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We know your business isn't 9 to 5!
Our on call system has been highly commended and you will always get through to the consultant who knows your business best – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

All of our office staff have extensive experience of working within the Catering & Hospitality sector which ensures we have an inherent advantage and a keen eye for selecting the right people for the job.

This means whenever you call, you can be assured that your enquiry is handled efficiently by someone who knows the industry intimately. Our on call system has been highly commended and you will always get through to the consultant who knows your business best – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

At Catering Elite we recognise that all companies have their own unique brand and this is reflected in our bespoke service. As we are recommended by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, we continually strive to exceed your high standards and expectations and adapt to your workplace.

Our Team looking after you


Sophie has always worked in the catering sector, her career focussed within front of house she quickly rose to management level. She took her career global, working in Greece and Spain along with the UK.

In 2002 Sophie set up Catering Elite, initially based in the northwest, with the help of Princes Trust. In 2009, Sophie relocated to set up the south office.

Sophie spends her time with her son and loves horse riding.
Living on an island, Sophie can often be seen out on the water sailing or rowing.
Sophie still loves the buzz of recruitment and still surprises the team by going out on shift and working the odd function!


After serving his time at catering college, Lee worked in kitchens and restaurants in Switzerland and London up to management level before deciding to become a Catering Consultant in the City.

Now married and back up North, Lee looks after the North of England from the Blackpool office. He has a good sense of humour and takes great pride in doing a good job for his candidates and clients alike.

Lee is a passionate football fan and outside of work you will find him either watching football, spending time with his family or cooking.


Lauren is currently on maternity leave – we wish her and family all the best with their new addition.

Lauren is no stranger to the hospitality world. Having worked in hospitality in the Colchester area for over 11 years. Lauren also studied Business Management at Essex University and quickly worked her way up through the ranks to management.

Lauren loves spending time at home relaxing with her family as well as spending as much time as possible in the gym or swimming pool.

All of our staff are evaluated on a regular basis and appraisals form an integral part of the temp’s employment. Assessing their feelings and also our perspective on their performance always helps the staff to improve themselves and in turn improve the service that the whole team offers.

We will always welcome frequent feedback from you regarding our service as a whole and also regarding individual staff members. 

As your Master Vendor, Catering Elite would provide a managed service on or off site for your company and, in the unlikely event that we are unable to fill all your vacancies ourselves, we are able to turn to our second tier quality agencies. Master Vendor is particularly useful to organisations with a high recruitment requirement. Many companies find it beneficial to have just one agency and one main point of contact to liaise with who can deliver their needs. We will work to strict timeframes and contractual agreements that meet your recruitment needs every time.

At Catering Elite we know that recruitment of quality permanent staff is critical for any thriving business but it’s often a time-consuming and expensive process which is why we offer a comprehensive and cost effective solution to aid the process.

At Catering Elite we understand that candidates and jobs can vary greatly and so we offer a tailored and bespoke service for both temporary and permanent packages.

Contact us to discuss your needs further.

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