Catering recruitment agencies in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury will work with local Gloucestershire businesses to place staff such as chefs, waiters and managers into popular industry roles. Also covering much of the Cotswolds, the Gloucestershire catering industry is far reaching and top candidates are always in high demand to fill vacancies within restaurants, pubs and catering companies.
The Gloucestershire catering industry employs around 6K employees and the majority of these are based in the county's main towns of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester. Hotels and restaurants tend to be the largest single providers of catering jobs, with most roles typically being responsible for the provision of food. Disciplines can vary, however catering recruiters are most commonly approached to supply staff for kitchen, bar, events, restaurant and front of house positions.
Catering candidates in Gloucestershire can expect an average salary of £19K-£20K, however depending on the role, this can vary as much as £12K-£45K. Front of house staff such as waiters and waitresses will usually command the lowest annual earnings, but it's worth noting that much of these staff are employed on a part-time basis. Pub, restaurant and hotel managers can expect the highest salaries, although experienced head chefs can accrue similar earnings. Salaries can be affected by size of organisation or location and professionals in large Cheltenham establishments will usually see the highest pay.
Much of the industry is built around customer interaction which means that character is usually considered more important than credentials for most catering applicants. Kitchen jobs will require particular skills however and these can be acquired both on the job and via a school or college. Additionally, food hygiene and safety awareness will be expected of almost all workers.
If you're an employer hoping to add talent to your current team or a hopeful candidate with a passion for food, you can find the service that's right for you by using our directory of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham catering recruitment agencies.