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Hospitality Recruitment Specialists

Hospitality Recruitment

Friday 16th August 2019

Athena Recruiting is a hospitality and recruitment specialist. We have the advantage of extensive experience of working in the industry ourselves, so we fully understand what both employers and candidates are looking for.

The middle of summer is a busy time for the hospitality and catering industry, when the sun is shining everyone wants to sit out in a pleasant beer garden, or a terrace to be served great food and a cold pint or an indulgent afternoon tea. Not only that but it is the height of wedding season, so on top of regular service demands, additional temporary or permanent staff might be required.

Venues and Catering Companies

We can help you to recruit great kitchen staff, from kitchen porters, to talented chefs of all levels and front of house staff. We have a portfolio of event catering staff we can make available to you when you need them most. From an extra pair of hands for a large party through to holiday cover, maternity and paternity leave or permanent full-time staff, we can find the best candidates for any role.

Temporary Hospitality and Catering Candidates

Temporary work in hospitality can be useful as an additional income alongside a permanent position, a flexible way to earn around other commitments such as family or education. You might be actively looking for a permanent position, but looking to earn money while you do. Or perhaps you are keen to grow your experience in catering and learn from a variety of colleagues.

The summer is second only to Christmas Party Season in terms of demand for temporary catering staff, hotels and restaurants are looking for extra help, not only to cover additional events but also to cover the holidays of permanent staff. If you’ve worked in catering before you will know how demanding a wedding day is on both the front-of-house and kitchen staff. Many hands make light work and it is quite common for a venue to seek a couple of extra team members for the day, if you make a good impression you might be requested next time they host an event or even as a permanent team member!

Permanent Hospitality and Catering Candidates

We work closely with many venues and catering agencies around Essex and Suffolk who return to us whenever they require staff. This means we have great insight into the sort of people they are looking for.

Whatever you are looking for, we can help you to work at beautiful venues around Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood and the rest of Essex as well as Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and the rest of Suffolk.