Executive Recruiters for Food Service

Your food service recruitment agency

The future of food

Concerns over consumer health and diet, sustainability issues, and packaging waste, are influencing the recruiting search for candidates in the Food Service sector.

Manufacturers, distributors, hospitality venues, QSRs, and full-service restaurants have a variety of staffing needs, but have this in common: they must innovate to survive. In almost every area of business, they are either implementing digital transformation, or they are competing with it.

Manufacturers are heavily engaged in research and product development, which has brought them increased revenue streams gained through data science. Distributors are seeking supply chain management improvements, as well as logistics and distribution expertise. Hospitality and restaurant chains are using ICT and algorithms to connect with their audiences and deliver a memorable customer experience.

We have been recruiting for Food Service since 1983 and have built a strong national network of Consultants and Research Associates. They combine tech-savvy awareness with years of proven success working at all levels of the industry.

Lock’s functional expertise begins with our traditional strength in Sales and Marketing. We have expanded our Practice in this area to include Operations and Supply Chain Management, Market Research, Retail Activation, Category Management, Shopping Platforms, Customer Analytics, Business Information, and Financial Management. We are connected, nationally and internationally, with the top performers and the emerging leaders in the Food Service sector.

We fill a variety of food service roles

  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR Analyst
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR Manager
  • Customer Insights Manager
  • Director - Banquets
  • Director - Catering Services
  • Director Food Services
  • Executive Chef
  • Financial Planning Manager
  • Manager Banquets
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Somelier
  • VP Marketing

Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.

Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.

Leaders and listeners

What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.

You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.

Industry-savvy insiders

We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.

But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.

Talk to a food service recruiting expert

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Ben Lamarche

General Manager, Partner

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Mike Davis

Recruitment Consultant

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Dave Dureno

Recruitment Consultant

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Matt Frost

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Patrick Parent

Recruitment Consultant

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Michael Villeneuve

Recruitment Consultant

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Cameron Lappin

Recruitment Consultant, Partner

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Trevor Martin

Recruitment Consultant

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Jackson Stewart

Recruitment Consultant

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Jay Harvey

Recruitment Consultant

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Martiquea Mclean

Hybrid Recruiter

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Rachelle Boulay

Recruitment Associate

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Gresa Rugova

Recruitment Associate