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Hamilton Rouse


Hamilton Rouse is a niche recruitment consultancy for the owner-managed, high-end, food-led hospitality industry, focusing on boutique hotels, restaurants with rooms, classically recognised restaurants, private catering companies and wedding venues. Drawing on 30 years of experience in hospitality operations, F&B, PR, sales, marketing and general management, we offer a dedicated, extremely personal service with a one-on-one consultation process dedicated to finding the client the best candidate and the candidate the best job. Utilising psychometric testing and a detailed interview process, we treat both client and candidate with the same level of service, depth and respect.

With a background in high-end catering, wedding planning for the luxury market, PR for Michelin-starred restaurants and a formative training in international hotel management, our MD  has a skill-set that is applicable today to owners who want that unique individual to join what is essentially a family to excel and exceed year-on-year. We understand the pressures of working in a small team, rather than necessarily a corporate team, together with the need for flexibility, adaptability and sustainability that owner-managed organisations need and demand, including the challenges faced when relocating, often overseas. We also understand the budget restrictions often in place when growing a place from its existing level to the next, the need to recruit ‘up' and the requirement to identify that special person who will help you expand and improve your business.

We work with you as an extension of yourself. We don’t have huge offices or a huge team or, therefore, huge fees! But we work on a very exclusive basis and limit the number of candidates we work with and the number of active positions we recruit. We have a network of international consultants we can call in at any point to fulfil global campaigns and recruit on an international stage, with an emphasis on the English-speaking market. We do what we are good at, and we do it exceptionally well. Our attention to detail and our obsession with excellence offers a reflection of our candidate and client process. 

We look forward to working with you.


Sector(s) of Operation

Catering, Catering Specialist, Events, Executive Search, Hospitality, International, Public Relations, Sales, Travel,