Sourcing & Placing Top Talent at the Unit & Executive Level
one haus: where everyone is welcome
At One Haus we strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness and diversity are the hallmarks of an equitable workplace. We seek a diverse mix of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives when growing our networks and team. In our recruiting practice we are committed to bringing forth candidates from all walks of life to ensure EVERYONE has a fair and just opportunity in hiring, promotions and development.
My team has trusted one haus with many key recruitments over the years. Not only have they never disappointed in quality and fit, but their placements are also growing well within the organization and taking on new promotions
Chris Lauber, Eventi Hotel
One Haus was incredibly diligent and worked hard to find candidates who had the exact experience and qualities we were looking for in an Executive Chef. Working with one haus made a difficult search process much smoother.
Courtney Garron- The Maritime Hotel
If you have a hard to fill role in the hospitality industry, one haus is a great resource. I have worked with Martha for the past few years and she knows exactly what we are looking for. I encourage you to consider them for your recruiting needs!
Lisa Welch, Virgin Hotels
Founder & CEO
Mike Hewitt has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, ranging from operations, brand development, human resources, building and scaling small companies, consulting and recruiting. With this extensive insight ranging from fine dining to fast casual, large restaurant groups to single mom & pop operations, Mike brings a deep understanding of operator needs, having been there once himself. Mike’s approach to building his team at one haus has been to focus on their unique personality traits, deep understanding of hospitality operations and fierce & relentless drive and resourcefulness. Mike is also the creator, producer and host of the hospitality-based RECRUIT.RETAIN.RELAX radio show on Heritage Radio Network. Mike is founder and partner in greenhausHR, a comprehensive human capital management tech platform servicing the Cannabis sector. Mike has Political Science and Business Management degrees from Lehigh University and a post graduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.
President- One Haus
Agatha Drake is President of One Haus and has led the company from a NYC based boutique hospitality recruitment agency to a national brand with locations in Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Miami and Connecticut. She has helped to build infrastructure, systems and policies while also spearheading the company's internal recruitment of team members. Additionally, she personally leads the firm's most critical corporate and unit level recruitment needs for high-level hotel and restaurant clients, as well as one haus executive, the company’s C Suite and VP level vertical. Before joining One Haus, Agatha was a corporate trainer for LA-based Hillstone Restaurant Group and a private equity analyst researching and recommending investments in the hospitality sector. Agatha’s background in financial research and consulting brings a strategic eye towards identifying and retaining top talent. Based in Dallas, she holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from UCLA.
Vice President of Recruitment
Martha Madison is a Texas native and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Since earning her degree in Psychology, she has worked in all levels of restaurant management. Starting as a bartender in NYC in 2000, Martha worked and trained under the world renowned mixologist, Julie Reiner. For the next three years, she worked her way from Bar Management to General Management, and in 2003, opened Luna Park Restaurant in Los Angeles with her husband. Together they opened and operated 5 more restaurants throughout LA, San Francisco and NYC where she served as VP and Director of Operations for the Luna Park Restaurant Group. Martha is best described as a "people person" as she loves to discover and cultivate what makes each individual "tick". Based in Los Angeles, Martha enjoys movies, traveling, date nights and spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter and their lovely Vizsla, Winston!
Director of Recruitment
Having over 18 years experience in the restaurant industry, Ryan started his love for the business in a 120 year-old Inn in his hometown of Pinehurst, North Carolina when he was 16. Also playing professional golf on a mini circuit based out of Charlotte, NC for a few years he found he needed to bartend to make some extra money between tournaments. Since, Ryan has managed a wide range of restaurants and bars between Charlotte and New York City. Ryan’s passion for the hospitality business and the understanding for Operations made him want to move to New York City to further his career. He has worked with award winning chef Einat Admony, Williamsburg’s Berry Park and most recently with Restaurant tycoon Stephen Starr acting as onboarding & orientations manager for STARR Restaurants at Buddakan. Ryan’s other passion, travel, has trekked him to five different continents and over 25 countries. He also enjoys to play golf, basketball, hiking, live shows and his occasional beach trips during his free time.
Director of Recruitment
Growing up in a large Italian family, Allyson’s passion for food and hospitality was instilled at a young age. Having over 15 years in the restaurant business, Allyson worked her way up through the industry and held numerous leadership roles along the way. However, her true professional success came when she relocated to New York City in 2010. There she served as Director of Events for the iconic il Buco restaurant group, where they received 3 stars from the New York Times during her tenure. More recently serving as Director of Sales for the growing hospitality brand, Casa Nela. Allyson embodies the hospitably mantra of "putting the guest first” in both her personal and professional lifestyle. When not working, she cherishes time with her son and 2 French bulldogs. She enjoys travel, dining and the occasional soulcyle class. Allyson loves the island of Martha’s Vineyard and can be found clamming or preparing meals outdoors for her family and friends.
Brooke Burton brings more than two decades of restaurant operations experience to her clients. Drawing from a background in front of house and culinary management as well as operations, Brooke leverages her knowledge, expertise and insight to accomplish long term goals within a short term time frame.Brooke worked and trained with world-renowned fine dining and fast casual restaurateurs such as Nancy Silverton, Suzanne Goin, Karen and Quinn Hatfield, and the founders of Sweetgreen. Brooke began Burton Consulting, a boutique restaurant consulting business in 2010, and became a trusted resource for restaurant operations and training support in Los Angeles. In addition, Brooke has written for and has been featured in publications like New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Squid Ink (LA Weekly), LAist, and Foodwoolf.com, her award-nominated blog (best online food writing by Saveur Magazine). Brooke returned to Massachusetts in 2021 to expand her consulting business to the east coast and to hone her talent acquisition skills as a Jr. Recruiter for One Haus. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys trail running, playing with her dog, doing art, and spending time with her girlfriend and family.