Meet our talented team of hospitality-recruitment experts

A peek at who we are, where we’ve been and what has inspired us along the way.

Scott Bellhouse

Founder

Scott has been building leadership teams for some of Canada’s most respected hospitality organizations since he founded Profile Hospitality Group in 2011. His primary focus is directing senior leadership searches and providing guidance to Profile team members, assisting them in successfully delivering on their client engagements. Scott brings over 20 years of restaurant operations expertise to Profile having worked in major Canadian cities including Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto for notable brands such as Earls and Oliver & Bonacini.  During his decade long tenure at O&B, Scott played a pivotal role as Director of Operations in the opening of five new restaurant locations and mentored dozens of promising individuals into management roles. Advising and teaching are passions, Scott has taught leadership courses at George Brown College and guest lectured at the University of Guelph.

Valerie Upfold

Partner

As a Partner with Profile Hospitality Group Valerie specializes in senior hospitality leadership searches for notable restaurants, hotels and clubs in the GTA and across Canada.
Valerie has deep experience in the hospitality industry, she worked as a Manager and Sommelier for over 20 years in various capacities at well-regarded restaurants and hotels in both Canada and Australia, including five years at Canoe Restaurant. She spent over a decade with Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants where as Director of Human Resources she was responsible for all training, development, recruitment and retention strategies, and additionally, curated all wine education for the company.
Valerie has a degree in Information and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario and holds her Canadian Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. She also has her Diploma of Wine from The Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the first level Sommelier designation from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In addition, Valerie gives guest lectures at the University of Guelph and George Brown College, and is also an active member of the Hospitality Advisory Board at George Brown and Centennial College.