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Natalie Keon

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Natalie Keon

Recruitment & Development Manager

I ended up in hospitality by accident, starting as a function waitress over 25 years ago when I was studying acting. I soon realised my passion lay with food and beverage and customer service, and hospitality became my life's work. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else to make a living! 
 
I cut my teeth as an Assistant Manager for Rockpool Dining and was inspired by the training, passion for quality and mentorship provided. I formed lasting friendships that nourish me to this day. I vowed that I would endeavour to inspire a generation of future hospitality workers to embrace a service mentality, be proud of our profession and have a wonderful time doing it!
 
I have managed fine dining restaurants, pubs, cafes and worked extensively in events and event planning. I owned a fabulous cocktail bar called Mars Lounge for 6 years, and an intimate Italian restaurant, Vicini, in my home suburb of Ananndale.
 
I am a proud and passionate Sydneysider, and I’ve been disheartened by the lack of transparency and Draconian regulations that the government has imposed on our beautiful and vibrant city. I am hoping this will change.
 
I am a massive fan of Sydney restaurants and try to eat out as much as I can afford! I have a huge love for wines, and cooking is my favourite way to relax.
 
After working on the floor for most of my career, I transitioned to a Recruitment, Development and Training role for Nosh. I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Top Shelf Recruitment team, and to continue to inspire a generation of hospitality professionals to reach for the stars.

Natalie's latest roles

Corporate Waitstaff | The Star Event Centre

4 days ago

Are you outgoing, impeccably presented, engaging and looking for a role where your personality can really shine? Do you want to be a part of a team that is passionate about hospitality and personalized customer service? Do you want exposure to work at Sydney’s top events and work with fun and enthusiastic team? Keep reading, because we have the job for you! A NEW CHALLENGE IS AWAITING YOU This ...

Job Location: Pyrmont, Sydney
Job Salary: HIGA | $26.03 - $36.44
Job Ref: ECEWTS

Barista / Cafe All Rounder | Global Corporate Client | CBD

6 days ago

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, our client offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, they work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regio...

Job Location: CBD
Job Salary: HIGA | $26.93 - $37.70
Job Ref: CAFECBD