Lara Ainuddin


Lara Ainuddin

Human Resource 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

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Coordinator | Sydney

2 days ago

Do you have a background in recruitment + HR and an absolute passion for fine dining, hospitality, events? This role may be your dream come true, where you can mix business with pleasure whilst connecting and nurturing young talent with the city’s best hospitality operators and establishments. Join an effervescent, close-knit team of passionate professionals in helping the best restaurants and ...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: N/A
Job Ref: 2735392

VIP Nightclub Cocktail Server | Marquee Sydney

3 days ago

ARE YOU READY TO BRING THE PARTY? We are looking to expand our team of legendary Cocktail Servers. Are you outgoing, immaculately well-presented and organised? Previous experience in nightclubs, bars, retail, restaurants, or customer service is the key to becoming part of our team! We are looking for staff skilled in customer service, who are humble enough to know there is always more to learn....

Job Location: Pyrmont, Sydney
Job Salary: HIGA | $25.28 - $35.39
Job Ref: MQVCS1

Cocktail Server/Bartender | Contemporary Fine Dining

7 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