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

Hospitality Recruitment Manager B.A(DTA)

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.

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Samantha Fouché

Senior Hospitality Talent Acquisition Specialist

Samantha hails from the restaurant industry in Cape Town where she worked as a restaurant manager for leading and high-end trendy brands.

She is also highly experienced in digital marketing.

Sam has worked with Hospitality Jobs Africa for over 5 years as as senior hospitality talent acquisition specialist and recruitment marketer. Sam's wheelhouse lies in recruiting restaurant and spa staff from South Africa both locally and internationally.

What makes Sam WOW? Multi-tasking like no one else and a steadfast ethical compass... incredible lady

Alita Steenekamp

Senior Hospitality Recruitment Consultant

Alita is an APSO qualified Senior Recruitment Consultant who started her career in the corporate recruitment industry which she has been in for 8 years.

She has successfully recruited across a wide range of industries and has added the hospitality recruitment industry  to her bow.

Alita has a reputation for being a caring recruiter who develops long-term relationships with both her clients and candidates. She is particularly great at corporate contract catering recruitment, but hey, you can throw anything at her and she will succeed!

If you are dealing with Alita, rest assured, you are in the best hands! 

Samantha Venter

Talent Acquisition Specialist

I am a Recruitment Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in Hospitality Recruitment. From Hospitality Management Trainees, Chefs, Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Rooms Division Managers, to Front of House Managers, Front Desk Agents, and Reservations Consultants in Hotels, Lodges, Restaurants and Tour Operators.

I enjoy every aspect of recruiting and due to fact that I have an outgoing personality and like to talk. I take the time to truly understand my candidates, their current situation, their needs, and career ambitions.

I take the time to understand their career goals and aspirations. That way I can be selective when presenting suitable positions.
I love helping a candidate secure their dream job.

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 


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.