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Ian Thompson joins Direct Recruiters as a Food and Beverage Executive Recruiter. His extensive background in the food industry enables him to build relationships with food industry clients and candidates and find top talent for mission-critical positions.

Ian’s entire career prior to joining Direct Recruiters has been in hospitality. He has been an Executive Chef in a variety of settings, from independent restaurants, full service hotels, off-site catering, CCRC’s and more. He started as a dishwasher at 14 years old and spend 26 years building a body of work that he is very proud of. Ian graduated with an Associate Degree in the Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University.

Ian loves playing and adventuring with his wife and four amazing children. He is a musician, board sport (surf, skate, snow) addict, and lifelong Cleveland sports fan.
Ian’s life as a chef has prepared him for anything life has to throw at him and can’t wait to continue into the new and exciting career in executive recruiting.

Contact ian thompson: 440-971-1201

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