Join Our Community of Food People!
The Food Fanatics Chef partners with area leadership, sales and
support teams to build value and grow customer relationships and
affects profitable sales growth. They achieve this by serving as
consultants and culinary experts to drive customer business
success; lead product and sales training as appropriate, drive
engagement and participation in strategic growth initiatives and
share the knowledge gained through the Food Fanatics program,
events and team of chefs to benefit the area.
Drive key customer business success by consulting with the
customer on all aspects of restaurant operations by using on-site
visits, customer data analysis and established industry standards.
Use culinary and operations expertise to provide recommendations
Develop kitchen/operations assessment for customers; utilize
other members of the Sales Support Team to build action plans to
address short and long-term opportunities from the front of the
house and back of the house. Deliver conclusions that assist the
customer in achieving business goals.
Increase and maintain sales growth for the division in the top
IR customers as determined by division sales leadership, through
customer interaction in the form of onsite operations assessments
and consultation, and customized culinary presentations in the
division test kitchen.
Lead all culinary training at the division in support of
selected Strategic Growth Initiatives; Facilitate district and
general sales meeting breakouts when culinary expertise is vital to
maximizing the impact to the sales team success.
Conduct recipe research and development utilizing MPP and other
tools to promote division targeted products, particularly focusing
on Exclusive Brands; work in conjunction with the Region Product
Sales Trainers to provide culinary input and advice; assess and
evaluate new products and develop materials to increase TM and
customer awareness of such products.
Collaborate with product and category specialists in developing
sales and training materials and identifying culinary trends that
will grow and support a Food Culture at the division.
Support the Food Fanatics program by participating in FF Live
events, national culinary events and Sponsor the Movement
initiative. Collaborate with Food Fanatics Chef across the
enterprise by sharing best practices and identifying regional
trends that can be brought to bear in their local market.
Utilize social media and live and print media to increase the
recognition and reach of the Food Fanatics Brand; Develop
strategies to better utilize social media tools to drive business
success for the customer as well as enhance US Foods presence in
the local market.
Lead the culinary vision and collaborate in planning and
execution at sales meetings and other division events with a focus
on creating a food driven culture. Create complex and dynamic
presentations and/or activities that bring this culture to life
within the division.
Other duties assigned by manager.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
Memberships in local and national culinary organizations a
Must possess a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience
including a comprehensive culinary background.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of culinary, foodservice and
hospitality fundamentals and will possess a marked passion for the
culinary arts and foodservice industry.
The candidate will be able to assert an expert level of product
knowledge/technique as well as product applications - successfully
communicating/demonstrating that knowledge across multiple formats,
including; Direct customer consultation, social media avenues, live
television and media appearances and presenting impactful material
to large audiences (often numbering in the thousands).
Prior sales or sales support experience a plus.
Must possess prior experience in the design and facilitation of
training programs to large and varied audiences, with the aim of;
driving innovation and sales strategies across their assigned area
of influence and effectively driving the USF brand throughout the
Candidates must possess a high degree of written and verbal
communication skills and be able to tailor messages and delivery in
"the right way" to the "right audience."
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Candidates will be required to successfully complete a
comprehensive training/on-boarding certification program upon
The successful candidate will possess refined organizational and
project management skills and be able to effectively assert their
leadership abilities in the planning and execution of high
visibility, high impact events (Food Fanatics Live) and
communication campaigns -which have a significant impact on the
influence of our brands and organization within the
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every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates,
associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include
using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks
and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have
COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and
safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities.
To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we're
providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults
with our experts and detailed reopening materials.
US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help
with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it.
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US Foods is one of America's great food companies and a leading
foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000
restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses
succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods
provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering
and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business
solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and
generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit
www.usfoods.com to learn more.
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applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
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