Gary Gates, Founder/ CEO 


Gary Gates lifelong fascination and love of the hospitality industry led him to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant management which launched his successful career.   Mr. Gates has unparalleled experience in the hospitality industry spanning over 30 years.  He has mastered all facets of restaurant management and operations by having held the positions of restaurant General Manager, night club General Manager, Human Resources Director, Training Manager, as well as facilitating the launch of eight restaurants in the US and Canada.  In addition, Mr. Gates has taught university level hospitality courses at Canada's famed Holland College.  Mr. Gates has trained literally thousands of staff over the course of his career.  His training style has been called inspirational, entertaining and effective.  He and his organization are passionate when it comes to providing gracious hospitality.


Mr. Gates has dedicated his career to building successful organizations in the hospitality industry through focused training, attention to detail and the pursuit of excellence.  Since 1998, Mr. Gates has owned and operated the highly successful hospitality staffing company, Hospitality Plus Staffing, LLC.  In addition to owning Hospitality Plus Staffing, he owns Hospitality Plus Event Services Inc. which is a full service event production company operational throughout the southeastern United States.  Hospitality Plus Event Services has been the creative force behind many of the country's most exclusive events.  Mr. Gates and his team strive for excellence and aim to be known as the premiere staffing and event production company in every market they serve. 


"We have always made every effort to be ambassadors of good will and hospitality in the markets we serve, regardless of our bottom line." 
                                                                       - Gary Gates, CEO