BLC Recruiting

BLC Recruiting is a Manhattan based firm dedicated to a high standard of excellence in providing services in the Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality Industry.

Our Mission

To provide a dynamic, strategic and conceptualize service to employers and business organizations, to define and create a career path for managers in the Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality Industry by finding the right company to compliment an individual’s skills set and experience level

Company Profile

BLC Recruiting  was founded in January of 1998. For the 20 years prior to the company’s formalization, its principals were actively involved in restaurant operation where they held management positions at leading institutions including Fortune 100 companies.

Backed by a highly skilled team of recruiters and management consultants, we believe in our business philosophy of providing better than expected services to both our customers and clients. We are experts in the industry with a unique approach, having the insight, foresight and peripheral vision to provide exceptional results.

As management recruiters, we will provide the personnel to operate a profitable successful operation. As a consultant we will ensure that you have the operational know how and fundamentals to achieve your goals.

BLC Management Recruiting

BLC Recruiting represents a number of leading, nationally recognized fast growing chains and independently owned companies in the United States.  Our consultants have experience in all facets of operation in the industry. That enables them to effectively screen and interview candidates that means every referral you get from BLC Recruiting will be qualified for your operation – saving you time and money.  We look for candidates that have the complex skill-set required to run a cost effective, customer-focused operation.  Our referrals have the qualitative and quantitative skills to meet your operational cost goals and targeted bottom line profit.

Additionally, we will provide prospective candidates with the following career path:

Career Path Consulting:  Our staff members will use their extensive knowledge of the restaurant, hospitality and retail industry to help you identify your long-term goals and develop a plan to achieve them.

Resume Review:  Our staff will use its knowledge of the recruitment process to fine-tune your resume in order to maximize its effectiveness in presenting your skills to prospective employers.

Interview Skills:  BLC Recruiting will give you a few tips that will assist you in the interview process.

Interview Scheduling:  Our staff can arrange interviews for management positions that fit your objectives and skills.  We will make sure you are prepared for the interviews and will support you for any follow-up interviews until you receive and offer.

MIS Consultation Efforts

Management Consulting

With our hands-on operational experience BLC Recruiting, Inc. will guide you through the critical process of opening a restaurant, improving profitability in an existing restaurant or developing a new concept with emphasis on the following:

  •  Management Needs
  •  Training and Employee Development
  •  Projection and Forecasting
  •  Profit & Loss
  •  Food Safety and Sanitation
  •  Sales Increase
  •  Web Design and ITS

Who We Are Looking For?

Our Successful placements are motivated, dynamic professionals with:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to train and develop subordinates
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Basic profit and loss knowledge
  • A minimum of one year of management experience
  • Hands-on management style


        Profile                                Concepts

Restaurant Manager                Full Service
General Manager                      Casual Dining
Assistant Manager                  Upscale Casual Dining
Kitchen Manager                     Fine Dining
Bar Managers                           Fast Food
District Manager                     Quick Casual
Regional Manager                    Cafe
Director of Operations
Retail Manager
Executive Chef
Sous Chef



I can’t thank you enough, Mr. McKenzie! Extremely professional, from our first interview till the end of the process, he walks me through every step and makes me feel extremely confident. I felt treated like a VIP. I Can’t think of a better experience to find a job if you want real results.    

Sebastián Fernández


BLC Recruiting was able to land me a new position with a fantastic new company. Linsdale was great at preparing me for what to expect each step of the interview process. His follow-up with each step of the interview process was great. They represent great companies and do an excellent job finding the right match for both company and individual interviewing.  

Michael Finnegan


“I have worked with BLC Recruiting for the past six (6) years. Through one of the most difficult times in my life, I was laid off. As a young professional, I did not know how much the hiring process had changed. Fortunately, I was able to partner with a recruiting firm that was able to guide me, mentor me, and support me even after the hiring process. To anyone looking to be parred with the right job for your skills, this is the place to go.

Karina Vidal


During a most unsettling period in my life and the world, BLC Recruiting played a pivotal role in helping me secure gainful employment in the middle of the pandemic. Linsdale and his team provided interview tips and coaching that continued even after securing the position. Linsdale and the BLC Recruiting team remained interested in my success and would show that by following up with check-ins on how I was functioning in my new role. I would highly recommend BLC Recruiting for anyone who is at the point in their life where they are either on the hunt for a new job or are planning to make a career change.  

Ezma Samuel


I have worked with Linsdale from BLC Recruiting for over 20 years! He is my secret weapon when I have a difficult search. He asks great questions, understands our needs, and always puts me at ease by presenting excellent, fully vetted candidates in record time. He leads a great team, and I have enjoyed working with Bottom Line Consultants. A true gem!  

Jen Berman


I have used BLC Recruiting for more than 18 years. Linsdale McKenzie has been a significant partner supporting my team to grow our organization over the past 9 years at the Alicart Restaurant Group. His woven commitment into the very fabric of the hospitality industry and dedication to the challenges, solutions, and follow-through with results, has been essential to our organization when working on recruiting and retention strategies.  

Randy Talbot


Integrity is the first thought that comes to mind when I reflect on Linsdale McKenzie and the BLC Team. I have been in talent acquisition for over 40 years. I have hired thousands of professionals and dealt with my share of Executive agencies. I have never had the kind of trust, respect, and praise that I have for BLC. I have worked with BLC for close to 15 years, and never once have I questioned their thoroughness when searching for professionals for my company. They are exceptional at searching for the hard to find quality candidates that help us grow our very successful restaurant company. They make us look good. Linsdale and BLC are the professionals you need to fill your open positions with quality. BLC candidates are well prepared for the hiring journey and are usually the best candidate presented. You can’t go wrong working with BLC.  

Christopher Harrington


I've known Linsdale for several years in my career. I refer to him as my "Guardian Angel" His Interpersonal skills are profoundly heartwarming.

Maria Patton


After submitting my resume, I was promptly contacted by BLC Recruiting, they worked tirelessly to set me up with the right fit for what my needs/desires were.

Corey Nelson


I was introduced to Linsdale by a friend of mine. He landed me two exceptional jobs in the hospitality industry.

Nordia Gatson


I've known Linsdale for several years in my career. I refer to him as my "Guardian Angel" His Interpersonal skills are profoundly heartwarming.

Corey Nelson

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