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Recruiting and Cultivating Top Talent

Whitsons team members share a passion for service excellence, a love of good food and a strong commitment to making a difference in the lives we touch. Finding and nurturing the right people is crucial to fostering our shared commitment to excellence and our family values.


Welcoming Existing Teams Into the Whitsons Family
Sometimes, finding the right people is simply a matter of igniting a spark within existing teams that have served a school community for many years. We love working with these folks, who are already so committed to the communities they serve. That is why, when we are selected to serve a new community, our first priority is to talk to the existing team to introduce them to the Whitsons culture and welcome them to our family. Together, we review job descriptions, and work and training schedules, discuss career opportunities and help the team to feel welcome. In addition to practical matters involving pay rates, benefits and training, we discuss and incorporate their ideas on how to make improvements to the current program. We have a strong history of success in welcoming staff into the Whitsons family, providing training and education programs and working together to make many positive changes to the dining programs at the schools we serve.


Whitsons team members share a passion for service excellence, a love of good food and a strong commitment to making a difference in the lives we touch. Finding and nurturing the right people is crucial to fostering our shared commitment to excellence and our family values.


Welcoming Existing Teams Into the Whitsons Family
Sometimes, finding the right people is simply a matter of igniting a spark within existing teams that have served a school community for many years. We love working with these folks, who are already so committed to the communities they serve. That is why, when we are selected to serve a new community, our first priority is to talk to the existing team to introduce them to the Whitsons culture and welcome them to our family. Together, we review job descriptions, and work and training schedules, discuss career opportunities and help the team to feel welcome. In addition to practical matters involving pay rates, benefits and training, we discuss and incorporate their ideas on how to make improvements to the current program. We have a strong history of success in developing rapport with existing staff, providing training and education programs and working together to make many positive changes to the dining programs at the schools we serve.


Recruiting for Open Positions
After interviewing current employees and retaining those who wish to join the Whitsons team, we will seek to fill the remaining positions with experienced members of the community and qualified Whitsons team members. Available positions are posted online in our Career Center website, third party job portals and local publications, depending on the need and the position.


Career Connection™ Kiosks may also be placed at different locations, where potential team members are able to apply for positions available at that particular location or companywide. Team members are also encouraged to refer friends and family to apply for positions through the Internal Career Center Referral Program. Once someone is hired, an electronic onboarding program is used to help streamline the hiring process and paperwork. This system enables us to maintain compliance with EEO laws and other employment regulations.


Qualities We Look For In Our Team Members
Our team members are the key to exceeding customer expectations. Therefore, we are selective in who we hire to fulfill our mission to provide our clients with the best service and highest quality products. Our team members must possess the following qualities in order to fit within our family-value based company culture: friendly, enthusiastic, open to learning, multi-tasker, excellent communications skills and experienced.


We maintain a proactive staffing program to ensure that a talent pool of managerial and non managerial team members is available. A number of our accounts are designated as Centers for Excellence, which serve as training facilities for these candidates. When new locations are opened, or vacations or leaves of absences occur, our reserve of fully trained staff members are ready to serve our clients’ temporary needs without interruption of service.