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily food preparation and ensure proper safety protocols are followed
  • Collaborate with managers, chefs, and supervisors to develop food service plans and programs that are compliant with health and safety guidelines
  • Develop training programs to provide employees with a thorough understanding of correct food handling procedures
  • Proactively manage inventory following “first in, first out” methods, rotating as necessary
  • Conduct internal audits of food safety practices based on local and federal guidelines, recommending improvements as you see fit

Skills and Qualifications

  • Comprehensive understanding of food safety and handling guidelines
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Keen leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a food service role
  • Current ServSafe or HACCP Certification
  • Experience training team members
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time