Welcome to The Talent Kitchen

Helping you find the best people

Welcome to the Talent Kitchen


We are Australia’s most respected specialist Hospitality Recruitment Agency with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We specialise in placing permanent chefs and managers ranging from more junior team members to the most senior level executives across a wide range of businesses.

Contingent recruitment is the most popular method of consultancy recruitment. After collecting a comprehensive job description and person specification we will adapt a number of techniques to find the right person for the job.

database (1)
Use of our own exclusive database
Global-advertisement (1)
Advertising through web and press
hierarchical-structure (2)
Networking through the industry

The Talent Kitchen excels at recruitment, screening and presenting candidates. Our specialised consultants have industry experience and have been trained in conducting competency-based interviews. At The Talent Kitchen we endeavour to ensure that we have the right match for your business of for you.

We hear you!

Finding good hospitality professionals can seem like an endless and uphill battle at times – trust us, we get it – with:

·      The ever-changing and clumsy 457 process

·      Increase in competition with countless new quality venues opening

·      The removal of government grants to assist budding young chefs with training expenses

·      Plus many more influencing localised and national factors

Hospitality can be a tough market to find good people in! This is where we come in.

We’ve got this!

Running a hospitality business is really hard work – all of us at The Talent Kitchen have been there and understand! Let us take the strain and burden of finding your business the best people to let you focus on what’s really important to your operation – your customers.


We have a dedicated team of ex-hospitality; recruitment ninja’s working tirelessly to uncover the best hospitality talent for the Australian market from our offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We search for the best people all over the world.


Our reach is long and our work ethic is unrelenting! This means that if you instruct us to consult on your assignment you will get the best person on the market for your position. If you choose to go it alone then the chances are that you may just get the best person who applies.

Our Recipe!

When you instruct us, you will have access to professional consultants with a significant network – we are probably the most connected agency with the best reputation in Australia at the moment.

Our hospitality experience is world class, however it’s our approach to recruiting that really sets us apart. Having been both the client and the candidate we have a sound understanding of what good looks like and what it truly takes to be a good recruiter.



In the way we represent our clients and candidates, taking the time to understand their behaviours and culture so we can be the best advocates for them and find the perfect match.


We will not try to sell anyone anything they are not interested in buying! That applies to both clients and candidates. It’s not just a numbers game to us. We want to provide all stakeholders with the best possible match by taking the time to learn a little more about you.


With our clients, candidates and most importantly ourselves! We use our experience to make sure we have a great match before presenting an opportunity to either party.