RestaurantZone provides the best service, consistency, and expertise in the restaurant & hospitality space. Whether it's hiring talent or landing that exciting new job, there's a way forward – and we're going to tackle it together!
Who We Are
RestaurantZone helps companies hire and scale for growth. Focusing on helping deliver bottom-line results through its recruiting efforts. Resulting in increased sales, profits, retention, growth and happier teams & cultures.
At RestaurantZone our goal is to provide our customers with the best-in-class, customized hiring solutions. Our expertise is spread across restaurants, retail, food-service, hotels and the hospitality industry in the US & Canada. At RZ, you have the option of selecting from a variety of hiring options that get you actual results. We deliver hires that fit your culture but also perform and deliver bottom-line results, increased sales, profits and growth.
RestaurantZone was founded in 2014, and has recruiters who have recruited exclusively in these sectors for over 35+ years. Many of recruiters have direct operations experience, unique talent connections in this industry and have a deep understanding of industry trends and hiring challenges.
Meet The Team
Our recruiters have 50+ years of cumulative experience recruiting executives, corporate office, management, & hourly employees:
RZ HOSPITALITY RECRUITERS!
McKenna joined the RestaurantZone in 2021 as a Hospitality Recruiter. Based out of the Bay Area, in California she has extensive experience in hospitality recruiting. She loves being able to match candidates with fantastic clients. Creating long lasting relationships has been the key to her success as a Hospitality Recruiter.
Since joining RestaurantZone, she has placed Executive Chefs, Sous Chefs, General Managers, and Assistant Managers. McKenna has worked with a variety of clients across the United States, from California, New York, Florida, Ohio, and a variety of other regions. Through extensive sourcing and outreach, she has developed a pipeline of candidates for a variety of positions such as, Director of Operations, Multi – Unit Manager, FOH & BOH Managers, Executive Chefs, Sous Chef, Line Cooks & Prep Cooks.
She is a graduate from Suffolk University in Boston, MA where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Associate’s Degree in English. While attending college, McKenna worked full-time at Bar Louie as a Bartender and Assistant Manager. McKenna’s passions are travel, animals, and her family.
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Max joined the RestaurantZone team in July 2021. His love for staffing and recruiting was able to be met with his fifteen years of restaurant experience. Now he can use his industry knowledge and love for recruiting to find the best candidates for his clients. He is currently working with clients such as Pilot Travel Centers, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Applebee's, Tastes on the Fly, Condado Tacos, and more. He truly enjoys recruiting for all positions from Line Cook to General Manager to Area Supervisor, so long as he is getting people back to work so they can provide for their families.
Max graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering. He is a musician at the end of the day, but comes from years of restaurant management experience between the states of California and Colorado. Taking that experience and translating it into recruiting has become his passion.
He currently resides in beautiful Bend, Oregon with his wife and children. He belongs in the outdoors and on his off time he is hiking, snowboarding, and fishing, but you will also find him cooking in his kitchen!
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Whitney has worked with Restaurant Zone since 2021 and has a passion for leadership and hospitality. Having worked in the hospitality industry for most of her career as a Chef and Director of Operation, recruiting for specific positions within the industry and creating relationships with the clients has been a key component to her success in staffing for the companies that she has grown with in her career. Within her time with Restaurant Zone, Whitney has worked with companies from fast casual, large franchise groups, and independent restaurants hiring positions from crew members up to key managers in both the back and front of the house as well as the executive team.
She attended Johnson and Wales University for both her Bachelor’s in Food Service and Hospitality Management as well as her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. This has allowed her to understand the nuances of hiring with the hospitality industry as well as understanding the leadership needs for large organizations with their upper management staff members. She also lives in the resort community of Vail, Co which has allowed her to learn much about the needs of similar high end resort organizations as well as providing an opportunity to enjoy all that the Rocky Mountains provide for recreation and fun. From volleyball, tennis, hiking with her dogs, and spending weekends paddle boarding on the lake, you will find her outside enjoying the sunshine in her free time.
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With over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work in leadership positions for corporate restaurant environments and mentor franchise owner operators. She is not a stranger to all the field operations positions as she has had the opportunity to work from the bottom up. She has a deep passion for people and development.
Prior to joining The Restaurant Zone, Jennifer has held positions in QSRs as a Multi-Unit Manager, Training Manager, General Manager, and has extensive experience with new store openings overseeing recruiting, hiring, training, and developing associates into leadership roles or to successfully grow in their career paths. She built loyal clientele through friendly and professional interactions and consistent appreciations.
In additional to the Restaurant Industry, Jennifer has worked in finance, health and wellness, retail, and in administration as an Executive Assistant for C-level executives. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a minor in Business.
Outside of work, Jennifer is a life-long learner and family oriented. She loves learning about functional medicine and applies healing arts in her daily life. She loves a delicious cup of coffee or hot tea while appreciating nature hikes, strolls by the ocean. She looks forward to bringing her experience to make a significant impact in recruiting top talent for the hospitality industry.
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Office Administrator & Research Associate
"Be it small- the change we enact daily can be great still." Austin is devoted to improving the lives of Hospitality Operational Management and Associates alike. He has a keen perspective into this culture with over a decade of mentored, on-the-job learning from over 20 establishments, through stagiaires or employment. With a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, he knows our industry's hardships, needs, and the people it takes to be successful. Utah native, Colorado resident, frequent flyer, and van dweller. Austin enjoys being outside and experiencing the cultures of new towns and people. He loves a conversation about food, treasure detecting, or even a litter mitigation debate. See, before moving to Colorado, Austin founded a Non-Profit 501c(3) for litter removal in wild areas called W.I.L.D (What If Litter Disappeared). He comes from a mixed family of adoptive and biological siblings. Fijian, Utahn, and Southern cultures in one home.
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Wa Ma loves helping & inspiring people, whether it's a professional looking for a job, or anyone in need; She will always do her best to help them personally or guide them to where they can get the service needed. Wa started Recruiting in 2015 & got her introduction to Hospitality Recruiting, when a Recruiter that she hired, brought on a Double Tree Hotel as a client, and asked her to manage the account. Her Passion for seeing everyone as important, & providing a safe space for them to feel worthy & valuable, are among her many gifts. When not helping others, you can find Wa at a Waterfall, enjoying Nature, Star Gazing, Creating Music & Self Help/Healing Content, or Skateboarding with her Daughters. Favorite Quote: "Every moment in life, is a Meditation"-Wa Ma
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Companies That Trust RestaurantZone
Why Choose RZ?
- We’re heavily focused on client needs. While recruiting for each and every one, our clients have similarities, every client has different specific needs. Our job is to understand our clients unique needs and develop a recruitment strategy that actually delivers & works for them.
- RZ is an agency that has the best-in-class technology & resources to recruit for customers. We have a proprietary database of 770,000 unique candidates in the industry and access to over 250MM+ candidates with our technology, advertising and partnerships. This leads to clients having access to the best talent and many quality options.
- Our team has worked & recruited in restaurants, hotels and hospitality. Working with a large traditional agency can be costly and many times they don’t deliver the candidates you need (or longevity, for that matter!). Many just send resumes, while at our agency you can expect quality over quantity (but still deliver quickly!). We send robust notes, background checks, but spend time doing our due diligence on candidates on behalf of our clients. Which yield in producing better retention rates and hires that last & deliver value for several years. 97.5% of the time RestaurantZone gets the first-time hire correct the first time around.
Where You Can Find Us
RZ is a nationwide firm and operates in every U.S. state. Here is a short list of some of the cities we serve:
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Ready to find your next Superstar?
Speak with a Recruiter to help you find the right solution today. Every client has a customized cost structure based on their business size, market, location, and unique hiring needs. Our team works to create a structure that can deliver maximum value, impact, and is cost-effective for our client. Please call 1-800-513-5096 or email email@example.com to request a detailed quote & contract.Request Talent