About Us

The Alfus Group, Inc, founded in 1992, is a highly specialized executive search consultancy for the hospitality industry. With over 50 years of combined experience in senior hospitality positions, our recruiters have hands-on experience with all aspects of the industry.  Tailoring services to each client’s needs, we present only the most qualified candidates, saving clients valuable time and resources. Utilizing our relationships with industry contacts, while staying up-to-date on the latest trends, we offer the most thorough, well-rounded and informed approach to executive placement. Our primary goal is to ensure our clients Hire the Best.


Seeking talented chef for a position in a Michelin starred kitchen in multiple high –end suburban New York and Tri-State locations. Candidates must be poised, hardworking and an ability to lead a team quickly and efficiently. Salaries range from 90K-110k, depending on experience and location.

Seeking stellar pastry chefs for a position in a Michelin starred kitchen in a high –end suburban New York location. Candidates must have experience in a range of pastry creations and the ability to incorporate fresh ingredients from local sources. Salaries range from 65k-70k, depending on experience level.

Seeking hard working General Managers for positions in Michelin starred restaurants in high –end suburban New York locations. Candidates must have experience in FOH and BOH operations, excellent team leadership, and experience dealing with A-list clientle. Salaries range is 90k, depending on experience level.


The Alfus Group, Inc. has successfully placed executives in renowned hospitality organizations worldwide, including:


Adelphi Hotel
Armani Ristorante
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
Belgian Beer Café
Bellagio, Jasmine Restaurant
BLT Restaurants
Bowery Hospitality, Monarch Room
Catch Miami
Caviar Russe
Cipriani, Rainbow Room
Crystal Springs Resort
Edition Hotels, Miami Beach
Destination Hotels, The Quirk
Dunmore Beach/ Harbour Island
EMM Group
Fiola Group
Four Seasons Restaurant, NY


Friars Club, New York
Fulton Restaurant
Harvest on Hudson
Highgate Hotels, Park Central
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York
Il Buco Restaurant
Jean Georges Management
La Croix Restaurant
Le Bernardin
Le Bilboquet
Le Colonial Restaurant
Lincoln Ristorante, Patina Restaurant Group
Madison Hotel DC, The Federalist Restaurant
Major Food Group
Morgans Hotels, Hudson Hotel


New York Plaza, Plaza Food Hall
Omni Resort, Champions Gate, FL
Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa
Regency Grill
Renaissance Atlanta
Ritz Carlton DC, Westend Bistro
Roosevelt New York
Rosebud Restaurants
Rosewood Hotels
Topping Rose House
Two Roads Hospitality
Sant Ambroeus
The Standard High Line
The Stanley Hotel
Sweet Hospitality
Vanderbilt at South Beach

  The full client list is available upon request.



The Alfus Group, Inc. has successfully placed executives in the following positions worldwide. Click each job for more details:


Banquet Director
Catering Director
Chief Operating Officer
Event Director
Executive Chef
Executive Sous Chef
Finance Director
General Manager
Housekeeping Director
Human Resources Director
Pastry Chef
Restaurant Manager
Sales and Marketing Director


The Alfus Group, Inc. has successfully placed executives in renowned hospitality organizations worldwide.

Examples of Successful Searches include:

Vice President of Food & Beverage

Vice President of Security

Director of Human Resources

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Director of Sales and Marketing

Executive Chef, Resort & Casino

Senior Vice President of Asset MGMT

Hotel General Manager

Executive Chef, Free-standing Restaurant


JIM BROWN, President, Brownstone Hotels & Resorts
Former President, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

"Our relationship with The Alfus Group began in 1998, when I assumed the position of President of Starwood Hotels. At the time we needed a Vice President of Food and Beverage. This search required a lot of co-ordination of travel schedules as it was International in scope. Needless to say candidates had to be carefully screened so as not to waste precious time. This was also the case with subsequent searches, both on the Corporate Office level and for our property's. On average these searches were completed within 90 days.
I am pleased to say that The Alfus Group continues to perform. They continually have met our exacting requirements ensuring that, when we are unable to promote from within, we have consistently been able to choose from the finest in the Industry."


“We were impressed by The Alfus Group’s thorough attention to detail, particularly with each Position Profile they created. These comprehensive Profiles had to then be approved by various entities involved with our hiring process, which caused delays. Despite this, we still received highly qualified candidates almost immediately, and successfully filled both positions in a timely fashion.
We continue to use The Alfus Group for other positions in Hotel, Catering and Restaurant Operations. Their high level of professionalism and consistent results allow us to recommend them with the strongest conviction.”

  GEOFFREY MILLS, Managing Director of YOTEL, New York

“I have used The Alfus Group for several executive searches in staffing of our newly opened YOTEL, New York property. Phillip is very well connected to those leading in our industry and has a unique understanding of the day-to-day business. He is both thoughtful and creative in thinking what is best for the client, resulting in the best, well-thought-out candidate for our company.
I have known Phil for many years and feel very confident in recommending him to both companies looking to source managers and executive talent looking for opportunities. Ultimately, he is a terrific ‘matchmaker’.”

  MICHAEL ULLMAN , EVP and COO at The Sherry Netherland Hotel

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Phillip Alfus and The Alfus Group. I have been associated with Phillip for over 20 years and without doubt he is the leading authority in the Hospitality Search Business. I have consistently looked to him for counsel in my many searches over the years. His knowledge and reputation in our industry is impeccable and I believe that he is a leading authority in this industry. Phil adds an additional dimension to your Human Resource team.”

PATRICK KENNEDY, Former President, Preferred Hotels and
La Mansion Del Rio Hotel


"The Alfus Group has been instrumental in helping us build a very strong Executive Committee. They have worked with us in making sure that we were able to interview only candidates who meet our exacting standards. Our selection process is highly advanced and involves extensive interviewing, psychological profiling and in depth referencing. Because of our long term relationship we have sought their advice on many of our Human Resource issues and will continue to retain them as we expand into the future."

  RICHARD JABARA, President, Meyer Jabara Hotels

"We have used The Alfus Group for key General Manager and very difficult Department Head positions for over six years. These searches are difficult because our company has a unique culture that many candidates don't understand and as a result wouldn't succeed within. The Alfus Group's ability to search nationwide for the right type of individual has resulted in our being able to choose from an excellent candidate pool."

  GIL BESING, Founding Partner, Cardinal Capital Partners

"We hired The Alfus Group to find an Executive Chef for our boutique luxury resort in The Bahamas. This property is in a remote area with high-end clientele, so candidates would need to adapt to logistical challenges, while still upholding the highest standards for cuisine and service. The recruiter offered support and guidance every step of the way, even flying down to participate in the final tastings on property. We are very pleased with the way The Alfus Group conducted this search, and would absolutely recommend them to our colleagues in the hospitality industry."

  ROBERT KAMM, CEO, Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels.

“We have worked with the Alfus Group on several occasions over the past two years. I like the fact that instead of just sending you a bunch of resumes, they take the time to understand your company’s culture and the specific needs for the property. They then send you qualified candidates that they feel will fit in best your operating culture. It takes a little longer on the front end, but you are not wasting time and dollars on candidates that will not work.”