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Evan Kaplan
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts (Hospitality), New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Tel: 617-356-8177

Evan Kaplan, our Partner in New England (MA, CT, RI, ME, NH & VT) joined Gecko Hospitality after a successful 20-year career in the Food and Beverage Industry working in restaurants, hotels and country clubs. A proven operator and leader, Evan brings an extensive food and beverage background to the Hospitality Recruiting Industry.

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Evan was the Director of Food & Beverage at Cherry Hills Country Club. Cherry Hills Country Club is one of the top fifty, five-star platinum country clubs in the US and has hosted to 12 PGA tournaments.

Evan held various key leadership roles with Kona Grill, a contemporary American and award-winning sushi restaurant over an eleven-year span. His final role with Kona Grill was the General Manager of Kona Grill Denver. While with Kona Grill, Evan ran operations in Naples & Tampa FL, as well as the San Juan Puerto Rico location. He also completed a one-year term on the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Denver.
During a brief time away from Kona Grill, Evan had the opportunity to learn the Hotel F&B business with The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel in Steamboat Springs, CO as an F&B Manager.

Evan operates at an extremely high level and possesses a maximum level of integrity. He has completed various leadership courses over the years and continues to improve himself and those around him every day. Building cohesive and successful teams is something he has consistently accomplished during his extensive career. Coaching and helping others is his true passion.

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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.

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