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Success begins with the right combination of people in the right place at the right time, and finding you the best person, a candidate who will positively impact your business and deliver the results you want is what we strive to do.

Through our collective network, we actively seek the best candidates both on and in the market to provide you with the best possible individuals who will fit your business, both in terms of a skill set and critically, culturally too.

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What Our Clients Say

Having worked with Appetite for well in excess of 10 years, I can honestly say that I have found them to be a very good and very professional recruitment company. I have had the pleasure of working in particular with Jemma Springle for Front of the house roles and Toby Wilde for Kitchen roles over the years and have found them to be extremely helpful and dedicated to finding good quality candidates which they both have done on numerous occasions. Having worked extensively in the industry prior to becoming recruiters gives both Jemma and Toby a very clear understanding of the various job roles. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Appetite4Recruitment to any employer.

Claude Mariaux, Chef Consultant

I have always found Appetite4Recruitement really great to work with. They understand our brand and always manage to find candidates that match our culture and values.

Darren Smith, Operations Manager, Flat Iron

At The Alchemist, we work really hard to encourage progression and internal opportunities for all employees, but as a growing brand, at times we need some help and support with our recruitment.  Appetite have really taken the time to understand our brand and culture.  It is important for us that when using a recruitment agency they demonstrate the same values and culture to any prospective employees that we do; Appetite embraced this way of working and have since introduced us to some great candidates that are now Alchemist employees.

Lyndsay Jones, Head of People, The Alchemist

I am in the unique position of having been both a candidate and a client of Kerry and the team at Appetite4Recruitment.

For many of us our working lives and careers make up a big part of our lives, our journey, and our futures, and like any relationship it is so important that it is right for both parties.

From my very first interaction with Appetite they were different. From a candidate perspective they stood out head and shoulders above the multitude of recruiters out there, investing the time in getting to know and understand me personally, what makes me tick, and matching me up with the right roles and suitable businesses with whom I had great synergies. And if it was not right, we did not pursue it.

From an employer perspective, Appetite are not just a supplier or service provider, they are a true partner. The success of our people and our business is as important to them as the success of their own, and I have 110% confidence and trust that Appetite will present the right people for the right role. If they do not believe that they have the right person, they will pass on an opportunity until they have the right match.

I would highly recommend Appetite4Recruitment as the first-choice recruitment partner for any hospitality business.

Craig Goslin, Country Director, Vapiano

Shortlisting candidates for management vacancies is a necessary but time-consuming constant of the hospitality sector, so having a relationship with an agency that understands what you are looking for, and takes time to syphon candidates not only suitable on paper but with the right profile, has always been important for me. Having worked with Kerry, Nick and the team at Appetite for a number of years, they stand out from the crowd as people that take the time from the outset to save mine in the long run!

Mac Plumpton, Operations Director, Rosa's Thai

I’ve worked with Toby for over 7 years on kitchen roles both in London and the surrounding counties and more recently with Jemma on our requirements in management teams.

With first-hand knowledge of the hospitality sector and a clear understanding of what I look for in a great candidate I’ve always found them both to be quick to react, direct and honest in their approach to helping us recruit the right team member.

Appetite have excellent local knowledge of Berkshire and Surrey and a fantastic database of candidates but are also not shy about proactively seeking out the right person to join our teams when required.

Being able to discuss potential candidates in an upfront and relevant way, cutting through the chaff means the process is efficient and more successful when it comes to securing the right people.

This makes Appetite my go to recruiter for all our needs.

James Lyon-Shaw, Director, Brucan Pubs

Jo and the team at Appetite 4 Recruitment have always bent over backwards to look after me.  They understand my business and the need for fast placements of candidates who fit the position available.  In a difficult climate Jo has successfully found me the right person just when I needed them!

Sam Beard, Owner / Director, The Horse Guards Inn

I have been a friend of Appetite for several years, both as a candidate and as a client. Not only are they fabulous in the world of hospitality recruiting, but they are also a truly friendly and inclusive bunch of people who go above and beyond. They make it their mission to understand what makes a business or a person tick, so the candidate matches are always spot on.

Amanda Smyth, Head of People, Chopstix

Having worked with Jemma and her colleagues at Appetites for a number of years now, I can absolutely recommend working with them as professional and knowledgeable search specialist, for all roles in the hospitality sector.

Jemma has sourced and placed a number of key roles for me across multiple businesses – the majority of which continue to be successful and longstanding working relationships.

Jemma’s approach to sourcing is candidate focused – never comprising on suitability and cultural fit. We are a people-focused business so this works perfectly for us.

Liam Chamberlain, Group Operations Director, Hush Heath Hospitality

We have been working with Appetite4Recruitment for a while now. As a business they are very reliable and professional. Dan Harbert is always spot on with all candidates and I can highly recommend them.

Andrey Datsenko, Owner, Taka Mayfair

It’s always really great to work with Daniel at Appetite. He consistently gets it right for us at Temper and delivers what we need, when we need it. Top candidates with accurate CV’s and he doesn’t waste my time. I would recommend.

Mike Arnold, Executive Chef, Temper

What We Recruit For

As an exclusively hospitality, leisure, and food retail agency we cover most areas within the industry.

Pubs & Restaurants

Cafes & Coffee

Bars & Nightclubs

Leisure

Hotels

Contract Catering

Fine Dining

Retail

What We Cover

Front of House

From entry-level/middle-management through to board level and everything in between. If you are looking for a Supervisor or an Operations Director, we will almost certainly be able to help.

  • Supervisory Roles

  • Assistant or Deputy Management

  • Bar or Restaurant Management

  • General Management

  • Catering Management

  • Area/Operations Management

  • Regional Management

  • Head of Operations / Operations Director

Front of House

From entry-level/middle-management through to board level and everything in between. If you are looking for a Supervisor or an Operations Director, we will almost certainly be able to help.

  • Supervisory Roles

  • Assistant or Deputy Management

  • Bar or Restaurant Management

  • General Management

  • Catering Management

  • Area/Operations Management

  • Regional Management

  • Head of Operations / Operations Director

Back of House

Our team of chef consultants support recruitment from Line Chef to Executive Chef, including kitchen management, menu development and most specialist areas including pastry, bakery and sushi as well as premium accolades: Rosette and Michelin.

  • Commis Chef

  • Chef De Partie

  • Junior/Senior Sous Chef

  • Head Chef/Kitchen Manager

  • Area/Regional Chef

  • Development Chef

  • Executive Chef

  • Head of Food/Chef Director

Back of House

Our team of chef consultants support recruitment from Line Chef to Executive Chef, including kitchen management, menu development and most specialist areas including pastry, bakery and sushi as well as premium accolades: Rosette and Michelin.

  • Commis Chef

  • Chef De Partie

  • Junior/Senior Sous Chef

  • Head Chef/Kitchen Manager

  • Area/Regional Chef

  • Development Chef

  • Executive Chef

  • Head of Food/Chef Director

Head Office Support

Most restaurants rely on the army of unsung heroes based at head office to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the ground. We are proud to support all head office function recruitment from board-level directors to executives and advisors.

  • Human Resources

  • Recruitment

  • Training/Learning & Development

  • Finance & Revenue Management

  • Marketing

  • Sales & Events

  • Procurement/Supply Chain

  • Property, Facilities and Maintenance

Head Office Support

Most restaurants rely on the army of unsung heroes based at head office to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the ground. We are proud to support all head office function recruitment from board-level directors to executives and advisors.

  • Human Resources

  • Recruitment

  • Training/Learning & Development

  • Finance & Revenue Management

  • Marketing

  • Sales & Events

  • Procurement/Supply Chain

  • Property, Facilities and Maintenance

Executive Search

Appetite will also undertake exclusive search and selection assignments at a senior level on a confidential basis.

Please get in touch to discuss how this may work for you.

Talk to Us About Executive Search

Executive Search

Appetite will also undertake exclusive search and selection assignments at a senior level on a confidential basis.

Please get in touch to discuss how this may work for you.

Talk to Us About Executive Search

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