Food Service, Hospitality and Food & Beverage

Project Description

Food Industry Executive Recruiters



Our in-depth industry knowledge has enabled us to more proactively seek talent that is the right fit for both the technical position requirements and each client’s unique culture.

Many of our client relationships span more than three decades. As a result, we have had an insider’s perspective to clients’ needs, concerns and successes. Our unique, successful search methodology enables us to identify the right executive talent for invested, long-term employee commitments.


Unlike foodservice executive recruiters that might shuffle employees from one company to another, our rich network of talent ensures that we are able to access the right professional for the job. And, at times, it has required that our restaurant executive recruiters access talent from outside of the industry. Our process ensures we are able to do more than just satisfy.

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Industry 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

Positions placed include:

  • President
  • President, Foodservice Distributorship
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President, Marketing
  • Vice President, Sales
  • Vice President, Engineering
  • Vice President, Foodservice and Consumer Sales
  • Executive Director of Foodservice
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Sales
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Culinary Product Development Chef
  • Regional Sales Manager

How the Right Executives Can Impact Your Business

At Torch Group, we understand that finding the right individuals for executive positions in the food service and hospitality industries can make or break your business. That’s why our hospitality executive recruiters are dedicated to finding individuals that are invested in their employer’s success as well as committed to their career resulting in above industry-average retention and promotion rates.

Executives in the foodservice industry play a vital role in cultivating engagement and shaping organizational culture. They carry the responsibility for aligning the performance for their department and its employees with overarching organizational goals.

Job satisfaction, productivity, morale, profits and organizational commitment are affected by leadership behaviors. Hiring the wrong individual into a senior management position can trigger a downward spiral of disengaged and nonproductive employees. That is why it is imperative to find the right high-impact professional to provide effective leadership for a successful organization.

Torch Group — The Best Choice for Finding Executive Talent

As seasoned food and beverage executive recruiters, we find the right talent from the start. Our proprietary methodology involves competency-based behavioral interviews and passive candidate research. This superior process allows us to find passive food service management candidates with the right mix of leadership and cultural fit for your organization, which results in more long-term placements in areas such as sales, marketing, and communications.

With more than 30 years of executive search experience, industry knowledge and connections have provided us with an incomparable network. Trust our food industry executive search team to help you find talent in core segments of the food service, hospitality, and food and beverage industries. As a team of professionals dedicated to food service executive search, we use our proprietary, repeatable Signature Search Processand only present you with candidates that are fully vetted with the right level of technical expertise and an ability to lead. We guarantee it!

“I have had the opportunity to work with Torch Group on several occasions since 2004 completing recruiting services within the foodservice and CPG industries. Torch is an expert within the areas of Marketing, Consumer Insights and Sales. The Torch Team has always provided outstanding talent on recruiting assignments, quick follow up, and valuable industry insights. I can highly recommend the Torch Group.”

-Kelly Crouse, Vice President, Foodservice Sales at J.M. Smucker Company

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