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Marlowe Bennett

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Marlowe Bennett

CEO

I’m not sure I always thought I would be involved in hospitality at this level, but now that I’m here I can't imagine being anywhere else. 

My hospitality and event career began at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Double Bay where I developed a passion for customer service through posts in Guest Services & Banqueting departments. Rich in tradition, detailed in service and with a history of exceeding expectations, The Ritz Carlton provided me with the foundation and knowledge to deliver memorable experiences to customers and guests where I was eager to translate what I had absorbed into further service related experiences in the industry.

I then performed extended periods of front of house service in some of Sydney’s well-known eateries, bars and venues such as Darley St Thai, Sailors Thai, Café Sydney, Bel Mondo, Aqua Luna and finally Merivale, where my passion for service found a suitable outlet to explore the dynamic world of hospitality.

From very humble beginnings in 2006, I have applied a controlled growth strategy for BENCHMARQUE based on the premise that bigger is not always better and delivering consistent service quality, not volume, is what our name stands for. After all, we deal in people and service.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we treat them with the same exact respect, empathy and gratitude that we expect to be treated ourselves, for we were all once in their shoes, working operationally in the current roles we now manage.

A decade on and drawing on 22 years experience working across Sydney’s hospitality industry, I am just as committed to delivering exceptional levels of casual staffing, and workforce management solutions specific to each client’s requirements, as the day I started.

My passion now involves educating others to explore hospitality as life experience. My mission is to inspire 100,000 people to take up a job or begin a career in the industry, so whether it’s a career choice or something you just enjoy while you study, you never know – you might just end up making it your life.

To achieve my goal, I am most interested and available for speaking engagements at schools or colleges. Please contact me directly if you feel you could benefit from me spending some time with your students.

Marlowe's latest roles

Assistant Banquet Manager | Pyrmont

about 22 hours ago

In this operational events role, an ideal candidate will oversee the day to day banquet operations across award-winning The Star Events Centre in Pyrmont. You'll be responsible for driving excellence in all aspects of the Banquets customer’s experience and have a great deal of fun along the way. The Role You'll manage the FOH and BOH service team members ensuring events are compliant and met to...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: $72k inclusive super
Job Ref: 2793426

Talent Consultant | Hospitality & Events | Surry Hills

2 days ago

Are you passionate about the hospitality & events industries and truly enjoy working with people? BENCHMARQUE is a leading name in hospitality & event recruitment and our expansion plans are only limited by our ability to find suitably skilled individuals to join our team. Could you be the outgoing, fun, motivated and ambitious person we are looking for? The role & duties: As an integral part o...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: $70-90K OTE ++ (dep. on exp.)
Job Ref: 2659018

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Coordinator | Sydney

2 days ago

We are seeking a passionate staffing specialist to join our growing team of hospitality and service enthusiasts. The position is accountable for the end-to-end recruitment and staffing management of the various contracted clients of BENCHMARQUE. The role also requires input and involvement in the talent acquisition and recruitment strategy to ensure that the best quality candidates are supplied...

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

Recruitment Manager | Hospitality & Events | Sydney

2 days ago

We are seeking a Recruitment Manager who is accountable for managing a team who provide a professional service and industry best practices to candidates, clients and colleagues alike. To support the company achieve its targets through recruitment sales & business development activity, and to be a champion for the business’ vision, mission, values and brand. As a manager of people, you will stri...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: N/A
Job Ref: 2735394

Store Manager's Wanted | Casual Dining | Sydney

8 days ago

The exciting role is to assist the Store Manager in the daily operations of the store and the effective management of the team. You'll take eager responsibility for key work areas and store systems as directed by the Store Manager. On a day-to-day basis, you'll get awesome exposure to supervising Employees and training new Employees. The Role Assist the Store Manager in identifying Team Member ...

Job Location: Sydney
Job Salary: N/A
Job Ref: 2792582