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About Us

Raising the bar in hospitality recruitment.

Recruiting Like You’ve Never Experienced Before

“I started Gecko Hospitality because I knew there was a better way to make connections between quality candidates and the businesses who need them. Today, our recruiters are the ‘best of the best’ — they’ve all worked in the industry, understand what it takes to succeed, and most importantly, have walked in your shoes.”

Our difference is your advantage

We were named to Forbes 2022 list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. Find out Why.

National Network

We work as a team to ensure that every one of our offices across North America finds and places only the best professionals from our nationwide database of top-tier candidates. With offices in all 50 states including the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia in Canada, we have recruiting experts where you are who understand your market.

Exceptional recruiters

Our CPC-certified team uses a rigorous interview process in combination with an applicant tracking system to connect professionals from our national network of referrals and organizations to yield extraordinary results.

Committed candidates

The professionals we recommend are loyal to Gecko because we treat them well and provide not only the support they need to succeed, but the respect they deserve.

True partnership

We routinely go the extra mile to learn about your business, your culture and the person that is going to help you achieve the success you desire — because finding the right candidate is the most important thing we do.

By the Numbers

Positions filled since 2000
Hospitality clients throughout North America
Positions currently available


Our connections with the top industry associations is critical to our understanding of trends, challenges and opportunities that impact our recruiting process.

State Restaurant Associations
  • Alabama Restaurant Association
  • Arizona Restaurant Association
  • Arkansas Hospitality Association
  • California Restaurant Association
  • Colorado Restaurant Association
  • Connecticut Restaurant Association
  • Delaware Restaurant Association
  • District of Columbia Restaurant Association
  • Florida Restaurant Association
  • Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Hawaii Restaurant Association
  • Idaho Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Indiana, Restaurant and Hospitality Association
  • Iowa Hospitality Association
  • Kansas Restaurant Association
  • Kentucky Restaurant Association
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Maine Restaurant Association
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association
  • Michigan Restaurant Association
  • Minnesota Restaurant Association
  • Mississippi Restaurant Association
  • Missouri Restaurant Association
  • Montana Restaurant Association
  • Nebraska Restaurant Association
  • Nevada Restaurant Association
  • New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association
  • New Jersey State Restaurant Association
  • New Mexico Restaurant Association
  • New York State Restaurant Association
  • North Carolina Restaurant Association
  • North Dakota Hospitality Association
  • Ohio Restaurant Association
  • Oklahoma Restaurant Association
  • Oregon Restaurant Association
  • Pennsylvania Restaurant Association
  • Restaurant Association of Maryland
  • Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association
  • South Dakota Retailers Association
  • Tennessee Restaurant Association
  • Texas Restaurant Association
  • Utah Restaurant Association
  • Vermont Lodging and Restaurant Association
  • Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Washington, Restaurant Association
  • West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association
  • Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Associations

What people are saying about Gecko Hospitality

"...always had a great working relationship and good success..."

“We have always had a great working relationship and good success with the folks at Gecko as well as the candidates they have provided us over the years.”

Bamba Admin
"...Gecko saved me the time and frustration I usually encounter with the hiring process..."

Gecko Hospitality helped me fill a unique position in a fraction of the time it has previously taken. Chris used his extensive resources and knowledge of the hospitality industry to provide us with multiple, qualified applicants. Gecko saved me the time and frustration I usually encounter with the hiring process and filled the position within weeks.  I will definitely use them again.

Marla Neely | Vice President – Special Events, Foundation For The Carolinas
"...this team found exactly what I was looking for..."

I had the pleasure of working with Chris Shatto and Gecko Hospitality and had a great experience from beginning to end. The process went smoothly and the communication was direct and thorough. This team found exactly what I was looking for and would highly recommend their services for myself and for my hotel.  Thank you Chris and Gecko Hospitality!

Schuyler Clark