Front of The House. Back of The House.
The best restaurants have star players in both locations.
Restaurants that make the “best-of” lists know how important it is to have the right people in both the front and back of the house. If you want to be among the go-to locations in your area, trust us to help you get there.
Our restaurant executive recruiters know where to find proven leaders with the right experience to make your restaurant craveable.
Competition is Fierce
You know how challenging it can be to find and retain top talent for your restaurant. You need an executive chef who knows how to delight guests with every dish. You need a restaurant manager who knows how to keep food costs down, eliminate waste and maximize check totals. Gecko is the restaurant manager recruitment firm trusted by some of the most popular and influential restaurants in the country.
Our Restaurant management recruiters identify and attract top candidates for positions including:
- Restaurant General Manager
- Director of Food and Beverage
- Restaurant Manager
- Director of Sales
Get started on your restaurant executive search today!
What people are saying about Gecko Hospitality
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.
My name is Enje Brown and I am the Managing Director of Operations for See Forever Foundation / Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools located in Washington, DC. At present, we provide about 250 daily vended meals to all staff and students located at our 5600 East Capitol St. location. We are in the final stages […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been great working with Gecko Hospitality. They made sure to thoroughly educate themselves on our company culture before seeking out candidates for us, and since, their communication and follow-up has been impeccable from candidate introduction to selection process scheduling. They’ve matched us with some great candidates that wouldn’t have discovered us through our own […]
We would like to recommend Gecko Hospitality! We were opening our G58 fine dining restaurant and needed a resource to attract top management talent. We contacted Gecko Hospitality and they shared a tremendous amount of information. They gave us references on resources to help with formalizing the interview process and making valuable recommendations. We received […]
We would like to recommend Gecko Hospitality as a excellent recruiting partner. We approached the Gecko office with the task of finding an Operating Partner to develop our new Poke Bar concept. We discussed the details with the Gecko recruiter. Their depth of knowledge in operations and the market helped in making valuable suggestions. We […]
I was fortunate to be connected with Megan and Chris in my latest search for a General Manager at The Inns at St. Albans. We are a family-owned Inn operation that was needing a professional approach and additional staff to help us get to the next level. We were referred by a world-renowned luxury resort […]
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I wanted to thank you and your company for the tremendous guidance we received on our recent hiring of a Food and Beverage Manager for Westwood Golf Club. Karl Ludeke was outstanding in guiding us through the process and made my job very easy. He culled through the candidates only aligning us with the candidates […]
Dear Gecko Hospitality, I am writing to confirm our experience of working with Gecko Hospitality and team in the recent search and placement of an Executive Chef for Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Conununity, Inc. I obtained your contact information from a former Arbor Acres Board of Director member who is also a successful restaurant […]
We approached Gecko Hospitality more than a year ago with some very specific hiring needs. Joan and her staff listened to our requirements and has been able to send us some highly qualified candidates. I appreciate the thorough job of vetting the candidates to make sure we only see individuals that meet our hiring needs. […]
We enjoy using Gecko Hospitality’s recruiting services. As we grow and add more brands to our portfolio it is always good to reach out to Gecko Hospitality and gather viable management candidates. They do a great job providing us with talented management on an on-going basis but also helped when we opened our new casual […]
I would like to take the time to send in some acknowledgement for Rob Wallace. I personally had the honor to work with Mr. Wallace while seeking out my next opportunity. Rob went above and beyond for me. Not the cliche “politically correct” above and beyond. But, truly Rob took his time to assist me. […]
We were searching for a kitchen manager candidate and the normal job sites weren’t doing the trick. We were spending hundreds of dollars a week and couldn’t find any candidates worthy of interviewing. That’s when we decided to reach out to Gecko Hospitality. Joan from Gecko immediately made us feel comfortable. She was knowledgeable about […]
Pairing up with Gecko to fulfill our staffing has been extremely advantageous, not only for our management team but also for the high caliber candidates that we have been presented with. The professionalism in which they work combined with amazing responsiveness created a strong foundation and business partnership.
Throughout my long-tenured career, I have known many recruiting companies and numerous recruiters. That said, I can honestly tell you that you preside over the best Hospitality Recruiting Company in the country. Rest assured, whenever my current company or others in my network need talent, or when industry professionals are looking for a job, I […]
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