Wade Chancellor
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  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • United States
  • Hooters of America
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Director of Training
Hooters of America
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Director of Training

Wade Chancellor is Director of Training for Hooters of America, Inc., a billion dollar, international and privately held company which ranked as one of the top ten most recognizable brands in its industry. He has over two decades of multi-disciplined experience in the Hospitality and Foodservice Industry including Domestic and International Operations Training, Food Safety & Responsible Alcohol Service Training, Succession Planning, specializing in Corporate Universities, and Employee & Guest Retention. Mr. Chancellor is a public speaker and has been a featured guest at company and franchise sponsored events. His efforts have resulted in several Training Videos, CDs, and Training Manuals.

Currently, his focus is Operations Training which has set the stage for future brand growth and expansion. Wade got his start with Hooters Restaurants as a part-time hourly kitchen employee in 1987. Since that time has steadily climbed through the ranks and has emerged as a leader, a corporate representative, and an expert in company initiatives, philosophies and vision. In his present role, he partners with Corporate & Franchise Operations as well as other Vertically Integrated Hooters Entities.

Mr. Chancellor has created and directed various projects which have contributed to Hooters explosive growth from 150 restaurants to nearly 500 locations, in 26 countries. He has personally executed and overseen training and development initiatives in multiple Domestic and International markets.

Mr. Chancellor is a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT), a member of the Counsel of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) where he has served as a Volunteer, Mentor, Conference Committee Member & Facilities Director. He is certified in Talent and Team Development & Strategic Planning with the Elliot Leadership Group and is certified in Leadership Training with Dale Carnegie.

Mr. Chancellor also holds certifications with the National Restaurant Associations Educational Foundations (NRAEF) ServSafe Food Safety Program as well as ServSafe Alcohol where in both he is a certified program instructor.

Mr. Chancellor, a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design with a major in Graphic Design, has been awarded the Presidential Service Award. Additionally, he is an avid community service volunteer where he has led programs which use and teach community outreach to teach leadership, diversity and communication.

Mr. Chancellor’s passion for the industry and for the people who work in it can be clearly seen in the way he facilitates company training initiatives. Wade’s team driven work ethic shows that a combination of inspiration and determination does result in success . Whether as a Kitchen Employee, a Director, a Speaker, a Volunteer, or as a friend, Wade Chancellor is continually helping others find the best of what lies within themselves and to achieve their own goals & success.
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At 10:16am on February 10, 2009, Leslie Allison-Seei said…
Hi Wade!

Just had to ask after viewing your picture. . .is that Sedona in the background?

At 7:07am on April 22, 2008, Wade Chancellor said…
contact me directly ar wade@hooters.com - I will forward you to our beverage manager who can help you with any R&D on the beverage side. - Ciao, Wade
At 6:03am on April 22, 2008, Carolina Brook said…
Hi Wade,
I'm a beverage distributor looking for contacts in the Atlanta area, as i am new here, just relocated from VA. Our product is MonaVie, one of the fastes growing Networking companies in the USA, and it is our big moment in Brasil right now, so i am heading to Brasil on April 25th, Doing Rio de Janeiro e Sao Paulo.
Please check out our website. http://www.monavie.com. We could meet some time, as I am in Atlanta area also, that way you could semple our product. Would love any advice you could offer. Thanks! Carol
At 12:27am on March 31, 2008, Larry Hodes said…
Hi Wade

If you remember I attended the CHART conference last Aug 2008. I can recall that you or your colleague said that Hooters was opening in South Africa, what is happening with that.

At 8:35am on March 16, 2008,
Mark Michelson
Hi Wade,
Welcome to FohBoh - as an Atlanta area member, you may want to join the Atlanta Food Network group on FohBoh. It's where we share tips and opinions on restaurants and share news on upcoming events in Atlanta.
Here's a link to join the group:
At 6:01am on March 11, 2008, Wade Chancellor said…
Yes sir - At both employee and management levels.
At 9:03pm on March 10, 2008, Adam R. Cox said…
Orange? Where is the White? Do you have regional trainers?
At 12:48pm on March 8, 2008, Curt Archambault said…
Hey there Wade. The CHART gang is continuing to grow. Thanks for joining FOHBOH and be sure to join the "CHART training" group.
See you soon and thanks for the great job on the conference.
At 2:33pm on March 7, 2008, Daryle T Davidson said…
At 4:48pm on March 4, 2008, Trish said…
Hi Wade,
My name is Trish Garapola, I am a contract recruiter.
I was wondering if Hooters uses outside resources in hiring their management team, if so can you point me in the right direction on who I should be speaking with.
My contact information is:
Trish Garapola
National Recruiter
RDD Resource Group
I am looking forward to speaking with you,
Thank you for your help.




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