The Restaurant Professionals You Need - Guaranteed!

The Restaurant Professional You Need – Guaranteed!

Restaurant Placement Group: The exclusive recruitment and placement source for the restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. See for yourself why we’re known as “The Restaurant Matchmakers.

You get the advantage of our nationwide pool of pre-qualified Hospitality Professionals, including:

  • Chefs (Executive, Sous, Chef de Cuisine, Pastry, Sushi, Specialty Chefs, KMs, etc.)
  • Managers – from entry level, to GMs, to corporate executives, with all areas of expertise
  • Food & Beverage Directors, Directors of Operations, VPs, CEOs
  • Catering, Banquet, Special Event, Group Sales Managers
  • Multi-Unit Managers, District Directors, Area Supervisors.
  • Wine Directors and Sommeliers
  • Bar Managers, Night Club Managers
  • Hotel & Resort, Country Club, Catering, Assisted Living Facility Professionals
  • Institutional / Commercial Food Service Professionals
  • Contract Consultants and Specialists
  • Purchasing, Sales, Marketing/PR, Finance, Legal, Operations, and other professionals with specific expertise in Restaurants, Hospitality and/or foodservice

Each candidate offers his or her own unique set of skills, training, experience, expertise, and personality.  And the top professionals from across the nation turn to Restaurant Placement Group as well, to find their perfect match — even if they’re not actively “looking.”

Restaurant Placement Group is not just another massive automated website program or anonymous “job posting board” — You deal with us personally!

With our exclusive Turnkey System, we:

  • Take extra steps to truly learn and understand your unique operation and your particular business needs.
  • Launch a new, customized search effort, specially designed to find your ideal candidate.
  • Screen, interview, and pre-qualify candidates, based upon your specific criteria.
  • Personally interview the top candidates and get to know them as well — thus ensuring the “Perfect Match” for both sides.
  • Identify and present only those select candidates who best meet your specific situation, requirements, and preferences.
  • Provide additional notes, materials, and “inside info” beyond the resume – plus our own personal insight & candid comments on each candidate.
  • Coordinate and arrange interviews and tastings, check references, negotiate offers, facilitate acceptance procedures, etc.
  • And we stay in constant contact and keep on working — to find you that elusive “Perfect Match!”

Like you, Restaurant Placement Group knows the restaurant and hospitality business. We understand and respect your business concerns. And, above all else, we adhere to an uncompromising discipline of absolute integrity, professionalism, and strict confidentiality.

President and Founder Ken Spahn is at your service. Mr. Spahn has served pivotal roles with major restaurant organizations and is a renowned restaurant authority. He has authored over 600 industry articles, participated in and served as a Celebrity Judge in over 100 culinary events, and has consulted, worked with, and personally met with thousands of restaurant professionals.  Ken Spahn has developed a truly unique, unparalleled, and personal network of industry contacts, inside information, and close connections.  No other so-called “staffing agency,” boiler room sales operation, or anonymous automated website even comes close!

So whatever your restaurant recruiting and staffing needs may be, we’ll find you that elusive “Perfect Match” — Guaranteed!  I’m Ken Spahn, Founder and President, and I invite you contact me directly.

Ken Spahn
Restaurant Placement Group
Office: (561) 372-6961 Cell: (561) 445-5367.
My private fax number is: (501) 201-1711


It has been my pleasure working with Ken Spahn of Restaurant Placement Group. Our time is so valuable, and Ken has been most efficient in presenting candidates who meet our strict criteria in a very timely and professional manner. He has helped fill some very hard-to-fill positions.

Chris Harrington

When it comes to personalized attention and service, Ken Spahn has been a top notch performer. His understanding of the restaurant business, professionalism, and ability to always find the right candidate has helped us tremendously in new markets.

Paul Baldasaro

Ken, It has been great working with a professional restaurant recruiter who actually takes the time to match people appropriately for our needs, and who also spends the time to properly screen the applicants. Through your great work and insight, we secured several key members for our opening team. I also appreciated receiving very organized and well thought-out communications. This makes it much easier to spend my time on other things. Thanks again.

Bill Scheidhauer

I wish to commend Ken Spahn and Restaurant Placement Group. Ken took extra efforts to learn and understand our unique situation and business needs. He presented highly qualified candidates from across the country and coordinated the entire interview process – all with a degree of precision, personal attention, and professionalism rarely seen. Thanks to Ken’s diligence, Mai Kai has a new Executive Chef capable of continuing its legendary standard of excellence. We will turn to Ken Spahn and Restaurant Placement again, and highly recommend them to other restaurant operators.

David Levy

Restaurant Placement Group has been nothing short of spectacular. Ken Spahn has been hands on and an integral part of our hiring process. The candidates he brought were professional and qualified. We are happy to recommend Ken and Restaurant Placement Group, and will be using them for our future locations.

Paul Greenberg

I rarely ever give endorsements, however I was so impressed with my total experience and successful outcome with Restaurant Placement Group, I am compelled to give them my highest personal endorsement. Ken Spahn is the person to get the job done right the first time. Ken took the time to gain a thorough in-depth insight of our business operations and needs. He conducted an exhaustive search and provided an impressive summary of extremely qualified candidates, capable of not only keeping our 65+ year restaurant flourishing, but to also move it forward. In fact, the most difficult part of the entire process was selecting the one best candidate, as they were all excellent choices! Throughout the entire process, Ken answered every call and email, even on the weekends and after hours.
Ken’s high level of personal service, integrity, and a real genuine care to find the RIGHT candidate truly impressed us all. Everything Ken said he would do he did — over and above our expectations.

Jim Wasko

Ken: Thank you for the first-class restaurant recruiting assistance. You provided a good number of outstanding potential managers, and more importantly, you provided people with depth and understanding of our business. Our needs were not just met, but exceeded. Good Job!

Nick Garvey

Ken, Thank you for all your diligent efforts in helping us fill our Executive Chef position. Your commitment, perseverance, and quality of candidates shows that you are truly connected to top level executives in the hospitality field. Should we need help in future searches, you will be the first we call.

Thomas Wright

Restaurant Placement Group successfully found a manager of the caliber worthy of the Joe’s Stone Crab legacy. Ken Spahn quickly provided a select group of top candidates. He provided an exemplary level of personal attention and responsiveness, professionalism, and genuine concern for our operation throughout the entire process. We would certainly call upon Ken and Restaurant Placement Group again for our recruiting needs.

Brian Johnson

Ken, I wish to take a moment to send you a sincere THANK YOU for all you do for us. Your ability to always find the right candidates never fails to amaze me. I cannot think of any other hospitality recruitment firm that provides the quality of candidates you do every time when called upon. We particularly appreciate the fact that you always provide the highest level of personal service and advice. I look forward to working with you again.

Ken Allday

Ken, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the fine work you and Restaurant Placement Group have provided. You responded quickly to our specific requirements with keen insight and an obvious understanding of the business. We particularly value your special level of personal attention, and your honest input and professionalism. Thanks to your help, we have another stellar executive chef in The Max Group family. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Dennis Max

I would like to thank Ken Spahn and the staff at Restaurant Placement Group for providing such a positive experience! I have used other placement services in the past, which charged higher fees, and produced less than desired results. Ken presented a solid list of outstanding candidates for the management position I needed to fill.
From start to finish, Ken and his team were top notch! From thorough information gathering to the timely updates provided throughout the process, I felt that I was in good hands. It was comforting to know that Restaurant Group was there for me. I would highly recommend Restaurant Placement Group to any restaurant seeking to fill a management or chef position. Eat well!

Connor Rankin

Restaurant Replacement Group consistently delivers the caliber of talent we look for in Hospitality professionals. Their level of customer service and extra effort is second to none.

Niko Karatassos

I am very impressed with Ken Spahn and Restaurant Placement Group, and how they found a highly qualified Director of Operations for our very specific and demanding International Airport situation. Ken went to extraordinary efforts and demonstrated the utmost professionalism, while responding quickly to our exact needs. He was able to secure an extremely hard-to-find candidate meeting our unique criteria. I would recommend Ken Spahn and Restaurant Group without hesitation.

Dale E. Robinson

Ken, I just wanted to say what a great pleasure it has been working with you and Restaurant Placement Group. From the very beginning, your professionalism, follow-through and personal attention to detail have made a believer of me. You have given me a new outlook and benchmark in the hospitality placement business.
Thank you for instilling the professionalism and integrity and personal service back into the industry!

Lou Marrocco

Restaurant Placement Group is a valuable resource for any restaurant operation. We have relied upon them repeatedly to find managers and chefs for our different concepts, and they always come through with excellent candidates on a timely basis. We are very pleased with the results, and especially with Ken Spahn’s personal attention and follow-through.

Peter Boulukos

Ken, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and Restaurant Placement Group. You quickly delivered several candidates who possessed the qualities we were looking for, or more. You have certainly demonstrated your passion for personal service and attention to detail. I was quite impressed with your knowledge of our industry and your overall professionalism. Your qualifications for helping us acquire the Sous Chef we needed is certainly unparalleled. You are a pleasure to work with and I again thank you.

Brian Harris
Food & Beverage Director / Executive Chef / Adios Golf Club (Coconut Creek, FL)

Our condominium community turned to Ken Spahn at Restaurant Placement Group to recruit an on-site restaurateur. In very short time, Ken connected us with a concentrated batch of exceptional candidates, who were all of universally superior quality. He was able to attract individuals and teams with diverse experience and a comprehensive vision for our dining room, catering, and golf course F&B operations, which had been sorely lacking before Ken’s help. His extensive knowledge of the restaurant industry and its power players, combined with his personalized approach, ensured that our needs were proactively met and greatly exceeded. Thank you again, Ken!

Paul Ray

Ken, On behalf of The Railyard, I would like to thank you for all your valuable help and guidance. We know it was not easy to find someone of such high caliber to head up our new operation in Gillette, Wyoming. But through your diligent efforts and advice, we now have an amazing new Director of Operations. Thanks for all your personal attention and wisdom, and for helping guide us through this critical phase of our new venture.

Brent Eischeid

Restaurant Placement Group has been a tremendous help in recruiting some of Florida’s best restaurant managers and chefs.

Ron Adelman

Working with Restaurant Placement Group and Ken Spahn to fill key positions in our company has been a success all around. His approach included a comprehensive discussion to really hear and understand our needs, and continuous follow-up. Ken presented us with the highest pool of candidates, and was then proactive in scheduling interviews. He made the entire process smooth and productive, and enabled us to truly find the exact candidate for the job.

Nader Garschi
Exec Vice President of Operations / Sushi Maki (multiple South Florida locations)