The Business Solutions Culinary Advisor will consult with customers and associates providing value-added tools and resources to ensure their mutual success. The emphasis of this role will be on culinary solutions engagement with our customers, ultimately leading to a stronger business relationship and new business growth.
Develop, prepare, and present innovative menu ideas during consultations, focusing on customer's needs, price point, and skill level, as well as current trends, and creative plate presentations
Analyze customer operations and their menu for suggestions to cross-utilize their inventory, improve kitchen efficiency, and other areas of improvement
Strengthen relationships with our customers through the use of Solutions based selling
Oversee FSA Loveland Test Kitchen
Competently explain our programs and market this process to our current and prospective customers, sales associates, and internal support team
Analyze customer data to support the Solutions process and use reporting tools to communicate the success of our efforts and to identify where to improve efforts
Actively source new material to support our customers through internal and external sources
Collaborate with Sales Leadership on go-to-market initiatives
Network at local culinary associations and industry functions
Some travel involved including overnight
Other duties as assigned
Preferred Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business, Marketing, or the equivalent in industry experience.
Preferred degree from accredited culinary school
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Minimum requirement of a high school diploma
Minimum of 5 years front and back of the house restaurant experience. Prior management experience a plus.
Demonstrate a high sales aptitude and customer service skills
Excellent communication, presentation, analytical, and computation skills.
Ability to strategize with a cross functional team to accomplish short and long term goals
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment
Valid driver's license
Ability to pass background investigation and drug test
Food Services of America is a privately-held, family-owned broadline foodservice distributor. We serve customers throughout the mid-west, west and Alaska.
Along with our sister companies (website links below) in the SGA Family of Companies, we successfully serve the needs of our customers whether they be independent or a chain; public or private; national, regional or local.
At the Services Group Family of Companies, we have a long tradition of providing the highest levels of customer service in the industry. We have a culture that trusts our Associates to act in the best interests of our customers and our company.
We encourage an environment of teamwork where together we combine our know-how and ideas to help us to be stronger than we ever could be individually. We look for the positive and praise it. Recognizing good performance creates the motivation to provide great performance.
Those are a few reasons why our Associates are invested in us and choose us as the place to grow their careers every day.