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Director of Food Service

Hampton, VA 23601

Posted: 10/05/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1761 Salary: $105,000-$115,000 State/Province:

Job Description

Foodservice Director Wanted: Contract Foodservice Expertise - Norfolk, Hampton, or Chesapeake, Virginia

Are you an experienced Foodservice Director with a passion for delivering exceptional contract foodservice? We're looking for a dedicated professional who excels in managing partnerships with industry leaders like Aramark or Sodexo. Candidates with a background in higher education (higher-ed) settings are also encouraged to apply, as we value diverse experiences. Join our team and elevate our foodservice standards while fostering lasting client relationships.


As our Foodservice Director, you will:

Oversee all aspects of foodservice operations for our contract accounts, ensuring top-notch service and customer satisfaction
Develop and nurture strong relationships with clients, including industry leaders such as Aramark, Sodexo, and higher-ed institutions
Collaborate with internal teams to create innovative menus, promotions, and special events that align with client objectives and excite our customers
Manage budgets, P&L, and financial performance for assigned accounts
Ensure compliance with food safety, sanitation, and workplace safety regulations
Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing foodservice team


Our ideal candidate will have:

A minimum of 3 years of experience in a relevant Foodservice Director role, preferably within contract foodservice or higher-ed settings
Proven success working with notable brands like Aramark, Sodexo, or similar contract foodservice companies
Strong knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and workplace safety regulations
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
The ability to thrive independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
Proximity to Norfolk, Hampton, or Chesapeake areas of Virginia, as the final location will be determined based on the selected candidate

What We Offer:

Competitive salary up to $115,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance, generous vacation and PTO
Opportunities for professional development and career growth within our organization
A supportive, collaborative work environment that values innovation and excellence
The opportunity to make a real impact on the success of our foodservice operations and contribute to the growth of our client relationships

All resumes received will be treated with strict confidentiality. Qualified individuals should apply now and send resumes to Tombull@Geckohospitality.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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