01206 984 777


  • I cannot rate Denise and Athena high enough- so helpful, friendly and hard working! Any question I have there is always a rapid response and Denise is always on the end of the phone if I need her! Would recommend to everyone and anyone looking for a personal recruiter who will do her upmost to secure you the best vacancy possible! Thank you for all of your help :) xx

    Amy Tuscher, Account Manager

  • I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Athena Recruitment. There is no question too much to ask for Denise. She is willing to do anything for anyone and will always answer anything no matter whether in working hours or not.

    She has helped me in so many ways and is an inspiration to all females out there!

    Jess Day, Pastry Chef

  • Our yacht club was in dire need of a Chef to cover whilst we sort a permanent replacement. With a google search I discovered Athena and made an email inquiry. Within minutes Denise was on the phone to me. I found her exceptionally professional, helpful, polite and calming. Denise took on and managed our Chef requirement supplying us with the very best Chefs. Our food offering and takings soared as does my praise of Athena Recruiting and Denise. Would recommend Athena Recruiting Services Ltd & Denise above all others.

    The last four months have been superb for us.

    Thank you Denise. We wish you all the best and look forward to using you again soon.

    Wayne Miller, Vice Commodore

  • I have worked in senior level management for decades and used many recruiting agencies, Denise and her team are on another level, The knowledge and confidence that flows across from Denise is unparalleled, I cannot recommend enough. 

    David Hampshaw, Operations Manager

  • As a chef of 20 years I've worked to the highest standards from 2 Michelin star to country pubs, I've never come across a more chef friendly and chef orientated recruitment agency, Denise the boss is so in touch with you personally ensuring and really caring that you find the job that is right for you and suits your skill set. Couldn't recommend this business more than I do. Great for chefs and the chefs' employers.

    Peter Bentley

  • We have five Venues in our Group (The Blue Group) and Athena has been invaluable to us monitoring our high standards and staff levels.

    The Blue Boar, The Blue Group

  • Denise negotiated the exact salary I was looking for. She will be my first call should I look to move forwrd into a new role in the future. Denise is infallible, exceptionally professional and I couldnt of asked for more

    Richard- Business Development Manager

  • I  have used Athena for 2 years now for agency chefs, Athena are always reliable, have top quality chefs, and are always there to help with any requirements I need, and are always on hand when you get really stuck. Athena is a well recommended service

    Gareth - Head Chef

  • From first speaking with Denise to finding a job that not only fitted the bill, went the extra mile, was so quick. I cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend her and the team!! Many thanks Gavin McCran

    Gavin - Restaurant Manager

  • I've been working for Athena and Denise for just over a year now. I had a full time job but need extra income and was told about Athena, sign up was hassle freeand Denise herself was very welcoming, I have always had plenty of notice for work available and the best rates that I know of. The extra work and earnings have helped me so much, Athena even helped me find me a new full time job, much better for my home and work life balance. I owe a lot to Athena and for that I will be forever thankful.


  • I wished to write this to personally thank you Denise for the time and effort afforded to us in helping us to find our ideal Manager
    We are delighted that you so swiftly identified the perfect candidate for our requirements and look forward to having him on board with my team in the very near future.

    Sincere thanks once again for your efficient and friendly service.

    Director/ Owner of an Establishment in Woodbridge



  • I would say that Athena have provided a first class service throughout the process of my job application. It is refreshing to experience the level of dedication that they provide. I really got the sense that each individual matters to them. I would definitely recommend them and apply through them in the future.