Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality Ronald McDonald House Challenge 2016

This summer, nationwide hospitality recruiting company Gecko Hospitality® will hold its second annual kitchen challenge to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).

Cooking For a Cause

Rounding up franchisees, clients, and corporate partners, Gecko Hospitality is putting together volunteer teams.  They will be preparing and cooking meals for families with sick children across the United States. Ronald McDonald Houses are located close to hospitals where children are admitted. Then, these houses receive donated food which is then prepared by volunteers for guests. This summer, families will enjoy delectable tastings of meals prepared by Gecko Hospitality’s volunteers including 5-star chefs.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities for a second year. Their mission paired with our fleet of Franchise Partners and volunteers from the hospitality industry makes for a perfect opportunity to serve our community on a personal and national level,” says Robert Krzak, president of Gecko Hospitality. “The cause is one near and dear to my heart and family.”

Last year, Gecko Hospitality and its volunteers served 26 houses. This year, the recruiting company has a goal to serve 50 homes. The corporate office will be volunteering on July 27, 2016 at the Ronald McDonald House at 401 7th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 and again on Aug. 3, 2016 at the Ronald McDonald House at 16100 Roserush Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33908. Public volunteers can sign up to participate by calling (239) 690-7006 or registering at bit.ly/KitchenChallenge16.

Corporate sponsors and partners include Sabrina’s Café, Barra Rossa,Famous Daves, Restaurant Inc., Marina Inn, Cantina Laredo, Skyport Development for Denver, and Catchall Management d/b/a Domino’s Pizza.

Ronald McDonald House (RMHC®)

(RMHC®), creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, The Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and million of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide. RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. Also, the charity supports a family's psychological wellbeing by keeping them close by and providing emotional and physical comfort and support during a time of a child's illness. Ronald McDonald House helps:

• Enhance the hospital experience for the child and family.
• Improve the family's coping and cohesion, and the child's recovery and outcomes.
• Alleviate the stressor of finding accommodation when families with critically ill children are traveling long distances for treatment.

Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality® is based in Fort Myers, FL and is the largest hospitality recruiter in the United States. The firm partners with top restaurants, hotels and casinos to identify the best management personnel for their properties. Currently, Gecko has 37 regional offices, an international office and a team of more than 80 hospitality recruiters covering all 50 states and Canada. For more information, please visit geckohospitality.com or call (239) 690-7006.