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MORE THAN JUST EMPLOYEES

OUR 1,600 TEAM MEMBERS ARE LIKE FAMILY - TO US AND OUR CLIENTS.


At Creative Dining Services, you’ll find a talented, seasoned management team and staff members who are focused on you and your organization. We create a nurturing, inspiring environment that helps them reach their professional goals. As our founding philosophy statement says, “Our clients and employees are our greatest assets; without either, we would not exist as a company. We will strive to listen, respond to their needs, and provide growth opportunities for both.”

And our employees pass along their enthusiasm for providing superior hospitality and facility management services to your community. Whether manning the carving station, adjusting the projector or welcoming residents, they'll come to know your guests by name and personal preferences, creating a warm spirit of community throughout your facility

PAUL BAKKER

Vice President of Client Experience

JEFF BANASZAK

Director of Finance

JESSICA BERKEY

Office Manager

LA’ONTAE CARTER

Accounting Manager

JIM EICKHOFF

President & CEO

Lindsey Fick, RDN

Corporate Dietitian

KENNETH IVORY

Vice President of Operations / Midwest Region

AMY LUNN

Director of Creative Services

CHUCK MELCHIORI

Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

JANINE OBERSTADT

Director of Corporate Sustainability

Ian Ramirez, Director of Culinary Innovation and Operations

IAN RAMIREZ

Director of Culinary Innovation and Operations

Valerie Vander Berg

Director of Business Development

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