Let's taco 'bout us


However right now we have the microphone, so let us peacock our feathers for a moment whilst we tell you a bit about who we are…


WE’RE GOOD HUMANS.  We’re people – just like you. We’re driven, passionate, empathetic and friendly. We care about people – this is why we do what we do. We take the time to listen and understand your needs or requirements.

WE HAVE HISTORY. Whilst we’re young at heart – we have a few wrinkles and smile lines! We’ve been around for quite a few years now – building loads of fabulous connections and solid relationships.

WE’RE STRAIGHT UP. We speak honestly and try to avoid too much fluff. We don’t waste energy on excuses – we tell it as it is.

WE’RE AMBITIOUS. Our clients want the best talent. Our candidates want the best job. We’re here to connect the dots, providing exceptional results for all.

WE’RE GREAT AT WHAT WE DO.  We’ve been recruiting for a long time  – for good reason – were pretty darn good at what we do. We’ve viewed a tonne of CVS, interviewed thousands of people and successfully placed hundreds of awesome humans in great businesses throughout our wonderful country.



We don’t really like to be lumped under the ‘recruitment agency’ bracket. We were spawned on the foundation of being different to the traditional agency approach. We see ourselves as a Recruitment partner to our fabulous clients and a trusted career guide and support to our jobseekers.

We’re less about KPIS and sales targets, more about quality connections and long term relationships.


 SERVICE OVER SALES. Our industry is centred around people, so service has to come first. Reputation is everything. We won’t sacrifice quality.

WE SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE and view recruitment as a strategic opportunity not a pain in the backside. We get a real kick out of adding value, helping people and businesses and building long term relationships. We’re not looking for quick wins.


With over fourteen years’ international recruiting experience, paired with a genuine love of food, wine + people – Meg was born for the hospo industry. She’s all about social connection + partnership, building talent communities and being a brand ambassador for her clients.

Meg Eriksen

The Sauce / Talent Scout + Founder


I want to compliment The Sauce team for such a professional service. Great person-to-person communication, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I was looking for a specific job that’s not found too frequently, but you were a pro. Thank you.

Jean Brito Pinenda

Executive Chef, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

It was great having someone advocate for our business in such a positive manner. The service was honest, smooth and friendly, putting you head and shoulders above your competition. You genuinely care about our business, which is key to the success of yours.

Scottie Hansen

Group Head Chef, Meadow + 46 & York

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