Food and Beverage Specialists for Casino Gaming

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists. 

Bristol Associates’ Casino Gaming practice recruits within the Food and Beverage segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key food and beverage functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Analyzes operations in terms of financial performance, customer service, and food quality
  • Knowledge of operating metrics including critical cost ratios and productivity standards
  • Exceeds budgeted profitability while maintaining excellent customer service
  • Proven experience in innovative venue design and construction
  • Creative and versatile food design for diverse concepts and cuisines

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Casino Gaming Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“We’ve enjoyed using Bristol Associates in the years we have been open here in Maryland. They have been a great resource in finding top executive talent for us!”

Stephen Heise

Vice President of Human Resources, Maryland Live! Casino

“Bristol Associates was recommended to us by a friend and colleague at the casino we oversee. We reached out to a couple other firms, but Bristol was by far the most responsive and professional company we spoke with. From the first contact, they were always available to us whenever needed. They sent us resumes from many qualified candidates and then helped us through each step to evaluate those choices and finally arrive at the best person to fit our needs. They made the process go so much smoother than it could have. We had to rely on their experience and knowledge several times for even small things that we were not equipped for. They were always willing to help.

Whether you are experienced at hiring gaming professionals or it’s your first time like it was for us, they are the search firm to work with. I would recommend Bristol Associates and Ben Farber to anyone!”

Kevin Lynch

Board Chair, Dubuque Racing Association

“Bristol Associates was there with me every step of the way. Their personal touch and lightning fast response times made Bristol Associates stand out from some other firms whose approach felt much more like commodity trading than talent placement.”

Eric Pearson

President/CEO, Valley Forge Casino Resort

“This was my first time using a recruiting service and I must say it was one of the best professional experiences that I’ve gone through. Overall, I would recommend Bristol Associates because of the professional way they treat their candidates. There is no pressure by them, and they work hard to find the right fit for both the company and candidate. Win, win!”

Nino Martinez

Director of Hotel Operations, Cache Creek Casino Resort

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Casino Gaming Food and Beverage Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Director of Food and Beverage

Our client is a leading casino property that features over 2,500 slot machines, 10 unique dining options, and an entertainment venue. The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for overseeing all aspects of food and beverage at the property while providing superior guest services. The expectations for our placed candidate are to maintain a positive work environment while managing the daily activities of the department.

Director of Nightlife and Beverage Operations

We made a placement for a world-class destination casino resort that offers the ultimate nightlife experience on the East coast. The Director of Nightlife and Beverage Operations is responsible for spearheading the operations and promotions for the nightlife venues and beverage department. Our placed candidate had over five years of high-level experience in the nightlife and casino beverage environment at the time of placement.

Head Brewmaster, Food and Beverage

We completed a search for one of our long-time clients, an established and multi-faceted gaming facility, that was opening a brand-new craft brewery and eatery. The Head Brewmaster, Food and Beverage is responsible for all menu creation, product sourcing, and hiring processes for the venue. Our placed candidate is an innovative leader and had prior experience as a Head Brewer for several breweries.

We Can Fill Your Food and Beverage Roles in the Casino Gaming Industry

  • Beverage Director
  • Beverage Manager
  • Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
  • Corporate Executive Chef
  • Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage
  • Director of Banquets
  • Director of Catering
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Executive Chef
  • Food and Beverage Assistant Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Food and Beverage Operations Manager
  • Head Brewmaster of Food and Beverage
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Senior Food and Beverage Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Training Manager of Food and Beverage
  • Vice President of Food and Beverage