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Catering Manager - OCONUS - Qatar




Position Locations

Al Udeid Air Base, QA,,AI

Tracking Code

8718

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

MUST BE A US CITIZEN ***OCONUS*** QATAR 

 

As the Catering Manager, you shall support base wide DV meal requests with catering services required. The Catering Manager shall support these commitments with event planning, set-up/tear down, serving of food, replenishment of supplies, bussing/clearing of tables and tear down functions at facilities, lounges and other locations as specified by the Government. Work closely with the Protocol office, FSV, and/or COR to ensure the highest quality of service, regardless of the location of the event.  Minimum service ware standards will be mutually established and agreed to by the Catering Manager and the government based on event type and location.  If biodegradable/compostable ware is requested, high quality, environmentally friendly products will be provided. When not available from the Catering Manager’s standard catering equipment inventory, the Catering Manager will be responsible to supply or rent specialized catering equipment, with the cost of said equipment applied to the cost of the catered event for which it was obtained. Catering Manager shall provide inventory of DV catering equipment, service ware, and supplies to the government monthly or as requested.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Receives authority from and reports directly to the Site Manager and is responsible for all aspects of high-quality food operations including procurement, delivery, preparation and serving
  • Available during all scheduled Distinguished Visitors (DV) support and manage Special Meals Program.
  • Required to work closely with the Protocol office, FSV, and/or COR to ensure the highest quality of service, regardless of the location of the event.
  • Responsible for securing all catering equipment and service ware promptly following the close of an event and will be responsible to leave event space in the same condition in which it was found.
  • Ensure waste is minimal through proper forecasting and progressive cooking standards.
  • Familiar with Tri-Service Food Code and or other applicable regulations for Air Force food service operations. Works collaboratively with the Site Manager and PMO staff to ensure responsiveness and high customer satisfaction
  • Ability to design and manage food service operations including food menu preparation for catering services and overall food service management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of logistics as it pertains to perishable and non-perishable food items
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort with technical writing and presentation  
  • Oversee catering food service processes and procedures.  Establishes standards for food service personnel performance and customer service
  • Coordinates as needed with Site Manager and DFAC Managers
  • Oversees menu preparations for all catered events and food service locations.  Obtains input and approves meal nutritional value, palatability, popularity, and costs
  • Coordinates menu preparation with DFAC sites and client support staff
  • Estimates food and beverage consumption for each event and develops procurement solution anticipating amounts of food and beverages to be consumed
  • Overseas arrival or food stuff at each event location
  • Investigates and resolves complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations
  • Monitors food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing for compliance with food handling standards
  • Schedules facility use or event catering services such as banquets or receptions.  Negotiates details of arrangements with clients
  • Tests cooked food by taste and smell for maximum palatability and flavor conformity

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate of Science or Bachelor of Art Degree in food management, or five years of military food service experience in the grade of E-6 or above may be substituted for the three years of management experience.
  • Fluent written and spoken English required
  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years consecutive employment in similar food service operations with comparable management and catering responsibilities.
  • Experience in OCONUS environments, is particularly desirable
  • Professional experience in Middle East highly desirable (or any other Islamic nation)

 

 

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a SERVSAFE certification or obtain the certification prior to beginning employment
  • US Driver’s License

 

MUST BE A US CITIZEN ***OCONUS*** QATAR  

 

As the Storeroom Lead, you shall determine quantities required and timely stock replenishment and rotation by use of experienced judgment, historical data, occupancy, and utilization. The Storeroom Lead shall establish and maintain minimum stock levels of all expendable supplies and equipment to ensure adequate inventory of items. Ensure that all grounds in, around, and adjacent to the Rations storage areas are clean and free of debris, ice buildup in containers, CONEX’s, or other frozen holding storage areas to prevent potential safety mishaps.  The Storeroom Lead shall keep all CONEX boxes clean and organized regardless of what is being housed inside.  Shall break down and discard all boxes and trash after deliveries.  Be familiar with and conduct all food handling, storage, receiving and transferring of subsistence in strict accordance with the Tri-Service Food Code.  Storeroom Lead shall ensure compliance with base-recycling program. Storeroom Lead will ensure First-In-First Out (FIFO) procedures are fully implemented for all food stocks.  Storeroom Lead will get qualified and assign USN storeroom personnel to OCN and Prime Vendor escort support duties where required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains inventory to ensure minimum stock levels are maintained.
  • Informs Site Manager / DFAC Managers of any discrepancies, potential shortages, etc. immediately.
  • Conduct all food handling, storage, receiving and transferring of subsistence in strict accordance with the Tri-Service Food Code. all food handling, storage, receiving and transferring of subsistence in strict accordance with the Tri-Service Food Code. 
  • Storing, stacking, palletizing, banding, strapping, labeling, and wrapping materials in accordance with prescribed storage methods.
  • Reporting deterioration and damaged materials.
  • Preparing materials for shipment.
  • Cleaning work areas and Warehouse grounds.
  • Completes forklift and ladder inspections.
  • Load and unload trucks, Stage materials, Load, Offload, and assist with convoy materials.
  • Ensures that all grounds in, around, and adjacent to the Rations storage areas are clean and free of debris, ice buildup in containers, CONEX’s, or other frozen holding storage areas to prevent potential safety mishaps.  
  • Keeps all CONEX boxes clean and organized regardless of what is being housed inside.
  • Ensures the break down and removal of all boxes and trash after deliveries.
  • Assist with other facilities or departments as needed to ensure mission success
  • Meet and Escort OCN’s from Front Gate to work assignment area at the beginning of shift
  • Escort OCN’s from work assignment area to Front Gate at the end of shift
  • Assist with other Escort duties as needed

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in warehouse operations, food service, hospitality, nutrition or related field or equivalent experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience executing FIFO
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with oversees facilities/life support operations
  • Experience in OCONUS environments, is particularly desirable
  • Professional experience in Middle East highly desirable (or any other Islamic nation)

 

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Driver’s license for forklift operations up to 10K capacity.
  • Trained and certified IAW base guidance as an Escort=

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License
  • Possess a valid U.S. Passport (preferred)
  • Must be able to meet all current USCENTCOM Deployment Policy Requirements, including vaccination for COVID-19 as outlined in Paragraph 1.A. of the USCENTCOM JAN 22 MOD SIXTEEN TO USCENTCOM INDIVIDUAL AND INDIVIDUAL-UNIT DEPLOYMENT POLICY
  • Able to obtain and maintain a valid Residency Visa for Qatar
  • Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions including dust and high temperatures.
  • Must be able to endure long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated project management and food services mission/contract fulfillment
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills with strong analytical and problem- solving abilities
  • Familiar with, Tri-Service Food Code and or other applicable regulations for Air Force food service operations

 

 

TRAVEL: 100% in a deployed location

 

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust/NACI

 

 

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As a leading international services company for more than 65 years, IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. (IAP) provides a broad spectrum of services and solutions to U.S. and international government agencies, and organizations. IAP is a world-class leader in providing Program Management, IT & Communications, Aviation & Engineering Solutions, Power Solutions, and Infrastructure & Logistics to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions to meet customers' diverse and complex challenges. 

 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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