• Balad Air Base, Iraq
  • Salary
  • Required Clearance - None
  • USN
  • Food Services

Our Food Lead is responsible for managing food service operations within the program as directed by the Food Service Manager and steps in as Food Service Manager in his/her absence. Ensure program follows policies and procedures and meets the requirements of the contracts and Standard Operating Procedures.

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee the day-to-day DFAC operations to serve and prepare food and beverages.
  • Takes Direction from the Assistant DFAC Manager and Executive Chef
  • Serves as a technician or technical manager in a narrow function when Managers are out of the DFAC.
  • Create and update all SOP's required for the Dining facility.
  • Plan for and purchase food for the food service program.
  • Ensure food in storage meets adequate levels of nutrition and sustenance.
  • Maintain required records including food production, inventory, income/expense, meal counts and personnel records.
  • Ensure program follows proper sanitation procedures as stated in the contract and SOP's or default to Serve Safe standards.
  • Preside over all food service employees that fall under the DFAC 's responsibility.
  • Ensure safety standards are maintained throughout the food service operation to include: Food process from delivery to table, staff health and welfare
  • Prepare and serve the food.
  • Plan menus.
  • Respond to customer preferences and complaints.
  • Budget for the BDFA standard set by the contract
  • Plan and budget for future meals.
  • Purchase and maintain all DFAC Equipment
  • Ensure dining experience is satisfactory.
  • Hire, recruit, and train employees.
  • Deliver orders to appropriate customers.
  • Direct the cleaning of the dining area and kitchen including the utensils.
  • Maintain employee records, prepare payroll, and complete paperwork to comply with laws and regulations.
  • Archive documents as prescribed in the SOP.

What you need to qualify:

  • Degree from a 4-year College, University or Culinary School or 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Military service working in Food Service MOS 
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain US government clearance
  • Valid US passport.
  • Must be able to fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.



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