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Who We Are

Meet Our People

At The Talent Shop, Dan Heltzel and his team provide methodical, thorough, and effective recruitment and talent placement across the hospitality industry, including food & beverage concepts, hotels and country clubs, and other service-oriented enterprises. They get to know their clients and their needs, providing as close to in-house recruiting as possible, with the added wealth of years of recruitment expertise and a network of industry contacts and hospitality staffing partners across the nation. 


With a proven track record, The Talent Shop places exceptionally matched candidates who will contribute to your company’s culture, develop in their roles, and have the dedication and ability to push your bottom line forward. For clients needing additional support with hospitality concepts and operations, we work with our partners at Third House Hospitality.

Managing Partner

Dan Heltzel

Recruiting Coordinator

Stacey Tesavis


Recruitment Success

At The Talent Shop, our clients range from fast casual to Michelin-starred restaurants to country clubs and hotels. We have successfully worked with companies and brands placing well-matched talent across the United States from California to our nation's capital. Take a glance at our growing list of repeat clients and what they have said about working with our team.

"Working with The Talent Shop has been nothing but a pleasure. They are a true professionals with incredible networking skills. The service is top notch and the candidates always match exactly what we are looking for. Some of our best candidates have come from them, and I highly recommend The Talent Shop for anyone serious about recruitment."

Aaron Silverman - Owner of Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls, Little Pearl, and Rose's at Home

"Dan Heltzel and his team are unique as recruiters because they really gets to know the client and the candidate on a professional level, and work to fill both of their needs. They are honest, straightforward, and truly care about their placements. They take the time to really understand the needs of all parties, which makes all the difference in matching the ideal candidates with the right company. I highly recommend The Talent Shop for your recruitment, placement, and leadership needs."

Dan Simons - Co-Owner of Founding Farmers & Farmers Fishers Bakers

"The Talent Shop is a rare find in the recruiting space. Their understanding of the industry, human resources, and perspective of executive, owner, and manager points of view allows them to strategically add the correct candidate to build a team to the next level."

Missy Vatinet - Owner of La Farm Bakery

I highly endorse the services offered by The Talent Shop. Their team has outstanding qualifications and has been working with our Management Staff for many years recruiting candidates for multiple employment opportunities throughout our facility. They are quick to respond to our needs and accommodate our every request.  The Talent Shop team always does a great job, they are extremely helpful, and I fully recommend utilizing their services. Can’t go wrong… a great group of professionals!

Brian Pizzimenti - GM/CEO of Woodmont Country Club

The Talent Shop is a true delight to work with. They have been instrumental in filling newly created positions in our organization. Their approach, diligence, and tenacity exemplifies true professionalism. The entire process was a collaborative partnership, one that would not have been as successful without their guidance and expertise in the premium, luxury hospitality industry. They have, without a doubt, helped us establish a solid foundation to take our business to the next level. I highly recommend The Talent Shop for your hiring needs. You will not be disappointed.

Julia Olree - VP of Operations at RdV Vineyards

"The Talent Shop was a great asset in our recruitment of an Executive Director of Food and Beverage. They got it right with the very first candidate. Their referral not only had the right credentials, but was also the perfect fit for our entrepreneurial spirit and to successfully open a new restaurant in a small town."

Garnett Black - VP of Operations at Bardstown Bourbon Company

“Four weeks after The Talent Shop placed our Executive Chef, he has rearranged and cleaned like crazy, created a new menu, and issued employee procedures and policies, all with ZERO push back. And everyone loves him."

Tricia Laustalot - Owner of Denny Bar Company

"Dan and the team at The Talent Shop are true partners. They take the time and get to know our brand, people and culture in order to match us with great leadership. Our team feels the difference with the attention to detail and speed in which the Talent Shop works. I look forward to many more years partnering together.”

Nick Salis - COO of Catalogue Co

Looking for Talent? Looking for Your Dream Job?

The Talent Shop has the team, the recruitment expertise, and the industry connections necessary to be successful. We have a diverse range of satisfied clients and a proven track record of finding and placing the right candidate.   


Proven Success

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