Shannon Lee

Vice President of Recruiting


Shannon brings over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and over 5 years of recruiting experience with TalentServed, with a focus on the vibrant hospitality industry in New York City and the Northeastern region of the United States. Shannon’s clients count on her to deliver top talent for their urgent and challenging hiring needs, and she has successfully placed numerous impactful leaders across a broad range and size of hospitality concepts. Focusing on each client’s unique culture and characteristics, she approaches talent acquisition with a “leave no stone unturned” mindset to deliver the highest potential candidates. Shannon’s knowledge and contacts have led her to place executive chefs for Michelin-starred restaurants, game-changing general managers, and a myriad of multi-unit, corporate support, and executive-level talent. 

Shannon’s previous hospitality industry experience includes 10 years with Applebee’s International where she served as Regional Training Manager and International Training Team leader, opening 20+ restaurants in the US and International locations. Following her travels, Shannon moved to New York City and spent 5 years with fast-growing Bowlmor Lanes where her competence propelled her through the ranks from Director of Training to Vice President of Human Capital.

Today, Shannon resides in Manhattan and enjoys exploring the vibrant restaurant and bar scene. She is passionate about international cuisine and travel.


Expertise In:

  • Executive Level Management
  • Vice Presidents of Operations
  • Multi-Unit Leaders
  • Corporate Support Staff
  • General Managers
  • Executive Chefs
  • Emerging Hot Concepts
  • Established National Brands