He committed to his hospitality management career when he reached 19 when he was successful in being accepted on the Pizza Express management- training program in London, England. He worked his way through a number of businesses such as The Real Greek (London), Harrods Restaurants (Knightsbridge, London) and ultimately became a GM of Operations managing nearly 50 restaurants with Mad Mex in Sydney.
James has been responsible for the opening of around 100 restaurants in his career – this is a lot of hiring! Moving into recruitment seemed like a natural move for someone with his skills set. James is now using his hospitality knowledge and passion for the recruitment of restaurant professionals for Australia from all over the world.
James founded The Talent Kitchen in 2014 with the goal using his skills to find the best candidates for his clients. He continually aims to over deliver on service levels and is striving to create a business based on passion, honesty and integrity.
You can contact James directly on 02 9366 1600 or you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Having grown, developed and managed a large team in London, Diana made the move to Sydney to join the Talent Kitchen. Setting up the casual staffing division was Diana’s initial task and with that now established and doing very well, Diana’s role has evolved into General Manager of The Talent Kitchen.
Diana loves a challenge and is not afraid to take one on! Incredibly personable, she loves meeting new people and networking within the industry. With a background in hospitality, having worked as a Chef years ago, Diana understands the needs of both clients and candidates. Her attention to detail and her consistently high standards mean that the service you are supplied with be awesome.
You can contact Diana directly on 02 9366 1600 or you can email her on email@example.com
Consultant - Permanent Staffing
Quickly snapped up by the infamous restaurant Group Bills, Sam worked his way up to Restaurant Manager, which sure enough, involved extensive amounts of hiring, training, leadership and being an all-round legend (even if he does say so himself!) During this time, he always placed great emphasis on building strong teams, recruiting the right staff and driving an inclusive, supportive culture – he knew his main strength was in relationship building and forming strong connections with his team and customers. He has a keen awareness and understanding of the importance of having the right staff in the right places from a Restaurant Manager perspective.
With a love of building genuine relationships with both candidates and clients Sam moved seamlessly into hospitality recruitment. Putting his well honed investigative and negotiation skills to work – he strives to find the right roles for the right people.
You can contact Samuel directly on 02 9366 1600 or you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant - Temporary Staffing
It was here that she realized her passion for both delivering memorable and quality customer service and genuine love of an industry that allows you to interact with a diverse range of people.
Whilst studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology with majors of Human Resources and Marketing, Megan continued to gain first hand experience in the front of house sector of the industry working in cafes and at various social events around Sydney.
These roles taught Megan how to work in challenging environments, which require flexibility to adapt to reactive environments, and highlighted the importance of maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders to ensure needs are satisfied and trust is developed.
Having recently graduated, Megan is ready to hit the ground running by combining both the management and coordination of people skills studied within her degree, with her practical knowledge of how the industry operates to deliver the most beneficial and positive outcome for both candidate and client.
You can contact Megan directly on 02 9366 1600 or you can email her on email@example.com
Manager - Permanent Recruitment - VIC/ACT/NT/WA/TAS
Joining “The Talent Kitchen” from an International Agency, Brian oversees recruitment in Tasmania, SA, WA, NT and Victoria. His recruitment ethos centres around collaborative partnerships, cultural awareness, clear communication and honesty. As an industry lifer, he has a true passion for the industry, is extremely well networked and thrives on the challenge to over deliver.
Every candidate could one day be a client, and vice versa. Therefore, if you have any queries about “The Talent Kitchen”, our acquisition capabilities or career opportunities feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Consultant - Permanent Recruitment
Stepping in to recruitment a year ago was an exciting new challenge and it’s Sarah’s experience and passion for the industry that drive her understanding of candidate and client requirements to secure the right fit for the role.
Now with the title of national account manager for a number of Australia’s most renowned brands Sarah tackles roles from CDP’s to Executive chefs and Café all rounders to Venue Managers. She knows how to figure out the best fit for each individual venue and culture.
Sarah has a friendly and amiable approach to her role and enjoys forming strong long term partnerships with clients and candidates.
You can contact Sarah directly on 03 8618 6992 or you can email her on email@example.com
Senior Consultant - Permanent Recruitment
Working in Café Management at iconic farm to fork venues in the UK, Annabel has a huge interest in nutrition and love of the healthy flavours. She has her own food blog and is regularly found blogging about Sydney’s newest and fanciest venues!
Annabel is a personable, understanding and patient recruiter, invested in achieving the best result for candidate and client. Taking pride in maintaining a professional, and personable approach on all occasions, Annabel works in a friendly and open way for client and candidate clarity.
You can contact Annabel directly on 07 3041 4148 or you can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org