About Goldstar Hospitality Recruitment
Goldstar is a niche, specialist Catering & Hospitality Recruitment Agency based in North Oxford. Set up in 2009, we work in partnership with leading hotel operators, universities, schools, restaurants, gastro pubs and event companies.
For the love of food
We’re an independent business made up of former hospitality professionals and lovers of the UK food and travel scene.
We flex with the best
Over the years, we have learnt to flex with different types of hospitality operations and have built our service on an offering that is specialist, personal, and minus the sales pitch.
Our understanding that the hospitality industry is not a 9-5 operation, so we’re open for business 7-days a week, ready to discuss any requirements you may have.
Our hospitality clients include hotels and restaurants, casual pubs and leading fine dining establishments.
The Oxford Universities, research and teaching institutions as well as world leading technology hubs come to us to help with their catering staff requirements.
Power to the
Hospitality Recruitment People
The Goldstar hospitality recruitment team that makes the magic happen
I’m the proud founder of Goldstar Recruit, which I set up in 2009.
I have been in hospitality recruitment for 20 years and have worked both in an agency environment and also internally for large hospitality companies.
You have to be a ‘foodie’ to be associated with hospitality and I’m no different. I love the UK food and tourism scene and I am always on the hunt for the next hidden gem.
At home I have a wonderful wife, Sophie and two young children. I also have a chocolate cocker spaniel called Berkeley who loves nothing more than a stroll around Blenheim Palace.
In my spare time I follow both Football and Rugby. I like nothing more than watching a live Oxford game, or heading to Twickenham to catch an England Rugby International.
Branch Manager - Goldstar Hospitality
I started my working life in the Motor Industry as a PA to the Dealership Manager.
I really enjoyed the Recruitment Aspect of the role which involved working closely with agencies and meeting lots of new and diverse individuals.
Having joined Goldstar Recruit in 2013 to initially oversee the temps division. Following continued success and growth I was then made a Director.
My primary focus is to maintain the high standards of service we offer. I enjoy the variety that the job brings and the fast pace of temporary recruitment.
Outside of hospitality recruitment work my most loved past time is spending time with my 2 beautiful children.
I enjoy family trips locally and abroad, Spa days to relax and love dining out. There are many wonderful destinations that Oxford and the surrounding areas have on offer.
Temps Hospitality Recruitment Account Manager
After 3 and a half years as a residential property manager working in letting agents in Oxfordshire, I have made the leap into an exciting new challenge with Goldstar.
I understand the importance of good communication in fostering and building strong relationships. I am excited to transfer my experience of customer service and relationship building into my new role supporting hospitality businesses in finding great new talent.
Outside of work, I enjoy getting outdoors, hiking and camping. I also enjoy yoga, travel and music.
Permanent Hospitality Recruitment
At 20, I realised hospitality was for me. Jumping behind the bar at a local Peach Pub in Bedford, creating memorable dining experiences whilst studying at University. I soon realised how much of an integral part of the community a pub is.
Quickly climbing the ranks at Peach. I was General Manager of my first pub at 24 years old, before moving to Oxford at the start of 2020 to take on my second.
After 8 successful years with Peach, I decided to sidestep into the world of Hospitality Recruitment; What a world it is!
I love hospitality and have a burning passion for great food and drink. As well as a firm understanding of the importance of having the right people in your business!
When I’m not at work, I’m busy being a rugby fanatic & the Captain of Oxford RFC, looking for great new places to eat and drink, and keeping myself fit in the gym.
PERMANENT HOSPITALITY RECRUITment
I started my career with Peach pubs as a waitress saving up for my travels around South America.
After lots of sightseeing, I found myself settling in Mexico for a year. I then returned to the UK to further my career in hospitality.
I got my first general manager role with TRG, before returning to Peach pubs to run The Rose and Crown in Warwick. Followed by stints with Brasserie Blanc and Cirrus Inns.
I’ve always loved recruiting and building teams, so when the opportunity came to join Goldstar Recruit as a perm recruitment consultant – I wasn’t going to let it pass by.
Being a former GM I understand how hard and time consuming it can be to find the right people for your business, so I love being able to help.
When I’m not at work, I’m usually doing yoga, out riding horses or spending time with my two cats Fridha and Daphne.
TEMPS HOSPITALITY RECRUITMENT ACCOUNT MANAGER
If you are looking for a temporary role or staff in hospitality, I will most likely be your first point of contact.
Recruitment is a two-way street, but I enjoy everything that comes with it: from reviewing applications to conducting interviews and handling administrative tasks.
I’m always eager to be part of exciting projects and make a positive impact. After obtaining my master’s degree in Journalism and English, I ventured into the hospitality industry and moved abroad to pursue my career.
Helping others discover their path, making a positive impact on their lives, and focusing on personal development come naturally to me. As a recruiter, the satisfaction of seeing the difference I can make is incredibly rewarding.
When I’m not working, I like to stay active by going to the gym regularly. I’m also passionate about research and enjoy exploring a wide range of topics to stay up-to-date with industry trends and innovations.
We’ve got you covered
Based in North Oxford, we are the premier catering and hospitality recruitment agency for Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, London, Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.
If you’re looking for relief chefs, permanent chefs, temporary or permanent hospitality staff, get in touch with us and see what we can do for you. Why not read more about us in our blog, and about the benefits of working as a relief chef.
Get in touch to learn more about Goldstar Hospitality Recruitment.
We are passionate about our hospitality recruitment agency’s ability to match the best people with the best roles. We cover the following areas: Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Hertforshire, and the Cotswolds. Now with offices in London and Birmingham.