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House Stewards

Aliases: House Steward, Helper, Warden, Curator, Keeper

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a House Steward is expected to perform include:

  • Supervising and co-ordinating activities of pantry, storeroom and non-cooking kitchen workers
  • Purchasing or requisitioning foodstuffs, kitchen supplies and equipment
  • Inspecting kitchens and storerooms
  • Examining incoming purchases for quality
  • Approving invoices or bills for payment
  • Establishing controls to guard against theft and wastages
  • Conferring with House Keeper concerning banquet arrangements for food service equipment and extra employees
  • Planning and pricing menus
  • Keeping cost records
  • Establishing budget controls to ensure profitable food service operations
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will supervise a team of Non-cooking Workers
  • Local travelling may be a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • The individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. Institutions remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, 12th /Diploma in Food Services

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of attendance and tacking handing over instruction
  • Aware of meal charts and diet charts
  • Knowledge of all kitchen service
  • Knowledge of rules regarding clean and neat work environment i.e. work pantry and dining room
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3
  • Ansal University – School of Tourism and Hotel Management
    http://www.vatelansaluniversity.in

     
  • RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management
    http://www.riginstitute.com/

     
  • Shri Shakti College of Hotel Management
    www.sschm.com

     
  • Lovely Professional University
    http://www.lpu.in/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.icecollege.in/diploma-food-beverage.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Trainee →Assistant House Steward → House Steward →House Supervisor

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4

For candidates with experience – Rs 9,000 to Rs 20,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 1-2 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4
  • Households, guest houses, holiday centres and resorts
  • Hospitality agencies
KEYWORDS 
  • Domestic Steward
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5151.0300 House Stewards
ISCO 2008 5151 Cleaning and Housekeeping Supervisors in Offices, Hotels and Other Establishements
NIC 2008 82110 Cafeterias, fast-food restaurants and other food preparation in market stalls; Operation of canteens or (e.g. for factories, offices, hospitals or schools) on a concession basis; Combined office administrative service activities
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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