Avon catering recruitment agencies will work with local establishments to fill a range of industry positions such as kitchen porter, chef and pub manager. Agencies in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire all contribute to supporting the Avon catering industry and will typically have developed relationships with clients including restaurants and hotels.
The catering industry is concerned with the provision of food or food based services and can include companies within the bar, restaurant, hotel, events and hospitality sectors. There are more than 5000 catering businesses in the Avon region and local recruitment consultants will often supply staff for jobs ranging from restaurant manager to waitress. Bristol is responsible for the highest proportion of industry employers, followed by Somerset and Bath.
The average catering salary in Avon is around £19K-20K per annum, however this is mostly dependent on the specific discipline of a candidate and the establishment they work for. Senior staff such as managers and head chefs will command the highest earnings of potentially £35K+, whereas kitchen porters and waiting staff will usually start on £12K. The county's main city of Bristol tends to offer candidates the best job opportunities in the area.
Much of the catering industry doesn't require qualifications for entry, however kitchen staff roles will usually need specific training and credentials. Relevant degrees, BTECs and NVQs are seen as an advantage for candidates, however the majority of senior personnel will have progressed from a junior or entry position. Food safety training is essential for the industry and undertaking this will usually be encouraged by the employer.
Whether you're a kitchen porter looking to break into the industry or an employer trying to recruit a top quality chef, browse through Agency Central's directory of Bristol and Avon catering recruitment agencies to find the service that suits you.