Kenneth Boyles – Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community
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 owner/operator in Winston Salem. We frankly were not making progress in our search until I spoke with you. After discussing our position and compensation range, you provided me with several very strong candidates. As you recall, we decided to take our time and find the right candidate. I am happy to report that on Monday of this week, our new Executive Chef started his employment. He has been interacting with both residents and staff this week and he is exactly who we had hoped to recruit. I very much appreciate the way you approached our search and the frequent conversations we had. You took great effort to understand who we were looking for and what we were attempting to accomplish. We truly could not be more pleased with the way you managed the entire process.
Drew T. – McAnderson’s Inc. dba McDonald’s
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. Everyone that I have dealt with at Gecko Hospitality has been professional and extremely helpful. We are very satisfied with the relationship and job performance of Gecko Hospitality.
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 fine restaurant “The Cellar.”
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. For that I will be forever grateful. As a token of my gratitude I wanted to take time to acknowledge Rob publicly. Rob was nothing short of outstanding, great personality, wonderful hospitality & very punctual. Thank you Rob Wallace.
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 the industry and knew the right candidates to call. Gecko’s prescreening interview saved us a ton of time, too. Joan was able to find us the right candidate, very quickly and we made the hire. The process was stress-free. I am very confident we made the right decision. We will use Gecko Hospitality again and recommend them to anyone looking for staffing solutions.
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.
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.