Direct Recruiters has been recognized as the relationship-focused executive search firm that assists Food & Beverage organizations with recruiting, acquiring and retaining high-impact food industry employees for mission-critical positions. We provide executive search, recruitment & staffing services to fill food and beverage processing jobs. For employee recruiting assistance, placement assistance or to be considered for a food industry job, please contact our food and beverage processing recruiter, Rachel Makoski at 440-996-0871 or

Finding Top Talent

The food and beverage industry includes growers of raw ingredients, and processors that transform raw ingredients into food for human consumption, whether it be one-off production, batch production or mass production. In addition there are food manufacturers and distributors who contribute to a thriving industry. Direct Recruiters builds long-term relationships with food industry companies of all types to bring top talent to their companies. We provide retained, contingency and temporary solutions for organizations looking for top food industry talent. Our team is dedicated to sourcing, identifying, acquiring, and retaining top performing professionals to elevate the success of our clients' organizations. In addition, DRI's food executive search specialists are experienced in working with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity firms to recruit their portfolio company leaders and teams. 

DRI’s Food & Beverage practice area has placed industry-specific executive talent at leading companies. Our extensive network of industry contacts along with our proprietary sourcing techniques allows our Food & Beverage recruiters to deliver the best slate of executive level candidates including C-Suite, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers.

The DRI team is comprised of Food & Beverage experts including Researchers, Senior Recruiters, and Practice Leaders who devote 100% of their efforts in this industry.  They have a thorough understanding of the current job market and what it takes to fill open positions.

Food recruiters at DRI continually receive resumes from food industry sales, operations, engineering specialists and more, to submit the best resumes to hiring managers that contracted with DRI for recruiting services. Food recruiters at DRI review the experience of each candidate to ensure that it matches the job description and requirements of food industry companies that have engaged DRI on a contingency, retained search, consulting or contract staffing basis.

On a daily basis, we are in contact with Food & Beverage management and hiring authorities looking to hire key industry professionals in the areas below:

DRI acquires talent within the Food & Beverage for clients manufacturing food products broken into the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Baked Goods
  • Beverage
  • Canned
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Flavoring
  • Foodservice
  • Frozen
  • Fruit/Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Growers
  • Hospitality
  • Ingredients
  • Poultry
  • Prepared Foods
  • Protein
  • QSR's
  • Retail
  • RTE Foods
  • Snack Food

Get in Touch with Our Team

To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment, contact our Director of Food and Foodservice E&S and Food Processing Recruiter, Rachel Makoski: or 440-996-0871

Rachel Makoski | Director of Food & Beverage and Foodservice E&S | Food & Beverage Recruiter | Foodservice Equipment Recruiter | 440-996-0871 |

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Gregory Gavlak, Operations Leader – Grote Company

“We could not be happier with the way our most recent search turned out! Rachel and her team were extremely helpful in pulling out the critical aspects of our newly created role and presenting candidates that were truly what we…

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Flemming Scott, HR Manager – ITW Food Equipment Group LLC

“I have worked with Rachel at DRI for about two years in which we have had three placements through DRI’s services. Rachel is a very approachable recruiter and contact. She coordinates the efforts on DRI’s side to find talent and…

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Edward Galante, Candidate

“From my first contact with Rachel. she was professional, very knowledgable of the position and worked hard to put me in the position. I would recommend Rachel to anybody, a very hard worker.”

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