Who we are
Culinaire Staffing has years of proven experience helping clients in the hospitality industry hire qualified candidates.
Led by Sher Runge, Culinaire Staffing founder, our team has access to an extensive network of talent-seeking restaurant and hospitality management jobs and professionals.
Since 2012, our proprietary processes allow us to screen and match candidates quickly. We ensure that we only connect you with individuals that are compatible with the requirements of the role for successful, long-lasting relationships.
Our expert team
Think of us as your staffing partner, providing the right talent to mesh with your business strategies. Our goal is to find placements for permanent positions as we match our talent to our clients, ensuring a lasting relationship. Although the hospitality industry is notorious for competitive labor markets with high turnover rates, our clients enjoy an over 70% long-term success rate for new hires.
Sher is the founder of Culinaire Staffing and has been in the hospitality industry for her entire career. This is her passion. As a result, she has built up an extensive network of businesses and people in the industry. Sher often knows about cutting-edge industry trends before they become cutting-edge. Her grandfather owned restaurants and hotels which probably accounts for the fact that she grows heirloom tomatoes in her sustainable garden, and makes her cheese and pasta. By her admission, Sher is a “foodie” with a love of restaurants.
When it comes to relaxation and fun you might find her writing a song, playing the guitar or banjo, hanging out at farmers’ markets, or learning about a wide variety of subjects. Honesty and integrity aren’t just words to her, they are cornerstones of her business and her career.
Training and Development
Hugo started in the kitchen at a young age and continually grew his craft by working in the kitchen of some of the best Chefs in the world.
After reaching his goal of being an Executive Chef and running some of the best kitchens in Los Angeles, he decided to chase his passion for training and development and helping restaurant professionals reach their goals and became an Executive Recruiter with Culinaire Staffing.
Operations and Training Specialist
Steen grew up in the famed Gourmet District of Berkeley California, amidst the pioneers of modern progressive farm to table and organic California cuisine. Steen started his career in the kitchens and quickly worked up to Chef. Moving into operations and training, Steen would go on to open over 100 new store concepts. From dishwasher to V.P. Of Operations, Steen is fluent in all facets of operations, and uses this depth of knowledge to, discover and pair the perfect match for your hospitality opportunities