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We are one of the UK’s leading Hospitality & Catering recruitment specialists working on a nationwide basis with a number of clients in the Restaurant & Casual Dining, Pubs & Bars, Chef, Contract Catering, Hotels, QSR & Fast Food, Coffee Shops & Bakery, Hotel, Health & Fitness and FMCG sectors. We are trusted partners with SME and independent brands though to global organisations and provide tailored proactive recruitment solutions to maximise candidate engagement in an incredibly competitive market. We recruit across all Head Office Functions, Chefs, Single Site Management, Area Management, and Operational Support roles through to Senior Level appointments.

We have an honest, collaborative approach and support our clients with salary benchmarking, competitor analysis, confidential search, market knowledge and insights from our annual employment survey that is sent to over 100,000 hospitality professionals.

 

 

Head Office and Senior Appointments

Through a close working partnership we are able to support our client’s recruitment across multiple areas of their business meaning they are able to engage with fewer agencies, even for specialist roles. Our Head Office division covers all central functions including; Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Property & Facilities, Procurement, IT, Digital, Data & Analytics, Food Development, Commercial, Central Operations, Supply Chain and Sales. We also specialise in Senior Level roles across Head Office, Operations and support positions on a permanent, interim and contract basis.

Restaurants & Casual Dining

We have a proven track record of recruiting industry leading talent into key single-site management and area management positions across the restaurant and casual dining industry. Our clients range from large corporate branded restaurant chains to smaller restaurant groups, independent restaurants and Michelin starred venues. Every recruitment process is tailored around the individual requirements of the client to ensure the best possible outcome.

Pubs & Bars

The pubs and bars industry is part of the fabric of British culture, and with well-established relationships with the country’s largest and most successful operators, we are always on top of the latest developments across the sector. From Corporate PLCs to smaller pub groups and regional breweries, we consistently strive to ensure that we continue to provide top talent across operations and head office to businesses of all sizes and dynamics.

Chefs

With the kitchen being the heart of many of our clients operations we have a dedicated Chef recruitment team that works across the UK supporting a range of clients from Branded Restaurants and Food Led Pubs through to Hotels, Fine Dining establishments and Contract Catering companies. Since 2002 we have been specialising in this market, offering our candidates a route to a diverse range of companies that are passionate about the quality of food that they deliver to their customers. We typically recruit Executive Chefs, Head Chefs, Sous Chefs as well as Area Chefs and Food Development roles.

Contract Catering & Events

An incredibly diverse and innovative sector where margins are tight and competition is fierce, we work across all sectors of contract catering and events including; Education, Business & Industry, Defence, Healthcare, Retail, Fine Dining, Sports & Leisure, Heritage & Estates, and Integrated FM. We also work with some of the largest franchise operations across brands that include; M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Burger King, Waitrose, Greggs, Leon and KFC. We provide innovative recruitment support to a range of businesses from small contract caterers through to Global PLC’s covering all key operational disciplines for Head Office, as well as site based and Senior Management including, Operations Director, Head Of Operations, Regional Managing Director, Account Director, Cluster Manager, Head Chef, General Management and Chef Management.

QSR & Fast Food

As the Quick Service Restaurant market continues to drive a large proportion of the growth in the UK Hospitality market, we work with a number of the world’s leading brands across both franchised and company owned businesses. From some of the UK’s most renowned brands through to emerging coffee, fast food and healthy eating concepts, we support our clients with their recruitment needs across Operational Site Management, Head Office and Senior positions.

Coffee Shops & Bakery

With established brands continuing to grow their estate and head office head count there’s also a growing trend of artisan businesses opening to satisfy consumers demand for provenance, ethical sourcing and specialist products. We partner with a range of Coffee and Bakery specialists and support their continued growth and development through identifying and securing key talent across Site based Management, Area Management and Head Office functions.

Hotels & Resorts

From the well known national 3*, 4* and 5* hotel chains to branded value hotels and independent boutique hotels, our Hospitality team have the expertise to support hotel businesses of all sizes and requirements. In addition to Food & Beverage Management and Chef positions ranging from CDP to Executive Chef, we also support with Operational Heads of Department, but with ancillary roles such as Night Managers, Maintenance Managers, Chief Engineers and HR Managers. The hotel market presents unique challenges, and with competition proliferating, it’s more important than ever to identify and secure the best candidates the market has to offer.

Leisure & Entertainment

Businesses within Leisure & Entertainment have evolved to become destination venues where the customer expectation is excellent food and drink and a true hospitality experience when participating in activities such as Bowling, Cinema, Holiday Resorts, Outdoor Adventure and Pop-Up Golf. This is a rapidly-growing market segment which presents exciting opportunities for candidates and clients alike.  Working with some of the UK’s best known venue operators we are able to provide the best recruitment solution to secure the best talent for all operational management and head office functions within these diverse and vibrant businesses.

Health & Fitness

As one of the fastest growing business sectors in the UK, with a number of national gym groups, of differing concepts, vying for a hold over the market, there is a growing need for external support in finding the right Operational and Head Office talent. Our team have the resources and expertise to ensure that all candidates we represent are able to demonstrate a strong level of commercial capability as well as alignment to our client’s values and will be able to add real value as the sector continues to thrive.

FMCG & Account Management

We work with global and regional FMCG suppliers to the food service and drinks sectors. We cover a broad spectrum of head office roles across Procurement, Finance, Sales & Retention, Commercial HR, Learning & Development, Marketing, IT & Digital, Estates & Property and Account Management. Our clients are attracted to the fact that we work with the end user as well as suppliers and have a real “cradle to grave” understanding of the hospitality industry, from operations to suppliers and the supply chain.

Interim & Contract

All of our clients within the hospitality & catering sector have at some point had the need to recruit key roles on either an interim or contract basis. This is often to add a temporary injection of skills to a growth area, cover key personnel during periods of absence or change, or to drive business transformation. We have a number of interim and contract professionals that have expertise within the hospitality and consumer led sectors across head office functions, and mid to senior operational levels. Our Interim and contract team work alongside our permanent consultants ensuring that the knowledge and expertise we have developed working with you is seamlessly maintained when an interim or contract candidate is required.  

   

 

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