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Ingredient Prep Department Supervisor
Salary To be discussed
Schedule Part Time, Full Time
Location 253 Millplace PWKY, Verona, Virginia 24482, United States
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredient Prep Department Supervisor


Description

Company Profile: 
At CAVA Foods, we love what we do, and we manufacture every dip and spread to be as fulfilling as the last.  At our manufacturing center we are looking for fanatics in food, who take pride in our products and are ready to ensure every retail partner and restaurant receives products that uphold the high-quality standards of our brand.   

 
We foster a culture built on five core values:  

  • Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in the service of others. 
  • Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious. 
  • Act with Agility: We welcome change; it’s the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt. 
  • Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility. 
  • Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose. 

 

The Title: 

Ingredient Prep. Dept. Supervisor 

 
The Role: 
Ingredient Preparation Department Supervisor is responsible for effectively leading and working with their team to follow daily work instructions. The Ingredient Prep Department prepares and delivers ingredients for the batching department. Team members handle food ingredients, follow recipes, document traceability, operate washing, chopping, pumping, and mixing equipment, whilst following food quality and safety standards to ensure the safe and timely production of healthy food. You will demonstrate and emphasize high quality and food safety standards, training team members as required. You will also coordinate with team members and departments to ensure timely and efficient production. In short, you will be responsible for your entire department, the team functions, and all departmental documentation. You will serve as a positive example for your entire team and report directly to the Production Manager 

      

What You’ll Do:  

  • Lead the setup of the Ingredient Prep. and Batching areas and assemble equipment 
  • Actively coordinate with warehouse operations to ensure timely and accurate delivery of raw materials to the production floor 
  • Oversee the preparation of raw materials for processing, including de-casing, inspecting, washing, size reducing and portioning. Demonstrate proficiency and train others. 
  • Coordinate preparation, ensure proper labeling, and stage raw materials for downstream processes 
  • Safely operate basic and complex process equipment including wash tanks, product conveyors, drum/tote unloaders, size reduction equipment, pumps, buggy dumpers and mixing systems and train others. 
  • Lead general sanitation activities, including breakdown of various packaging stations, following product changeovers and at the end of the production shift 
  • Effectively lead team and departmental operations to ensure timely and efficient production.  
  • Prepare and review documentation (written or digital) as required for food safety, quality, and production tracking activities. Train others on best practices. 
  • Adhere to and demonstrate to team members all safety guidelines (both personnel and food safety-related) and Good Manufacturing Practices.    
  • Identify and promptly report product, processing, documentation, and employee performance issues to the management team. 
  • Report potentially unsafe working or equipment conditions and work with the management team to correct deficiencies.  
  • Embrace continuous improvement.  
  • Lead teams to accomplish priorities and initiatives with the impact for the guest in mind 
  • Effectively communicate goals, priorities, and action items to direct reports; actively give feedback on progress updates 
  • Conduct impactful and meaningful DE&I conversations within team and organization 
  • Create opportunities for Team Members to grow in their roles and progress into higher roles in the organization 
  • Execute effective decision-making skills to led team to succeed 
  • Oversee innovative solutions proposed by direct reports 
  • Maintain emotional stability in stressful situations; lead by example for how our team should handle adversity 
  • Abide by policies and procedures that support the service mindset 
  • Manage timeline expectations within and across teams, deliver on our responsibilities accordingly 
  • Earn the trust of Team Members and Managers by consistently embracing CAVA’s values 
  • Show discipline in bringing consistent performance, communication, and attitude to the job every day 
  • Actively contribute to your department to complete tasks and meet company goals 
  • Recognize the emotional stake each Team Member has in personal and organizational success of this business 

The Qualifications: 

  • 4-5 years food processing experience, including 3-4 years' operating food processing equipment.  
  • 3-4 years' experience leading teams and operations.  
  • You must be able to begin work between 5am Monday Through Thursday and you must be able to work up to 11 hours per day. We target 4 days and 40 hours. You must also be able to work at least one Sunday through Wednesday shift per month. 
  • If you would prefer to work Sunday through Wednesday, we may accommodate that. 
  • You must demonstrate proper clock management and maintain a strong attendance. 
  • You must be able to read and follow ingredient preparation instructions and procedures to ensure the ingredients are properly prepped and made correctly. 
  • You must maintain close concentration and visual attention to assigned tasks. 
  • You must be willing and able to follow instructions. 
  • You must have competent English verbal and written language skills. 
  • You must have competent math skills.  
  • You must be willing and able to work efficiently and with alacrity. 
  • You must be competent with smart phones, tablets, and email. 
  • You must maintain a respectful workplace by ensuring effective communication among all team members within the department and with other departments. 
  • You must help foster collaboration. 
  • You must set a positive example for all team members. 
  • You must understand and support the company goals and hierarchy. 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Physical dexterity, ability to lift up to 45lbs.and push/pull rolling bowls, carts, and containers with up to 550 lbs of product.  
  • The ability to work in varied environmental conditions (dry, cold)  
  • The ability to stand for 8 to 10 hours per day, up to 3 hours at a time  
  • Must be able to identify, assess and observe detail  
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively.  
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend and twist 
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner 
Allergens: We prepare products with milk and sesame containing ingredients. Team members must be able to work with these ingredients 

 

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay! 
  • A regular shift and a 4-day work week (rarely extended to 5 days)  
  • Competitive starting pay  
  • Paid Sick Leave, Community Leave, and Voting Leave 
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!  
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution   
  • 6 Free Cava Meal Cards, for food at the Cava Grills, every two weeks 
  • Free finished (8 & 16oz) products (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, Roasted Eggplant, Harissa, etc.)  
  • Casual, focused, and positive work environment  
  • The opportunity to learn about food safety, food manufacturing, and equipment operation 

 

CAVA – Joining “A culture, not a concept 

 
As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law. 

Company Profile: 
At CAVA Foods, we love what we do, and we manufacture every dip and spread to be as fulfilling as the last.  At our manufacturing center we are looking for fanatics in food, who take pride in our products and are ready to ensure every retail partner and restaurant receives products that uphold the high-quality standards of our brand.   

 
We foster a culture built on five core values:  

  • Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in the service of others. 
  • Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious. 
  • Act with Agility: We welcome change; it’s the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt. 
  • Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility. 
  • Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose. 

 

The Title: 

Ingredient Prep. Dept. Supervisor 

 
The Role: 
Ingredient Preparation Department Supervisor is responsible for effectively leading and working with their team to follow daily work instructions. The Ingredient Prep Department prepares and delivers ingredients for the batching department. Team members handle food ingredients, follow recipes, document traceability, operate washing, chopping, pumping, and mixing equipment, whilst following food quality and safety standards to ensure the safe and timely production of healthy food. You will demonstrate and emphasize high quality and food safety standards, training team members as required. You will also coordinate with team members and departments to ensure timely and efficient production. In short, you will be responsible for your entire department, the team functions, and all departmental documentation. You will serve as a positive example for your entire team and report directly to the Production Manager 

      

What You’ll Do:  

  • Lead the setup of the Ingredient Prep. and Batching areas and assemble equipment 
  • Actively coordinate with warehouse operations to ensure timely and accurate delivery of raw materials to the production floor 
  • Oversee the preparation of raw materials for processing, including de-casing, inspecting, washing, size reducing and portioning. Demonstrate proficiency and train others. 
  • Coordinate preparation, ensure proper labeling, and stage raw materials for downstream processes 
  • Safely operate basic and complex process equipment including wash tanks, product conveyors, drum/tote unloaders, size reduction equipment, pumps, buggy dumpers and mixing systems and train others. 
  • Lead general sanitation activities, including breakdown of various packaging stations, following product changeovers and at the end of the production shift 
  • Effectively lead team and departmental operations to ensure timely and efficient production.  
  • Prepare and review documentation (written or digital) as required for food safety, quality, and production tracking activities. Train others on best practices. 
  • Adhere to and demonstrate to team members all safety guidelines (both personnel and food safety-related) and Good Manufacturing Practices.    
  • Identify and promptly report product, processing, documentation, and employee performance issues to the management team. 
  • Report potentially unsafe working or equipment conditions and work with the management team to correct deficiencies.  
  • Embrace continuous improvement.  
  • Lead teams to accomplish priorities and initiatives with the impact for the guest in mind 
  • Effectively communicate goals, priorities, and action items to direct reports; actively give feedback on progress updates 
  • Conduct impactful and meaningful DE&I conversations within team and organization 
  • Create opportunities for Team Members to grow in their roles and progress into higher roles in the organization 
  • Execute effective decision-making skills to led team to succeed 
  • Oversee innovative solutions proposed by direct reports 
  • Maintain emotional stability in stressful situations; lead by example for how our team should handle adversity 
  • Abide by policies and procedures that support the service mindset 
  • Manage timeline expectations within and across teams, deliver on our responsibilities accordingly 
  • Earn the trust of Team Members and Managers by consistently embracing CAVA’s values 
  • Show discipline in bringing consistent performance, communication, and attitude to the job every day 
  • Actively contribute to your department to complete tasks and meet company goals 
  • Recognize the emotional stake each Team Member has in personal and organizational success of this business 

The Qualifications: 

  • 4-5 years food processing experience, including 3-4 years' operating food processing equipment.  
  • 3-4 years' experience leading teams and operations.  
  • You must be able to begin work between 5am Monday Through Thursday and you must be able to work up to 11 hours per day. We target 4 days and 40 hours. You must also be able to work at least one Sunday through Wednesday shift per month. 
  • If you would prefer to work Sunday through Wednesday, we may accommodate that. 
  • You must demonstrate proper clock management and maintain a strong attendance. 
  • You must be able to read and follow ingredient preparation instructions and procedures to ensure the ingredients are properly prepped and made correctly. 
  • You must maintain close concentration and visual attention to assigned tasks. 
  • You must be willing and able to follow instructions. 
  • You must have competent English verbal and written language skills. 
  • You must have competent math skills.  
  • You must be willing and able to work efficiently and with alacrity. 
  • You must be competent with smart phones, tablets, and email. 
  • You must maintain a respectful workplace by ensuring effective communication among all team members within the department and with other departments. 
  • You must help foster collaboration. 
  • You must set a positive example for all team members. 
  • You must understand and support the company goals and hierarchy. 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Physical dexterity, ability to lift up to 45lbs.and push/pull rolling bowls, carts, and containers with up to 550 lbs of product.  
  • The ability to work in varied environmental conditions (dry, cold)  
  • The ability to stand for 8 to 10 hours per day, up to 3 hours at a time  
  • Must be able to identify, assess and observe detail  
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively.  
  • Ability to squat, kneel, bend and twist 
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner 
Allergens: We prepare products with milk and sesame containing ingredients. Team members must be able to work with these ingredients 

 

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay! 
  • A regular shift and a 4-day work week (rarely extended to 5 days)  
  • Competitive starting pay  
  • Paid Sick Leave, Community Leave, and Voting Leave 
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!  
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution   
  • 6 Free Cava Meal Cards, for food at the Cava Grills, every two weeks 
  • Free finished (8 & 16oz) products (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, Roasted Eggplant, Harissa, etc.)  
  • Casual, focused, and positive work environment  
  • The opportunity to learn about food safety, food manufacturing, and equipment operation 

 

CAVA – Joining “A culture, not a concept 

 
As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law. 


Details
Salary To be discussed
Schedule Part Time, Full Time
Location 253 Millplace PWKY, Verona, Virginia 24482, United States
Cuisine Mediterranean

Skills
Food Safety
Food Preparation
supervisor
Kitchen Safety
Safe Food Handling
Kitchen Tools
ingredient prep
By applying you confirm you have these skills.


253 Millplace PWKY, Verona, Virginia 24482, United States