Basil Blanco – Committee Member

Current Position

Director, Blanco Goldfarb Associates, Hospitality Management Recruitment

Previous Position

Basil’s career began when he finished college and joined a leading hotel group as a Management Trainee. Having completed the programme he joined Thistle Hotels and worked his way up the management ladder in 4 star deluxe hotels in both Food and Beverage and within the Rooms Division.

Diversifying his experience within the industry Basil then joined a private members club in Mayfair as a General Manager, before purchasing his own hotel in South Wales, gaining two rosettes and excellent reports in hotel guides including Johansen’s. Missing the bustle of London life Basil returned to the capital to take up a position of Head of Catering at the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. Continuing in Contract Catering, nine years ago Basil entered the world of Human Resources as Recruitment and Training Manager for Aramark.

Prior to co-founding Blanco Goldfarb Associates, Basil spent the last four and a half years as Head of Resourcing for Restaurant Associates, the fine dining division of Compass Group.

A Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Basil is also on the London Regional Board of Hospitality Action.

Why you joined HR in Hospitality?

To meet and network with friends from the industry and be part of some of their fantastic events

How would your best friend describe you?

Wicked sense of humour, loyal and always there when needed