Restaurant Recruiting & Hospitality Recruiters

We are leaders in hospitality and restaurant recruiters. We specialize in recruiting for the food service industry & provide executive search, placement & job search advisory services for a variety of different restaurant concepts and hospitality ventures.

We are different than other hospitality recruiters, restaurant staffing agencies, headhunters & firms. We’re methodical, thorough, efficient and successful. We’ve helped clients worldwide. Find out what our team of professional restaurant recruiters can do for you. Contact us today!

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How Can Our Restaurant Recruiters Help You?

  • We utilize our vast personal and professional network of restaurant & hospitality industry contacts, at all levels from across the globe to find qualified candidates.
  • We provide you with the largest possible pool of talent for consideration for your restaurant or food service operation.
  • We research and refine the candidate pool to save time and money in the interview and hiring process.
  • We only recommend candidates that have earned the VSAG Seal of Approval.
  • We stand behind our candidate placements with a 90-day guarantee.

How Are We Different?

Most hospitality industry recruiters, restaurant staffing agencies, and headhunters use Placement to find candidates. The problem? Most clients can do that themselves. But really, who has time for that when you're running the day-to-day?

Our restaurant recruiting experts offer a better, more effective, long-term solution with targeted and proactive recruiting and talent acquisition methods. We conduct a thorough job assessment that targets key areas of a client’s job description, and highlight attributes that are not often visible on a resume.

Before we assign anyone to your employment, we ask these critical questions:

  1. Does your company offer a culture based on principles?
  2. Is your kitchen committed to developing people?
  3. Does your organization have a track record of developing winning operations?

See what our clients have to say, then get in touch and see how he can help you meet your restaurant talent acquisition or job search needs.

The VSAG Restaurant & Hospitality Recruiting and Talent Acquisition team includes top industry players with decades of direct experience and keen insight for talent. Our network of chefs, managers, GMs, multiunit players and heavy-hitters at the executive level is extensive.

We utilize a personal network built from years of working in kitchens and dining rooms with other top-notch leaders at outlets like The Cheesecake Factory, TGI Friday's, Maggiano's, eatZi's Market & Bakery, and Destination Hotels and Resorts. This network has been cultivated and nurtured, and is stocked exclusively with A-list players who have demonstrated abilities to be successful in the competitive food service industry.

Contact us today to acquire the right talent for your business, or to learn more about the clients we’re working with and current open positions.

Contact Us

If you’re a restaurant, hospitality company or food service business seeking upper level or executive search, please provide us with some more information so we can more efficiently address your needs. Or, just pick up the phone and give us a call at 1-800-520-5634– we’re ready to chat.

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If you're a restaurant or hospitality employer with hiring needs, our recruiters can help.

Search - we actually search for the best fit for your concept and hiring need. It's a very simple concept that few other hospitality recruiting advisors, headhunters, talent agencies or restaurant executive search firms are using. It works. See how.

Talent Acquisition - we help you to avoid the food service industry churn and a typically low rate of retention. You can't afford to hire people that are not right for your vision or your business. Learn more on how we help you meet your hiring needs.

Get in touch with our restaurant recruiting experts and tell us what you're looking for today.


If you're seeking a new career, our restaurant recruiters can help.

Job Placement - on one side, our clients are searching for just the right talent to meet their needs, so we see both sides of the equation—there is a need, and there is an opportunity. Click on the 'Looking for a career?' link above and let us know what you're looking for.

Our hospitality recruitment team has earned high accolades for our work in helping our clients to meet their talent acquisition, search and placement needs. We’ve helped some of the food service industry’s top players garner the right members for their team, from top-level executive management positions to front-of-house leadership and everything in between. Here's what some of our clients had to say:

Our restaurant operates without a formalized corporate structure, so VSAG essentially provided us with skilled candidates that flex in roles. From the back of house to the front of house, from front desk and reservations to accounting and operations, they’ve allowed us to match and surpass expectations at every level.

Mary Carter

Managing Partner

Founding Farmers, Washington, D.C.

When LivingSocial launched its distinctive live events space, 918 F Street, we needed to quickly add to our top-notch talent. VSAG was and is the right partner providing a fully flexible and resilient team who integrated seamlessly with our existing staff. Our joint staff assesses and addresses challenges quickly with our customers and consumers top of mind at all times. From management level execution to service and guest experience, VSAG understands it all.

Doug Miller

Senior Vice President, New Business Initiatives

LivingSocial’s 918F Street

Clover Restaurant Group has worked with Dan Kelly for talent acquisition of Restaurant Managers and most recently, for a Director of Operations. Dan took the time to understand the vision, culture and goals of CRG to find us the right people. We receive candidates that were not only talented, but that were strongly aligned with our company’s values on a personal level. It’s the extra step that Dan provided, that made us sure we found the ‘best fit’ person for the job, for our company and for our future.

Victoria A. Collar

SPHR, Human Resources Manager

Clover Restaurant Group, LLC