Company Profile

Company Introduction

First Contact was established to offer the Hotel, Catering and Hospitality Industry a fresh approach to the resourcing of all levels of chefs. Based in Sheffield we are positioned to assist with recruitment throughout the UK.

Our highest priority is to build a mutually successful relationship with our customers based on our knowledge and understanding of their individual needs and total commitment to satisfying them.

Always positively striving to deliver the highest standards, quality and consistency of service. Our vision is to offer a refreshingly different tailored service to both our clients and applicants, gaining a greater understanding of their needs whilst adapting and responding quickly, accordingly and effectively.

The entire team at First Contact has been handpicked and all have working operational knowledge of the industry in Hotels, Restaurants and Kitchens. This knowledge stands the team in an enviable position of truly being able to say that they are specialists in their sector. This working understanding also provides empathy with both candidates and client and their recruitment needs.

Our fees are based on the service that we offer and terms are both competitive with market rates and provide value for money for the service provided. Packages can be tailor made to clients needs and we are always open to assist where possible.

The challenge of candidate attraction

Along with other organisations within catering, First Contact is all too aware of the problems in attracting the right candidate, especially when we face a skills shortage right across the Industry.

Through correct representation and a policy of honesty and integrity, our database of individuals is enhanced through word of mouth and reputation.

In addition to referrals and direct response, the methods we use for candidate attraction include; Websites, Local Press, National Publications, Recruitment Fairs and Referral from Commercial Agencies.

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