Former Michelin-starred chef John Wood aims to change hospitality recruitment with the launch of his new recruitment company.
John Wood Selective Recruitment, which will run alongside John Wood Consultancy set up in 2007, intend to offer a more personal service than already exists in the recruitment of chefs and food and beverage staff.
"I personally interview every candidate and visit every property looking for staff," said Wood, who achieved a Michelin star for Waldo's restaurant when he was executive chef at Cliveden in Taplow, Berkshire.
He has also worked at the Savoy and the Dorchester hotels in London and abroad in Germany, South Africa and Hong Kong. His final executive chef role was as at the Burj-al-Arab in Dubai.
Wood will pay 20% of the agency fee to all candidates who remain in their new post for 12 months and give an undertaking not to poach any recruit within 21 months of their appointment.
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By Janet Harmer
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