Dennis Borders is a seasoned Franchise Partner for the Illinois territory in the Hospitality Division at Gecko Hospitality. With over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality and Restaurant industry, Dennis brings unparalleled expertise to his role.
His extensive background in hospitality has allowed him to make a smooth transition into the recruitment sector. Leveraging his vast knowledge and skillset gained from working in hotels, country clubs, casinos, restaurants, resorts, and private estates, Dennis now focuses on helping clients find exceptional talent across various sectors within the hospitality industry.
Recognizing the importance of finding the perfect candidate for each business, Dennis takes the time to understand each client's unique needs, culture, and objectives. This enables him to identify and connect them with the ideal person who can help propel their business forward.
Dennis and his team are committed to building long-lasting relationships with their clients, positioning themselves as true partners and trusted advisors. They consistently earn their clients' business by offering valuable insights, guidance, and support throughout the recruitment process.
Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Dennis served as Regional Executive Chef/Culinary Recruiter at Chicago's Levy Restaurants for over two decades. In this role, he managed culinary operations and recruitment in his region, contributing to sales of over $400 million. Dennis oversaw operations from Chicago to LA, playing an instrumental role in launching various venues nationwide.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dennis has contributed to numerous prestigious events, including the annual GRAMMY Awards, sports All-Star Games, The Kentucky Derby, the 1999 Papal Dinner for Pope John Paul II, Super Bowls, Arlington Million, and special dinners featuring celebrity chefs and world leaders.