PAE, Inc Food Service Supervisor in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Food Service Supervisor

The Food Services Supervisor is responsible for the overall operation of the assigned dining facility (DFAC). Has the day-to-day oversight of the catering subcontractor to ensure preparation of food and service to customers are maintained at the highest level. The Food Services Supervisor is responsible for all administrative procedures relative to the safe and efficient operation of the dining facilities. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Oversees the subcontractor in the day-to-day preparation of meals for assigned dining facilities

  • Develops, implements and enforces the highest standards of sanitation and personal hygiene for food service personnel, in accordance with U.S. Army Technical Bulletin Medical 530, Food Sanitation

  • In coordination with the PAE Medic and the subcontractor, ensure that all food handlers maintain an up-to-date food handler’s certificate

  • Maintains an accurate headcount of all meals served in the dining facilities

  • Reviews and verifies all invoices presented for payment by the subcontractor for accuracy and authenticity

  • Maintains accurate records of productions sheets to verify the quantity of food used in preparation of meals

  • Tracks and verifies the receipt and proper storage and use of food purchased by the subcontractor for consumption in the dining facilities

  • Spot checks subcontractor employees for proper dress, and personal hygiene

  • Ensures that subcontractor consistently implements a food contamination prevention program

  • Oversee the preparation food to ensure food preparation standards are maintained in accordance with prescribed recipes and is within minimum cooking temperatures and times

  • Supervises the disposition/use of leftovers to ensure they are not being improperly used

  • Conducts daily inspections of the DFACs to ensure facilities are maintained in the highest state of cleanliness

  • Inspects fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure they are being properly cleaned to prevent food-borne disease transmission

  • Enforces Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate for all aspects of the dining facility operation and oversees the subcontractor in the implementation of these SOPs

  • Documents deficiencies or unsatisfactory performance by the subcontractor and reports them to the senior Food Service Manager for review and action as necessary

  • Works closely with the subcontractor to establish and maintain a written 28-day menu that provides fresh, appealing, and nutritious food at every meal

  • Other related duties as assigned


  • At least five (5) years’ experience in hospitality management or previous U.S. Military DEFAC experience. Previous overseas DEFAC experience preferred

  • Previous Profit and Loss management experience

  • Previous operational subsistence management experience

  • Must be able to manage workloads effectively including adapting to changes, planning, organizing and prioritizing work

  • Knowledge of various computer applications such as Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Must be able to work effectively under stress and pressure

  • Must be able to supervise a diverse workforce


  • Education : A high school diploma or equivalent. NCO Food Service Serve Safe Certified. Strong understanding of TB Med530

  • Security Vetting: Must successfully obtain a MRPT Security Clearance. Must maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract

  • Language Skills : Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Medical : Favorable passage of a drug screen test and physical examination

  • Citizenship : U.S. Citizenship is required for this position

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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