Cleveland, OH

Food Service, Hospitality, and Food & Beverage

Project Description

Call it our sweet spot … working with national and international food service, hospitality and food & beverage companies, brands, and operators to place executive talent in core practice areas.

Many of our client relationships span three decades. As a result, we have had an insider’s perspective to their needs, concerns, and successes. This knowledge has enabled us to more proactively seek the right fit for the significance of the position and the uniqueness of the corporate culture.
Unlike search firms that might shuffle employees from one company to another, our rich network of talent ensure that we are able to access the right professional for the job. And, at times, it has required that we access talent from outside of the industry. Our process ensures we are able to do more than just satisfy.

Required experience includes:

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturers
  • Food Service Equipment & Supply Manufacturers
  • Hospitality & Table Top Companies
  • Food Service Dealers & Distributors
  • Food Service Technology Companies
  • Restaurant Chains and Franchises
  • Commercial and Non-Commercial Operators

Recent C-level, executive, and senior-talent placements include:

  • President for a leading back-of-the-house food service equipment manufacturing company focused on commercial fans and ventilation equipment
  • President, Foodservice Distributorship, the largest broadline distributor in the Leeward Islands
  • Vice President of Operations for a privately owned national dessert manufacturer
  • Vice President, Marketing for a chain of ice cream parlors
  • Vice President, Sales for a global software & technology leader selling into the food service equipment channel including manufacturers and dealers
  • Vice President, Engineering for an industry leader in design, research, and delivering new ideas for frying
  • Vice President, Foodservice and Consumer Sales for a leading packaging manufacturer selling into the food service and consumer products channel
  • Executive Director of Foodservice for one of the largest public school districts in the country, serving 57,000 meals a day
  • Director of Information Technology for a leading food processor to the foodservice and retail markets
  • Director of Marketing for the largest producer of metal bakeware in the U.S.
  • Director of Sales for a privately held, fast-growing multi-unit foodservice cafe chain including company-store and franchised units
  • Marketing Manager for a national distillery with over 350 different spirits brands
  • Marketing Manager for one of the largest Italian fast casual franchises
  • Marketing Manager for a national distillery with over 350 different spirits brands
  • Marketing Manager for one of the largest Italian fast casual franchises
  • General Manager for an automated fresh, refrigerated food processing facility
  • Culinary Product Development Chef for a premier manufacturer of custom blended, dry food products, sauces, soup bases and seasonings

Why Choose Torch Group?

Today’s competitive recruiting environment requires more certainty in candidates. The cost is too great and time too valuable for organizations to take risks in hiring. Thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience in our core practice areas, as well as our proven methodology, our success and retention rates are higher than industry averages.

Torch Group’s process focuses heavily on identifying and evaluating passive candidates within sales, marketing, and communications. Our proprietary, repeatable Signature Search Process™ gives you the confidence to successfully hire the best qualified executive for the role. So we are able to present executive talent who are not only contributors and leaders, but uniquely suited to your corporate culture. We guarantee it!

Ready to find your PERFECT FIT™?


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