Plate Agency


Let us take it off your plate.™
Los Angeles | Chicago

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At The Plate Agency, we offer a variety of services that are designed to help your business grow. Whether you’re a business in need staffing assistance or an individual looking to get started in the business, we are here to help. Take a look at all of our services below.

Let us take it off your plate

Restaurant Recruitment

With over five years experience working in the restaurant industry, we have valued expertise that can help you transform your restaurant. We can assist you in everything from creating job descriptions for your available positions to scheduling your staff efficiently to on-boarding new hires seamlessly. Let us take the day-to-day off your plate so you can get back to doing what you love the most. 

Hospitality Consulting

Give your hospitality business the tools it needs to succeed with help from The Plate Agency. We work directly with you and your business’ stakeholders to develop robust goals to improve day-to-day operations, special events, styling, and more. It is our mission to take the planning off of your plate so you can enjoy what you love most about your business. 

Kate Romoff

Founder, Managing Director


What our clients are saying

“Kate brings in talented Managers and Chefs that are kind, experienced, dedicated to their craft, and leaders in the industry. I feel like Kate is a part of our team, she understands our brands, ethos, and brings in talent that aligns with our organization. It’s always a pleasure working with Kate at The Plate Agency.”
Michael Davis
Vice President, Food & Beverage Operations - PROPER Hospitality
“Kate has been a consummate professional and has responded well to our staffing needs. She is thorough, receptive, and ambitious in connecting the right candidate with our company's needs.”
Travis Strickland
Chef & Managing Director - Baltaire & Flint by Baltaire
“Kate has been an integral part of our hiring processes through the years. She has consistently brought forth excellent talent whenever we are in search of new candidates, and her easy-going, friendly personality makes her a pleasure to work with.”
Kevin Khalili
CEO - Alliance Hospitality Group
“Kate and her team have helped us fill multiple FOH and BOH positions for several concepts and locations. The Plate Agency continues to be our go-to recruitment agency.”
Caroline Styne
Restaurateur - The Lucques Group
“Kate is kind, considerate and always listens to our needs. The team sent over candidates quickly and were already done with reference checks upon arrival.”
Sylvie Gabriele
Restaurateur - Love & Salt
“We needed an Executive Chef and were looking for the right fit. She helped us hit a home run with a prompt and successful placement.”
Jonathan Chu
Restaurateur - The Independence

What our candidates are saying

“Kate is the best! I was fortunate to have Kate place me at my current role and I couldn’t be happier. She’s a great communicator and really listens to what you’re looking for. I’ll definitely use her again in the future and highly recommend her to anybody looking for new opportunities.”
Sam Jung
Executive Chef - Baltaire
“Kate genuinely looks out for the best interests of everyone she comes in contact with. Her honesty, and reliability make her great to work with, and her ability to coach and give guidance is extremely impressive. While building The Plate Agency, she has definitely emerged as an industry leader.”
Seth Glassman
Director of Operations - Innovative Dining Group
“While many of the recruiters were sending me out for corporate cookie-cutter openings but Kate really listened to what I wanted, worked overtime for me, and sent me out to companies that were a great fit.”
Jesse McBride
F&B Director - Chateau Marmont
“Working with Kate was such a pleasure. She was professional, sociable, and reliable. She not only took the time to get to know me but dug deeper into finding out what my goals and interest are to make sure she found the right fit job for me.”
Josh Hering
General Manager - Innovative Dining Group