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Get to know Keith

Keith Josselyn is a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry, bringing more than two decades of experience to Gecko Hospitality. Keith was the Operations Support Manager at Laughing Planet Café in Oregon, and he was been instrumental in managing operations, recruiting, training, and opening new stores. His broad range of duties included meeting financial goals, hiring and training staff, ensuring store maintenance, and providing superior guest service.

His community outreach efforts, such as fundraising for local schools and non-profits, special events, and donations, show his commitment to the local communities where the stores are located. Moreover, Keith assisted in culinary aspects, including recipe development and implementation across the company's 17 stores.

Before joining Laughing Planet Café, Keith was the General Manager at the first flagship Native Foods Café in Oregon. Prior to this Keith worked for Aramark Corporation as the Food Service Director for a large account in the Pacific North West and as Executive Chef for the Portland Market. He was responsible for meeting the financial, service, and client expectations, along with full culinary, accounting, guest services, vending, and operational responsibilities. Keith continued his tenure at Aramark as an Executive Chef for the Portland Market and provided culinary support for the West region. He was responsible for meeting aggressive financial goals, ensuring a safe and sanitary workplace, and assisting with culinary operations for five Portland accounts.

Earlier in his career, Keith was the Chef, Owner, and Managing Partner of an Italian concept. This experience provided him with invaluable insights into running a restaurant business.

His community outreach efforts, such as fundraising for local schools and non-profits, special events, and donations, show his commitment to the local communities where the stores are located. Moreover, Keith assisted in culinary aspects, including recipe development and implementation across the Northwest.

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