Mel Witmer joins Gecko Hospitality as the newest executive recruiter for the state of Nevada . Mel brings with him over 25 years of restaurant experience from smaller family owned restaurants to multimillion dollar venues on the Las Vegas strip. After running his own three restaurants in Northern Illinois he relocated to Las Vegas where he managed Mon Ami Gabi, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen, and Hash House A Go Go. Mel is an accomplished multi store manager balancing short term goals with long term needs all while improving the experience for the guest. His diverse experiences have allowed him to hire and coach team members, managers, and chefs giving the restaurant quality employees and giving the employees a quality living. He has developed long term good will by developing a team with the goal of making everyone better. Mel's passion for understanding candidates needs will bode well in helping create a great recruiting experience for all. His passion for the hospitality business runs deep and having local relationships in Nevada will help serve Mel and all his candidates in the recruiting process .
When not at work Mel enjoys trying new recipes or finding new food venues to savor. He has a love for family, friends, and anywhere with a beach.