Catering Staff



Specialists in Catering and Hospitality Recruitment

If you are looking for temporary or permanent positions within the catering and hospitality industry,

Then we have the experience and know how to help you

Click below to find out what we can do for you



Chefs – All Grades Required

Various shifts are available in a variety of locations and establishments with hours to suit any situation. Whether you need 7 days a week or shorter hours, shifts are available to suit your personal needs.

Pay rate will depend on your level of experience and qualifications. We pay an enhancement... read more

Waiting, Hospitality and Bar Staff

We always have front of house positions needing to be filled for Silver Service, Bar, Wine Waiting and Plate Waiting. These can be day, evening or weekend shifts with hours to suit your personal requirements, whether full or part time.

Full training can be provided for all aspects of Silver Service and Waiting work... read more

Catering Assistants, Baristas and Kitchen Porters

Scattergood’s currently have vacancies for: Food Service Assistants, General Assistants, Baristas, Kitchen Porters and Hospitality Assistants.

Mostly social hour roles, within Guilford and the surrounding area, Scattergood’s pay enhanced rates for... read more

Employment Opportunities

Permanent Positions

Our clients opportunities and requirements cover all roles within the Hospitality and Catering profession. These will be in large corporate venues, hotels, staff restaurants, golf clubs, conference centres, leisure venues, schools, hospitals and the care sector.

Scattergood's Permanent Consultants are experienced industry professionals, having a least five years experience working in the recruitment profession. Giving them a unique insight through ‘hands on’ experience, of the knowledge required to assist and understand your needs.

Recruitment in the Hospitality and Catering profession is a specialized skill. It is not just finding you that perfect position, we will take and assist you through the entire process at every stage, using our expertise to ensure the perfect match for your personal requirements.

Through our knowledge and expertise we are sure that if you are a client or a candidate will be able to assist you in finding the right solution and ensure a perfect match.

Whether you are looking for employment or have a vacancy to fill please contact us.

Temporary Positions

Having been in Business for over 40 years we understand completely the complexities of temporary work. Our business is based on honesty, integrity and outstanding customer and worker service at all times.

Most of our Consultants have many years’ experience with Scattergood’s, you can be assured that you will always be a name and not a number, and always find a familiar face in our team of Consultants, We value you and your requirements as an individual. Many of our temporary workers have worked for us full or part time for a number of years, enjoying the flexible benefits being a Temporary Worker provides.

If you have never worked in temporary positions before, or if you do have previous experience working as temp, we understand that registering with Scattergood’s can be a new challenge, working environment or type of employment...
Our specialist Temporary team are here to help you through every stage of your employment at Scattergoods, and are available to answer all your questions.

Scattergood’s will always aim to pay the highest hourly rates possible, many of our positions benefit from enhanced pay rates for evenings and weekends. In addition to basic pay you will accrue holiday pay from your first assignment, to a separate account for when you are on leave.

The Scattergood's Difference

Scattergoods Agency was established in 1975 as an independent recruitment company, and remains independent to this day. Specializing in Hospitality and Catering Recruitment in Temporary and Permanent positions, across all industry disciplines throughout the South East of England.

Scattergoods works with a huge variety of Clients from independent traders, all sizes of Small and Medium Enterprises through to PLC sized Clients. We aim to provide the highest quality individual services to both our Clients and Candidates, in all aspects of their individual business and personal requirements.

All of Scattergoods Consultants have worked within the hospitality industry, giving the consultants a unique insight into understanding your requirements in more detail. This detailed background knowledge through their own experience, enables Scattergoods Consultants to offer a unique in depth understanding of your requirements, to make the perfect match.

Our Service commitment to Clients and Candidates:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Listening to and understanding individual requirements
  • Complete honesty and integrity
  • The highest level of service achievable

We aim to build strong and long lasting relationships with both Clients and Candidates, and want to work in partnership with you to ensure we get it right each and every time you use our services.

Whether you are looking for employment or have a vacancy to fill please contact us, we are always ready to give general information or discuss your requirements in more detail.


I have been working with Scattergood's for many years and have found they provide the best quality chefs in the area. I have tried other agencies but they do not provide the same level of service and thought about who they send to help. Scattergood's are always at the end of the phone with a smile and a can do attitude, who can ask for more! Reliable, thoughtful and friendly service - Scattergood's provide a great quality service. Thankyou.

Jolyon Yates, Head Chef
De Vere Venues Warbrook House & Grange

I have used Scattergood's, in various capacities & whilst working for various companies over the years. I have always found the team to be very helpful & accommodating with my demands & requests. As with the nature of our business things change very quickly & Scattergood's are never phased by anything thrown at them. The calibre of staff is always very high & team members are well presented for work & very polite. As a client it makes me feel confident that business will continue to run smoothly even in the absence of full time members off staff. I continue to look forward to working with the Scattergood's team in the future

Wesley Arnold, Catering General Manager
The Good Eating Company @ EA Games

Having seen both sides of Scattergood's as a chef on their books and as a Client making bookings, I could not recommend Scattergood's Highly enough. Friendly and Professional at all times they will always try to fill a booking and are honest and open when on the very (very, very, very) rare occasion that they do not have anyone suitable. A real local business with a family feel.

Jody Gillett
Catering Manager, Guildford