Human Resources Specialists for Restaurant and Foodservice

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’ Restaurant and Foodservice practice recruits within the Human Resources segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key HR 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:

  • Partners with operational leaders to create a desired culture in alignment with the company mission, vision, and strategy
  • Assesses the skills, capabilities, and aptitude of current supervisors, managers, and leaders within the company
  • Builds training programs that ensure the development of future leaders
  • Evaluates which employees have the skills, aptitude, and desire to move into other positions within the company
  • Track record in recruiting and retaining top-level talent in all disciplines

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 Restaurant and Foodservice Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“Bristol Associates helped us to fill over ten positions in a very short amount of time when our company moved corporate offices to its new location. Our Consultant was able to identify strong candidates for even the most hard-to-fill positions. The firm’s customized approach, responsiveness, and extensive network in the field made them an invaluable partner.”

Peter Watson

Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, Dine Equity, Inc. (IHOP and Applebee's)

“I highly recommend Bristol Associates recruiting services to elevate your career! The recruiters possess a people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description. With their constant encouragement and guidance throughout the process I was able to land my dream job!”

Betty Hui

Sr. Purchasing Manager, Panda Restaurant Group

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 Restaurant and Foodservice Human Resources Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Vice President of Human Resources

Our client is a successful fast food company located in the Western United States. The Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for all HR functions including benefits, employee relations, hiring, and retention and labor practices. Our placed candidate had over 10 years of experience working in human resources coming into the role.

Director of Human Resources

A popular and growing international bakery brand was our client for this Director of Human Resources search. The position supervises the human resources department staff, develops and maintains human resources systems, analyzes financial reports, and recommends improvements regarding employment laws, policies, and procedures to senior management. Our placed candidate is responsible for the administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources functions for their U.S. corporate offices and bakeries.

Human Resources Manager

We made a placement for a national frozen treats company. The Human Resources Manager maintains and studies trends for employee benefits programs, implements Federal and State requirements, and ensures staff compliance of company policies and procedures. Our placed candidate’s responsibilities also include maintaining and evaluating employee relations, conducting employee orientation and training programs, and analyzing exit interviews.

We Can Fill Your Human Resources Roles in the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry

  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Corporate Director of Human Resources
  • Corporate Director of Training and Development
  • Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Development Manager
  • Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Vice President of Compensation and Benefits
  • Vice President of Human Resources