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Production Supervisor

  • Reports to: General Manager – Operations
  • Subordinates: Production Chefs and Kitchen Hands
  • Hours: Full time
  • Date: TBC

Position Objective:

  • The Production Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Brisbane kitchen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and planning the production of meals in the kitchen
  • Supervising all volunteers (corporate and regular) in the kitchen in a safe and engaging manner
  • Rostering and engaging all staff in accordance with regulations and industry standards
  • Leading the day-to-day oversight and implementation of the FareShare food safety program in all parts of the operations at all times
  • Ensuring that all operational, OH&S and standards are followed by volunteers and kitchen staff


  • Management and rostering of the kitchen staff (chefs, supervisors and kitchen hands)
  • Ensure that kitchen staff exhibit a high level of appropriate and professional behaviour in all dealings with volunteers (both regular and corporate).

Processes and Production

  • Implement the production plan to ensure optimal production
  • Ensure that all meals are prepared, cooked, packaged and stored in accordance with the FareShare Food Safety Program
  • Improvising recipes to produce high-quality food from rescued ingredients


  • Cultivate and nurture strong day-to-day relationships with new and existing supporters
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with FareShare staff & volunteers with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and skillsets (especially corporate and regular volunteers)
  • Manage the appropriate numbers and mix of volunteers to ensure the agreed production plans

Food safety

  • Accountable for ensuring strict adherence to the Food Safety Program by staff and volunteers at the premises at all times
  • Ensure that all kitchen staff and volunteers act in accordance with the appropriate food handling requirements and in compliance with HACCP standards at all times
  • Ensure that all food safety records are kept up to date and in a manner compliant with the Food Safety Program. This covers all aspects of daily operations, including but not limited to cleaning schedules, operational checklists, production records and goods receiving forms.
  • Be proactive in promoting and educating all kitchen staff on the Food Safety Program, and creating a culture in the workforce that appreciates the importance of food safety
  • Responsible for recording/escalating any non-compliance, and progressing any corrective actions, as required under the Food Safety Program
  • In conjunction with any internal or external auditors, oversee all reviews and audits of the Food Safety Program, including identifying any potential enhancements or recommendations for changes
  • Ensure that all food safety records are stored safely and appropriately
  • Be proactive with upholding FSANZ /local health regulations


  • Recording and appropriate storage of all kitchen data including but not limited to production statistics, food safety program templates and labels

Reporting and Managing:

  • The position reports to the General Manager – Operations but works closely with the warehouse, Kitchen hands, Volunteer Support Office and volunteers in general
  • Full Time

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