Food and Beverage Specialists for Hotel and Resort

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’ Hotel and Resort 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:

  • 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 top-rated guest experience
  • Creates innovative venue and menu designs
  • Is on top of current technology and systems trends
  • Provides diverse array of culinary 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 Hotel and Resort Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“I enjoyed working with Bristol Associates on a tough to fill Executive position. They were professional, in tune with our industry and offered a few marketing suggestions that quickly produced a nice short list. Ultimately, Bristol helped us secure our top candidate who fits right in with our culture and has elevated the leadership team at our property.”

Shelley Ferguson

Director of Human Resources, Marriott - Kansas City Downtown

“The expertise, recommendations, and personal touch have been invaluable to our success in building a strong management team. If you have the opportunity to work with Bristol Associates, their dedication and high quality results will speak for themselves.”

Andrew Helmer

Vice President of Human Resources, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

“Bristol Associates has a great national reputation and our personnel has had previous experience working with them in both Casino Gaming and Hospitality capacities. The team displayed professionalism and support for onboarding candidates, providing negotiation assistance, and fulfilling timely placements. We appreciate Bristol being open-minded to operational needs as we’ve worked to reconfigure and rework our company.”

Merrick Dresnin

Corporate Director of Human Resources, Cote Family Destinations

“Bristol is an extremely professional firm with in-depth hospitality industry knowledge. They take the time to fully understand their client’s needs and requirements and then communicates clearly and effectively with both the client and the candidate. I would highly recommend Bristol – they are real pros!”

Steve Buckler, CHDM

Hospitality Consultant

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.

Partner with Bristol Associates

Our Successful Hotel and Resort Food and Beverage Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Corporate Director of Food and Beverage

Our firm was selected by a leading international hotel company to conduct their search for the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. Our client operates and franchises highly themed hotel and casino properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. The Corporate Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for providing support, leadership, and oversight of the food and beverage strategies and activities for the organization’s global hotels and casinos, both managed and franchised. Our placed candidate is a business partner to the corporate and property teams and helps achieve food and beverage goals by proactively researching markets, trends, and the development of key programs and concepts.

Senior Director of Hospitality

We filled the Senior Director of Hospitality position for a lively casino resort on the East coast. Our placed candidate oversees the daily operations of the Hotel and Food and Beverage departments. This confidential search was completed to assist our client with finding the right individual to implement and develop strategies for the property to grow and prosper.

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.

We Can Fill Your Food and Beverage Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Banquet Manager
  • Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
  • Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage
  • Director of Banquets
  • Director of Bars and Restaurants
  • Director of Beverage
  • Director of Catering
  • Director of Culinary Services
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Director of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Director of Hotel Food and Beverage Operations
  • Director of Restaurants
  • Executive Chef
  • Resort Director of Outlets
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Vice President of Catering
  • Vice President of Culinary Research
  • Vice President of Food and Beverage