About Our Company

Waitre d' has earned a reputation for being South Africa's best overseas recruitment agency through its professional work ethic, the policy of not charging applicants registration or application fees and their portfolio of top clients who offer some of the best positions and opportunities. The name Waitre d' means service and Waitre d' provides a personal service to both their clients and their candidates irrespective of the industry.

The company was established in 1990, and initially operated as a training company for the hotel and restaurant industry, becoming one of the first private training companies in South Africa to be registered and accredited by the Hotel & Catering Industry Training Council. A few years later, due to demand, Waitre d' changed direction and focus from training to recruitment and decided to specialise in recruiting for the Hospitality Industry, but did not exclude other industries. The main criteria when selecting which companies to recruit for, is not so much about the type of industry, but the opportunities the companies offer the candidates.

Waitre d' is owned and operated by husband and wife team Marcus & Carol Kleyweg. The Head Office is based in Cape Town, with representatives conducting free presentations and interviews in Cape Town and in other major cities such as Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Other cities within South Africa and sometimes Namibia are also visited when the opportunity to do so arises. Waitre d' is the only South African agency that offers free presentations around the country, with no obligation and no agency fees charged to the candidate. The presentations are designed to provide prospective candidates with as much information as possible, in order for them to make an informed decision.

Latest Available Positions

Free application & no agency fees
Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World

We are currently recruiting for Farah Leisure in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, close to Dubai.

They are looking for the following staff for Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld:

  • Lifeguards x 40 - Mostly Females, some Male positions - if you can swim across the length of the pool, you will be trained and given qualifications. They need lots of Lifeguards, so we encourage you to apply.
  • Rides and Attractions Operators x 20 - Mostly Females, some Male positions - training to be given.
  • Rides and Shows Technicians x 10
  • Food & Beverage Cashiers - Female
  • Runners - Assistant Waitresses - Female
  • Kitchen Technicians (Facilities)
  • Technicians (Electromechanical, fiber glass etc.)
  • Rope Lashers - Anyone who has done rope work in construction, adventure activities/sports, trekking, etc.

Interviews will be in February

Please email your CV and a photo to info@waitred.co.za



Please email your CV to info@waitred.co.za for more information. Always check back on the website for the latest positions.


These are the latest food & beverage positions we are regularly looking to fill in Dubai. Please note that we do not only recruit for food & beverage and available positions vary over time. If you are looking for a new opportunity and do not see a position for which you would like to apply, please email your CV to us anyway, as something might come up for you at anytime.
Please email recruitment@waitred.co.za or call our head office in Cape Town on 021 689-1065.


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b" Bar Manager
b" Assistant Bar Manager
b" Lounge Manager
b" Restaurant Manager
b" Assistant Restaurant Manager
b" Head Receptionist
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