Let us find your next career move

We obsess over the finer details so you can focus on accelerating your growth, and your career, in the hospitality and events sector.

areas of expertise

Collins King & Associates comprises a number of specialist recruitment divisions, each with experienced and dedicated Consultants who understand, and can offer specific advise on their relevant industry sector.

Commercial Management APPOINTMENTS

Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Dining, Bars & Club Management


Contract Catering, B&I and Events Management

chefs – commercial appointments

Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs, Themed & Retail Dining

chefs – corporate dining, venues & stadia

Business, Industry & fully commercial Contract Catering, Events, Food Development and Production

Sales & Marketing, Front Office & Accounts

Events, Sales & Marketing, Front Office & Accounts opportunities

International appointments

Senior Food & Beverage Management & Culinary appointments

candidate recruitment process



Application & candidate screening

We get it!! Searching for a new role can be a daunting and a stressful process. At Collins King & Associates, we are here to take some of that weight off you. As former industry professionals you will be put through to a member of our team who will offer you a friendly, consultative & engaging experience, as you endeavour on your job search. It all starts with a phone call…

We listen to your professional aspirations and offer you consultative guidance on how we can best help you achieve your goals.

We listen to your personal circumstances and offer consultative advice on the best path suited to your wants & needs in your career journey within hospitality.


Let’s meet!

We really want to get know YOU! At Collins King & Associates, we offer a very personable service. We don’t want to be an anonymous telephone voice. We endeavour to build lasting relationships with our candidates. Meeting face to face or via video call enables us to ensure a more accurate match in your job search.   We will sit down with you and talk through your background and career to date. We want to know what motivates you, why you are working in hospitality, your reasons for moving job, and your future career aspirations. We can advise on CV layout, and prepare you for interview.


The interview process

We will present your formatted, in-depth CV to our client, who will then decide if they would like to take you forward to an interview stage. If successful, we will ensure you are nothing short of well prepared for your interview. Prior to your interview, we will present to you an in-depth brief of the company, current team, company culture, benefits, who you are meeting and of course, locality. 


We will be in contact in build up to your interview, ensuring any questions and queries are fully answered. The interview process can sometimes be a long process, often comprising of 2 – 3 stages of interviews, assessments/observations or trials.  Rest assured that we ‘have your back’ every step of the way. We will give you honest and constructive feedback throughout the interview process. Taking all factors into account, we will endeavour to represent you in the most professional way possible way, to ensure the best possible outcome.


The offer stage

After conducting your interviews, assessments and trials, if successful, our client will then look to make you an offer. We will then liaise on your behalf between both parties to advise and discuss your offer, the salary and benefits, and look to ensure that you secure the overall best package. We then start to bridge that gap between you and your new employer, ensuring that your on-boarding process is as smooth and as communicative as possible.



CONGRATULATIONS, you’ve smashed it and your new role awaits! In the build up to your first day in your new job, we will endeavour to ensure that you have everything you need to hit the floor running. From administration and onboarding, to who you are reporting into on your first day.

We are also here to help ease those first day nerves. From there, you are likely to continue hearing from us regularly to check in on how you are enjoying your new role, and if it is living up to your expectations. Once settled in, we are always here if you want to drop by for a coffee and a chat.

Good luck!

We’ve helped hundreds of candidates successfully find a job

"I highly recommend Vincent as a recruiter because of his professionalism and support. He knows how to scout talents and wherever he works he always make a difference."

Ilva Antonuzzo – Workplace Ops - London at Palantir Technologies

"Vince must be one of the best recruiter in town these days. From providing me with the resources needed prior to the many national and international interviews, to assisting me with the provision of a private space in their office to make conference and video calls, he has been instrumental in getting me the perfect job role. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable yet professional service. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to get into the catering and hotel industry."

Alain Mara – General Manager – London Bridge Hospital

“Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me. Thank you for your professional approach, you have been very helpful”

Olderigi Carotenuto – Bartender - Private Members Club

"A few words about Jennie & Jo to express my thanks and appreciation of your combined efforts in securing the role that I have...
I think that the whole process from me initially applying for the job online to now was around 4 weeks and that includes me initially meeting at the offices for an interview, formatting a new CV, being put forward for trial, attending a second interview and then doing a cook off ahead of the job offer. I have been in this industry a long time and cannot remember such a swift process. You have been outstanding responding to emails and calls immediately and doing exactly what you promised to do every time. You are both a credit to both yourselves and your company and it has been an absolute pleasure meeting you both."

Adam Jones

"I would like to say I was very impressed the way Jennie dealt with my recruitment, she is very professional, encouraging and empathic towards the whole process.
It’s also important to notice that Jennie never pressured me into something I wasn’t ready for it, I felt at ease and relaxed from day one of our interview and could speak frankly and be transparent with her.
I would definitely recommend for future candidates."

Eloisa Griffiths – Placed by Jennie Wan

"I would really like to commend Jennie for her professionalism and commitment to making sure I was being well looked after.
I would highly recommend anyone looking for future employment opportunities to contact you."

Simon Hodgson – Placed by Jennie Wan

"It is with esteem joy that I am sending through this feedback. First and foremost I want to thank Jennie & Jo for all your support during the recruitment process from start to finish and for successfully placing me into my new role as Catering Manager thereby helping me progress in my career.
I also thank you for believing in me to be the best fit for the position and it could only be gut instincts to have put me forward for the role as you guys are the orchestrator towards achieving a common goal.
Jennie has been really supportive by always checking on me on a daily basis and guiding me through the stages of the recruitment process, your efforts and determination is highly appreciated.
I will always be grateful to you both for giving me this opportunity and helping me achieve my career goal.
I wish you both all the best in future endeavours and if I was to describe the team in 3 words it - would be detailed, timely and organised."

Oladapo – Catering Manager - placed by Jennie & Jo

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