Clients

At AF&A, our goal is to bring great people together to create successful teams and strong businesses. We are proud to provide our expertise, time and attention to every search, whether you are a returning client, or working with us for the first time. With each new client, we take the time to interview all leadership and key team members, working with your internal team, as an extension of your company to ensure we align our search objectives with your needs and company culture. We don’t hurry the process and each candidate is ultimately your final decision.  Your needs are our priority and your company’s success is our ultimate goal. 

Industry Experts

We live and breath our business from restaurants and hospitality to the tech and start-up space and are constantly looking to grow and expand our knowledge and network to ensure we know our business best to do the best job for you.

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Trusted Advisors

We are here to find the best fit for every role. We listen, we share feedback, and we pride ourselves on unparalleled confidentiality and discretion required in our business.

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Relationship People

In the last 10 years, we have built a strong global network featuring top talent from around the country, and relationships with businesses across industries.  You are a priority to us, and the relationships we forge with our clients and candidates are invaluable and long-lasting.

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Personally Invested

Amy and her team take the time to get to know and understand your organization. Our search process starts with conversations with key leaders and employees to best understand your business and culture. We then lead the search process to help you find the right candidate

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Testimonials

“Amy is highly professional, thorough and dedicated. She goes the extra mile in making sure she finds the right fit. She constantly stays in touch with the chef and the prospective employer, working diligently to make sure that both sides are totally involved. Her commitment to both is total. Frankly, no one can ask anymore of her. She earns her keep.”

Akhtar Nawab, Executive Chef

“Amy and her team are at the cutting edge of professional hiring. They are thinking big picture and business strategy first and then go and execute in a detail-oriented dedicated way. Amy weaves the necessary magic needed in executive recruiting – a deep passion, knowledge, and experience in the hospitality sector, incredible emotional intelligence and strong gut for top talent and finally an A-type personally that gets things done in the best possible way for both the business and the candidates.”

Assaf Harlap, Founder Mint Kitchen

“Working with Amy and her associates has always been a professional experience. Amy assisted us with two key hires both of them adding value and expertise to The Yard that I am very grateful for. It is comforting to know that Amy is a phone call away and I know she will have a keen understanding of exactly who I am in looking for any given role.”

Morris Levy, CEO The Yard

“Amy and her team have helped us during a pivotal time of growth. Amy takes the time to prep both the candidates and us, so that we are both aware of expectations. She has exhibited nothing but the highest level of professionalism.”

Dominique Ansel

“Working with Amy and her team has been amazing! They understand and care about our priorities. They aren’t just trying to fill positions — they are finding the right people for our company and culture. We were able to quickly scale our team and continue to trust Amy with our recruiting needs.”

Dan Leyva, Wings Over

“We look forward to working with Amy in the future when the opportunity arises. We are satisfied with the work done by AF&A as it has been a pleasure working with them.”

Jon Staff, CEO & Founder

“Meeting Amy Falbaum and her team was a turning point in our business. Her contacts, relationships and expertise are remarkable and unlike any recruiter with whom we have worked. She has become an integral part of our team and a trusted advisor.”

George W. Moore, Forty1 North

“During the last search which we have conducted with Amy, we were very impressed with her tenacity, perseverance resourcefulness and personal commitment to our needs. We did find a fantastic candidate which we would have not reached through the typical channels of recruitment. Thank you Amy for your hard work.”

Guy Kellner, Elior North America

“As a growing company, we have been focused on strengthening our bench of talent. Amy Falbaum and Associates have been incredible partners in our endeavors to that end. She has a proven, collaborative process that has consistently connected us with exceptional talent. I can confidently recommend her team and services!”

Timothy Ryan, EVP Food and Beverage, Aparium Hotel Group

“Amy is one of the most incredibly responsive and thoughtful people we’ve encountered in this industry. She understands the urgency of the search for talent and she and her team work tirelessly to help, whether it’s a search that has the luxury of time, or a search that needs to be conducted quickly. It’s very clear that Amy and her associates take great care to assess each venues’ needs and find candidates that will fit that vibe and culture.”

David Rabin, Partner, MSRP Group

“Working with Amy has been a complete pleasure as she and her team brought decades of experience and a professional, creative, resourceful and caring attitude to the task of helping us find the right people to help us grow our dining/performance venue. She’s totally committed to excellence and to serving our needs and I’m confident about the future knowing that our personnel challenges will be addressed with her effectively a member of our management team.”

Richard Frankel, Partner, Feinstein’s/54 Below

“Amy is a true insider. She has paired us with good people who have grown to be vital to our company. In a climate where we must mine for gems more and more, she is an important ally.”

Alex Stupak, Chef and Owner of Empellón, Taqueria, and Al Pastor

“D’Artagnan recruits hospitality professionals with a very niche and unique set of talents for our sales positions. Our requirements are far from cookie cutter requests… Amy and her team really embraced the challenge to truly understand our business and needs. They have successfully filled multiple positions for us by finding those needles in the haystack!”

Padraic Doherty, Senior Vice President of Sales, D’Artagnan

“When we first started working with Amy, she really took the time to understand our culture and helped place a key position at a key time for our growing group. She acclimated as if part of our internal team when recruiting for us so she feels like a true partner, not just a “recruiter”. The prep before during and after interviews is also unrivaled in any recruiting experience I’ve ever encountered. I’m not sure how she is so present and available – – there must be 12 of her hiding in her office. That said, everyone, we interacted with on Amy’s team is incredibly professional and thorough on her behalf as well. “

Nancy Cushman, Owner of Cushman Concepts

“Working with Amy and her team is an exceptional experience, from the thorough and detailed research into the role and property to the quality of the candidates presented throughout a search, Amy definitely has the clients needs top of mind. She is in communication on an ongoing basis, you never feel out of the loop. Her approach to recruitment is unique and genuine, Amy gets results. You don’t feel like a client when working with Amy, she feels like a partner”

Evan Baulch, Director at Pearle Hospitality

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