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WHAT WE DO

Being part of something greater is a path Continental has intentionally chosen.

We are passionate about creating engaging experiences with fresh, chef-made food. We practice innovative preparation, superior craft; we are obsessive about procuring wholesome, healthy, local, best in class ingredients. If the perfect ingredient we are seeking simply doesn’t exist, we go to great lengths to handcraft it ourselves. That’s because integrity is the basis for all we do. From what we make to how we do business, getting everything right down to the last detail is why Continental is counted among the top contract dining management companies in the country. 

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    CONTINENTAL CAFÉ & CATERING
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    CO.CUISINE
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    RE:FRESH
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    MARKET TWENTY 4 SEVEN
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    PANTRY
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    INFINITY AND OVATION YACHT CHARTERS
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    WATERVIEW LOFT
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    FORTE BELANGER
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    OUR SPECIALTY BRANDS
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    THE MINT
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    DETROIT OPERA HOUSE

OUR CULTURE

Energetic. Creative. Passionate. Talented and relentless innovators define our culture. Always poised and ready to delight. Working tirelessly behind the scenes, on the front lines, and everywhere in between. The heart and soul of the company, our people embody our core mission to delight our guests, every meal, every day.

I AM CONTINENTAL

These passionate, dedicated team members have been recognized for achievement in professional and personal growth,  creativity and innovation, enthusiasm, transparency, and welcoming culture. Each one in their own way effortlessly makes our guests happy, day in and day out.

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  • Kate Mahanic

    On her job: On any given day, I could be working with my team, visiting a client, scouting a venue, behind the scenes at an event. Keeps it fresh.

    On working with guests: It’s collaborative, creative and full of variety. I get to celebrate with my clients, that’s an amazing experience.

    On her team: I depend on them. They’re the best in the business. We trust in each other, learn from each other and succeed together.


  • Tom Crowe

    On his job: What is great is that I can make something more out of my job by sharing what I know about food.

    On working with guests: We’re opening their eyes to better products, better portions, better options; teaching them what goes into a dish.

    On his team: Motivated, passionate, inspired. Every day is a new challenge, we love to cook great things for our guests, we take pride in our work.


  • Ryan Bennett

    On his job: Hard work pays off. I went from dishwasher to prep cook to sous chef in six years. Always learning, getting better at what I do, fine-tuning my craft is what fires me up about working here.

    On working with guests: I’m lucky because I’m always on a yacht at a party with my guests!

    On his team: They’re fun! Getting my team motivated is a big part of what I do. My fellow chefs, especially Frank Blevins, taught me about cooking; I share these skills with my team.


  • Rebecca Belz

    On her job: Because I’m always out visiting our stores and interacting with guests, it’s almost like I work in a different company every day!

    On working with guests: Making guests happy is my focus. I’m lightning speed at following up. I want guests to know there’s someone here to help.

    On her team: Knowledgeable, caring, social. We’re pretty much like family. Everyone on our team cares about each other.


  • Ryan Riojas

    On her job: Non-stop. Fast-paced. My team loads trucks that stock 80+ markets. It’s amazing what we accomplish every day to get our merchandisers on the road on time.

    On working with guests: We do a lot behind the scenes to keep customers happy, making sure we’re never out of their favorite things to snack on.

    On her team: My manager recognized my efforts and I’m thankful he put me where I am today. Our team is tight-knit and loyal; they’re the true stars of our operation.


  • Jazlyn Davis

    On her job: I’m the one at Waterview Loft making sure everything is polished and set to perfection. Clients need to see the best we have to offer, I want it to be perfect.

    On working with guests: In three words – it’s spontaneous, exciting and fulfilling. I feel great when people smile and enjoy their events.

    On her team: We’re energetic, welcoming and perfectionists. We’re on a mission to satisfy our guests! We have to be to deliver events the way we do!


  • Joi Reynolds-Jackson

    On her job: I’m always learning and expanding my knowledge as a cook, a chef and a person. It means something that I have weekends off, paid vacation and holidays too! It doesn’t get any better!

    On working with guests: I always put a smiley face on my customer’s pizza box…it’s just that little thing you do to make someone’s day. It’s fun to be there when someone needs a smile.

    On her team: My day couldn’t be completed without my co-workers. My chef is my backbone, he supports me. My team is right behind me and that’s why I love what I do.

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This is not your typical 9-to-5.

 

You’ll work alongside the industry’s brightest and best culinary experts. You’ll work onsite at one of the area’s top companies, or perhaps cater to guests at a top-notch celebration. You’ll grow and learn from highly experienced leaders.

 

Along the way, you’ll make a difference and become part of something big, something special. Our entrepreneurial and progressive environment means you have an opportunity to grow and move within the company to discover where your success lies.

 

Continental offers a variety of career path options – even flexible, part time work which can be just as rewarding. What suits you?

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Ready to reimagine workplace dining and refreshment services? Making plans to mark a special occasion? Thinking about building a career in a creative and collaborative work environment?

 

Let’s connect and discover what’s possible.

LetsConnect@ContinentalServes.com

 

HEADQUARTERS – INNOVATION CENTER
700 Stephenson Hwy., Troy MI 48083
248.414.1700

 

LOCATIONS

Sterling Heights | Van Buren Township | Jackson | Detroit | St. Clair Shores

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  • "Our best food concepts take shape by listening to our guests."
    - Tom Crowe, Chef Manager
  • "Everyone here wants you to succeed."
    - Joi Reynolds-Jackson, Cook
  • "You don’t want to miss out on working here."
    - Ryan Bennett, Sous Chef
  • "It’s always something new, every day."
    - Ryan Riojas, Warehouse Supervisor
  • "I’m always around happy people here. "
    - Jazlyn Davis, Design Lead
  • "The love of events drives me. "
    - Kate Mahanic, Account Manager

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Great food and impeccable service, delivered by happy, hardworking people. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and be part of a polished team that makes a difference, delighting guests every meal, every day, then we’re looking for you.

Continental’s culture is collaborative and creative. We reward and celebrate our people and our successes every chance we get. We work hard and play hard too because everyone needs balance.

With flexible hours, on-the-job-training, competitive compensation and support, a 401(k) match, and the space to create and nurture great teams, Continental has a lot to offer.

We have so much more to do. And we’re looking for people that are ready to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and have some fun with us. Are you ready?


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