PAE, Inc Food Service Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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Food Service Manager

The Food Service Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of all dining facilities (DFACs) under this contract. This position reports to the Deputy Program Manager (DPM). They will provide the day-to-day oversight of catering subcontractor(s) to ensure preparation of food and service to customers are maintained at the highest level. The Food Service Manager is responsible for oversight of the operations and administrative procedures relative to the safe and efficient operation of the dining facilities. They are responsible for ensuring that all direct reports and subcontractors uphold health and safety requirements and overarching contractual obligations.


  • Ensure appropriate supervisor of the DFAC Supervisor and Headcount personnel.

  • Ensure facility statutory and regulatory compliance at all sites

  • Comply with all relevant policies, procedures, standards, and contractual obligations

  • Oversee subcontractor(s) in the day-to-day preparation of meals across dining facilities

  • Develop, implement, and enforce the highest standards of sanitation and personal hygiene for food service personnel, in accordance with U.S. Army Technical Bulletin TB Med 530, Food Service Sanitation

  • In coordination with the subcontractor, ensure that all food handlers maintain required certifications to handle food and perform required job functions

  • Maintain an accurate headcount of all meals served in each dining facility and prepare weekly and monthly reports for the same.

  • Review and verify all invoices presented for payment by the subcontractor for accuracy and authenticity

  • Maintain accurate records of productions sheets to verify the quantity of food used in preparation of meals

  • Act as the primary point of contact for all questions related to food services and food service subcontractors, participate as needed in the design of new food service subcontract scopes of work (SOWs) or modifications to existing food service subcontracts

  • Track and verify the receipt and proper storage and use of food purchased by the subcontractor for consumption in the dining facilities

  • Spot check subcontractor employees for proper dress and personal hygiene

  • Ensure that subcontractor consistently implements a food contamination prevention program

  • As needed, provide and/or contribute to food handling and regulator training

  • Oversee the preparation food to ensure food preparation standards are maintained in accordance with prescribed recipes and is within minimum cooking temperatures and times

  • Supervise the disposition/use of leftovers to ensure they are not being improperly used

  • Conduct daily inspections of DFACs to ensure facilities are maintained in the highest state of cleanliness

  • Inspect fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure they are being properly cleaned to prevent food-borne disease transmission

  • Enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate for all aspects of the dining facility operation and oversees the subcontractor in the implementation of these SOPs

  • Document deficiencies or unsatisfactory performance by the subcontractor and report them for review and action as necessary

  • Work closely with the subcontractor to establish and maintain a written 28-day menu that provides fresh, appealing, and nutritious food at every meal

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in restaurant management and 3 years of restaurant or cafeteria management experience required in a large scale dining facility such as a military facility or university; OR 7 years of restaurant or cafeteria management experience in a large scale dining facility.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and organizational skills in the Management and Operation of similar size and scope dinning facilities.

  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills working with diverse clients and staff

  • Ability to be medically cleared to perform on contract

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government issued MRPT clearance

  • Ability to pass a drug screening and background check

  • Ability and willingness to work in austere environments

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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