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


  • Director of Operations - Restaurant group
  • Director of Finance - Restaurant group
  • General Managers - Various award-winning restaurants
  • Sales and Events Managers - Restaurants
  • Executive Chef - 3 Michelin Star Chef is opening in Dubai.
  • Asian Chef de Cuisine - Gourmet food outlet
  • Head Sushi Chef/Sous Chef (Hot Kitchen) - Japanese/Korean
  • Reservation Manager - Japanese restaurant
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager - Japanese restaurant
  • Restaurant Manager - Italian outlet
  • Manager - Health food and juice bar
  • Training and Development Manager - Restaurant group
  • Facilities Maintenance Manager - Restaurant group
  • Corporate Chef - Restaurant Group - Upmarket casual dining
  • Procurement Manager and Supervisor - Restaurant group
  • Retail Manager and Supervisor - Sports-related outlet
  • Sommelier - New Asian-style restaurant
  • Bar Manager - Award-winning restaurant and bar
  • Spanish Floor Supervisor - Spanish restaurant
  • Various Assistant Managers and Supervisors
  • Housekeeping Assistant Operations Manager
  • Sales Consultant - British cleaning company
  • Head Chef - Spanish-type outlet
  • Various Chefs - Pastry chef, pizza chef, CDP's and commis
  • Head Waiters and Waitresses
  • Hostesses - Award-winning restaurant
  • Hostesses - Kids party company

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.