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Food Service Specialist -Iowa

Company: Taher, Inc.
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1981, Taher, Inc. is a leading food service management company that helps clients find solutions to serve their customers healthy and nutritious, chef-driven experiences. Our focus is on serving fresh food expertly prepared by a team of chefs, monitored by a group of seasoned veterans, and delivered at a reasonable price. We offer contract food services for schools, businesses, seniors, catering, micro-market, vending and outdoor education; prepared meal services for retail locations; and baked goods. Taher is a Food Management Magazine Top 25 Food Service Contract Company.

Our K-12 division is rapidly expanding and we are looking for a Food Service Specialist to provide guidance for school nutrition programs. If you have experience in child nutrition, are comfortable in a kitchen environment and operational settting, consider joining the Taher team. Our Food Service Specialists serve a critical role in keeping our organization on the cutting edge of food service management by providing marketing leadership, menu development, employee training, and data analyzation to support our K-12 operations.

Responsibilities: * Develop and maintain strong relationships with, but not limited to district managers, corporate support staff, school nutrition directors, school administrators, local/state partners i.e., anti-hunger groups, state departments of education and agriculture* Responsible for successful placement of K-12 school nutrition marketing programs, promotions and menu development * Monitor school nutrition regulations to remain abreast of current events and issues* Collect, analyze, and evaluate data that supports school nutrition programs* Ability to work across the organization to foster collaboration and ensure overall success of goals* Key team member on the opening team for new business * Ability to Train employees on corporate standards and programs

Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field is preferred. Comfortable in a kitchen environment -- loud and fast paced * Five (5) years of experience in child nutrition including * Sales and marketing skills preferred* Proficient Computer Skills* Public speaking skills with ability to develop and deliver effective oral and written presentations.* Communicates effectively to staff, administration and all stakeholders. * Basic math skills used in standardization of recipes, grocery ordering* Understands large quantity cooking * Initiative- does not wait to be told what to do* Daily/Weekly travel required with some weekends. Flexibility in schedule to meet the needs and expectations outlined in the contract
Skills: * Ability to "think quickly" on feet and make solid decisions.* Ability make short term and long term decisions* Problem solver with good analytical skills * Strong training skills in food production/kitchen management and financial administrative management- knows Taher's systems and expectations.* Planning/time management skills in establishing priorities and work with minimal supervision and meets deadlines * Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate programs.* Profit/Loss understanding or ability to learn- inventory, labor, ect. * Positive attitude with high energy* Enjoys working with people of all ages and understands "service".* Works independently and has the ability to stay on task with multiple interruptions throughout a day. * "Do whatever it takes to get the job done". Enjoys new challenges and experiences * Able to build relationships with new people especially in new business openings. * Ability to accurately present information to clients and effectively respond to questions.* Ability to write routine reports, correspondences, and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.

Keywords: Taher, Inc., Minnetonka , Food Service Specialist -Iowa, Hospitality & Tourism , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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