Food Services

Updated on April 2, 2020

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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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$50,000 - $55,000

In search of an experienced event management professional. Ideally applicants will have experience in supervising upscale events. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to further develop their event management experience in a luxury environment.


  • Reading Banquet Event Orders
  • Assigning responsibilities to the team
  • Assisting in set up, operation and tear down of events
  • Communicating with event planners and guests in a professional manager
  • Assisting the manager as needed

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Multi-faceted convention and conference center with extensive banquet facilities seeks dynamic professional.  Will oversee all beverage operations (liquor, beer, wine), cost controls, menu pricing and staff service training.  We are in search of someone who enjoys being involved in high profile events for corporate and social groups.  Requires someone who is extremely organized and great at multitasking.  Excellent salary and benefits.  Detroit suburbs.

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$36,000 to $38,000 plus benefits

We are seeking a Cafe Supervisor to join our team! You will be responsible for providing customers with a memorable dining experience.

4 day (10 hours) work week, Off Saturday, Sunday Monday!! Oversee evening operations, start at 8:30pm


  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel
  • Create and adjust staff schedules to meet restaurant needs
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation regulations


  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

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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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Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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