Tammy Ledyard

Management Recruiter - Pappas Restaurants, Inc.

Tammy Ledyard

Tammy Ledyard ('01) is responsible for management recruiting for Pappas Restaurants, a family owned and operated company with 80+ restaurants in seven states. Based in Houston, Texas, Pappas has grown to include 12 popular concepts including Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappasito’s Cantina, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Pappas Seafood House, Pappas Bar-B-Q and Yia Yia Mary’s.

Tammy earned her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University in 2001.

Before beginning her career with Pappas Restaurants, Tammy gained experience in the industry as she worked her way up from successful Server to Trainer, Bartender and Shift Leader before being promoted into Management. Including her experience with Pappas, Tammy has over twenty years of operational experience with well-known companies such as Hillstone Restaurants and Big Four Restaurants in Arizona. Upon joining Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona, Tammy’s responsibilities included Banquet Coordinator, Point Manager for all Front of House Operations and finally Senior Front of the House Manager. She is currently responsible for the recruitment and hiring of Managers for Pappas Restaurants nationwide. Tammy sources, interviews and manages development for all managers within the Pappas Organization. She dually works in a management development role which allows her to work with Pappas managers during the training process and further through their continuing education with the company. In addition Tammy spends time maintaining relationships with hospitality schools nationwide. She is active in all aspects of the hospitality programs and presents often in the classrooms in order to help the students gain perspective on the industry. In addition to university presentations, Tammy is a regular panelist for the NSMH National Conferences. 

Tammy serves as an Advisory Board Member for The University of Houston’s Conrad Hilton School of Hospitality Management and also serves on the executive board for Northern AZ University’s school of Hospitality Management. 

Tammy lives with her husband and two young sons in Katy, Texas.  She fills in her spare time with reading, traveling, cooking and playing soccer.


Pappas Restaurant invested in the SHRM students through the SHRM Student Travel Fund. This allowed students to attend the 2015 NSMH Conference. Story HERE.

Learn more about ways to donate to the SHRM student experience HERE.


Contact Information:
Tammy Ledyard, Management Recruiter
Pappas Restaurants, Inc.
13939 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX  77040
713.869.0151
tledyard@pappas.com