About Hospitality Jobs Africa

How we started?

Hospitality Jobs Africa Group started back in 2008 and have never looked back. We are a group of talented hospitality recruitment consultants who are all specialists in our particular fields. Not even a epidemic could hold us back…. We stayed together during Covid, putting all our energies into pipelining out talent pools, refining our hospitality candidate base and knowing for sure, that nothing ever lasts forever. 


A combined 45 years’ experience in hospitality recruitment


Competitive and affordable rates and conditions

A large database of specialist candidates across the African, Irish, UK and Middle East regions

Competency-based interviewing skills and techniques


Reference, credit and criminal background checks

Confidential and Professional services by highly experienced consultants

Your Talent Acquisition Team

Meet the BLOW-YOUR-MIND team behind Hospitality Jobs Africa... We are hospitality recruitment Gladiators... "Whatever Comes Out Of These Gates, We've Got A Better Chance Of Survival If We Work Together."

We understand that at the heart of every successful hospitality brand is its people. And that’s where we come in. We are in it for the long haul and help our clients achieve their business results by selecting the right people. 

Sarah Donnelly

Managing Director

Sarah is an Industrial Psychology graduate – with over 25 year’s working as a hospitality recruitment consultant and training other recruitment agencies in South Africa nationwide. She has a post graduate qualification in employment law and is widely published as a leader in the field in competency based recruitment assessment.

Sarah has a vast knowledge of running hospitality recruitment onboarding projects for new restaurant and hotel openings with leading global hospitality brands in Ireland, UK, The Middle East and the African region.

Caval Goodyear

Associate Director

Caval studied and started his professional journey in the 5* hotels locally and abroad, the transition from qualified and experienced Chef and Lecturer to Hospitality Recruitment Consultant was effortless.

Blending two of Caval’s great loves, the Humanities (cum Laude graduate 2010) and Hospitality (C&G 2007) he lives by his monikers of the People’s Champion and The #NoDaysOffRecruiter.

Seven years into his recruitment career Caval has helped hundreds of job seekers make that next move while providing clients with talented and committed professionals.

Refilwe Mofutsana

Jnr Hospitality Recruitment Consultant

Refilwe has worked in the hospitality industry for over 8 years,In that space, Refilwe has managed to venture into different sectors within the hospitality industry, and that managed to build her great charisma and her love for recruitment.

She is a motivated individual who lives by the rule (live today like there’s no tomorrow) which means life should be full of adventures, love and laughter.

Refilwe is working towards putting her name higher in the recruitment industry, building a solid brand for herself also changing lives via her career.

With that being said-  She believes she can, and she’s halfway there!



Kerri-Leigh Mayes

Hospitality Recruitment Administrator

Kerri is a task-driven executive assistant with 10+ years of administrative experience managing office operations.

Equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal communications, support the day-to-day administrative and operational functions by working collaboratively with the Senior hospitality recruitment consultants to achieve maximum operational impacts, conserve time and boost efficiency.

Kerri supports the team by doing all of our background checks - references, criminal checks, credit checks and recruitment documentation for international visas and medicals 



Maxine Ndudzo

Hospitality Recruitment Intern

Maxine is an Journalism and Media graduate(cum laude 2022).She is currently pursuing her second honors degree in Human Resource Management.

Maxine is aiming to grow her knowledge of different aspects of HR through training experience with the HJA team. HJA will help her grow as an individual in recruitment and talent acquisition in workplaces through the different experiences she encounters with our team.

She is a fast learner,motivated,dedicated and a team player who will assist HJA reach greater heights.

" I believe recruitment is very inspiring and motivates one to do better for themselves and for others. There is immense satisfaction in being able to help someone achieve their dreams which is something I am playing a part in at HJA"

Hospitality Jobs Africa Clients

Recruitment Divisions


Chef Jobs

Hospitality Jobs Africa has been successfully doing Chef Recruitment for a wide variety of chef recruiters since 2008. As South African based specialists in chef placements we focus on kitchen and chef vacancies throughout South Africa, Africa, The UK, Ireland and the whole of the Middle East.

Restaurant Jobs

Restaurant Jobs

Our go-getter team of restaurant recruitment agency specialists will blow your mind. Experienced in high-end casual and fine-dining stand-alone operations, restaurant groups and 5* hotel restaurants Africa, Ireland & The UK and Middle East talent.

Restaurant Jobs

Catering Jobs

Hospitality Jobs Africa is a specialised contract catering recruitment agency that works with national and international contract catering companies. We recruit catering managers, project managers, kitchen managers and chefs of all levels within the catering industry.

Hotel Jobs

We are talent hotel recruitment agents for hotel groups, 4 and 5 star hotels, gastro pubs as well as stand-alone boutique hotels across Southern African. The UK, Ireland and MENA regions.

Lodge Jobs

We are South African based lodge recruitment agency, specializing in all lodge job placements throughout South Africa and African countries, such as Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Mozambique and many more.
Spa Jobs

Spa Jobs

Our spa recruitment consultants recruit talent for wellness, beauty and spa staff in African countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Zanzibar and Tanzania as well as UK, Ireland UAE and Middle East.

Job Seeker

As a Job Seeker you’ll be able to submit your profile, apply for posted jobs, add job listings to your favourites, upload your resume and be found by employers.

New Clients

Hospitality Recruitment Africa is your one stop shop for hospitality recruitment placement services to our clients across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the African and Middle East regions. Please email us direct at [email protected] to connect with one of our experienced recruitment consultants.