Food Service Director - Education K-12
ARAMARK - South Carolina

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ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In 2012, FORTUNE magazine again recognized ARAMARK on its list of World's Most Admired Companies. ARAMARK has consistently ranked since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. Also in 2012, ARAMARK was honored as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site,, or .

ARAMARK Education provides a complete range of food, facility, uniform and other support services to more than 500 K-12 school districts in the U.S. It offers public and private education institutions a family of dining and facility services including: on-site and off-site breakfast and lunch meal programs, after-school snacks, catering, nutrition education, retail design and operations, maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy management, construction management, and building commissioning. For more information on ARAMARK's K-12 food service programs, please visit .


  • Responsible for food service at a fast paced school district
  • Maintain systems and procedures for the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing and serving of food related products, as well as menu planning and development
  • Motivates, trains, and supervises hourly employees and supervisors
  • Develops operational component forecasts and is able to explain variances. Responsible for component accounting functions
  • Ensures that requirements for appropriate sanitation and safety levels in respective areas are met
  • Coordinates and supervises unit personnel regarding production, marketing, quality and cost control, labor management and employee training
  • Recruits, hires, develops and retains front line team
  • Looks for opportunities to implement new products and services which support sales growth and client retention
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers, and support staff
  • Conducts periodic inventory maintaining records to comply with ARAMARK's standards


  • Bachelor degree in nutrition, dietetics, hospitality, business or other related field is highly preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of food service management experience
  • NSLP experience is highly preferred
  • Must have a demonstrated experience developing talent and managing multiple priorities
  • The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services, entrepreneurship and building and growing a strong business is essential for success in this role
  • Building relationships, financial acumen, analytical ability are essential to success in this demanding environment
  • The ability to identify defects in the preparation and service of food and implement improved quality control procedures as well as to communicate effectively with clients, client customers and support staff is required
  • Strong time management skills are necessary for success in this role
  • Responsible for responding effectively to changing demands
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required
  • P&L accountability experience is strongly preferred

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