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  • I have been working for Denise the Director of Athena now for several months as a Senior Sous and Head Chef in banqueting


    Athena pays the best rates , has a very varied  client base, and Denise is always there for me when I need her 


    I would highly recommend Athena to anyone looking for work 





    Senior Sous

  • After hearing great recommendations about Athena I decided to get in contact with Denise, from the first phone call to completing my first day working for the company the level of professionalism is very clear. Whether it's one day or a weeks work there's always something for all levels of chefs with a very good pay structure. I have and will carry on recommending Athena to other chefs and companies. Keep up the good work!

    Steve - Chef


  • Working for Denise at Athena has allowed me to earn a very competitive wage, whilst enjoying a work/life balance that is unusual in the catering industry. I've also been able to work in many different kitchens allowing me to continue my professional development. I would thoroughly recommend working for Athena.

    Josh - Chef


  • I am really happy with the level of customers service I have received from the Athena team .

    They made me feel very welcome in branch, they offered me refreshments, gave me all the information I would need to feel comforatble and confident to go to my interview.

    I would 100% recommend anyone looking for work or career change to go to Athena !! 






  • I find Denise and the team at Athena Recruiting Services Ltd very professional and helpful with regards to staffing needs, always available at work and personal mobile too !!!

    A very friendly and approachable team

    Crowne Plaza

    Head Chef

  • We are delighted with the service we have recieved by Athena Recruiting Services Ltd and Denise 


    We were really struggling with finding the right candidate to fill our vacancy, and we decided to contact Denise 


    After two interviews, and one second interview we have found the ideal candidate and they are doing so well !!


    I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Denise or Athena , and shall be using them again in the future 



  • Thanks to Athena we have successfully completed our recruitment campaigning and have reduced our staff vacancies to 2 from 53 in 3 months.

    The candidate selection process has been excellent and communication regarding interviews and applicants availability has been second to none.

    We will certainly be using Athena more for our ongoing recruitment across the Essex area over the coming months.

    Director of Operations

    Healthcare Client

    Ops Director, Healthcare Client

  • I have been using Athena for the last 6 months and have been delighted not only with the fulfilment of staffing needs but also by the quality of Chefs provided.

    Whenever  we have found ourselves in a bind, I call Athena, they are quick and prompt in filling all my staffing needs, they are dependable,reliable and the quality of service and work is 5 star !!


    Head Chef

  • Two days after joining Athena I was working and earning. The  recruitment process  with Denise was so easy, she was direct and honest about what she expected of me and also of what I would receive in return . Since Ive been working for Denise she has been easy to conatct, always gets back to me quikly and has plenty of work available, everything you would want from an agency !


    Temp Chef

  • I am so pleased to have a boss like Denise to work for, she is a gem of a person hardly found in this competitive world. From my first interaction with Denise at Athena I realised the Company is fully committed to offering the highest level of service to its clients and support their staff.

    Ath Athena we are recognised and rewarded for all our hard work and value we bring to the Company and their clients 


    Temp Chef

  • Denise handled the recruitment process brilliantly. I was fully informed on what was happening. Denise was very empathetic and kind. I was so nervous to even call her in the first place, nevermind the interview. She completely put me at ease and was there whenever I wanted to speak with her.

    Denise was very supportive, I hadnt been to an interview for over 2 years so she told me everything I needed to do to prepare and kept me informed on times and places as they had changed. The circumstances were difficult with leaving my current job and Denise helped take a lot of weight off my shoulders.

    I would rate Athena recruiting Services Ltd 10 out of 10, I had a bad experience with another agency last year so I was a little weary but that was quickly overcome in one phone call with Denise.

    I have already recommended Athena to my friends and family.





  • The service Denise has provided has been excellent.

    Denise was very helpful throughout our recruitment process. She was very easy to contact, and when she was unavailable to take our calls our messages were always passed on and promptly responded too.

    Working with Denise is enjoyable, confident and professional. 

    Lesley - Financial Services HR Partner