Welcome to Hospitality International executive Search


About Us


Joseph Radice

Joe is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and holds a MBA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He served on active duty as a Lieutenant in the United States Army.

Joe’s industry experience includes eleven years of senior management in corporate food service and seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing for a hospitality technology company. He also owned and managed a fine dining restaurant and an off-premise catering company.

Joe assumed responsibility for the Manhattan office of Hospitality International in 1992 and became president in 1997. His broad range of hospitality industry experience, his years of recruiting on both a national and local level, and his many industry contacts, contribute to the firm’s ability to search in depth and effectively in all segments of the industry.

Joe is a spokesperson for the hospitality search industry. He has participated as a national conference panelist and speaker and has been a contributor of editorials to industry publications on the practice of recruiting.

Ron Provus
Vice President Development

Ron is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. His experience in hotel general management, food/beverage, and sales with Sheraton and Hilton Hotels provided him with invaluable knowledge and contacts.

Ron made the decision to develop CaterMate, the first software program for catering and event management in the hospitality industry. This provided him an opportunity to meet the leaders in the field of food service at colleges and universities, United States military clubs, hotels, restaurants and caterers.

Ron sold CaterMate to the CBORD Group, Inc., a leading provider of food service software technology. After CaterMate was added to CBORD’s suite of software products, Ron managed the CaterMate division as it evolved into EventMaster and NetCatering. Ron expanded the utilization of event software into convention centers, hospitals, stadiums and supermarkets.

Throughout his career, Ron has met with decision makers in the hospitality field. He exhibited and presented at all major hotel, restaurant and catering trade shows.




Benefit is the unique value that a business provides to its clients and customers. It is why your customers want to do business with you. And why you will want to do business with Hospitality International.

Why Hospitality International?

What makes us the unique choice for your talent acquisition needs?

  • You will benefit from our understanding of the hospitality business and its connection to your company's individual needs.
  • You will gain the results of our 30 year industry and recruiting knowledge and wisdom.
  • Your needs will be heard and endorsed - it is how we engage with our client companies.
  • You will enjoy our pro-active solutions based on our in-depth knowledge of current industry trends.
  • You will be re-assured by our understanding that your search is unique and requires our strategic flexibility.
  • You will hire the best talent based on our knowledge of who they are and how to attract them.
  • You will experience effective communication - through continuous feedback and timely updates.
  • You will know that our thoroughness and commitment on your behalf will endure from start to finish.
  • You will know that we are credible partners, advancing solutions with you for your business needs.




In today’s competitive business environment to secure top talent key elements must be present for successful placements. These components of our search process have become part of our fabric as professional recruiting consultants and therefore present in each and every assignment.

  • Establishing the Client Relationship as a Partnership enables us to maximize our ability to achieve a successful outcome.
  • Our experience and knowledge of both the hospitality industry and our local marketplace gives us a unique Access to Talent.
  • Our study and recognition of our client's Company Culture allows us to achieve the right fit.
  • The Objective Analysis of candidate credentials plus a rigorous screening process minimizes candidate submission and presents clients with clear choices.
  • We embrace a commitment to Workplace Diversity as an important component in the recruitment process as we focus on the differences and similarities that people bring to an organization.
  • Integrity and Confidentiality on behalf of our clients and our candidates is most important to us.
  • We create Customized Solutions to address our client's unique needs and concerns.



 Hospitality International clients include International Foodservice Providers, Chain Restaurants, National Food Manufacturers, Investment Banking firms, as well as Fine Dining Restaurants and Four Star Hotels. The common link is the hospitality industry, and our ability to develop strong, successful relationships. Our commitment is to access the right talent to build and improve our clients' human capital. Hospitality International's recruitment areas include, but are not limited to, the following industry segments and specialties:Industry SegmentRepresentative SearchesRestaurants and CateringDirector of Finance – National Restaurant Chain
Director of Operations – National Restaurant Chain
Executive Chefs – Fine Dining
General Manager Fine Dining
Executive Chefs – Off Premise Catering
Director of Catering Sales
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Hotels, Resorts, and Conference CentersHotel General Manager – 4-Star Hotel
CEO – Hospitality Technology Company
International Resort General Manager
Director of Information Services – Resort Hotel
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Regional Director of Revenue Management
Numerous Hotel Departmental Management and Sales Positions
On-Site FoodserviceVice President Sales North America
Vice President Leisure Services
Regional Director of Human Resources
District Manager Business Dining
Regional Director of Information Systems
Vice President of Global Food Services
Executive Dining Chef
Various Regional Sales Positions for Healthcare, Business and Campus Dining
Various Foodservice Director Positions for Healthcare, Business and Campus Dining
Foodservice Manufacturing and DistributionResearch Chef Supervisor
Director of Sales
Plant Manager
Product Marketing Manager

Contact Us

Drop us a line!


Main Office: Manhattan

Joseph Radice
MOBILE 917.747.6451

Ron Provus
PHONE 607.273.0248 • MOBILE 607.351.8539