Student Opportunities

Make a positive difference by joining SFE.

Make a positive difference by joining SFE.

Ready to launch your career? A bright future is waiting for you at SFE. We’re currently looking for team members who are passionate about food, nutrition and culinary arts. SFE offers a fun, supportive environment that’s committed to nourishing K-12 students so they can reach their highest potential.

With our training, development and growth opportunities, SFE helps you reach your highest potential, too. If you crave meaningful work, consider our opportunities for students and recent grads. At SFE, you can build your career while making a positive difference in the world.


Gain valuable culinary and management skills


Get hands-on work experience with a 10- to 12-week paid internship at SFE.

Our interns gain valuable culinary and management skills with assignments that nurture their talents and expand their business knowledge. An SFE internship is a great first step to a rewarding foodservice career, and many interns are offered full-time positions at SFE upon graduation.

Explore our current internship opportunities:

Full-time Roles

Professional development, training and vital assignments


Congratulations! You’ve graduated.

At SFE, our full-time positions give recent graduates an excellent career foundation with training, professional development and vital work assignments. Here you can grow your skills, tackle new challenges and contribute to the overall success of our organization. As a fast-growing company that’s committed to growing our future leaders from within the organization, SFE offers plenty of room for advancement, too.

We’re currently accepting applications for: 

Our Company Culture

Our culture and values make SFE a great place to start your career and achieve your goals—all while making a real difference.


Culinary Excellence: We believe every child deserves the best quality food possible—without compromise, made fresh-from-scratch and presented to look as good as it tastes.

Partnership: We partner closely with our district clients, foodservice teams and communities to build custom, profitable programs that put students first.

Teamwork: We deliver excellent service by working together as one collaborative team, without barriers. Everyone matters

Innovation: We believe in creativity. We stay in tune with trends, open to new ideas and ready to lead through change.

Integrity: We are fully accountable, straight-forward and true to our word.

SFE Chef team

Culinary, Nutrition and Operations

SFE Operations

What We Offer

Rewarding Work — with Regular Daytime Hours and Competitive Pay/Benefits


Nourishing the next generation of learners and leaders is valuable, rewarding work.

That’s why working at SFE offers a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. SFE team members make a positive difference in the lives of K-12 students by putting child nutrition first. The work we do every day helps kids reach their full potential—the smiles kids offer in return are truly priceless.

In addition to these beaming faces, SFE rewards employees with highly competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits plan. Another perk? Unlike many foodservice positions, you’ll get a regular schedule during daytime hours—nights and weekends belong to you.

Commitment to Employee Wellness


At SFE, our wellness committee, “Well with SFE,” is committed to putting you and your overall health first. We hold monthly challenges to encourage you to focus on your personal wellness and get rewarded!

Many employees participate in Fitbit step challenges, self-care challenges where we encourage you to take care of yourself, and even an annual charity challenge where we donate money to the winning team’s charity of choice.

“Well with SFE” sends out weekly newsletters with tips that focus on nutrition, physical activity and other related topics. We also host “Calls to Wellness” conference meetings, featuring various experts who speak on topics such as healthy cooking, stress management and heart health. Lastly, our social media channels are updated weekly to keep you in-the-know on all things related to wellness. No matter where you are on your journey, “Well with SFE” is here to support you!

Opportunities at Every Career Level


Whether you’re just starting your career or have previous foodservice experience, there’s a place for you at SFE.

Grow with us! Our SFE recruiting team partners with universities across the United States to hire young professionals for both internships and full-time positions, and we invest in their career growth and development once they join our SFE team.

We also offer a flexible, paid management internship program that works around an intern’s class schedule. The experience exposes the intern to various aspects of K-12 foodservices management including HR, Operations, customer service, finance, marketing and more. Ideal candidates are juniors and graduating seniors.

New grads are typically hired for the following roles upon graduation: Assistant General Manager, District Chef and Nutrition Coordinator II.

Experienced grads may be qualified for more senior roles and are encouraged to apply, as well.

Diversity & Inclusion


At SFE, building strong and cohesive teams is at the heart of all we do.

Through experience, we’ve learned that diversity and inclusion is a central part of achieving team success. In fact, we have found that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds all fuel innovation, helping us to connect more closely to our district partners and the communities that we together serve. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on basis of gender, race, ethnicity, veteran or disability status.

To view our complete D&I statement, please click here  

Training & Development

SFE employees thrive with excellent onboarding, training and ongoing development


At SFE, employees get the training, support and encouragement needed to learn, grow and achieve their career goals.

Working side by side with employees, we nurture team skills, positivity and confidence. We want each team member to succeed. All new, salaried, SFE employees are enrolled in the company’s New Hire Program. In addition to providing the training needed to do the job, this proprietary, three-step program ensures new employees feel welcomed, connected and part of the SFE team.

First, we provide web-based training, group discussions and weekly video calls hosted by SFE leaders. Next, our buddy program provides each new employee with a partner to help them through the onboarding and training process, answer any questions and make them feel welcome at SFE.

Finally, there are hands-on activities and projects designed to help employees be successful in their roles—and be prepared for future roles.

In addition to the New Hire program, we empower our employees in the field with education on culinary techniques, career development, program marketing and monthly safety training. We also offer regular compliance training to ensure our employees are up-to-date on all state and federal standards related to the National School Lunch Program—and much more.