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Cafeteria Team Leader

Publix Associate

Publix offers free hot, buffet-style meals to Corporate, Manufacturing, and Distribution associates who work at facilities with a cafeteria. The Cafeteria Team Leader ensures that food is prepared and served on time in a safe, sanitary environment.

How to Apply


  • Ensures that meals are properly prepared, cooked, and served.
  • Oversees cafeteria associates to encourage teamwork and safety awareness.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 20 years of age.
  • Experience cooking in an environment where a variety of entrées are offered and a variety of methods are used (e.g., a restaurant, Publix cafeteria, or culinary school).
  • Experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • ServSafe Certification or equivalent certification before start date in the position.
  • Knowledge of cooking principles.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the commercial kitchen, including dishwashing, food prep, cooking, baking, and cleaning.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Ready to start your job search today? Visit the Publix Job Center to see our current openings. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

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*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.