Food Service Specialist

Taher, Inc. Minnetonka , MN 55345

Posted 2 months ago

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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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Food Service Specialist

Taher, Inc.