We focus our attention on their critical management metric accomplishments and their leadership competencies. Directing our recruitment process towards these key areas with each candidate allows us to bring the highest quality professional to you.
As an experienced hotel developer, operator and owner, I recently took over a property in a new city and needed to staff it with a high quality, sales oriented General Manager on very short notice. This was not an easy request. However, having previously worked with her in a major market hotel management position, I contacted Dossandra Lazar at Gecko Hospitality to handle the search for me. Based on the criteria for the position, Dossandra was able to present several talented candidates for me to select from. Gecko assisted in the entire hiring process from pre-screening, background checks and references. With the high caliber of candidates she presented to me, I was able to hire an outstanding General Manager for our new property. I will most certainly use and wholeheartedly recommend Dossandra Lazar and Gecko for any future hospitality recruitment needs.
As an experienced hotel developer, operator and owner, I recently took over a property in a new city and needed to staff it with a high quality, sales oriented General Manager on very short notice. This was not an easy request. However, having previously worked with her in a major market hotel management position, I contacted Dossandra Lazar at Gecko Hospitality to handle the search for me. Based on the criteria for the position, Dossandra was able to present several talented candidates for me to select from. Gecko assisted in the entire hiring process from pre-screening, background checks and references. With the high caliber of candidates she presented to me, I was able to hire an outstanding General Manager for our new property. I will most certainly use and wholeheartedly recommend Dossandra Lazar and Gecko for any future hospitality recruitment needs.Ted J. Torres CHACaerus Hospitality Partners, LLC
I've had the pleasure of working with Kevin over the past year. Kevin does a great job at matching the needs of our company with the needs of his clients. I highly recommend Kevin for any hiring needs in the Northwest and I also have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for employment in the Northwest.Nina BaldwinPallino Pastaria
Paul Cook, from Gecko Hospitality, has been headhunting for Drury Hotels and he has been doing a solid job. He has forwarded management candidates for selected open Operations and Sales Management Positions, and our Internal Recruitment Team has been able to utilize the candidates he has sourced for us.
Paul Cook is also very positive, customer service oriented, and quick to respond to our requests/feedback. He has done the necessary research and follow up, in order to find qualified candidates who possess the necessary background, experience, job stability, and Drury Culture.
I would recommend Paul Cook as a headhunter/recruiter to assist with positions within the hospitality and customer service industries.
Thanks, Paul!Rose HenzelManager of Recruitment and Retention
Since the onset of our partnership with Robert Krzak and his team at Gecko Hospitality we have been nothing short of elated. Their relationship-based, business culture is unmatched in the industry. Their want to understand your candidate profile, general business practices and 'get the job done' attitude is stellar.
We have had a number of great placements with Gecko Hospitality in very difficult operating markets. When given the daunting task to hire an executive- level Home Office team member, I contacted Robert and his team with the job specifications. In a matter of one week, I had a number of viable candidates to interview all possessing the requirements we were searching for. Though we were working with other sources, within four weeks it was one of the candidates that Gecko had brought to us that we hired. As I expected, their quick response, thorough screening and get it done attitude during the process was excellent.
In the future when asked to hire those typically difficult high-level executive positions Gecko will be my first and only call.
Thank you to Robert and his team for a job well done!William BemisLogan's Roadhouse
It has been a pleasure working with Larry Friedkin from Gecko Hospitality - it is obvious how deeply he cares about his profession and helping to link candidates to find their best possible next career. Larry has certainly done his research in understanding our company's needs and interests, and presents timely candidates who often work out and end up being great additions to our bakery-cafes. He is quick to respond, be it setting up interviews, reviewing interview feedback and/or making sure each candidate is treated with respect, dignity, care and timeliness. Larry is conscientious, dedicated and interested to work with us to find the best possible candidates and managers. Our partnership continues to be enjoyable and a success.Julie EpsteinLemek LLC, dba Panera Bread
Cantina Laredo first connected with Gecko Hospitality in 2007. Since then, we have come to rely on the expertise of their Franchise Partners to bring to us the best talent available. The Gecko Hospitality partners have gone out of their way to get to know our concept and our culture.
With market partners dedicated to individual territories, Gecko knows the restaurants, chefs and managers who can provide us with the best possible staff. Their dedication and professionalism has made them a key partner in our growth, as opposed to just another employment agency. Cantina Laredo has hired more managers from Gecko Hospitality than any other agency we use.
The team at Gecko Hospitality has also been invaluable as we enter new markets around the country. I highly recommend Gecko Hospitality for their service and expertise as hospitality recruiters.JoseLuis MaganaCantina Laredo
Dear Gecko Hospitality,
It is a pleasure to recommend Dean Seese of Gecko Hospitality. He has done extensive recruiting for our business including individual placements as well as open house events. He has helped us select quality candidates and has been very effective in assisting us with our candidate searches. Dean has done great work in a timely manner, and only selects the best candidates. I highly recommend Dean Seese for your staffing needs!Joanne ShannonDoherty Enterprises Inc.
It has been a real pleasure working with Gecko Hospitality during our search for a Restaurant Manager at Larks Restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. Our recruiter, Michael, took the time to really understand our unique needs and found us multiple outstanding candidates who were not only a good fit for the job but also fit with our organization. My expectations were exceeded and I am sure we will use their services again in the future.Jeannette TrummNeuman Hotel Group
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Barry Mills. I have worked with Barry for approximately 5 years and in that time he has displayed nothing less than professionalism, integrity and hard work. He has come through for us on multiple occasions in bringing solid candidates to fit our needs. He has done an excellent, consistent job over the years and his dedication, determination and follow-up are exemplary. We have had a great working relationship that I hope will continue for many, many years.Christina DriggersReal Mex Restaurants, Inc.
Bonnaroo Restaurant Group has used Dennis Borders with Gecko Hospitality for over two years helping us to source "Qualified Management Team" candidates. We have been very pleased with the level of understanding that Dennis has for our needs and the level of diligence that he has provided to ensure that we are receiving the best candidates available.Brett SummersBonnaroo Restaurant Group
I wanted to follow up with you on the candidate that you recommend for our Embassy Suites in Destin, Florida. WOW, she is awesome. I actually visited the property last week and we went out to make sales calls and she is great. She is professional, friendly and not afraid to knock on anyone's door. She was the perfect fit for our team there.
I appreciate all your efforts in finding us the perfect fit. You made everything SO easy and saved me a lot of time and searching. I will definitely be calling you again should I need another "perfect fit" at another of one of my hotels. I have also shared your information with some of my counter parts.
Thank you again Tom, it was a pleasure to work with you.Debi FontenotDimension Development, Inc.
When I need an experienced recruiting professional, I count on Rob Dallaire at Gecko Hospitality. He has the ability to listen to our needs and respond with qualified candidates for our organization. Rob is honest, sincere and responsive. He genuinely cares about his clients and candidates and it is a pleasure to work with him.Laurie BeecherRed Robin Gourmet Burgers
In today's competitive labor market, developing relationships with quality vendors is one of the keys to success. Working with ethical, talented individuals outside as well as inside a company is necessary in order for an organization to maximize its potential. At Ryan's, we are selective in the companies that represent our brand.
I'm happy to say that Gecko Hospitality assists us in meeting our management staffing needs.
The staff at Gecko continues to earn our trust by accurately portraying Ryan's to applicants. They are diligent, honest and perceptive in executing our job orders. Most importantly, they present fine quality candidates to us that meet and exceed our hiring criteria. Like Ryan's, they have built a successful business by treating people right. That is a business strategy that will never go out of style!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our satisfaction with Gecko Hospitality.Tom SchappRyan's Family Steak House, Inc.
Rob Dallaire is a recruiting professional. I feel very comfortable with him as an extended representative of our company. He cares about the quality of candidates and ensures a good fit. He is timely and a pleasure to work with. He is flexible and works with us the way we like to work. I highly recommend him and am happy to answer any questions that you may have about Rob.Marilyn WinemanThe Elephant Bar
When I joined the Krystal Company in September 2009, Sterling Smith was the first Recruiter that contacted me to establish a partnership. Sterling and I spent time on the phone week after week discussing candidates and their backgrounds so that he could get a best understanding of the Krystal culture and present the candidates that were the ideal fit for our various markets.
Due to his dedication, persistence and ability to make the connection between candidate and company, I am very proud of the fact that my first placement with my new company came from Sterling!
Any company that decides to partner up with Sterling and Gecko Hospitality is considered lucky in my book; he's proven to me to be the ideal extension of our recruiting efforts!Michelle L. DeniusThe Krystal Company
I recently worked with you and Gecko Hospitality to fill a management position within my hotel, Hilton Garden Inn. I found the experience to be nothing but positive. You filled the position fast and sent only very qualified candidates. I found Gecko to be very professional and reliable in this process. I am very happy with the candidate that ended up placing, and am overall very happy with the entire experience.
I look forward to working with you and Gecko Hospitality in the future!David GlassHilton Garden Inn
With the slowing economy and the everlasting struggle for employers to come across quality candidates, a company must posses the tools that will help separate themselves as well as the candidate from other competitors in the restaurant industry. Every candidate must evaluate each individual situation and company standings in order to make a decision that will benefit them in the immediate and long-term future. The company as well, must also look at the impact the candidate can and will have in their operations in order to meet their specific needs for future growth and success.
With all these many changing criterias in mind, many companies are turning to "Recruiting Agencies" to help them fill their specific needs. Candidates are also regularly contacting agencies because of their many choices that can benefit them as well. Candidates need the security of knowing that the agency is looking out for their best interest and not just making a quick buck. Companies, on the other hand, are more concerned with the right fit for success and specific needs.
Having both if these in mind, it has been my experience that Gecko Hospitality has the inherent ability to accomplish both of these activities with much success and professionalism. Gecko has the knowledge and business relations with their clients in order to know and find the specific need that any particular company has at that present time.
Whether it is geographical, financial, or title related, Gecko has come through time after time with Chuck E Cheese's helping us meet our recruiting needs in many diverse markets.
Gecko has also represented itself to the candidate as the one that is concerned for their future growth opportunities. With all these needs and criteria in mind, Chuck E Cheese's has made Gecko Hospitality its number 1 recruiting firm for all future and immediate needs nationwide. Chuck E Cheese's appreciates the hard work and effort put forth by Gecko and thanks the company for keeping Chuck E Cheese's in mind when going through the recruiting process.James BullardCEC Entertainment, Inc.
We would like to recommend the recruiting services of Gecko Hospitality. We spoke with Joan Koelbel, and she immediately understood our mission to find a qualified General Manager. I was skeptical because the market where we wanted the General Manager is remote.
Trying to find solid talent in remote markets is increasingly difficult today. They followed the process and were ready to help. We now have a General Manager that we otherwise would have missed! We were able to secure the opening in three weeks.
Victoria Epstein knows the business, knows the markets and understands our needs. Victoria has taken the time to get to know TPI's culture so the candidates put before us are always worth talking to. Victoria has been creative in finding great candidates in our out-state properties as well as the metro area. Victoria is a first class recruiter!Joe KohautTorgerson Properties
Gecko has proven to be a high-performing dependable partner that has helped us with our staffing needs throughout our concept.
They have a thorough screening process which helps select the top candidates for my recruiting needs. I have enjoyed our business partnership and would not hesitate to recommend them.Ralph RuoccoTravinia Italian Kitchen
Dennis Borders is always a pleasure to work with. He is courteous and takes the time to understand the exact sort of candidate I am looking for. I appreciate that he considers not only our best interests but the candidate's as well.Lisa NelsonJ. Alexander's restaurants Inc.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff at Gecko Hospitality for the wonderful service you provide to Bravo! Development, Inc. In today's market, seeking the best hospitality candidates can be a complicated task. With the timely and precise help of Gecko, Bravo! Development has been able to fill several key positions with extraordinary candidates.
Thank you again for providing the exemplary service I have come to expect from your company. Bravo! Development looks forward to a continued partnership with Gecko Hospitality.Lynn GinsburgBravo! Development, Inc
This is a letter of recommendation for Gecko Hospitality. Gecko Hospitality has played a vital role in Houlihan's success over the years with its support of our management staffing and recruiting. Whether it is through open houses, career fairs, or direct staffing Gecko hospitality has always been there to provide the support that we need.
One of the areas that I feel is so important not only in the Hospitality field but in all fields is customer service. The people at Gecko Hospitality are what I like to consider 'Leaders in our Industry.' They truly understand what it takes to get the job done, but do it in a professional yet personable manner.
Thank-you very much for many years of partnership and success and I look forward to many more years of continual success and friendship.Thuan NguyenHoulihan's Restaurants, Inc.
WOW! That's the only way I know how to describe the Management Open House you and Gecko Hospitality produced for Buca di Beppo and Planet Hollywood in San Diego and Las Vegas. I will have to admit that I was skeptical when I was told how Gecko Hospitality differed from companies I have used in the past. The professionalism of your recruiters and the attention to detail that was made to ensure quality candidates were sourced out to attend was remarkable.
Your database of candidates is extraordinary and I appreciate all of the work that went into contacting these people we would not have seen if it wasn't for Gecko. Our Divisional Vice Presidents were very impressed with the quality of the candidates and time you took to source out the candidates that did not fit our company profile. You saved us all valuable time which gave us an opportunity to spend quality time with the candidates who best suited our needs in that market.
We value Gecko Hospitality as a recruiting partner in our efforts to find the best management personnel and look forward to a great business relationship between our two companies.Rick CherraBuca di Beppo
I have twice used the services of Kevin Kalstad to recruit new staff members. The talent pool we were provided was far superior to what we had found on our own.
In both cases, we made a big upgrade in the position by using Gecko Hospitality.Steve HallSeattle Yacht Club
I really appreciate your help! You are on fire with your hires!! The references you have provided to me was the key to an open door. I want you to know that!!!!
Thanks for all you do!Klara ColemanThe Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
I am writing this letter in regards to the great job that Gecko Hospitality has provided to Sweet Traditions, LLC. With the competitive market and wide resources they have stood above and beyond the competition. Gecko Hospitality not only has a great sense of urgency, they have sent the highest qualified individuals for placement. John and Robert have shown such professionalism and respect to all employees within the Krispy Kreme organization. I would recommend them to any company who is seeking assistance to find the "best of the best" management candidates.Melissa JohnsonSweet Traditions, LLC
Gecko has proven to be a great resource for us. Thanks to Dean Seeses' team, I have just hired a manager for a unit we operate in Long Island and Scott Butts has been helpful to our Long John Silver's operator in his search for an Area Coach. I will continue to recommend Gecko to all of the operators in our portfolio. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.Chad CohenCapital Spring
It is with pleasure that I recommend the Gecko Hospitality organization. I wanted to say a special 'thank you' to Joan Koelbel who helped us with the recruiting efforts during a critical time of expansion process of our restaurants. We spent time discussion the particular qualities and the critical attributes that this person must possess in order to help propel our brand. Immediately, she was able to set up meetings and interviews with qualified candidates. We worked together on the recruiting process and she was timely and very professional. I would highly recommend working with Joan or the Gecko Hospitality organization again!Joan KoThe Local Taco
I am writing to let you know how pleased I am to be working with Joan Koelbel from your Charlotte office. For more than a year, Joan has diligently recruited for Texas Steakhouse & Saloon. She has made a special effort to understand our company culture and refer to me only applicants that are truly compatible.
Joan has a delightful, straightforward way of dealing with people that serve your company well. I hope that you appreciate what an asset she is to you.Ann LuptonBoddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc.
Rob Dallaire is someone I can count on to send qualified candidates. His follow up is excellent, and he is consistently professional and efficient.Deana TrowbridgeHometown Buffet
Larry Friedkin has been a great partner with me in my Maryland market. Even in my most challenging market, Larry continues to find great candidates. He really listens to me and understands what we are looking for. And he delivers!Penny StorczCorner Bakery Cafe
I have used Rob's services for years. He listens well to a client's needs and delivers on them. Rob has great follow up and follow through. He has excellent resources and an extensive network. Rob is a pleasure to work with.Stuart PasterRuby's Diner
I just want thank you for the good candidates you have been sending our way. I know I don't communicate too often with Christina having your region but she is very impressed with the candidates that you are sending to us.
Again, thank you and look forward to continuing the relationship.Greg DossLuby's / Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC.
Rob Dallaire has provided excellent candidates for exactly what my specific needs are. Rob has the finest work ethic and I can trust that he is working to represent my company with the most accurate and detailed feedback on each candidate. Rob is my #1 choice in recruiters, he always delivers!Ruth SteeleDave & Buster's, Inc.
I want to thank you for all of your assistance this year with attracting high quality talent for our unique concept. I especially appreciate your recruiting efforts in tough markets. You are first on my list to call regarding new openings.
Gecko Hospitality is one of the very few agencies I work with to place managers at GameWorks. Your firm is a true asset.
You and your team have very high standards and integrity.
I look forward to working with you and your team in the future.Mindy RobbinsSega GameWorks LLC
I would like to thank you and your staff for the hard work put forward in presenting qualified candidates to me in staffing Cracker Barrel Restaurants. Your recruiters diligence as well as follow-up to details are second to none. All of your recruiters are very cordial and I enjoy working with them. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with yourself and Gecko Hospitality. Keep up the good work.Tony WalkerCracker Barrel Old Country Store
We haven't chatted but I wanted to let you know, several of the candidates I have spoken to have mentioned you by names, as being helpful making the intro to Miller's Ale House! All the candidates that Bob has sent have been far above any other agency's work (I've seen over the years). I can always count on Gecko anywhere of course, but this group as has been a pleasure! Please expect a gift card coming your way and please enjoy.Susan PastineMiller's Ale House
Victoria is an excellent recruiter to hire when in need of restaurant managers. I recently asked Victoria for help in a very tough to hire region and she provided me with great candidates, one of whom we recently hired. What I appreciated most about working with Victoria was she took time to select candidates that met our requirements for the position we were looking to fill. She is also an excellent communicator and always kept me aware of the candidate's she was submitting for consideration.
I highly recommend Victoria for any restaurant concept that is looking for additional recruiting support. She is trustworthy and very reliable and a pleasure to work with.Kimberly MooreCalifornia Pizza Kitchen
Kevin Kalstad was prompt and professional. Our new General Manager is a perfect fit. We look forward to enlisting the help of Gecko Hospitality as we continue to grow. Cheers, Kevin!Christian EttingerHopworks Urban Brewery
I wanted to write a quick thank you for all of your hard work in presenting us with magnificent candidates. As you know, Gecko Hospitality is a new partner with Hard Rock but we are already seeing great results in the candidates you are providing us.
Your communication and screening of candidates to match our needs are working.
Keep up all of the great work.Kim CreightonHard Rock Cafe International
I started working with Gecko Hospitality about 2 years ago while with another company. When I switched companies, I decided to use Gecko because of their professionalism, integrity and sense of urgency. Jamba Juice believes in FIBER. Fun, Integrity, Balance, Empowerment, and Respect. These are the values that Jamba is built on and executes everyday. I believe that Gecko Hospitality does the same. There are many firms out there who provide candidates but Gecko does more than that, they provide team members.
Thank you and your team for all of the fine work you have provided to Jamba Juice.Kimberly WilsonJamba Juice
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all Gecko Hospitality has done for us. Since joining up with you we have seen so many great candidates. Your company's meticulous background searches and references make us feel very comfortable bringing on your candidates. I continue to pass along your company's name and number to those seeking a solid, reputable and reliable recruiting company. Thanks again and thank your staff, they do a great job!Connie OhmOn The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all Gecko Hospitality has done for us. Since joining up with you we have seen so many great candidates. Your company's meticulous background searches and references make us feel very comfortable bringing on your candidates.
I continue to pass along your company's name and number to those seeking a solid, reputable and reliable recruiting company. Thanks again and thank your staff, they do a great job!Connie OhmChesapeake Bay Seafood House
Thank you for your hard work in getting positions filled. You have been by far the most helpful of all recruiters in all the markets that I cover. Well done.Michelle TurnerSun Holdings
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all Gecko Hospitality has done for us. Since joining up with you we have seen so many great candidates. Your company's meticulous background searches and references make us feel very comfortable bringing on your candidates. I continue to pass along your company's name and number to those seeking a solid, reputable and reliable recruiting company. Thanks again and thank your staff, they do a great job!Connie OhmChili's Grill & Bar
Gecko Hospitality has worked with us at Yard House for 5 years. In that time we have used them in all of our markets. Scott Butts and Darrell Reidinger have participated at a very high level in what have proven to be 2 very high turnover areas in Kansas and Arizona. Both have shown great ability in understanding the type of candidate we look for and their candidates are always prepared for our process. They have also shown great flexibility and determination in finding "diamonds in the rough". Its their performance on that level that gives us confidence in using Gecko wherever we may need Managers.Adam StarbirdYard House Restaurants
I have been in the hospitality industry for most of my professional career and have had the pleasure and misfortune of working with recruiters. I have recently found myself inheriting a market in NW Arkansas for a restaurant company called Slim Chickens and have had the extreme pleasure of working with Jacob Tarabar. He is extremely organized, thorough, professional while delivering me credible candidates that fit my needs. I started my search for talent with three recruiters and know solely work with Jacob for he has outperformed your competition with Herculean results. I am very loyal to those that support me in this fashion and have recently even sent Jacob friends that are out looking for their next employment. So simply put Jacob Rocks because he is making the recruitment and hiring portion of my job effortless.Eric M.LysakerSlim Chickens
I have worked with Robert Krzak from Gecko Hospitality for the past two years and would highly recommend the recruiting services offered by Robert and his team. Robert has assisted Panera Bread with the placement of General Managers, Assistant Managers and Recruiting Managers. He has used creative methods to source candidates in difficult markets and has, himself, held a job fair in one of our bakery-cafes.
Robert and his team present a professional image and possess a vast amount of knowledge about the food service industry. Feel free to contact me should you need any additional information.Pam KandelPanera Bread
I just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff for your strong level of commitment and your willingness to work with Bakers Square in resolving our management openings.
For the past three years you have provided our Company with management candidates who are experienced in the restaurant industry and who display a high level of professionalism.
My regional managers have commented on the quality of your management referrals and they have collectivity chosen Gecko as their agency of choice for identifying and hiring the best management candidates.
Again, thanks for your help and I look forward to many more years of working together.Calvin OvertonBakers Square
In the past two years, Apple Gold has developed a strong recruiting relationship with Gecko Hospitality. They have done an exceptional job helping us successfully hire both Restaurant Managers and Area Directors.
Before sending potential candidates to us Gecko does an outstanding job of screening candidates ensuring we can make a good fit and create a beneficial match for both parties. During the time we have worked together the Gecko recruiters have demonstrated strong knowledge of the casual dining industry as well as a comprehensive understanding of our needs.
Overall, we immensely value our relationship with Gecko Hospitality and recommend them to other organizations.Tina MusselwhiteApple Gold Inc.
Thank you for your assistance in our search to find a General Manager at our TopGolf Kingstowne entertainment facility. I thought that you provided us with a number of well-qualified and experienced candidates and, though he has just started, we believe that Bob Dodson is the right person for the job. His experience and background were exactly what we felt we needed to re-energize our Alexandria, VA location.
I appreciated that you really listened to the type of candidate and experience we were looking for and that you only provided us with well-qualified candidates. I was impressed by the number of qualified candidates that you provided to us. Your additional insights upon forwarding the resumes were also very helpful.
Thank you again for your conscientious and professional assistance in helping us find the right candidate. We will definitely look to Gecko Hospitality in the future for management level positions.Randy StarrTopGolf USA
We love working with Kevin Kalstad and Gecko! Over these last few years, I have had a few tough recruiting challenges and without Kevin's help I would have struggled more. Kevin is responsive, professional and is connected to great talent in the Pacific NW. I am thankful for the partnership and look forward to many successful placements in the future.Marne GarciaRestaurants Unlimited, Inc.
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for all Gecko Hospitality has done for us. Since joining up with you we have seen so many great candidates. Your company's meticulous background searches and references make us feel very comfortable bringing on your candidates. I continue to pass along your company's name and number to those seeking a solid, reputable and reliable recruiting company. Thanks again and thank your staff, they do a great job!Connie OhmChesapeake Bay Seafood House
Kevin Kalstad with Gecko Hospitality took all of the leg work out of identifying and pre-screening any potential candidates, allowing me to continue to focus on operations while looking for a new General Manager. We are located in a remote area and find it extremely difficult to find senior managers with the experience needed to run a facility of our volume. Within one month, Kevin had identified and put us in touch with a perfect fit for our organization. Should I have any future recruiting needs, I will not hesitate in contacting Kevin and the Gecko Hospitality organization.Steve HoumesSilver City Restaurant and Brewery
I just wanted to say thank Tom Bull and his team for helping us fulfill the Market Chef position for Washington, DC. I'm truly appreciative of his support along with the quick response from his team and most importantly identifying the 'right fit' candidate for us. We are very excited to get our new Market Chef started in DC.Beth CzaykowskiNative Foods Café
I wanted to take the time to thank you for the level of service you have provided me. Some time ago I set out to find a recruiting firm that "specialized" in Chicagoland. After speaking with several firms, you and your team stood out from the rest of the pack. I am a firm believer that what makes a great recruiting firm is not only competent recruiters, but the ability to listen and actually hear what is being said; you have met those expectations and have gone beyond!
As you know, the profile at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is a unique one in itself. I ask a lot from the companies I partner with, and have been thrilled with the quick learning curve and results Gecko Hospitality has provided, in particular, John Bisceglie. John has been an added value in my relationship with Gecko. He takes and receives feedback with an open mind and an eagerness to truly learn as much as he can about Baja Fresh Mexican Grill.
With 2004 right around the corner, I am looking to Gecko Hospitality to continue our partnership.
I look forward to having you as an essential part of my recruiting strategy.Scott BarshayBaja Fresh Mexican Grill
Over the past 8 months, Kevin and I have worked together on my staffing needs for my team with P.F. Chang's. Kevin took the time to find out what my needs and expectations are and only sends me the highest quality of management applicants.
While I don't know Kevin Kalstad on a personal level, I know he has done his research and is clearly aware of my 'likes and dislikes';. As a recruiter, this is a great way to do business and create long lasting professional relationships.
Thanks Kevin...Michael WangPF Chang's China Bistro
"We began working with Victoria Epstein in 2010 in the Minnesota market. It is a market where additional recruiting support is absolutely needed. Victoria has had great success in the very short time we've worked together. Victoria is incredibly dedicated to listening, understanding not only the specifics of the opening but also our processes and has superb follow through & communication. As Victoria has gotten to know our company culture, she has also asked to proactively bring candidates into our recruiting process to see if a possible fit might exist and we have made a great hire or two in this way.
Victoria also takes the time to build a solid relationship with me as a client. She is sensitive to what is happening in my work world and also wants to get to know me as a person. It has been a pleasure to work with her and hope we can continue to do so for a long time to come."Christine HillLettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
We are delighted to recommend the team of professionals at Gecko Hospitality. They have played a critical role in the senior management of Hotel Management Services. We started our search for a Senior Vice President of Operations for our group of hotels. They helped us every step of the way. They met with us and drew from that meeting a better understanding of the culture of our company. We, in the past, have used management companies, for the staffing of our hotels as well as trying to source people directly. The work Gecko Hospitality did was unique. They understood immediately what we needed. Their resources proved to be true. In four short weeks we secured the best Senior Vice President for our organization. We are very pleased! The candidates were excellent and Gecko Hospitality helped keep the process moving. Their follow through is great. We are pleased with them and will definitely use them again.Philip CoxHotel Management Services, Inc.
Please find this letter of referral for Gecko Hospitality. I have worked with several of their recruiters and have found a common thread of sincerity throughout their organization. They take a unique interest in educating themselves on our restaurants so when they are marketing Maggiano's it is with a partnership attitude.
When we have a need in a specific area they respond quickly and follow through to ensure support. We have hired several of the individuals that they have presented and are very pleased with the quality of management candidates.
You will find professionalism within their company that you will not find elsewhere. I would highly recommend Gecko Hospitality as a resource for recruiting.Carol FelsenthalMaggiano's
I began working with Gecko Hospitality in May of 2007, initially for our restaurants in Arkansas and Colorado with Franchise Partner Marty Tarabar. Over the last 7 years our relationship has expanded to the point that CRO now works with all the Gecko offices in states where we have company owned restaurants.
I've found the folks at Gecko to be very courteous, professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable. In the last five years CRO has hired more managers from Gecko Hospitality than from any other employment agency we use.
I would highly recommend Gecko Hospitality to any company looking for an outstanding nationwide agency to provide talented restaurant managers.Rob WeaverConsolidated Restaurants
It is a pleasure to work with Rob for our recruiting needs. He's consistently given us great results, and caring, personalized service. It's evident that he is passionate about placing candidates in the best position for them, and he does so with the highest level of professionalism. I would recommend Rob as a recruiter to anyone in the hospitality industry.Giuliana Schettino, PHRLe Pain Quotidien
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When I need an experienced recruiting professional, I count on Rob Dallaire at Gecko Hospitality. He has the ability to listen to our needs and respond with qualified candidates for our organization. Rob is honest, sincere and responsive. He genuinely cares about his clients and candidates and it is a pleasure to work with him.View More Testimonials
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