Why choose Collins King & Associates

We have an established and varied client base that includes many of the UK’s leading restaurant and retail dining operators, Hotel groups, contract caterers and event companies.

We have a highly motivated, knowledgeable and dedicated recruitment team, who have all trained and worked in various sectors of the Hospitality Industry.

Our team has over 80 years combined specialist hospitality recruitment experience.

Our office is perfectly situated in the heart of central London and has dedicated interview rooms for external client use.

Our existing clients tell us that we offer a really honest, sensible, genuine and credible recruitment service.

We instigate and conduct client and site visits when working with a new client to enable us to gain a comprehensive and thorough understanding of their business and recruitment needs.

We endeavour to meet all our candidates face to face, and we will inform our clients otherwise.

We put together our own formatted CV’s following a candidate meeting to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Our team attend regular networking events, trade shows, industry functions and awards dinners to foster relationships with the key decision makers from all sectors of the hospitality industry.

We don’t send out unsolicited candidate CV’s.

We are a niche agency who take our consultancy services seriously, and pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of customer service to our clients and candidates.

Collins King & Associates are affiliated to a number of leading industry bodies including The Recruitment Employment Confederation, The Craft Guild of Chefs, HR in Hospitality, Arena, The Association of Catering Excellence, The Institute of Hospitality, and The Academy of Food & Wine.

Collins King & Associates work in partnership with The Springboard Charity and our team attend regular fundraising events, functions and international treks.

Areas of expertise

Collins King & Associates comprises a number of specialist recruitment divisions, each with experienced and dedicated Consultants who focus on sourcing and managing the following appointments:

  • Commercial Management appointments (Restaurant, Hotel, Retail, Bar & Club Management)
  • Branded Restaurants & Retail Catering appointments
  • Contract Catering, Corporate Hospitality & Event Management appointments
  • Commercial Chefs (Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs, Events, Themed & Retail)
  • Contract Catering & Corporate Dining Chefs
  • Sales & Marketing, Front Office, Secretarial, Accounts & Administrative appointments
  • International Appointments