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  • Kitchen Supervisor - Iowa Events Center

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
    Location Name
    Spectra FH - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
    Catering/Banquet/Event Sales
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Kitchen Supervisor in Wells Fargo Arena is responsible for serving guests quality food and beverage following the company’s standard recipes.  Supervisors 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 kitchen staff and overseeing their daily performance.  Employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.


    This position is based at our Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center features a variety of flexible spaces to host events of all types and sizes. The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues under one roof: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The complex is flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. It is well-suited for conventions, meetings, tradeshows, sporting, social and entertainment events from 10,000–17,100 people. You can learn more about our venue here:



    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at



    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • High school degree or equivalent preferred
    • Associates degree in Culinary education helpful
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ability to work a varied, event-driven schedule including frequent nights and weekends.



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