Food Services

Updated on December 2, 2021


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.

ARTISAN BREAD PRODUCTION MANAGER - METRO DETROIT, MI

If you are an accomplished Artisan Bread Baker or Production Baker looking for an opportunity with a highly-regarded, growing hospitality group, and would enjoy a 4-day work week, this may be an excellent match for you.

We are looking for a Production Baker / Production Supervisor to join a highly acclaimed bakery in the Metro Detroit area. Our client, a scratch bread production facility, is changing their schedule to offer every third weekend off and a 4-day work week, with a 12 hour shift (10am - 10pm). We need a talented Baker / Production Supervisor to lead the artisan bread baking operations of a very busy bakery that supplies restaurant and grocery retailers with high-quality, scratch-made artisan breads.

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Baker / Production Chef who wants to be part of a team that values teamwork and camaraderie, this is where you want to be. We are searching for an experienced Baker / Production Chef with high-volume bread production experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy kitchen, and have proven success at leading a team of culinary professionals.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Culinary Degree or Baking/Pastry Certificate from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school
  • High-volume artisan bread baking using starters, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, bread shaping, proofing, labor management, and scheduling
  • ServSafe Certification

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary (around $65-$75K)
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Opportunities for growth
  • 4-day work week with every third weekend off

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE / GENERAL MANAGER - METRO DETROIT, MI

Join one of Detroit's largest event centers and make your mark with a world-class venue!

 The General Manager / F&B Director will oversee all sales and operations within a large convention center. You will work closely with all teams to run large-scale events and conventions. Candidates with a background as a General Manager or Food & Beverage Director in a conference or convention center, or large convention hotel with experience managing around $20 million in sales would be strongly preferred.

 Benefits:

  • Excellent 6-figure salary
  • Great health benefits
  • Working at a world-class event venue in a world-class city!

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Hospitality Business or Business Administration preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience as a General Manager / Director of Food & Beverage with a convention hotel or convention center
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a very high-volume environment
  • Polished, professional image

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


RETAIL NATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER - CHELSEA, MI

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

Harper Associates has been retained by Chelsea Milling Company to identify a seasoned veteran who can offer strategic insight and expertise to help grow the retail business. Jiffy Mix is the #1 selling dry baking mix nationwide!

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. Sales are stronger than ever, and this is a newly created position to support the company's continued growth.

BENEFITS

  • 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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immerse in the company's culture of interdependent communication and decision making. Must be able to listen and understand varied points of view in CMC's flat organization structure, where status, power, and authority are de-emphasized
  • Work cross-functionally with administration, accounting, logistics, accounts receivable, customer service, information services, sales, and other stakeholders to achieve goals and solve problems
  • Lead, manage, coach, and hold to standard the Retail Regional Business Managers
  • Ensure timely execution of and implementation of action plans
  • Manage all performance-based merchandising/sales programs
  • Review broker performance with Regional Business Managers and make recommendations to senior management for representation changes when necessary
  • Ensure all retail sales related programs, policies and procedures are in sync with the needs of our customers to allow business to drive forward
  • Utilize business analytics and networking to find opportunity gaps
  • Demonstrate strength of character to persevere through obstacles and meet goals

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive sales experience, managing a retail sales team either with a food manufacturer or food broker
  • Experience using a CRM system or Trade Fund Management software to manage workflows
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing, developing and closing business in large retail accounts
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong planning, organization, and negotiating skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • High energy and strong drive and passion for success

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

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


FOODSERVICE BUSINESS MANAGER (SALES) - JIFFY FOODSERVICE (Ann Arbor Area)  

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

Harper Associates has been retained by Jiffy Foodservice to identify a star Foodservice Business Manager to help grow the restaurant / foodservice division! Jiffy Foodservice recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment, and this is a great opportunity for a foodservice business 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 Business 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!

BENEFITS

  • 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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts
  • Use CRM tool, Trade Fund Management software and other computer software to maintain customer base
  • New Customer development and cold calling experience at the Operator level strongly desired – “Hunter” mentality
  • Collaborate with prospects and customers to develop growth strategies for mutual benefit
  • Preference given to direct Operator development experience over Distributor development experience
  • Deliver sales presentations to potential and existing customers
  • Partner with clients to analyze menus and offer solutions to add value
  • Travel (local and nationwide) up to 60% of the time to meet with prospected and existing customers, perform product presentations, attend trade shows, etc.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience
  • 8-10 years prior Foodservice sales experience with a food manufacturer, selling dry baking mix or dry grocery items directly to operators
  • Broad experience selling in the National, Health Care, College and University and Street segments preferred
  • Experience using a CRM system and Trade Fund Management software to manage work flows
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing, developing and cold calling foodservice 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 career with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, METRO DETROIT, MI AREA

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.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


BUSINESS / DINING FOOD SERVICE AND CHEF MANAGER - METRO DETROIT AREA

  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.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com




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