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

Viking Cruises logo


for Mediterranean, Caribbean & Americas


Candidates with previous cruise ship experience preferred, otherwise 5* Hotel/Restaurant or International experience, plus relevant qualifications.

Pre-screen Interviews in CAPE TOWN only
on Saturday 2nd July 2016

Final Interviews with Viking Cruises in CAPE TOWN only
on Wednesday 6th July 2016

Applicants must be available in CAPE TOWN on these dates.


  • Sous Chefs
  • Chef de Parties
  • Commis Chefs
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Assistant Waiters and Waitresses
  • Stateroom Stewardesses
  • Assistant Stateroom Stewardesses


  • Crew Pursers
  • Shore Excursion
  • Various Chefs - Executive Chefs - Cooks - all ranks
  • Various Pastry and Bakery Chefs
  • Restaurants - Supervisors, Service staff
  • Housekeeping - Executive - Stewardesses - all ranks
  • Entertainment - Managers and Technicians

The offers are in dollars and extremely attractive! Free flights, salaries and benefits will be discussed with selected candidates.

Email CV & Photo URGENTLY
to this email address only

Free application & no agency fees



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.


• General Manager
• Assistant General Manager
• Head Sommelier
• Sommelier
• Bar Manager
• Assistant Bar Manager
• Lounge Manager
• Restaurant Manager
• Assistant Restaurant Manager
• Head Receptionist
• Receptionists
• Supervisor
• Senior Bartenders
• Bartenders
• Head Waiters/Waitresses
• Waiters/Waitresses
• Various Chefs