I have twice used the services of Kevin Kalstad to recruit new staff members. The talent pool we were provided was far superior to what we had found on our own. In both cases, we made a big upgrade in the position by using Gecko Hospitality.
Gecko Hospitality cares about the quality of candidates and ensures a good fit. They are timely and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Gecko and am happy to answer any questions that you may have.
I started working with Gecko Hospitality about 2 years ago while with another company. When I switched companies, I decided to use Gecko because of their professionalism, integrity and sense of urgency. Jamba Juice believes in FIBER. Fun, Integrity, Balance, Empowerment, and Respect. These are the values that Jamba is built on and executes everyday. I believe that Gecko Hospitality does the same. There are many firms out there who provide candidates but Gecko does more than that, they provide team members. Thank you and your team for all of the fine work you have provided to Jamba Juice.
WOW! That’s the only way I know how to describe the Management Open House you and Gecko Hospitality produced for Buca di Beppo and Planet Hollywood in San Diego and Las Vegas. I will have to admit that I was skeptical when I was told how Gecko Hospitality differed from companies I have used in the past. The professionalism of your recruiters and the attention to detail that was made to ensure quality candidates were sourced out to attend was remarkable. Your database of candidates is extraordinary and I appreciate all of the work that went into contacting these people we would not have seen if it wasn’t for Gecko. Our Divisional Vice Presidents were very impressed with the quality of the candidates and time you took to source out the candidates that did not fit our company profile. You saved us all valuable time which gave us an opportunity to spend quality time with the candidates who best suited our needs in that market. We value Gecko Hospitality as a recruiting partner in our efforts to find the best management personnel and look forward to a great business relationship between our two companies.
I am writing this letter in regards to the great job that Gecko Hospitality has provided to Sweet Traditions, LLC. With the competitive market and wide resources they have stood above and beyond the competition. Gecko Hospitality not only has a great sense of urgency, they have sent the highest qualified individuals for placement. John and Robert have shown such professionalism and respect to all employees within the Krispy Kreme organization. I would recommend them to any company who is seeking assistance to find the “best of the best” management candidates.
I first collaborated with Gecko Hospitality in 2014 as Urban Plates was preparing for aggressive growth in California. With a base count of two locations, we needed an experienced recruiting partner to help us build restaurant leadership teams consisting of General Manager, Chef, Sous Chef, and Manager at each new location. Gecko helped us define the ideal candidates for each of our management positions, including experience level, success traits, and compensation ranges. Since that time in 2014, we have opened 10 locations throughout California and thanks to our partnership with Gecko, we were able to meet our talent needs at each of these openings. In addition, Gecko Hospitality has been our source for multi-unit operations positions as well as senior-level culinary positions. For these reasons, I would strongly recommend Gecko Hospitality for any organization looking to increase the number of qualified candidates for their positions and to help them position themselves appropriately in the marketplace to attract the best talent available.
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.