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I was on the phone with a client in London today and I was baffled by his positivity and optimism. Yes, it’s going to be tough for weeks, probably months ahead but the world still needs to function, and we are all playing our part in it. This particular client is a Michelin star restaurant…

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Michel Roux dies aged 79

Legendary French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, following a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Michel’s son Alain and daughters, Francine and Christine, on behalf of the family said: “It is with deep sadness that the…

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Chancellor announces business rates cut, coronavirus loan and will fund statutory sick pay for two weeks for hospitality firms following coronavirus outbreak

Chancellor announces business rates cut for hospitality firms following coronavirus outbreak, abolished for small companies: Hospitality businesses will have their business rates cut this year while small firms will see them abolished altogether following the coronavirus outbreak. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the emergency measure in the Budget today (Wednesday, 11 March) in a bid to…

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The 2020 food scene powered by pop-up restaurants

At Arvantis, we think that pop-up restaurants will deliver new life and excitement to eating experiences around the world this year. Over the last decade casual dining has seen a dramatic growth but is now contracting just as quickly. Some famous restaurant names have disappeared recently including chains like the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Gaucho and…

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Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens, and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of Charlottenlund. The 120-square-metre restaurant has…

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Top reasons for considering a career as a chef

According to recent studies, demand for chefs has more than doubled over the past few years as more and more restaurants and hotels benefit from the ever growing ‘dining out’ culture which sees diners spend valuable time together over a great meal. Even if the road to becoming a chef requires countless hours of hard…

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The evolution of the butler over the years

A butler is the most senior worker in a private and usually prestigious household. Sometimes the butler can be referred to as house manager, staff manager, chief of staff, majordomo, staff captain or head of household depending on the employer’s needs and on the specific duties performed. The butler: origins The butler, usually identified as…

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Sustainability in the hospitality industry: embracing green initiatives

Historically, the hospitality industry has had a dramatic environmental impact through water and energy consumption, use of goods (both consumable and durable) and waste creation. That’s why an increasing number of hoteliers and hospitality professionals have started turning their focus on the importance of sustainability in the hospitality industry and implemented environmentally friendly initiatives to…

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Factors you should consider when hiring a chauffeur

Have you ever wondered the key difference between a driver and a professional chauffeur? Whist drivers would just take you from point A to point B, professional chauffeurs strive to provide an excellent service from start to end both in terms of exceptional customer service skills and extra amenities provided such as free Wi-Fi in…

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What our clients say about us

I have known Jerome for the past five years and he has proven to be a very reliable, resourceful and passionate recruiter to work with.

I find him to be extremely professional and trustworthy.

Sebastien, House Manager

Richard's very professional and motivational has been truly remarkable. He was able to excite me, extend perfect information and has been a great partner along the way.

I can highly recommend Richard to any hospitality professional, they'll be in good hands!

General Manager & Vice President Operations at LVMH Hotel Management/Cheval Blanc Randheli

“It was a great pleasure working with Richard, besides the very professional thoughtful approach is the reliability and clear and precise communication he practices. A truly refreshing change to dealing with. A dedicated pro who stands to his values and mission”

Managing Director, Absheron Hotel Group

Having worked with Richard for many years in several organisations, I have utilised his expertise in identifying candidates at all levels. Arvantis has been extremely responsive and resourceful in presenting candidates that match the brief and suit our business needs and without fail, each of the candidates is of the highest calibre. I have not met with a candidate through Arvantis that was not on target with our needs.

Avantis has recently sourced several senior management positions to support the growth of Chotto Matte and we have had a 100% success with these people.

I will continue working with Arvantis in the future and I would wholeheartedly recommend the team.

Paul Sarlas - Managing Director – NZR Group (Chotto Matte - Fucina - Blackroe)

Jerome understands precisely what individuals’ requirements are and he offers great guidance in terms of career progression. Very honest about of the options available, he prepares candidates extremely well for interviews. He is very pro-active and supportive throughout the recruitment process. He is an outstanding professional who consistently goes the extra mile just to make sure the candidate gets the right role and the principals get the right candidates. His excellent working relationship make him stand out from the crowd. I truly believe that he is one of the best recruiters around.

Csaba - Butler for UHNW Family

Richard has been collaborating with us for various consultancy projects related to Recruitment delivering great results and superlative professionals within our organization. 

I would strongly recommend him for any consultancy related to the HR world.

General Manager at Armani Hotels & Resorts

It’s rare to meet a recruiter who you feel confident that they really understands your CV, professional level and doesn’t see you as a Pound sign.

Richard and I met in a professional location and he spent time really understanding my skillset, the result of which meant we found a new role for me that both matched my skill level and would be suitably challenging.

My new role has seen me make substantial changes to the  business I now work for and has substantially enhanced my professional credibility

Peter Boswell Group Learning & Development Manager – NZR Group

Having worked with Richard on a number of key positions I can honestly say that Richard is the most helpful, dedicated and professional recruiter I have ever worked with. Richard always does his best to source the best possible candidates and takes pride to match capabilities with values. Richard takes time to understand my expectations and therefore only puts forward the best candidates.

Richard is very passionate and enthusiastic and he is the most engaging and knowledgeable recruitment partner I have worked with.

John Darling, Operations Director, NZR Group (Chotto Matte, Fucina, Blackroe)

“Arvantis is highly professional and efficient. Richard understands our style and profile so we can quickly narrow down the requirements. We have a good working relationship, which really saves us time.”

Nicolas Defremont, Dream International

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