Job ID 2019-14656

Culinary Specialist


Marketing/Category Management



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Welcome to Gordon Food Service!  We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share.  Here's a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry.   Gordon Food Service At a Glance  There's a seat at our table for you..


Come help our Marketing Teams champion a “Customer is King” environment...


and see why we set the bar for customer satisfaction in the food service industry! Our Marketing teams support our sales force and our food service customers with digital tools and content, events to educate and inform, creative ideation and development, distinctive products and brands, and consultative expertise on both business operations and culinary trends.  



If you want to share your professional culinary experience with others, this may be the role for you.  Our Culinary Specialist  is responsible for strategically utilizing knowledge and expertise, in combination with industry trends and Gordon Food Service products, services and resources, to provide profit maximizing solutions and overall business planning to our customers.  Your days will be variable, but you can expect to:


  • Collaborate closely with our Sales and Marketing teams
  • Work directly with key customers on menu analysis and development
  • Develop and test recipes for customers 
  • Research local food trends and provide culinary insight both internally and with external customers
  • Participate in food shows and other strategic events
  • Represent Gordon Food Service and our brand initiatives on the local culinary scene


Does this look like you?

  • Bachelor degree in Culinary, Sales, Marketing, Business, or other related field preferred.
  • Six years culinary experience or restaurant experience (similar to an executive chef and/or restaurant manager ), with knowledge of front/back of house and culinary.  
  • Must have past experience leading and directing others.
  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted state driver’s license and safe driving record per GFS policy.
  • Travel requirements of 30%.
  • Work is performed during off shifts, nights or weekends up to 20%.


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We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service. Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not!

Get a quick glance at who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you!

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Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!

Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

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All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.
Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.


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