Who’s cookin’?

How’s the restaurant industry in New York? Steven Kamali, the hospitality consultant, says the sluggish economy is not impacting hiring rates.

“It’s an incredibly robust period. Hiring has not slowed down, nor has the redevelopment of existing hotels and the development of new ones, which is creating new opportunities for culinary talent across the globe.”

He recently launched an affiliate company of Steven Kamali Hospitality called The Chef Agency, to help hotels and restaurants recruit talent, including general managers and chefs. He has a database of 6,000 international chefs.

Kamali has placed Eric Basulto as executive chef at W Hoboken, and his list of clients includes Michael MinaDavid Burke and Stephen Starr.

Kamali projects fees from the Chef Agency to pass $2 million annually next year. —Julie Earle-Levine

(Source: New York Post)