Our Restaurant Division has been a national leader in its field for over 50 years and is led by Vice President David Alford. Our restaurant recruiters excel in placing the best talent in the nation’s leading restaurants. The restaurant division specializes in C-Level and executive positions for Full Service, Casual Dining, and QSR related searches.

We recruit for Managers, Directors, VPs and C-Level executives in functions including:

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“Bristol Associates helped us to fill over ten positions in a very short amount of time when our company moved corporate offices to its new location. Our Consultant was able to identify strong candidates for even the most hard-to-fill positions. The firm’s customized approach, responsiveness, and extensive network in the field made them an invaluable partner.”
Peter Watson

Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, DineEquity, Inc. (IHOP & Applebee’s)

“I highly recommend Bristol Associates recruiting services to elevate your career! Both Steve Kessler and Peter Stern possess a people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description. With their constant encouragement and guidance throughout the process I was able to land my dream job!”
Betty Hui

Senior Purchasing Manager - Panda Restaurant Group

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David Alford

Vice President
David Alford has been in the staffing industry for 18 years and joined Bristol Associates in 2017. He has placed people across a broad spectrum of industries, including Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Restaurant, Hospital & Healthcare, and Nonprofit.


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