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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

47340 Chief Cook/Steward

Supervises and coordinates activities of personnel in steward department. Performs one or both of the following functions:

  1. Directs and participates in the preparation and serving of meals; determines timing and sequence of operations required to meet serving times; inspects galley and equipment for cleanliness and proper storage and preparation of food. May plan or assist in planning meals and taking inventory of stores and equipment;
  2. Directs, instructs, and assigns personnel performing such functions as preparing and serving meals; cleaning and maintaining officers' quarters and steward department areas; and receiving, issuing, and inventorying stores. Plans menus; compiles supply, overtime, and cost control records. May requisition or purchase stores and equipment. May bake bread, rolls, cakes, pies, and pastries.

For wage study purposes, workers are classified as follows:

  • 47341 Chief Cook
  • 47342 Chief Steward/Steward-Cook/Steward-Baker