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(Regus Office, 11 Walnut Road, Durban)

Antonette is busy as this newsletter is being mailed out, setting up a new office in Durban where she will continue operating Hotelstaff but with the support of Brent and Phillip (HSC) will also be setting up a temp staffing office.

The new details will be up on the website shortly but you can contact Antonette on or 0836292865


The details of the new minimum wage under the Sectorial determination for the Hospitality industry have been published. As from 1st July 2016 the minimum wage will raise to R3,298.52 per month and R16.91 per hour

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Please remember that we have many more candidates on our books and you can enquire at each of our offices for suitable candidates or look for more on our website

BUMPER CANDIDATE NEWSLETTER WITH MANY HIGHLY QUALIFIED, REFERENCE CHECKED, CANDIDATES AVAILABLE IMMEDIATLEY. Contact the relevant office if you are at all interested in a candidate, if the exact person you seek isn’t listed here contact the nearest office and discuss your vacancy... we have many more candidates or we will source the right person. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF NEW CATEGORIES TOO.


Hotel General Manager: Extensive exp in Africa. OPEN TO AREA $4500 R40,000 + benefits

This gentleman is a very qualified man who has trained himself in hotel management hotel financial management, cookery, game ranging, marketing etc. He has grown a career in which he has been a GM for the last 15 years, working extensively in Africa. His forte is to take an ailing hotel and turning it around. He is said to be a brilliant staff trainer, a systems man who knows that if good systems are in place the hotel can only improve. He has a personal passion for good food so he has always managed to improve the F&B offering.

He runs a tight ship financially and has so far always had success. Currently in Uganda where he has put a 50 roomed hotel back on the map his contract is about to expire and he feels he can move on leaving the current deputy to take over. He therefore seeks a new challenge. He is open to just about anywhere in Africa , or even to return to SA.. His availability is currently highly negotiable. He travels to SA regularly and can attend an interview any where or Skype.
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002

STAR GRADUATES (more Candidates online)
Hospitality Graduate, R5 000 Live in Open to Mpu/ Limpopo REF: NNJ10
This hospitality graduate has completed her in-service training in various reputable properties in order to obtain her Advanced Diploma in Hospitality management. Experience gained includes working in Housekeeping ( as both a Housekeeper and a Housekeeping Supervisor), as a hostess for a Bistro Restaurant and as a receptionist for a 4* boutique hotel. Her referees have detailed her as a frontline, dynamic, a quick study who has a solid work ethic. She was detailed to have a definite flair for housekeeping and while she is open to other positions, she is keen to pursue this further. She is available immediately and is open to relocation across Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. Contact:
SENIOR PROFFESSIONALS (more Candidates online)
Training Manager, R30 000 - 33 000, KZN - DURBAN, REF: KZN00793
The candidate has great communication skills, with an admirable amount of skills as a trainer, the candidate has the ability to accept criticism, possesses a good organisational and planning skills. Overall this candidate is highly recommended to take on any position in training management with confidence. The candidate is available to start in 2 months, open to relocation.
Contact :
CHEFS (more Candidates online)
Chef De Partie R 8000 Jhb REF 869

AA candidate. She is a well-groomed and soft-spoken young lady. She is a hardworking and dedicated individual who is eager to prosper in the hospitality industry. Her referee reflects that she is well organized and handles functions exceptionally well. She is motivated and willing to learn. She has worked extensively in the Pastry Department as well as the main kitchen and is confident in both areas.
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002

CATERING (more Candidates online)
Assistant Catering Manager R7000 Johannesburg Area REF: PM7/002
Currently an ACM for one of the known outsourced catering companies but can be appointed as a chef too. She holds a National Certificate in Professional Cookery Level 4 and has been described as a hard worker and a great member of a team. Her referees mentioned that she would be an asset to any company.
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002
F&B (more Candidates online)
Banqueting Coordinator R16000 PTA/Sandton Areas REF: PM7/001
This candidate holds a ND in Hotel Management and has been in the industry for over 10 years. She was a group reservationist before finding a banqueting passion. She has hands on experience in all aspects of coordinating, sales and administration. She was awarded employee of the month several times by her previous employer. She is available immediately.
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002
FRONT OFFICE (more Candidates online)
Receptionist/ Housekeeping Supervisor Jhb R 10 000 REF 866
AA candidate. She is a bright, bubbly young lady who interacts well with guests. Her strengths lie in her team work, commitment to work and reliability. She is very good at handling pressure and she does not need constant supervision. She has had 4 years' experience in Housekeeping as a Supervisor and has recently worked as a Hotel Receptionist. She is willing to work in either Department and is available at 1 weeks' notice
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002
Receptionist / Reservationist / Assistant FOM Gauteng R7500 REF SF FRP
This AA candidate joined a country resort lodge straight after school . She worked as a receptionist and then debtor,'s clerk night auditor and front of house manager, growing her career for well over 5 years. She then joined a bigger country hotel managed by a well-known group with whom she gained some more structured in-house training in Reservations, guest handling and customer service , whilst she has been their reservationist. She would like to relocate back to Gauteng so she can do further studies whilst she works.
She is referred to as an extremely detail orientated person who takes a lot of care with her work . She is able to work both independently or as part of a team. In her last position she stepped into the shoes of the FOM , without hesitation when the incumbent fell ill.
She is computer literate on Opera, Apex, Jade, Innkeeper ..
The candidate is available immediately
If interested in this candidate contact or 0117823002
ROOMS DIVISION / HOUSEKEEPING (more Candidates online)
Executive Housekeeper R15 000 Live in Open to Mpu only REF: NNJ15
This candidate has worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years, working her way up through the ranks, and finding her niche in the Housekeeping/ Rooms Division sector. She has gained extensive experience in working in High Volume hotels, where she was responsible for management a large staff complement as well as the logistics entailed in the housekeeping of 75 plus room hotel. Her referees detail her as highly efficient, reliable and and employee who is equally competent in her operations management as what she is in managing her administration and budget for the department. She is ideally seeking an opportunity to return to the Mpumalanga region and is available within a month's notice Contact:
MAINTENANCE (more Candidates online)
Maintenance Manager R20 000 + Benefits Open to Mpu, Lim, Gau REF: NNJ11
This candidate has gained over 10 years working experience in the maintenance sector of the hospitality industry. He is familiar with the varied and demanding requirements of a maintenance department and has been commended on his all-round maintenance knowledge on routine and preventative repair of electrical, heating, refrigeration and Air conditioning requirements. He previously managed both security, gardens & maintenance departments as well and has a keen knowledge of the basic servicing of both diesel and petrol engines. His notice period is negotiable and he is open to relocation across Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions. Contact:
GAME LODGES / RANGERS (more Candidates online)
Lodge Manager R15 500 ctc Live in Open to Mpu, Limpopo REF: NNJ06
This candidate has a range of qualifications and has worked in the industry for approximately 7 years. He has worked his way through a range of departments from accounts to Front Office, F&B Management, Restaurant Management, Banqueting and Events, Admin & Finance management as well as Lodge Management within 5* environments. His referees have detailed him to be a skilled operator, an individual who excels in his implementation of systems, Stock control and financial administration. He interacts competently with guests and has a sound understanding of the operational requirements of the various departments. He is available within a month's notice and is open to relocation within the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions.
Field Guide R5 500 Live in Open to Mpu/ Limpopo, KZN, NW REF: NNJ05
He is a FGASA 1 guide who has recently completed his FGASA Back up Trails and has logged in excess of 60 encounters so far. He has completed a range of additional courses and certifications (DEAT, THETA, Track & Sign, Snake Handling, 4x4 skills) with referees detailing him as an individual who is very serious about his self development in the industry. Working experience entails almost a year within Big 5 Environments and he excels in his guest interaction, ensuring he provides a phenomenal bush experience to every guest he works with. Previous working experience includes extensive maintenance roles which has been to his benefit in each lodge, as he has taken on additional Maintenance duties. He is available immediately and is open to relocation.
Field / Trail Guide, R4 000 Plus Live-in, KZN, REF: KZN000737
This young guide has recently entered the industry, having obtained his FGASA 1 certification. He also has his First Aid Level 1, Advanced Rifle Handling. He is currently employed in his first position as a part time position. His referee has detailed him as enthusiastic, somebody that translates his passion for nature well to guests. He is available within immediately and is open to relocation - particularly seeking positions KwaZulu Natal areas.
GUESTHOUSES / B&B (more Candidates online)
Guesthouse Manager, R8 000, WESTERN CAPE (Live in), REF: KZN00377
A well-spoken candidate her references reflect a person of strength, someone who has a reputation of being hard working with leadership qualities, whilst also having good communications skills. She is looking for a place to expand her knowledge and take on more responsibility's. Is available with two weeks' notice. Willing to relocate if assistance with accommodation is offered.


Hotel General Manager South Sudan

Negotiable package:$ 5000 + accommodation , all meals , flights home,
Area position is available:Limpopo
REF: V 5505

Job description.
The client seeks a strong General manager who has at least 4* hotel experience. The hotel only has 17 huge luxury rooms, a dining room, bar and function rooms. South Sudan is growing exponentially and hotels are in high demand. Client seeks a mature GM with previous experience in Africa. You need to have strengths in marketing and networking with local communities and the ex pat community. Staff are well trained but need motivating and polishing .Position is available immediately If you are interested in this positionContact Johannesburg: or 0117823002

Assistant F&B Manager

Negotiable package:R 16,000 Live In (Neg) + Benefits
Area position is available:Limpopo
REF: V 608

Job description. Limpopo - Luxury Resort offering A la carte/Buffet dining and busy conference and wedding venues seeks a suitably qualified and experienced Assistant F&B Manager.
Duties include: Operational assistance with Running of F&B departments; Staff management, development and training; Compilation of staff rosters & leave cycles; Working with HR in regards to uniforms, staff training; IR & HR related issues (disciplinary hearings); Banqueting; Working in conjunction with the Head Chef and F&B Manager on menu planning and special dietary requirements for guests; Implementing & maintaining operating standards & procedures; Monthly & weekly stock takes; Assist with the setting the budgets for the F&B Department; Placing all F&B & Kitchen orders for the lodge; Dealing with all suppliers (current & new); Keeping up to date with all new trends and prices in the market
Requirements include: Previous working experience in an F&B Management capacity with preference being given to experience gained within a 4-5* environment; Formally qualified candidates (Diploma in Hotel Management or similar) will be given preference; Grade 12 (Matric) qualification; Must be computer literate on the MS Office suite; Must have experience working on Micros and Knowledge on Panstrat would be an advantage; Previous banqueting experience; First Aid Level 1; Unendorsed drivers licence ESSENTIAL.
Please send through copies of your qualifications with letters of reference and a head and shoulders photograph with your application; Regret that there is accommodation for single persons only.
Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email

Food & Beverage Manager

Negotiable package:R18 000 Live in Area position is available:Mpumalanga
REF: v642

Job description. Mpumalanga - Upmarket Hotel seeks a suitably qualified and experienced F&B Manager to co-ordinate and manage busy F&B Department and its offerings. Duties include full management of the department, staff management, development and training and related administration. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring seamless levels of service, manage floor of restaurant, back of house liaison with Executive Chef and related costings, cost of sales and stock control duties. He/ She will manage all banqueting, conferences, functions and events and related administration and will be responsible to forecast on budgets for the department and manage adherance of same.
What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 (matric) Formal qualification in Hotel/ Tourism Management with previous experience in F&B Management within both A la carte and Buffet dining environment. Previous experience with management of high volume conferences and events is essential. Sound financial acumen required. Must have an unendorsed drivers licence and own transport. Must be computer literate on MS Office suite as well as a reputable POS System. Previous exposure to a property management system such as Fidelio Opera or similar preferred. Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email


COUPLE Negotiable package: R24 000 Live in (Negotiable) Area position is available:Limpopo
REF: V 624

Job description. Limpopo - Luxury 5* lodge situated within Big 5 Reserve seeks Assistant Lodge Management couple to join this prestigious team. Joint Duties include: Welcoming guests upon arrival, Supervision of all FOH and Front Office procedures, supervision of Housekeeping, F&B and ensure seamless levels of service in kitchen through to F&B department. Ongoing co-ordination of all departments will be an ongoing duty. SHE will be involved extensively in related lodge administration and will also be involved in the hosting of guests during mealtimes. HE will be providing Guided game drives and game walks into Big 5 Territory. Safety & Security of Guests is paramount in this process. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with all regulations pertaining to using a firearm/ walking with a firearm. HE will also be required to assist with the management of routine and preventative maintenance in and around the lodge. Related administration applies
What is needed to apply for this position: SHE: Grade 12 (Matric) Formal qualification in Hospitality or Tourism Management highly beneficial. Must have at least 3 years previous working experience within the luxury 5* lodge sector with excellent administrative skills and previous exposure to FO, Housekeeping, F&B and Admin management within a similar environment. Must be computer literate on MS Office suite and a reputable Property Management system. Knowledge on Pastel HIGHLY BENEFICIAL. ** HE: FGASA 1 (min) FGASA TRAILS (full); DEAT registered; THETA assessed; ARH; First Aid Level 1; Code 08 Licence + PDP; Minimum of 2 yrs previous guiding experience within Big 5 Reserves as Trails Guide essential

Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email


Negotiable package: R18 000 Live in (negotiable) Area position is available:Limpopo
REF: V 625

Job description. Limpopo - Luxury lodge operation seeks a suitably qualified and experienced Lodge Manager to join their management team. Duties include operational management of the lodge, co-ordination of all departments ensuring seamless levels of service at all times. Staff management, development and training features prominently. Extensive hosting and guest interaction applies, so frontline, dynamic applicants required!
The successful incumbent will also be involved with the supervision of the maintenance department (Over all maintenance and Vehicle maintenance) therefore a solid understanding of maintenance and related logistics essential.
What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 (matric) Formal qualification in Hospitality/ Tourism management preferred. Minimum of 3-5 yrs previous experience gained in lodge management of luxury lodges preferred. All applicants must be computer literate on MS Office suite with previous experience of a property management system (i.e Fidelio/ Innkeeper or similar). Must have a sound financial acumen with an understanding of budgetary management. Solid maintenance experience in both vehicles and over all management ESSENTIAL.

Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email

Head Chef

Negotiable package:R15 500 Live in + Benefits (Neg) Area position is available:Limpopo
REF: v623

Job description.
Limpopo - Luxury lodge situated within Big 5 reserve with predominantly international guests seeks a suitably qualified and experienced Head Chef to co-ordinate and manage all culinary requirements for this property. Duties include: Full management of kitchen and all culinary requirements; Menu compilation, food costing, cost of sales analyses; Meal preparation, plating and presentation (Buffet /A la carte/ plated); Responsible for all purchasing, receiving, issuing, rotation and storage of stock as well as related administration; Staff management, discipline and training of staff ; Kitchen hygiene and cleanliness ; Guest interaction: presentation of menu to guests ; Related departmental administration, involvement with budget compilation.
What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 (matric); Reputable culinary qualification; Minimum of 5 years working experience in the capacity of Head Chef / Executive Chef within a 4-5* environment offering A la carte/ Buffet service; Computer literate on MS Office suite; Unendorsed Drivers licence; Sound financial acumen with previous experience to Kitchen department budgeting. Please ensure that you provide a Food portfolio indicating your ability with plated fine dining meals and head and shoulders photograph with your application.
Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email

Resident Hotel Manager

Negotiable package:R15 00 Live in + Benefits (Neg) Area position is available:Mpumalanga
REF: v645

Job description. Mpumalanga - Luxury 5* boutique style hotel seeks suitably qualified and experienced manager to manage all operational requirements for this property. Duties include daily operations management to ensure 5* standards are maintained. Staff management, development and training will form part of your daily duties, ensuring that all departments communicate effectively. The successful incumbent will be involved in budgetary management and related processes and administration. Extensive guest liason applies.
What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 (matric) and a tertiary qualification in Hotel/ Hospitality Management. He/ She must be computer literate on MS Office suite and a Property management system with knowledge on Apex being HIGHLY BENEFICIAL. This person must have a sound financial acumen with a solid understanding of budgets and the related administration. All round experience with previous working experience in management of Housekeeping, Front Office House, F&B management and Back of House procedures within a 5* environment essential. All applicants must have an unendorsed drivers licence.
Contact: Hotelstaff Nelspruit 084 602 3602 or email

Fine dining restaurant manageress

Negotiable package:R15-20,000 neg on exp. Area position is available:Jhb North, Gauteng
REF: V 5557

Job description. This award winning fine dining restaurant owned by a well known chef patron , seeks the services of a strong, well organised FEMALE manager for their establishment . They seek a young lady who has completed hospitality Mgt Diploma or similar and who is currently working in a similar restaurant or in a 5* hotel Food and beverage department. Working hours are Tuesday to Sunday, Sunday being a half day also another half day in the week Mondays off rotational weekends off so you get a Saturday Sunday Monday once a month. Client seeks a full on manageress not a hostess but will consider a bright well-spoken hostess looking for promotion. You will take reservations, assist with ordering certain items, assist with receiving of product. Plan events and wine pairing evenings. Client wants a young dynamic person to join their young team with some passion and enjoyment for the job. Shifts are non-negotiable Interested in this exciting position Contact Johannesburg :- or 0117823002

 Contact any of the offices at:
Johannesburg - Contact Shirley & Silvana, Tel: 011 782 3002 -
Durban - Contact Antonette, Tel: 083 629 2865 -
Nelspruit - Contact Melody, Tel: 084 602 3602 -
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