Lara Ainuddin


Lara Ainuddin

Staffing Administrator

Growing up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I was first exposed to the hospitality industry during my studies in my Diploma in Culinary Arts as a “safe” option after high school. Little did I know it was the start of a whirlwind adventure of experiences and lessons that would lead me to move to London, England, to complete my Honors degree in Culinary Management.

Having gained experience working on the floor as well as in the kitchen in Malaysia and England in various venues and service styles, this not only grew my passion for providing exceptional customer experiences but also my awareness of the importance of maintaining employee well being. This led me to pack up my bags (again) and start my new life in Sydney, Australia, studying my Masters in Human Resources (whilst also working as a Barista for a year and a half!), in hopes to make a difference of not only how we treat our customers, but also how we treat our staff.

Now at BENCHMARQUE, I’ve found a happy medium between my two passions and hope to be the bridge between customer as well as employee care and also in hopes to nurture and motivate individuals to develop themselves just as hospitality did for me. 

Lara's latest roles

Set Up Crew | The Star Event Centre

about 1 hour ago

A new challenge is awaiting you… We are looking for hard working and proactive set up staff. It is vital to be organised and a good communicator. You work both independently and with a team in addition to interacting with clients on site. It is physical work, but you do not need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger! Learn to anticipate the set up needs for concerts, dinners, cocktail parties, conference...

Job Location: Pyrmont, Sydney
Job Salary: HIGA | $25.28 - $35.39
Job Ref: ECHM

Cocktail Bartender | Marquee Sydney

about 8 hours ago

THE JOB PITCH If the idea of being five deep makes your heart skip a beat, you are Marquee bartender material. Your soundtrack will be supplied by jaw-dropping DJs and your team will be made of legends. Make weekend work the highlight of your week, rather than just a job. This role can easily be combined with full-time work, or be your main income while studying or starting up your own business...

Job Location: Pyrmont, Sydney
Job Salary: HIGA | $26.54 - $48.83
Job Ref: MQBA

Cocktail Server/Bartender | Contemporary Fine Dining

3 days ago

Located at a sleek and sophisticated venue, this is an opportunity to work alongside a recognised and renowned establishment serving contemporary Australian cuisine influenced by great American grills. In a world-class Sydney Harbourside location, the team is committed to providing delectable food and exceptional service in an intimate and sophisticated environment. THE ROLE An exciting role fo...

Job Location: Pyrmont, Sydney
Job Salary: HIGA | $25.28 - $35.59
Job Ref: BKCB