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A2L Food Service Manager

Lexington, KY

  • Food Service

  • Salaried

Job Description

Aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership (A2L) Program offers early career talent valuable work experience, mentorship from industry leaders, and professional training across a variety of environments and business areas. As a year-long development and training program designed for recent college graduates, A2L provides you with the resources you need to ignite your full potential and launch an accelerated career path at Aramark. 


Selected candidates will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within Aramark while participating in structured program activities and developmental exercises tailored to each candidate’s career track. For the thousands of students and recent grads that call Aramark home, we provide a place to grow, advance, and impact lives across a range of exciting industries and locations. 


Aramark’s A2L Program is committed to fostering communities rooted in service, inclusion, and shared prosperity, empowering all individuals to make an impact. 

Job Responsibilities

Job Summary:

Management position, responsible for developing and executing dining solutions to meet customer needs and tastes. Oversees and manages dining operations where customers order prepared food from a menu.

Essential Tasks:
• Leadership: Leverage Aramark's coaching model to engage and develop team 
members to their fullest potential. Reward and recognize employees. Ensure 
individual and team performance meets objectives and client expectations. Plan 
and lead daily team briefings. Ensure safety and sanitation standards in all 
• Client Relationship: Maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually 
beneficial business relationships. Identify client needs and communicate 
operational progress. Demonstrate excellent customer service using Aramark's 
standard service model.
• Financial Performance: Ensure the completion and maintenance of P&L 
statements. Deliver client and company financial targets. Adopt all Aramark 
processes and systems, understand performance metrics, data, order and 
inventory trends; educate teams on key levers to improve margins.
• Productivity: Create value through efficient operations, appropriate cost 
controls, and profit management. Comply with the Operational Excellence 
fundamentals by meeting and maintaining food and labor initiatives. Ensure 
entire team is trained and able to execute. Supervise team regarding production, 
quality and control.
• Compliance: Maintain a safe and healthy environment for clients, customers and 
employees. Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including 
but not limited to those relating to safety, health, and wage and hour

Additional Essential Job-Related Requirements:
• Manage Front of House (Cafeteria, Food Court, Quick Service) dining operations
• Develop and implement retail services plan to improve service, quality and 
profitability of service areas. 
• Maintain effective working relationships with other departments



  •  To be considered eligible, applicants must graduate between December – August of the current school year for the rising A2L Program class 
  • This program will start in July. All degree requirements must be completed prior to the start date of the program (including any final internship requirements). 
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Aramark for this position now or in the future 
  • A degree or background in hospitality, customer service, food service, facilities, operations, or sales 
  •  Relevant coursework or work experience 
  •  Strong leadership, project management, and execution skills 
  •  Great verbal, written, and professional communication skills with teammates, customers, clients, and leadership 
  • Dynamic working skills to handle change and ambiguity in a fast-paced environment 




About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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