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Food Service Director

Cheaspeake, VA 23320

Posted: 06/28/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1657 Salary: $105,000 State/Province:

Job Description

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


Are you an experienced Foodservice Director with a strong background in contract foodservice account relationships? We're seeking a dedicated professional with expertise in managing partnerships with companies like Aramark or Sodexo. Candidates with experience in higher education (higher-ed) settings will also be considered. Join our team and help us maintain exceptional foodservice standards while fostering long-lasting client relationships.




As our Foodservice Director, your duties will include:


  • Overseeing all aspects of foodservice operations for our contract accounts, ensuring high-quality service and customer satisfaction
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients, including groups such as Aramark, Sodexo, and higher-ed institutions
  • Collaborating with internal teams to create innovative menus, promotions, and special events that align with client objectives
  • Managing budgets, P&L, and financial performance for assigned accounts
  • Ensuring compliance with food safety, sanitation, and workplace safety regulations
  • Recruiting, training, and developing a high-performing foodservice team



Our ideal candidate will have:


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a relevant and equivalent Foodservice Director role, preferably within contract foodservice or higher-ed settings
  • Proven success with brands such as Aramark, Sodexo, or similar contract foodservice companies
  • Strong knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and workplace safety regulations
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 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 $105,000 annually, commensurate with experience
  • Top-shelf benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance, 3 weeks of vacation, PTO, and many more
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth within our organization
  • A supportive, collaborative work environment that values innovation and excellence
  • The chance 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 local candidates will be contacted very quickly. If you're a results-driven Foodservice Director with contract foodservice expertise and a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences, please send a professional resume to tombull@geckohospitality.com. This position is presented by Tom Bull with Gecko Hospitality.


Join us in shaping the future of our foodservice operations and making a difference in the Norfolk, Hampton, or Chesapeake communities. Apply today!


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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