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Leading Restaurant Staffing Firm Hires Former Chef as Director of Recruiting


ATLANTA (March 12, 2018) – TalentServed, an industry-leading hospitality recruitment firm, is responding to the demands of the growing restaurant scene across the mid-Atlantic with top talent. That’s why it recently hired Richard Haake as Director of Recruiting for the region.


Based in Asheville, N.C., Richard brings more than 20 years of experience within the hospitality service industry. From some of the finest kitchens in Napa Valley where he worked for Michelin Star and James Beard award winning chefs to his role as a Winery Chef for Robert Mondavi to founding his own culinary service company for the wineries in Northern California, Richard is always searching for the perfect pairing. As a key member of the TalentServed team, he will be responsible for fortifying TalentServed’s culinary recruiting experience, as well as delivering exceptional candidates for hospitality clientele throughout the country.


“I’m thrilled to be joining the amazing team at TalentServed,” said Richard. “When I moved back to the east coast several years ago and decided to transition my career into the recruiting industry, Steve Gibson, CEO of TalentServed, was a great mentor to me.” Richard added, “I look forward to providing this same guidance and service to many clients and candidates I’ll work with in the years to come.”


Just like every wine has its perfect culinary pairing, Richard believes in perfectly pairing the right applicant with the right job. His extensive network and authentic culinary credibility give him a unique advantage you can’t easily find in other recruiting firms.


“Richard is an exciting addition to our growing recruitment team,” said Steve, Founder & CEO, of TalentServed. “His culinary background and expertise will be a great asset for our firm and clients.”


About TalentServed

TalentServed is an expert, boutique recruiting firm that serves top organizations within the hospitality industry including independent and corporate restaurant and hotel groups, cruise lines, casinos and fine wineries. With coast-to-coast locations in Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, New York City, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, and now Asheville, the agile recruiting company specializes in sourcing exceptional operations managers, executive chefs, corporate support staff and executive level leaders.


TalentServed Hospitality Management Recruiters
Director of Recruiting
TalentServed, LLC
Phone: (707) 637-7403