About Ken Spahn, Restaurant Recruiter

Ken Spahn, Chief Matchmaker

Founder and President Ken Spahn is a renowned restaurant recruiter, authority, and consultant.  With his extensive experience and ever-expanding network of industry contacts and inside connections, Ken has developed a truly unique, unparalleled, and personal knowledge of the restaurant & hospitality industry, its key players, and their unique business needs and concerns.

Ken Spahn brings a wealth of first-hand industry expertise, having served pivotal roles with Darden Restaurants/General Mills Restaurants, Skyline Chili (the premier chain of Cincinnati-style chili parlors), York Steakhouse chain, Basil’s, American Restaurant Marketing Group, Western Steer Steakhouse chain, Young & Rubicam, and other operations. He has worked closely with individual restaurateurs, corporate management and HR executives, regional chains, store-level managers and chefs, and multi-unit franchisees to help identify, recruit, train, and retain qualified personnel. He has also served as a consultant for various local, regional, and national restaurant concepts, and for other hospitality, mixed-use, and foodservice operations.

Recognized for his industry expertise and personal contacts, Ken Spahn has been intricately involved in over 100 Food & Wine events, culinary competitions, and industry gatherings.  He has the honor of serving as a celebrity Judge for various culinary events, including the prestigious Share Our Strength/Taste of The Nation.  Ken Spahn has taught Hospitality Management college courses, and has appeared as a guest expert on various TV, radio, print, and online publications.

As an author, Ken has written and published over 600 restaurant-related articles, which appear in numerous magazines, newspapers, on-line dining guides, industry trade journals, and specialty publications.  He has also authored four nationally recognized Law Review articles.

Regarded as one of the industry’s top restaurant recruiters, food services professionals from across the country seek out Ken Spahn directly, to help them find a more ideally suited career opportunity. This combination enables Ken and RPG to bring great people and great companies together, to find that elusive “Perfect Match.

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Ken holds a J.D. degree with Honors from Florida State University College of Law; and a dual B.S. degree with High Honors in Business Marketing and Management from Miami University in beautiful Oxford, Ohio.  He is a member of the Florida Bar, and has been actively involved in various civic, community, and charitable organizations for many years

Contact Ken Spahn directly at (561) 372-6961 / Cell: (561) 445-5367
E-mail: Ken@RestaurantPlacement.com
His Private Fax # is (561) 869-4797