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Principal Facility Cafeteria Supervisor

Job ID: 61772
Department: Operations Services
Location: Jersey City, NJ


About the Role


Under the Supervision of the Food Services Supervisor, the selected candidate will oversee and supervise the operation of the Port Authority facility cafeteria. The cafeterias are located at the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel, the Lincoln Tunnel and the Port Authority Technical Center. The primary function is to provide food services for Port Authority (PA) personnel, contractors and visitors. 




  • Train and supervise food services personnel to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ensure established standards for cleanliness, food preparation, quality portioning, and presentation are maintained.
  • Lead and assist food services personnel in the preparation of food.
  • Prepare monthly menus utilizing existing stock while containing costs.
  • Prepare and order bi-weekly food order.
  • Oversee cashiering operations; ensure procedures to safeguard and deposit cash maintain records of cash deposits and customer transactions including knowledge of POS systems.
  • Oversee receipt of all merchandise; checks quantity, quality, and price; oversees the disposition or storage of products and merchandise.
  • Conducts inventory of stock including food and equipment periodically
  • Accounts for significant inventory variances and maintains adequate supplies.
  • Provide for repair/servicing of capital equipment, such as furniture, ovens, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Performs administrative functions, such as timekeeping, vacation scheduling, and financial report preparation, e.g., monthly food cost percentage reports and billing for special functions as needed.
  • Provides catering services for special functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Serve Safe Certificate
  • Three years’ supervisory experience in food services with at least one year at the level of Second Cook or above
  • A valid driver’s license.


Desired Qualifications


  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal staff and external professionals at all levels
  • Knowledge of sanitation codes, personal hygiene standards, food preparation, including garnishing and fruit arrangements
  • Experience in food production, food services management and catering.



Selection Process

The application process varies by position, but typically includes an initial phone interview for qualified candidates, followed by a more in-depth interview(s) and/or assessment(s). Selected candidates who are made a conditional job offer will be asked to undergo a background check.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive benefits package, hybrid work options for many positions, and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.


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How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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