Who We Are

SustainableHire is a national recruiting firm specializing in food & beverage / hospitality management positions. We partner with hospitality clients who invest in sustainable, progressive practices. Based in Seattle, we put our 30+ years of hands-on industry experience to work to quickly identify top candidates — FOH & BOH. Our focus is in working with restaurants, corporate dining, campus dining and hotels.

We Recruit the Following Types of Hospitality Positions

  • Chefs & Culinary Directors
  • Restaurant Managers
  • Catering / Event Managers
  • General Managers, District Managers, VPs
  • IT – POS, Field, Admin & Network Support
  • Administration – Finance, Marketing & HR
  • Farm-to-Fork Experts, including Organic Farmers

How We Work

One size does not fit all. We take a scratch cooking approach, and partner with our clients to find the right team members. Our associates have extensive experience in F&B, providing a unique ability to efficiently identify the right skill set and mindset that lead to strong culinary management teams. While our clients invest in earning the best Yelp scores, we find the professionals who can keep them — everybody wins.

Why Us?

We care about our clients, our candidates and your guests.

Our team is focused on filling your open positions quickly and correctly!

Why Are We Different?

We know the work. Not because we read Anthony Bourdain, but because we served tables, we created menus, we fixed broken sauces, we managed P&Ls, we sold & opened new business, we went through health department inspections, we recovered unhappy guests, we pushed carts… we still wear safety shoes. Bottom line? We have walked in your shoes and understand how to bring you the right candidates for your specific business.

“SustainableHire listens to our needs. Their team really focuses on the right match for our openings – both skills & character – so we can continue to deliver excellent food and service to our guests at the University of Pennsylvania, and other East Coast campus dining programs.”
Paul Bulau, District Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company
“I had the pleasure of working with the team at SustainableHire. The professionalism, dedication and overall genuine approach they offered was refreshing and went above and beyond. They offered a strong sense of support and thorough follow through on all levels. I would highly recommend working with SustainableHire. Their approach to business aligns perfectly with the mission statement of their company.”
Mary Bradley, Director of Operations, Peet’s Coffee & Tea
“I have worked with SH for over 3 and a half years to find top leaders for my organization. They have always been highly responsive to my specific needs (which can be very selective and ever changing) and sensitive to the nature of this type of search that requires confidentiality in many cases. In addition, they are able to provide amazing candidates in a very competitive market like Seattle.

The best part of working with SH has been the personal attention to my evaluation of candidates that were not the right fit. They delve into the reasons behind this evaluation to seek out future candidates that may be the ideal fit. In addition, they are very understanding when their candidate is not chosen, and bring it full force for the next opportunity. I love that about them; highly professional and totally get it!

Thank you for always being a strong partner SH.”

Dani Farler, District Manager, Google Food

Current Career Opportunities

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“SustainableHire handled my interview process second to none. They provided information not only on potential career positions, but also key attributes the employer was looking for, allowing me to bring pertinent conversation to the interview, and objectively view the position. Their straightforward style of communication helped me assess my skills as compared to the various job openings, shop for the right fit, and present myself in a way that invited the employer to do the same. I highly recommend SustainableHire to find top talent, and suggest them to anyone seeking professional and proven employees.”
Gary Jones, Executive Chef, Nordstrom Restaurant Division
“Working with SustainableHire definitely made me a stronger candidate. All conversations with them were in-depth and genuine. More than just an introduction to an employer, my recruiter stuck with me and was more like a job search coach. The prep they provided at every phase of the interview process was so detailed, and they saved me time learning about the companies and the job openings – like an amazing search engine. I went into interviews comfortable, not at all nervous. And their follow through was great, always keeping the dots connected and me 100% informed of my status.”
Eddie Hernandez, Chef Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company
“Working with SustainableHire was my first experience working with a recruiter and it couldn’t have been more positive. They carefully evaluated my resume, and saw the value that I could offer to the client. They educated me on the client and their philosophies and they kept me on task to present myself in the best light. I feel lucky to have had their assistance, and now to have an exciting new position.”
Sal Petrolino, General Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company
“I had the good fortune of working with Jennifer and Pam at SustainableHire. They took the time to get to know me, assess my skills and worked to discover my needs from a prospective candidate’s point of view and then match me with an outstanding company. Every conversation I had with them was sincere, detailed and very thorough providing me with relevant information- they worked more like a coach than a recruiter. Always connected, I really felt confident that they were working on my behalf and truly had my best interest in mind. Their dedication, timeliness and persistence are second to no other recruiter I have worked with. It was truly a seamless process and pleasure working with SustainableHire. I undoubtedly recommend them to any professional looking for a career change or any Company looking for top tier talent.”
Doug Chin, Assistant GM, Bon Appetit at Nordstrom
“During my job search I worked with a few recruiting companies. From my first conversation with SustainableHire I knew it was going to be different – night and day from the others. The SustainableHire team believed in me, and shared honest feedback from the start. They asked me all the right questions to make sure they fit me with the right job opportunity and helped me identify areas I could shine brighter. Their encouragement kept me energized through all 8 interviews. And their commitment to frequent and transparent communication at every single step helped me focus. I know I would not have gotten this job if it weren’t for Jennifer and Pam, and I have never been happier. I am excited to now be on the other side and be able to use them to find my next incredible employee.”
Rita Price, General Manager, Bon Appetit at Adobe, San Francisco