Maxine DuVal

President / CEO
Du Val International, Inc.
Chef Placement Services

Metropolitan Club

Dear Maxine,

I would like to congratulate you and express my sincerest gratitude for all of your assistance in finding an executive sous chef for the Metropolitan Club. Previously, I had never felt the need to use a recruiter for what I consider a mid-management position. However, we are experiencing a shortage in the skilled labor force due to the unusually fast-paced growth in the hospitality industry here in Washington, DC. Chef Vincent had gone a total of eight months without a sous chef and we knew we needed some help.

It was a real relief when you reached out and offered assistance in our search process. I appreciate your level of integrity, transparency, and overall professionalism throughout the process. I was impressed with your ability to listen to your client and extract the characteristics of the right individuals for us to interview.

I have to say Maxine, you nailed it! I believe excellence breeds itself from the interview and hiring process. We certainly couldn’t have done this one without your help. It has almost been a year and the sous chef has really grown within our team. He is a leader and a key component to the Metropolitan Club’s culinary success!

Thank you again Maxine. I look forward to working with you in the future.


Michael Redmond, CCM. CEC. AAC
General Manager
Chief Operating Officer

The Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street, NW • Washington, D.C. 20006 4689

Ron Duprat

To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to recommend Maxine Du Val from Du Val International Recruiting firm for your club search needs. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for 20 plus years, she has proven herself many times over during this time. Her comprehension of the art of customer service to her client combined with her love to recruit the best makes her a wonderful addition to anyone looking to hire the best talent

Maxine is passionate about her work, After the Hurricane Maria just one phone call she was able to place me at the Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Indiana. I am also very impressed with her performance and list of accomplishments she has gathered over the years. Maxine is a leader by example, she is very adept in many different ethnicities.

If you have any questions or need anything further from me, please feel free to email me at


Ron Duprat
Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef
The Bridgewater Club, Carmel, IN

The Laredo Country Club

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Jeremiah Cabrera
General Manager
The Laredo Country Club, Laredo, TX

John Bell

I have been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years and I have worked with DuVal International for 20 of those years. I can say that they are the best at chef placement. Always professional and personable, it’s what every chef needs in this ever changing industry. Without a doubt if you’re looking to advance your career, enlisting with DuVal International is a great start.

John Bell
Executive Chef/F&B Director, Las Vegas, NV