Variety FoodServices | Our Family | Warren, MI

We remain a family-owned and operated business and have elected the guidance of a diverse board of directors since 1980. Board members serve a 2 to 8 year term and are responsible for overseeing Variety’s finances, operations, and strategic planning. Our culture is one of support, safety, and respect. At Variety, we embrace a diversity of ideas and cultures and our actions are guided by fairness, honesty, and integrity. We are committed to providing all of our customer’s with excellent service and quality food products.

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John Nowak

CEO & President

John is the third generation of the Nowak family and has been an active member of Variety for over 35 years. John is responsible for the day-to-day operations, customer service, and continued growth for all of Variety’s core services. John succeeded his father Ken in 1997 and his grandfather Norman as past presidents of Variety.

Larry Nowak

Vice President of Vending & Dining Operations

 Larry is also a third generation Nowak family member. He manages all customer service and day-to-day vending operations, being directly responsible for the equipment, operations and customer service of both vending and dining operations.  Larry has been with Variety for over 30 years.

Alan Fink

Vice President of Business Development

Alan is the vice president of business development & operations and has over 25 years experience within the food service industry. Alan works closely with the school division on strategic planning, food/labor cost control, operations, and training. He is also responsible for new business development within the cafeteria and dining divisions.

Russ Bielman

Route Manager

Russ Bielman is the route manager and second generation of the Bielman family to have worked at Variety. With over 26 years of vending experience at Variety he is responsible for  making sure that your vending machines are always stocked with the tasty treats you enjoy everyday by ensuring that the fleet, building, warehouse, and drivers are ready to go on a daily basis.

Keith Cole

Purchasing & Warehouse Manager

Keith Cole is the purchasing and warehouse manager for over 10 years and he is responsible for ordering all food, paper, and cleaning supplies as well as any equipment requirements. In addition, he is responsible for managing the warehouse organization, inventory control, and the warehouse employees that load and unload all of our stock.

Jessica Coumans

Human Resource Director

Jessica Coumans is the Human Resources Manager responsible for all facets of Human Resources such as Employee Relations, Worker's Compensation, Benefits, Recruiting, and more! She is a essential component in driving employee growth & satisfaction within Variety FoodServices.

Ken Denomme

Controller

Ken is Variety’s controller and has been responsible for overseeing the accounting department, invoicing the accounts on a timely basis, and handling the financial statements for each accounting period.  He has been with us for over 10 years.

Kevin Denomme

Logistics Manager

Kevin is Variety’s Logistics Manager and he monitors, manages and schedules the successful delivery process from when we receive product all the way until you receive your delivery. With his black belt in Six Sigma and over 20 years in the field he brings an extensive logistics knowledge to our team.

Renee Frederick

Customer Service Representative

Renee joined the Variety team as a Customer Service Representative in August 2017. She is a former Food Service Director at a local charter school. She spent a few years as a server at the charter school before transitioning into the Director role. Her past experience helps her excel at her current position as a Customer Service Representative.

Kathy Green

Assistant Controller

Kathy is our Assistant Controller. She graduated Magna Cumme Laude from Oakland University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Development. She has spent over 18 years at Variety working as a Counting Room Supervisor, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & now her current position starting in October 2018.

Tom Koller

Customer Service Manager - Vending Division

Tom Koller is our Customer Service Manager for our vending division. Tom has over 40 years' experience in the vending industry and has been a part of the Variety family for over 37 years. Tom previously served on the board of directors for the Vending Machine Repair Class at Warren Woods Tower High School and also served on the board of review for NAMA training manuals.

Kelly Knill

School Administrative Assistant

Kelly is a key component to our customer service team. She works with our clients every day to help provide a great customer experience. If you are a current customer and are experiencing a food service issue, Kelly will be there to unsure we come to a timely resolution!

Damon Kurtz

K-12 Sales Manager

Damon is the K-12 program specialist and he is responsible for new sales development, client relations, customer service, and account retention. Damon has worked with numerous charter school accounts for over 10 years and provides solid food service experience that includes best practices in cafeteria design and menu planning.

Paul Maiorana

District Manager

Paul currently serves as a District Manager at Variety FoodServices. He manages Variety's off-site dining locations and coordinates unique service options for our convenience services customers. Paul has over 30 years of contract food service management experience. He has been with Variety since 2017.

Reggie Massey

Food Expediter & School Driver Supervisor

Reggie Massey is Variety’s food expediter and supervises our school drivers. Reggie has over 15 years of food service experience. He manages proper food loading into cambros, paper supplies, and he supervises driver schedules and standards. Reggie ensures on-time deliveries at all schools.

Russ Nowak

Service Manager

Russ Nowak is active in all aspects of vending operation from warehouse to technical service. He currently assists both vending and the school division as a customer service manager. Russ is another third generation Nowak whose father Don, formerly vice president, handled operations. Russ has been a part of the Variety family for 40 years.

Brian O'Neal

IT Manager/Programmer

Brian is the IT Manager/Programmer here at Variety FoodServices. His responsibilities include software and web development, coupled with network & database administration and day-to-day user support . Brian brings over 25 years IT experience to the table and has been a part of the VFS family for over 3 years.

Melissa Stevenson

School Division Menu and Cost Specialist

Melissa has been with Variety for over 13 years. Her long-time experience in the company helps her excel at her job. She is an essential component in Variety's menu development & implementation. She ensures all menus meet Federal Meal Pattern Guidelines & meet all necessary dietary restrictions. 

Doneise Turner

K-12 Customer Service Specialist

Doneise Turner is our K-12 Customer Service Specialist.  Her five plus years experience as a manager working in the school food service department gives her the knowledge and understanding of our client’s daily food service needs.  Her goal is to give customers the onsite food service department they need, while not having to incur the expense.

Peter Verbruggen

Director of Dining Operations

Peter is Variety’s Director of Dining Operations with over 35 years of experience in the markets of restaurants, hotels, private clubs, and contract services (B&I, Campus, Healthcare).  He manages all of Variety’s of-site dining locations as well as all client strategic business objectives.

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25235 Hoover Rd, Warren MI 48089