LuLu's Destin

Kitchen Prep Supervisor


Destin, FL


Full Time

Summary:  Prep Supervisor oversees the production, quality, use & storage of raw & finished food products. Responsible for delegating tasks, follow-up, support of department employees and implementing quality control measures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Completes all duties as required for departmental position
  • Serves as an example for all staff members in regard to company standards and expectations
  • Trains all new employees within department in accordance with company standards. Follows-up with employees and management regarding employee’s progress & areas where improvement is needed
  • Ensures all products are properly received, stored and maintained in their respective areas by correctly dating, labeling and rotating
  • Ensures recipes are understood, utilized and followed by employees for each product. Checks each item prior to use and/or storage
  • Monitors the work of employees for adherence to recipe, prep and product handling guidelines.   Communicates with employees and management when product issues occur
  • Monitors product and ingredient levels. Notifies management of low inventory
  • Monitors coolers and freezers for proper temperature. Reports deficiencies to management in a timely manner
  • Communicates effectively with management regarding critical issues that are happening in the department
  • Assigns opening and closing sidework for crew members within the department
  • Checks out crew members prior to ending their shift to ensure side work and other designated duties are complete
  • Monitors and delegates duties in maintaining department supplies and equipment as designated 
  • Other duties in connection with organizational effectiveness as assigned by above supervisory staff

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures as established in the Employee Manual & by the department’s management
  • Participates in continuing education and training to further knowledge base and career potential
  • Cooperates with co-workers and management in an effort to continuously maintain organizational effectiveness
  • Attends meetings and training sessions as designated
  • Complies with uniform, grooming and hygiene standards (i.e nametag, and neat appearance)
  • Maintains regular availability, attendance and punctuality in accordance with weekly schedule & employment status
  • Demonstrates core values of the company
  • Other duties in connection with organizational effectiveness as assigned by above supervisory staff

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Under the direction & authority of the Kitchen Manager, provides limited supervision of Prep Department employees, including delegating & redirecting work tasks, training, and encouragement.  Administers limited disciplinary action as authorized by Kitchen Manager and Human Resources.

Customer Service: Limited contact with guests; however, provides exceptional customer service to co-workers and supervisors on every occasion in order to achieve organizational efficiency. Looks for opportunities to exceed management expectations and offers assistance accordingly.  Displays genuine hospitality and courteousness on a consistent basis.

Health & Safety: Adheres to all policies and procedures to prevent safety hazards and reports all hazards to supervisor in a timely manner.  Maintains personal hygiene and grooming standards. Maintains sanitation standards by washing hands frequently.   Follows proper lifting techniques.  Adheres to safe handling/use instructions for all chemicals. Maintains good health/fitness to ensure regular attendance and ability to perform job responsibilities. Attends meetings, training sessions, and seeks out information to stay current on health, safety, and wellness issues.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience: Six months continuous employment within department with satisfactory performance in all areas including interpersonal skills, attendance, dependability & quality of work

Knowledge & Ability:  Ability to read, interpret and follow recipe instructions. Ability to complete mathematical applications (i.e. add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate percentages, ratios, etc) and convert units of measurement through these applications.  Ability to use and properly handle equipment and utensils in the preparation of items.  Ability to prepare food items based on temperature preferences

Communication & Other Skills: Requires the ability to understand oral and/or written instruction, including product use labels and precautions.  Ability to make informed independent decisions and demonstrate sound judgment on a consistent basis. Possess strong multitasking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.  Ability to verbalize & demonstrate proper training techniques and information.  Ability to address various issues with sensitivity, tact and in the best interest of all involved.  

Physical & Mental Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Regular attendance is required.  Work is routine in nature, completed at the direction of management with limited independent discretion.  Performed at a fast pace and requires the ability to complete duties efficiently and on a consistent basis.  Requires the ability to push, pull, carry, and lift objects up to thirty pounds with or without assistance. Frequent walking, carrying, and standing for periods up to 8 hours or longer.  Ability to carry and balance objects while walking.  Ability to taste, smell and handle various food items

Physical & Mental Demands (Continued):

Ability to visually adjust focus and ascertain color, depth, and distance.  Ability to maintain balance, bend, stoop, climb, crawl and reach.  Manual dexterity required in the use of equipment, tools, supplies, and food items.  Work tasks may expose individuals to varying weather, temperature, and landscape conditions (i.e. heat, cold, rain, wind, grass, sand, rocks, etc.). Work is often completed under stressful conditions; in a fast paced, often crowded, excessively hot and noisy environment. Frequently exposed to equipment with moving mechanical parts.  Business demand often requires long work hours.  Schedules require workers to work early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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