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Doug Kelsall

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Doug Kelsall

Talent Division Manager

15 years recruitment sector experience, 30000+ hours | Broad exposure - agency and internal, private and public sector | UK & Australia | Previous recruitment business owner | Managed diverse recruitment teams up to 25 | Recruitment Subject Matter Expert | Strategic HR expertise & projects | Executive search specialist | Experienced recruitment manager & talent acquisition, specialist

 

I am a passionate foodie, reviewer & blogger (& recruiter, of course, haha) who enjoys nothing more than working with premium hospitality operators and industry talent. I'm the natural extrovert in our team with a forte for matching great clients with game changing candidates, and I pride myself on being a true industry expert and trusted partner.

 

Heading up BENCHMARQUE’s Talent Team, my role is sourcing senior & exec talent for a large portfolio of roles, managing a small high performing direct industry team of talent specialists and innovating BENCHMARQUE’s permanent and temporary products & talent solutions. As a previous strategic HR projects specialist, I also support the business in delivering our exciting HR Services/Projects to our clients, helping hospitality operators build out their HR maturity and effectiveness.

Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment for a phone catch up if you think I can support you in any way.

I can help businesses with:
Sales, Marketing, Events, Hotels & Culinary Temporary & Permanent Recruitment

I can help candidates find temporary, contract and permanent roles in:
Executive Roles in Sales, F&B & Culinary


Key Facts
Greatest achievement – Never had a day off sick, ever… yet (fingers crossed)
Coffee – Flat White
Favourite drink – Espresso Martini
Most treasured possession – Signed David Bowie Photo
Expertise  – Culinary and Group Roles, Recruitment Transformation

Doug's latest roles

Sous/Head Chef (amazing location)

20 days ago

Our client, a well known restaurateur in North NSW specialising in Italian cuisine requires a talented Sous/Head Chef for his newly opened second restaurant in the area. They’re well known and respected for their high standards of food and service. The role: Reporting to the Owner/GM you will lead and manage the venue’s BOH team Work in a busy and fast paced environment where fresh produce pair...

Job Location: Regional NSW
Job Salary: Competitive
Job Ref: 2593261

Sous/Head Chef (Northern Beaches)

26 days ago

Our client, one of the most iconic venues on the Northern Beaches, serving an exciting menu, requires a talented Head Chef. This highly regarded venue is part of one of Sydney's most exciting and growing hospitality groups. They’re well known and respected for their high standards of food and service. This role might suit a really progressive senior sous looking for that next career step. The r...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: Competitive package
Job Ref: 2592179

Operations Manager (Northern Beaches)

26 days ago

Our client, one of the most iconic venues on the Northern Beaches, serving an exciting menu, requires a dynamic Operations Manager. This highly regarded venue is part of one of Sydney's most exciting and growing hospitality groups. They’re well known and respected for their high standards of venues, staff, food & beverage offering and service. The role: Reporting to the Group Operations Manager...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: Competitive Package Incl. Bonus
Job Ref: 2592184

Executive Chef (Northern Beaches)

26 days ago

Our client, one of the most iconic venues on the Northern Beaches, serving an exciting menu, requires a creative & talented Executive Chef. This highly regarded venue is part of one of Sydney's most exciting and growing hospitality groups. They’re well known and respected for their high standards of food and service. The role: Reporting to the Group Executive Chef, you will lead and manage the ...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: Competitive package and bonus
Job Ref: 2592176