Throughout the hospitality industry, many firms offer executive search services. The obvious question then, why ours? Regardless if you are an employer trying to fill a position or a candidate looking for the next great opportunity, we pay attention. We pay attention to what you need, your requirements are and what the idiosyncrasies which make your property special. Each opportunity is not for each candidate.
Candidates placed by The Dorn Group, Ltd. usually have backgrounds outside the traditional spectrum. A chef candidate for a hotel may have significant restaurant or private club experience. A candidate for a private club general manager’s position may have a significant amount of hotel experience. By example, if you want a restaurant general manager who will drive customer service, who would be better than a candidate trained by Danny Meyer and the Union Square Hospitality Group of by Four Seasons Hotels?
The Dorn Group specializes in the placement of senior managers in the private club, restaurant and hotel businesses. Recent placements have included general managers, assistant general managers, executive chefs, sous chefs and controllers.
In looking for candidates, we bring many years of operational background to your search. We know what a general manager does from experience. We understand what an executive chef brings to today’s kitchen. Our searches seek to find candidates with vision and long term goals.
Recently we received a resume from a chef’s candidate who told us in his cover letter, “I am the perfect candidate because I have worked in 5 clubs.” The candidate was applying for a chef’s position in a well known traditional club. What the candidate did not know was what we were looking for. What we wanted was a candidate who had stability, a long track record and a path of growth. We did not want a candidate with only club experience. We will probably never place the candidate. In 10 years he worked for 5 properties and showed little growth. They were similar sizes properties and as recruiters we worry about why he moved so often.
So if you want to find the one special candidate and want a firm who brings a proven track record, we are the firm. To discuss your confidential situation, please call Charles D. Dorn, CCM at (914) 921-3150 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a candidate who wishes to be considered for a future opportunity, please send us a resume, a well written cover letter and the reasons you are looking for a change. Emails only to email@example.com.