Food Services

Updated on March 13, 2019

Food Services

Does a Monday-Friday schedule sound like it could only be a dream? Let us introduce you to an excellent career option in the Food Service segment which offers many perks, including a schedule with no weekends or evenings! Many of our clients in Business/Dining, Schools and Colleges will consider restaurant management and culinary/ food production professionals.


Join one of the nation's most successful foodservice manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by the Jiffy Foodservice to identify a star Foodservice Sales Manager to help grow the restaurant / food service division! Jiffy Foodservice recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment, and this is a great opportunity for a foodservice sales veteran to help grow Jiffy's footprint!

Chelsea Milling Company has been Making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! The Foodservice Sales Manager position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on the growth of this newly created division!


• Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years

• A foundation built on honesty and integrity

• Exceptional salary and health benefits

• Profit-sharing bonuses

• Great work/life balance

• Health and wellness programs


• Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts

• Collaborate with prospects and customers to develop growth strategies for mutual benefit

• Deliver sales presentations to potential and existing customers

• Partner with clients to analyze menus and offer solutions to add value

• Use CRM tool and other computer software to maintain customer base

• Travel (local and nationwide) up to 60% of the time to meet customers, perform product presentations, attend trade shows, etc.

• Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered


• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience

• 8-10 years prior Foodservice sales experience

• Experience using a CRM system to manage work flow

• Strong understanding of foodservice distribution segments

• Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally

• Demonstrated success in nurturing and developing Food Service business

• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term home with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

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If you are an experienced Pastry Chef / Bakery Production Manager looking to join a growing local artisan bakery, this job may be an excellent fit for you!

We're recruiting a highly talented Artisan Bread Baker / Manager to lead a wholesale artisan bakery specializing in breads and patisserie. Our client is growing quickly and is looking for someone who can help the business grow to new heights.

First things first - to be considered for this position, we need you to have experience with:

• Preparing a variety of patisserie, artisan breads, and other dessert items in a high-volume production environment

• Managing high-volume production of scratch-made artisan breads like French bread, whole wheat bread, sourdough, rye bread, Italian bread, etc.

• Handling inventory and purchasing for things like flour, sugar, and other items used in the pastry department

• Ensuring quality and sanitation of material and equipment used in pastry making

• Guiding and motivating pastry assistants and bakers to work efficiently

• Identifying staffing needs and helping recruit and train talented bakers and pastry personnel

• Working with all types of pastry ingredients, including gluten free, sugar free, vegan, etc.

Candidates with a Culinary Degree or ACF apprenticeship are strongly preferred. Our client offers an extremely competitive salary ($70K-$80K) and benefits package. 

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If your New Year’s resolution was to find a career opportunity which allows a great work/life balance, this may be the job you’ve been waiting for! Schedule is typically Monday-Friday and will rarely demand late evenings or weekends.

We are seeking a Chef with senior living experience who has managed others including Chefs. The ideal candidate has directed food service operations in a large, upscale retirement facility or multiple properties and is a hands-on leader, willing to roll up his/her sleeves. This individual must have strong culinary and management skills and be capable of overseeing the dining activities of several facilities.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Hiring, training, supervising and mentoring Chef Managers
  • Meeting and developing relationships with building administrators, staff, residents and families
  • Implementing policies and procedures
  • Coordinating new menu and recipe development as needed
  • Creating and maintaining budget and handling all financial reporting
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with all regulations and procedures
  • Conducting site visits on a regular basis
  • Facilitating quality inspections

Previous experience as a Working Chef is essential for success in this role, as there will be times when it is necessary to cover for Chefs at the units. Culinary degree desirable in addition to 5+ years culinary management experience. SERV Safe Certification will be required. Must be willing to work varied hours as needed and be flexible to drive to varied locations within region.

Great salary, benefits, hours and car allowance!

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  Monday - Friday hours 

  We have several excellent opportunities for chef/managers and food service managers in business/dining, school (K-12) & university, and entertainment venues. Many positions are Monday - Friday, no nights and weekends. Prefer Culinary Degree, previous food production management or restaurant culinary experience. Great benefits and salary.

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  Confidential search for Hospitality graduate with catering operations experience for busy catering facility that also handles off-premise events. Our client hosts extensive weddings, corporate events, and any other large banquet events. Candidates must have strong experience as a Banquet Captain or Event Manager in a hotel or high-volume catering operation to be considered.

 Will also oversee staff training, event set-up and execution, and ensuring everything goes seamlessly. An excellent compensation package is offered.

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Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

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