HKN Energy Ltd

Catering Supervisor

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Job Overview


Job Title Catering Supervisor Work Schedule Equal Rotation
Department Field Services Work Location HKN Sarsang Block, Dohuk Kurdistan Region of Iraq – any of HKN’s site
Reports to HKN Field Services Manager Transportation As per Company Policy
Subordinates Accommodation Field-based
Employment Type Permanent Application Deadline Jun,08, 2024.
Start Date ASAP Other details Three months’ probation

About Us:

HKN Energy Ltd. is a privately held, independent energy company with oil exploration and production operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

HKN Energy is located in the prolific Zagros fold and thrust belt of Northern Kurdistan. We have a highly experienced, diverse team with work experience in over 80 different countries. HKN Energy is committed to building a company culture that is guided by its Core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Commitment, and Teamwork.


Position Summary:The position of Catering supervisor carries responsibilities for managing the catering of all the Company’s field sites and coordinating training of local catering team.Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure staff are trained to operate in the kitchens on all sites safely and professionally, highlighting personal hygiene, equipment cleanliness, and correct stowage  of food and equipment.
  • Raising awareness that all kitchen and associated equipment must be in safe working order and maintained in a hygienic and fault-free condition.
  • Ensure that kitchen staff are trained and supervised in the correct use of the equipment and in a manner which promotes safety and cleanliness.
  • Actively coach safe practices, with training programs.
  • Put in place a yearly training schedule for all Kitchen Staff.
  • Train staff in health and safety within the kitchen environment.
  • Ensure appropriate, hygienic dress is always maintained.
  • Do daily inspections of all areas within the kitchens and stores ensure that current best practices are always FIFO.
  • Attend and as required organize regular Safety Meetings with HSE, Camp Bosses, and Field Services Manager.
  • Encourage catering staff involvement.
  • Foster relationships by involving HSE Supervisors, Camp Medics, and so on in weekly HSE kitchen and Camp inspections.
  • Train staff in food storage and hygiene and coach staff in temperature controls and recording, monitoring/logging equipment and control requirements across all types of storage.
  • Ensure that a food sampling programm is put into place as required by ISO 22000.
  • Form an action team to arrange Menus with feedback from diners, creating new or enhancing traditional/favorites to ensure constant variety and quality of the servings, obviously ensuring Kurdish cuisine is promoted but balanced with the input of other core nationalities.
  • Develop and enhance the range of products from the bakery with local baker.
  • Train waiting/front of house staff to ensure that all customers receive the best possible front of house experience and that the dining room is clean with at high standard of hygiene.
  • Train staff in front-of-house skills and their appearance.
  • Instruct the storekeepers in management of food stocks, stock-rotation, recording and accounting, and where applicable, cost-recovery from contractors.
  • Based on camp occupancy numbers and expected meals/day, liaise with Campboss on ordering and dealing with local suppliers, ensuring that the Company receive the best possible value for money whilst minimizing waste.
  • Build up a picture of local suppliers and recommend methods of securing quality supplies at contract prices to preserve lines of supply, freshness, and minimize stock-on-shelves.
  • Working with Field Services Manager and HSE Dept., develop and promote segregation of waste food for incineration, metals, plastics, and other recyclables for washing and disposal.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. A degree or certification in hospitality management, culinary arts, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: Typically, 5+ years’ experience in international catering experience in remote camps and with international oil and gas companies/Hotels.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing catering operations, including menu planning, food preparation, and service delivery. Proven track record of effectively managing catering staff and ensuring high-quality service standards.
  • Qualified in all aspects of food Safety management and should be ISO 22000 qualified.
  • Knowledge and Skills: Thorough understanding of food safety regulations, sanitation standards, and oil industry best practices.
  • Ability to complete a Kitchen trade test to demonstrate their skills and expertise in a practical kitchen environment.
  •  Strong leadership abilities with the capability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations with composure.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost control, and inventory management principles.
  •  Problem Solving – Catering Supervisor must be able to resolve issues within the kitchen environment in a sensitive but firm manner.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Demonstrate good IT skills, including use of MS Office, Excel, Office, Outlook, and Teams.
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