Kitchen Steward/Stewardess

Supervise kitchen employees not actively engaged in cooking.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Kitchen Steward/Stewardesses do?

Supervises kitchen employees not actively engaged in cooking to ensure clean, efficient, and economical food service: Assigns KITCHEN HELPER and other noncooking employees to such activities as dishwashing and silver cleaning. Inspects kitchens, workrooms, and equipment for cleanliness and order. Hires and discharges employees, and posts time and production records. Observes and evaluates employees’ performance to devise methods for improving efficiency and guard against theft and wastage. Takes inventories of china, silverware, and glassware. Reports shortages and requisitions replacement of equipment from STEWARD/STEWARDESS or PURCHASING AGENT. May be working supervisor in establishments employing an EXECUTIVE CHEF, who devotes full time to supervising kitchen employees. May be designated according to area of work as Pantry Steward/Stewardess.

Should I be a Kitchen Steward/Stewardess?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to Become a
    Kitchen Steward/Stewardess

    Most Kitchen Steward/Stewardesses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ccdae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%285%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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