Don't get stuck in a pickle


Business Owners, Managers, Executive and Head Chefs – We know how busy you are, your business is everything and you have worked hard to get where you are. Hospo life takes a lot of energy and it’s not easy. On top of this you need to recruit!

We understand that finding talented and engaged employees can seem like an endless and uphill battle. Employing quality staff is one of the greatest challenges and headaches in any hospitality business. Visa complications, increasing competition, lack of talent, bad reference checks, expensive and unfruitful advertising, no shows to interviews, bad attitudes, terrible CVs – trust us, we get it!

As well as eating up large quantities of your time, hiring the wrong person can cost your business a lot of dough.

One bad hire can result in increased stress and workload on team members, reduced productivity, lowered staff morale, customer dissatisfaction and higher recruitment costs.

The Sauce eliminates this risk, saves your valuable time and connects you with the right people. With an extensive background in hospitality and recruitment we understand your needs and deliver the right solution for your business.

The most important thing in any hospitality business is PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE. This is what we do.


We’re connected. We’re proud to be widely connected and respected. We have an extensive network with many of New Zealand’s highest profiled chefs and business operators. We’ve been around long enough to accumulate quite the ‘little black book’. With over 8,000 people on our database – we know the good and the bad eggs.

We have a knack for attracting the best in the industry. We do this through our unique recruiting methods. Activating passive candidates, talent mapping, harnessing online social channels and innovative strategies to target hospitality professionals globally.

We’re Innovators. We have our finger on the pulse. We harness the latest technology to find, connect and engage the best talent out there.

We’re about partnership.  We forge trusted partnerships with you to understand your culture, your business and what you want to achieve. We offer flexible approaches to our clients and a more tailored experience. We are a Recruitment Consultancy less about KPIS and more about establishing and maintaining quality relationships with our key clients and candidates.

We’re ambassadors of your brand. We represent and talk positively about your business and brand, sharing the love with our networks and social following. We genuinely care about your business and want to see you suceed.




The services we offer are really flexible and you can select the service that’s right for you:

End-to-End Recruitment: This is our ‘caviar’ recruitment solution, where we take care of the whole process for you.

Flexi Recruitment: Perhaps you only need help with some parts of the recruitment process  – Social adverts, Reference Checking, Head Hunting, International Search…. Talk to us about which recruitment service you’d like support with.

Recruitment Projects: One-off project help or ongoing support, we can help you with your HR and Recruitment needs. We have loved working on many new venue openings, partnering with our client to run the whole staff hiring process. For this high volume recruitment we run branded marketing, open days and assessment centres, managing the full process right through to induction of the new employees.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): Recruitment Process Outsourcing allows The Sauce to act as your internal recruitment team. We literally become a part of your team, working with key stakeholders and gaining a deep understanding of your employment brand. RPO can cover the entire recruitment function for your business or just one channel. It can be tailored to suit any level of support or a specific requirement. Contact us to learn more about The Sauce RPO.