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About Platinum Recruitment

Established in 2005, Platinum Recruitment has quickly become a leading hospitality and catering recruitment agency, specialising in the supply of top industry professionals into the Hospitality market.

With dedicated in-house recruitment teams catering for all types of hospitality, ranging from chef jobs to reception, food and beverage to housekeeping and all within hotels, pubs, restaurants and Michelin star kitchens. Platinum Recruitment has both the ability and expertise to offer temporary and permanent careers within every type of hospitality venue.

Working within the service industry, professionalism, empathy and the ability to offer suitable cost effective solutions are paramount.  Our core values of being ‘respectful to our profession’ and ‘innovative in our approach’ has enabled our hospitality and catering recruitment team to meet those expectations and partner with many of the UKs finest and best known brands.  Testimonials from some of these can be viewed below.


“We have worked with Platinum for a number of years and for a variety of positions. They have taken time to get to know us and our needs to ensure they deliver the best level of candidate for the role.”

Chewton Glen & Cliveden House – Hampshire
Human Resource Director

“Platinum Recruitment has a great network of hospitality professionals and is always able to help with both temporary and permanent recruitment. Unlike other agencies, Platinum’s candidates are always highly qualified for the job and a very good fit for the company.”

Tom Aikens

“Platinum are the only recruitment agency I find myself using repeatedly, always high calibre candidates and great communication. They take the time to get to know what we need and always deliver. I would recommend Platinum to anyone looking to recruit both temporary and permanent candidates.”

Head Chef
The Leconfield Restaurant and Bar – West Sussex

“Platinum Recruitment have proven to me that they understand the industry and can provide quality candidates that match my requirements in a busy kitchen.”

Andrew McLeish
Executive Chef – Chapter One, Kent


“Platinum Recruitment has always delivered quality staff to my business, they represent the true quality of our industry and I have always enjoyed their professionalism and can do attitude. They are without doubt a 5 star recruitment company.”

Dominic Chapman
Chef and Owner – The Beehive, Maidenhead


“Platinum Recruitment has a great network of hospitality professionals and is always able to help with both temporary and permanent recruitment. Unlike other agencies, Platinum’s candidates are always highly qualified for the job and a very good fit for the company.”

Tom Aikens

“Platinum are a hands on agency who completely understand our restaurant and temporary staffing requirements. We use Platinum for front of house staff for specific events. They offer a professional, reliable recruitment service and deliver the quality, skilled staff to ensure our events run smoothly.”

Westbeach Restaurant – Bournemouth

“Platinum Recruitment provide an impressive service. The personal approach and quality of candidates we receive at all times is above and beyond any agency I have ever used.”

Hospitality Operations Manager
Bournemouth International Centre & Bournemouth Pavilion


“We’ve been working with Platinum for many years now. Ever since the opening of The Pig in Brockenhurst they have been the first port of call for all our recruitment needs. We have developed a great relationship with their very experienced team as well as some of their regular casual staff. I would recommend Platinum to anyone needing help with staffing, coupled with a high level of good customer service.”

Chef Director
The Pig Hotel Group

“Here at the Bell Inn we have been using Platinum Recruitment for over 2 years and they have never let us down. You know that you will receive a candidate with high standards and ready to start.  They understand our requirements and are very efficient and professional.

I can easily say that Platinum Recruitment is one of the best staffing agencies I have dealt with.”

General Manager
The Bell Inn – New Forest

“Platinum go the extra mile and always provide relevant, fully briefed, quality candidates. They are always professional and have made a real effort to develop and maintain a strong relationship.”  

General Manager
Fullers, The White Buck – Hampshire

‘Food is an enormous part of what we do at Scott Dunn’ – “With this in mind, we are always looking for talented, creative and personable chefs to be able to deliver exceptional menus as well as deliver a professional service to our guests. We expect high standards – and we know that Platinum absolutely understand our business requirements and know how to match our needs. Platinum chefs always arrive with a great attitude and are fully briefed on our standards and ethos – offering shared support from the recruitment stages until their arrival overseas.”

Head of Overseas HR
Scott Dunn

“Platinum have an excellent understanding of the quality of candidate expected by Four Seasons Hotels. Not only do they deliver on brief, but they ensure you receive frequent updates and can assist at short notice. It has been a real pleasure working with their team.”

Senior Recruitment Manager
Four Seasons Hotel – Hampshire

“When you’re looking for high quality candidates, Platinum always deliver. The team are helpful and professional and they take a long term view to growing a relationship with each client. I appreciate their efficiency in finding the right candidates and the calibre of people they propose remains consistently high.”

Shaun Rankin

“Platinum Recruitment have always provided me with smart, professional and competent staff, even with last minute emergencies. When you need an agency to go the extra mile, look no further. Platinum will never let you down. “

Operations Director
AFC Bournemouth

“We have always found Platinum Recruitment to be extremely accommodating and never fail to provide us with quality, experienced staff.’’

Operations Manager
Handpicked Hotels Rhinefield House, Hampshire

“We often find it very difficult to find the right candidates for positions within our business; trusting agencies to find long term candidates that fit our roles can be a challenge. Platinum rise to that challenge, they understand the industry instead of inundating us with CVs, they save us the time by sorting the right professionals for the right jobs.”

Rena Gueller – Director
The Box Tree Restaurant – Ilkley

“We mainly use Platinum for recruiting chefs and kitchen staff which is key to our business. It’s essential that we use an agency that understands this and the high volume and consistent good quality food operation within Aruba.  Platinum take the stress out of seasonally recruiting – we know that we are guaranteed staff that meet our high standards.”

Aruba Restaurant and Bar – Bournemouth

“Platinum Recruitment provide the finest candidates for our requirements. They are completely dedicated and their enthusiasm for the industry is clear.”

Executive Head Chef
Ellenborough Park – Gloucestershire

“Platinum really listened to my requirements and as a result not only provided me with a candidate with the right skills and qualifications but the right personality for my business.”

Le Grand Joux, Luxury Ski Chalet – France


“We have worked with Platinum for a number of years and for a variety of positions. They have taken time to get to know us and our needs to ensure they deliver the best level of candidate for the role.”

Human Resource Director
Chewton Glen & Cliveden House – Hampshire


“Unlike a lot of agencies out there I’ve found Platinum to be very understanding in my needs and they are as passionate about their job as I am about mine. They understand the quality that’s needed within my kitchen environment, ensuring only the very best candidates are put forward each time.”

Michael Wignall

“Having used Platinum Recruitment for over 6 years now, for both permanent and relief employee’s, I cannot fault the service of the team and more so the quality of individuals they send.

No matter how big or small my request, Platinum have always delivered on time and are consistent in communication which is almost as important as the individuals they send.

It is without hesitation I recommend Platinum Recruitment, quite simply the best recruitment agency around.

If you want the right candidate and a quality of cover, look no further.”

Operations Manager
Holiday Inn

“Since being involved with Platinum the number one thing that has stood out for us is their ability and desire to strike a personal relationship with us as a client. Platinum make a focussed effort to find out what is really required in our particular business.”

Regional HR Manager
Brownsword Hotels

“Platinum Recruitment have, for a number of years, provided Dolphin House Serviced Apartments with temporary staff; and when required, assist with the placement of fulltime applicants. Platinum have consistently (often on short notice) provided staff that continue to offer the Dolphin House experience to guests with a high service expectation.”

Assistant Manager
Dolphin Square serviced apartments – London

“Great people to work with, personable and professional individuals who provide a great service and only put forward suitable candidates.”

HR Manager
Headland Hotel – Cornwall

“For me, Platinum is the number one agency. The team at Platinum have helped me fill a number of positions within my Michelin star brigade. Normally I don’t look to use agencies but with Platinum they’re genuinely more interested with the long term placement rather than the numbers game. They are as professional as the people they place in my kitchen. A big thumbs up for the guys.”

Mark Jordan

“We have worked with Platinum for both temp and perm staff. The standard of candidates who have been sent through are excellent. The team at Platinum have a great level of understanding of the industry and are quick to respond to ensure the needs of the business are met.”

Human Resources Director
The Vineyard – Stockcross

“Platinum are our first port of call for temporary staff and one of our key agencies for permanent recruitment. All the Platinum team are professional and provide great service. Ultimately, they produce results.”

General Manager
Macdonald Compleat Angler – Marlow

“Having worked with several agencies, I find Platinum to be amongst the best They understand both mine and the business needs and select only the best candidates to suit.

Finding the right candidate isn’t easy, but I have been able to build a strong team of fantastic cooks, each with their own strengths and who share a common goal with big ambitions. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help and support from Platinum, we have a great working relationship and Platinum are always there to assist whenever needed.”

Adam Smith

“I have used Platinum Recruitment for most of my professional career as they always act with the upmost integrity, they take time to get to know the candidates and they know the business enabling them to give me excellent candidate matches.”



General Manager
Crowne Plaza London Docklands – London