Media Recognition of "Confessions of an Executive Restaurant Recruiter"
[11-28-06 5:20PM] Meet CARL CHAPMAN, Confessions of a Restaurant Recruiter – byDave Mendoza,Strategic Tools & Sourcing Management Consultant and JobMachine, Inc. Partner.
As a Roman Catholic, Iâ€™ve entered many a confessional booth and never recalled answering to a restaurant recruiter. In my latest manifestation, as recruiter, sourcer, consultant, I never had the opportunity to shake the hand of a restaurant recruiter. As a recruitment blogger however I have had the blessing of answering the phone, emails and developing a friendship with an emerging presence in the blogosphere, Carl Chapman, author of â€œConfessions of a Restaurant Recruiterâ€ and Principle of CEC Search based out of Atlanta.
Passionate about a good game of golf, digital photography, and poker, Carl gets animated most when discussing his family. His wife of 21.5 years, (Carl asked, â€œCould we put a PayPal donation button in the article to raise money for her sainthood application?â€) his Deanâ€™s list daughter, and enterprising son. Carl is passionate about life in general. When I say Carl loves puppies and sunny days with a cool breeze, itâ€™s a well warranted metaphor for his constant â€˜pat on the backâ€™ disposition whose good moods are infectious. And speaking of puppies, Carl wants â€¦another â€¦. A Rottweiler puppy no less, he has deemed â€˜the best dog in the worldâ€™ for a Restaurant recruiter. In short, Carl Chapman is a professional that restaurant industry leaders respect for quality hires, integrity and â€˜can doâ€™ spirit, and a friend with rising visibility in the recruitment industry overall.
Carlâ€™s journey to the wild jungles of the recruitment industry was an evolution over 20 years, 12 of them in Operations. It started with coffee, video games, and slices of pizza. From territory salesman for an office coffee service, to owning an arcade, to working for the number one family restaurant chain in America then number one pizza chain in the World, Carl developed a SW/HW turnkey Point of Sale applications for the delivery industry into a nationally recognized company which would soon beat IBM and displace them as the recommended vendor for the 4th largest pizza company in the world. Carl eventually took a left turn and ultimately found his calling recruiting at an MRI shop. Carl immersed himself into a distinct niche he excels at and it has to do with food and the places we go to for relaxation and memorable edibles. He developed his own recruiting firm, which caters to a multi-billion dollar restaurant industry. Ever hear of a restaurant recruiter? Not many huh? This guy is smart enough to recognize a niche when he sees one. â€œFor more details, Read Carlâ€™s â€œso-how-did-you-think-i-got-to-be-a-recruiter.â€