Congratulations, you have made it to the interview stage! Especially in the hospitality industry, this is no easy feat so give yourself a pat on the back. But now comes your opportunity to show your potential new employers why you are the best candidate. Read through our expert advice and learn how to plan for your interview to land that hospitality job role!

Research the company

This is an important step in your career in hospitality, so invest the time to learn about who you will be working for. Not only will this help you decide if this job is the right fit, but you can impress your potential employers with how much you are willing to learn. If you have found the job through a hospitality recruitment agency, like Platinum Recruitment, speak to them to find out more information.

Visit them undercover

There is a huge advantage to applying for a hospitality job – you can see how they operate from the customer’s point of view. If your interview is for a chef job, book yourself a reservation in advance to see how they operate. Observe the levels of service and identify what could be improved. Wowing your interviewers with some fresh ideas and positive feedback will put you ahead of the other candidates.

Prepare in advance

Nothing will stress you out like a last-minute panic. As with any interview, make sure you are prepared, below are some helpful tips –

  • Plan your outfit and make sure it is ready to wear.
  • Do you know where you are going? Look up the directions and estimate how long it will take to get there.
  • Think about what questions you will likely be asked and how to answer them.
  • Take time to scan over your research and interview notes.

Once you have sorted these elements, relax and get an early night so you will wake up fresh and confident. Good Luck!

If you would like to know more about hospitality recruitment, including hotel and chef recruitment, call our friendly team at Platinum Recruitment today on 01202 203150 or drop us an email at