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First Course Recruitment

First Course Recruitment is a leading independent consultancy specialising in permanent recruitment for the Hospitality, Catering and Leisure industries in London, the UK and Internationally.

Sourcing high calibre professionals for a wide range of roles, we provide a friendly, efficient and professional service personally catered to your specific recruitment needs.

Having gained over twenty years’ industry experience and knowledge, we have the required skills and expertise to best support your business and its continued success over the long term.

Working in partnership with reputed corporate, independent and boutique style businesses, we recruit for Chefs, Management and Hospitality staff in the following sectors:

Quality Restaurants & Pubs
4* & 5* Hotels & independent Hotel operations
Deli Café & Food Retail Outlets
Private Members & Exclusive Sports Clubs
Contract & Events Catering
Private Residences

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Thanks again for the excellent, professional, prompt and above all, friendly service. We’re very happy with Daniel – he’s settling in nicely and delivering some amazing food.

-Deborah Mackenzie

Personal Assistant (IRL)

Thanks for all your help. It was one of the best trials in my life and I can’t wait to join the team later next week. All of your advice and help really made a big difference – I knew exactly what to expect on the day. I want to thank you for your honest and inspiring work. The best to you,

-Goran Evananov

A simply thank you it is not enough. So, THANK YOU...With all the capital letters. So kind, so nice...so helpful. I would like to take this opportunity to give you my warmest regards for all of your assistance in helping me with finding my perfect job. I look forward to recommending you!

-Arabella Fisacelli

(Pastry Commis Chef)