We are a true family owned and operated organization now in our 4th generation of the Nowak family! What started back in 1928 continues today - a culture of family first values predicated on treating people with respect and kindness and a dedication to quality food service.
We have operated under the guidance of a diverse board of directors since 1980. Board members oversee Variety’s finances, operations, and strategic planning. 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 delicious food !
President & CEO
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Human Resources Director
Jessica Coumans is the Human Resources Director 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.
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.
Mike is our Logistics Manager, and the 4th generation of the Nowak family, managing all of our day-to-day distribution operations. Mike manages our fleet of drivers and vehicles to ensure the daily successful delivery of all shipments to each client everyday. Mike also manages our warehouse facility and is responsible for all inbound shipments as well as onsite storage and facility maintenance.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.