Food and Beverage Specialists for Facility and Concession

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’ Facility and Concession practice recruits within the Food and Beverage segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key F&B 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:

  • Strong working knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and general workplace safety standards
  • Works well under pressure and delivers excellent results
  • Understanding of industry standard cost control procedures
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Works effectively with all levels of staff and management
  • Experience in all aspects of food service management

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 Facility and Concession Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“Bristol Associates has been a pleasure to work with on several Executive Searches. Our consultant has been the ultimate professional with a strong sense of industry needs and trends. Not to mention finding my personal perfect fit at Team San Jose. I would highly recommend Bristol for your recruiting needs.”

Ewell Sterner

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Team San Jose

“I’ve collaborated with Bristol Associates for many years now, and I continue to be impressed by their vast network of talented hospitality industry professionals. Bristol is a valuable resource that I covet and respect.”

Jay Kudla

Vice President of Human Resources, Ryan Sanders Sports Services

“Communicative, intuitive, considerate, precise and responsive. These are the first words that come to my mind on my interactions with Bristol. Over the years, the Bristol team has worked with me on several opportunities and have been honest in their approach with integrity always at the top of their mind. If you are seeking an opportunity and Bristol calls you, take it seriously.”

Jay Francis

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Confidential Facilities Organization

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 Facility and Concession Food and Beverage Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Group Director of Food and Beverage

We placed the Group Director of Food and Beverage for Australia’s premier entertainment, hospitality, and tourism and leisure company. The company has proud and historic origins dating back to 1910 and currently operates leading bars, restaurants, and unique food outlets. The company wanted a North American trained talent to move to Australia to assume this important management role. The Group Director of Food and Beverage (the U.S. equivalent is a Corporate Vice President of F&B) is a key business partner on the Executive Team and develops close and effective working relationships with business and functional colleagues. Our placed candidate is responsible for all aspects of procurement and food and beverage product development across all business lines. They also lead and advise F&B Managers in all business units to ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction while maximizing profitability.

Executive Steward

Our client is the operator of various assets owned by a California Municipality of substantial size and scope. The Executive Steward is responsible for managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities of all stewarding employees and all matters of staff training and orientation. A primary focus of the position is to maintain a safety-first work environment with emphasis on proper working conditions and equipment. The position also controls inventory, forecasts labor needs, budgets payroll, and implements preventive maintenance. Our placed candidate maintains control of china, glassware, and silver between all Food and Beverage functions and departments. They work with various vendors to obtain inventory and negotiate pricing.

Director of Food and Beverage

We made a placement for an operator of a large Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Civic Auditorium, Opera House, and Theater with a total revenue exceeding $40mm at the time of the search. The Director of Food and Beverage plans and directs all service functions for banquets, receptions, and concessions at the Convention Center. Our placed candidate is responsible for supervising the development and production of all elements of service operations for catered and retail events.

We Can Fill Your Food and Beverage Roles in the Facility and Concession Industry

  • Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
  • Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage
  • Director of Beverage
  • Director of Concessions
  • Director of Concessions and Business Development
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Director of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Director of Foodservice
  • Director of Operations, Concession and Purchasing
  • Food and Beverage Concessions Director
  • Food and Beverage Concessions Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Food and Beverage Operations Manager
  • General Manager of Concessions
  • Senior Food and Beverage Manager
  • Vice President of Concessions
  • Vice President of Food and Beverage
  • Vice President of Foodservice