Wonderful World of Food MFG

Great Food Companies I Have Placed With Over the Years

Smithfield Foods

Dairy Farmers of America

Ventrura Foods

Taylor Farms

Schreiber Foods 

Branding Iron Holdings/Hotlen Meat

American Foods Group

Hickory Harvest Foods

Cloverland Dairy

WhiteWave Foods


Dawn Foods

Morton Salt

Daylight Foods

Pinnacle Foods

Click on the hyperlinks to browse their websites.

To learn more about the types of placements that Red Oak Recruiting specializes in, give Andrew Bakota a call at 314-312-0606 to discuss. 

We take pride in repeat business and from that list, TEN of these great companies have been multiple placements.


Testimonials from my Linked In page

Ken Taylor - Smithfield Foods

 Andrew  is thorough and deliberate in his recruitment process which makes him stand out above all the rest. Andrew is not looking for a quick fit, but rather the right fit. He took a genuine interest in my background, needs and desires then strategically found the right fit. His ability to employ superb communication allows him to maintain consistent and immediate follow up and successful negotiations. It was truly a pleasure to work with Andrew and he certainly knows how to get the job done right! 

John Smith Jr. - WhiteWave

 Andrew  took the time to understand my needs and my position and worked in conjunction with his network to find me the correct fit. Understanding, Self-Driven, Professional and Knowledgeable are attributes that lead me to recommend Andrew for anyone looking to take on that next challenge in their career. Andrew does more than find a connection; he will walk you through detailed steps and make sure all parties have a firm understanding throughout the entire process.
Thank you Andrew!  

Erik Griffin - Cloverland Dairy

 Andrew  delivers more value than any other recruiter I have ever worked with. When you speak with him, you will know it right away. As a seasoned professional, I know the recruiting process can be frustrating. In the case of working with Andrew, the process gets results and is comfortable at the same time. He really helps bring out the best in the candidate while also achieving a fantastic result for his clients. Regardless of being a candidate or a client, if you work with Andrew, you will see why I think he is the best in the industry. 

James Fender - Dawn Foods

 Andrew took the time to get to know me and my families needs which made it very easy to work with him. During the process we were on the same page at all times and he worked extremely hard to get me in front of the right people at the right time. I credit Andrew with my new position he got me and my family where we wanted to be. Thank you so much Andrew. 

Anthony Terry - Dairy Farmers of America

 Andrew worked tirelessly on my behalf as I sought new employment. Andrew took time to understand my needs and qualifications as he presented me to his client. He was transparent throughout the process, kept me informed daily, asked all the right questions and secured a better than expected offer. Thanks Andrew! 

Vishwa Mootooveeren

 Andrew  is the best recruiter I have known so far in my career. Even if the process was not successful, what I recall from Andrew was his great skills in handling all the logistics as well as his personal involvement in making sure the recruiting process was flowing as it should and beyond. Always available to talk and also very creative.