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Catering Supervisor

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

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mselect is looking for a Catering Supervisor for an international oil and gas operator in Duhok, Iraq. Candidates must have at least 5 years of catering experience in remote camps, preferably in oil and gas or hospitality. Fluency in English, Kurdish, and Arabic is a must.

Staff Training and Supervision:
  • Ensure staff are trained to operate in the kitchens safely and professionally, focusing on personal hygiene, equipment cleanliness, and correct stowage of food and equipment
  • Train kitchen staff in the correct and safe use of equipment, promoting a clean and safe working environment
  • Actively coach safe practices through training programs
  • Implement and maintain a yearly training schedule for all kitchen staff
  • Train staff in health and safety standards within the kitchen environment
  • Ensure staff maintain appropriate, hygienic dress at all times
Safety and Hygiene:
  • Conduct daily inspections of all kitchen areas and stores to ensure best practices, such as FIFO (First In, First Out), are always followed
  • Organize and attend regular safety meetings with HSE, camp bosses, and the field services manager, encouraging catering staff involvement
  • Foster relationships by involving HSE supervisors and camp medics in weekly kitchen and camp inspections
  • Ensure all kitchen and associated equipment is in safe working order and maintained in a hygienic and fault-free condition
Food Management:
  • Train staff in food storage and hygiene, including temperature controls and recording, monitoring and logging equipment, and control requirements
  • Form an action team to arrange menus with feedback from diners, creating new or enhancing traditional favorites to ensure variety and quality, with a focus on Kurdish cuisine balanced with input from other core nationalities
  • Develop and enhance the range of bakery products in collaboration with a local baker
  • Train front-of-house staff to ensure a high standard of customer service and dining room hygiene
Inventory and Supplier Management:
  • Instruct storekeepers on food stock management, including stock rotation, recording, accounting, and cost recovery from contractors
  • Liaise with the camp boss on ordering supplies and dealing with local suppliers to ensure the best value for money and minimize waste based on camp occupancy and meal numbers
  • Build a profile of local suppliers and recommend methods to secure quality supplies at contract prices, ensuring freshness, and minimizing stock on shelves
  • Work with the Field Services Manager and HSE Department to develop and promote waste segregation for incineration and recycling

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • A degree or certification in hospitality management, culinary arts, or a related field is preferred
  • 5+ years of international catering experience in remote camps, preferably within the oil and gas industry or hotels
  • A proven track record of overseeing catering operations, including menu planning, food preparation, and service delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in managing catering staff and maintaining high service standards
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of food safety regulations, sanitation standards, and industry best practices
  • Working knowledge of HACCP, COSHH/MSDS, and risk assessments
  • Ability to complete a kitchen trade test to demonstrate practical skills and expertise
  • Strong leadership abilities are needed to motivate and inspire a team
  • ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations with composure
  • Proficiency in budgeting, cost control, and inventory management principles
  • Problem-solving skills to resolve kitchen issues sensitively but firmly
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Good IT skills, including proficiency with MS Office, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.