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Food Service Director I

Location: Oak Park
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Quest Food Management Services is looking for a Food Service Director to join our team!

Quest Food Management Services, Inc. is a privately owned, full service, foodservice management company located in Lombard, Illinois with annual sales over $65 million. Founded in 1985, Quest has served schools (elementary, middle, high

schools, college/universities) throughout Chicagoland guided by its mission to provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service. It has been Quest's team members

who have been the cornerstone of our growth. Quality people, quality food, and quality clients are our recipe for success. Led by our vision to create the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it;

with integrity, responsiveness, accountability, respect and excellence.

Position Summary

The Food Service Director is responsible for leading the Quest nutrition and guest experience efforts, in order to provide vision, leadership and strategic guidance to the company in these areas. Ensures that Quest vision, values and founding principles are effectively communicated and practiced. Manages assigned company locations and team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

*Cascades the vision of Quest Food Management Services ensuring the Quest vision, values and founding principles are effectively communicated, understood and practiced.

*Demonstrates commitment to Quest vision, values and missions through actions on a daily basis.

*Manage staff to include selection, work allocation, training, coaching and mentoring, problem resolution, performance evaluation and feedback, and corrective action.

*Lead development of the food experience offered by Quest, including developing Quest's food "brand" via recipes, menus, concepts, and merchandising.

*Lead development of systems and processes to ensure all food experiences are operationally and Financially


*Champion and advance Quest's nutritional standards in recipe, menu, and brand development.

*Provide expertise in nutrition and wellness throughout Quest, including nutrition counseling for customers, operational advice and guidance regarding dietary needs, and nutrition and allergen information sharing.

*Support Quest's purchasing efforts to ensure product selection is aligned with food experience.

*Lead Quest's food safety and sanitation efforts, ensuring every meal is served with the highest levels of

attention to safety for our guests.

*Provide leadership in Quest's corporate marketing and sales strategies.

*Serve as Quest's internal subject matter expert on sustainability, identifying ways for Quest to partner

with clients to deliver onsite sustainability solutions and participate in industry best practices regarding sustainability.

*Provide hands-on support as needed for special events and coverage for gaps in management presence at the

account level.

*Provide support in sales and marketing efforts for account retention and acquisition

Job Requirements/Specifications

Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or



*K-12 food service experience strongly preferred

*Dietetics, Nutrition, Hospitality Management or any field with equivalent work experience

*Three years of experience in food service management

*Experience in developing and managing budgets

*Experience in food safety leadership within a food service or restaurant environment

*Experience in building and leading a high performing team

*Strong client relations experience

*Proficient in MS Office

*Strong knowledge of the food service and hospitality industry

*Requires extensive hours at times and frequent local travel

*Responsible for meeting and maintaining state and local certification requirements (Food Service Manager)

Quest Food Management Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative officer, administrative staff, associate, document, front office, food, operational assistant, staff, support

Keywords: QUEST FOOD MANAGEMENT, Oak Park , Food Service Director I, Executive , Oak Park, Illinois

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