Comcast Spectacor

Kitchen Supervisor (Part-Time)

US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
Spectra FH - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
Food/Beverage Management
Regular Part-Time


The Kitchen Supervisor is responsible for serving guests quality food and beverage following the company’s standard recipes. The Kitchen Supervisor will prepare and cook meats, soups and sauces and supervise all other aspects of the food and beverage operation.  The Kitchen Supervisor is responsible for the training of all kitchen staff.


  • Responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of culinary staff to maintain company presentation standards.
  • Displays knowledge of culinary preparation skills and teaches others proper preparation and food presentation.
  • Assists in the control of food and labor costs.
  • Conducts regular inspections of all locations to assure cleanliness and maintenance meet company standards.
  • Assists with monthly inventory.
  • Responsible for providing high quality, fresh food products in a timely manner for delivery to guests.
  • Prepares hot and cold foods following company recipes and portioning requirements.
  • Above average skill-set regarding preparation, service and delivery of product.
  • Responsible for reporting any maintenance required for kitchen equipment.
  • Maintains state, local & company sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
  • Responsible for observing, temping and testing foods to ensure proper cooking.
  • Responsible for portioning, arranging and garnishing food plates for delivery to guests.
  • Consults with Executive Chef and Sous Chefs to plan menus and estimate expected food consumption
  • Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.
  • Additional duties as assigned to support effective and productive operation of the Culinary Dept.


  • Associates degree in Culinary education preferred
  • Advanced training in a fast-paced, professional kitchen, restaurant or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a supervisor capacity in a kitchen preferred.
  • Able to operate standard kitchen equipment to including the broiler, steamer, convection oven, mixer, meat slicer and chef knife.
  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to speak & read at an advanced level in English. Bilingual speaking ability helpful.
  • Basic ability to operate a PC in a Window platform including Outlook e-mail preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
  • Possess valid food handling certificate if required by state and federal regulations.


The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Intellectual/Social demands:

While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to multi-task and prioritize work under time limits and with moderate to high pressure situations.  Position requires constant attention to details and accuracy of specified standards or directions including:  following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time.  Position requires frequent use of interpersonal, communication skill with co-workers and management staff. Position requires frequent ability to work on a task independently and frequently work as a part of a team for a variety of tasks.  Ability to learn proper sanitation and cleaning techniques.


Physical demands:

While performing duties of the job, the employee will constantly be required to grasp, fingering manipulation of product,

feeling, and lifting.  Employee will frequently push, pull carts of dishes and climb, stoop, kneel to reach supplies and product. 

Exposure to loud environment including loud food production machinery and crowded workspace.  Exposure to hot plates,

dishes and sharp objects.  Exposure to wet floors. Employees will frequently be required to lift up to 50 pounds, and

push/pull 150 pounds.  Vision requires ability to constantly adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision to stock product

and operate equipment. Ability to frequently hear communication of others is a loud food production environment.


Work environment:

The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud depending on daily work load of catered events, especially when kitchen equipment is in operation.  Job requires extensive and continuous standing and walking on concrete floors.




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