Selective Recruitment


JWSR is a recruitment company run directly by John Wood, who has over 25 years experience in food and beverage at the highest level of hospitality and whose experience ranges from Michelin starred restaurants to large multi outlet international operations.

John Wood Selective Recruitment runs along side John Wood Consultancy, a food and beverage consultancy business set up in 2007. After many years of dealing with recruitment companies in his role as firstly a Chef and later as an F&B Director, John felt there were areas of the recruitment and selection process that could be vastly improved.

JWSR aims to change hospitality recruitment to a service that exceeds client expectations and fosters a long term, dedicated relationship between all parties. JWSR will deal with only carefully selected clients and candidates, allowing John to personally meet with both employer and employee, to better understand the demands of the operation and the criteria of the candidate.

Suitable candidates can then be perfectly matched to a vacant position.

I currently have a number of excellent senior chefs and food and beverage management candidates who are looking for the right career opportunity.

They have personally been interviewed by myself and meet the specific criteria laid out by my vetting process.

These candidate have either worked with myself or have come highly recommended through industry peers.

If you are looking for a special individual that perfectly meets your business needs, please contact me so that we can discuss your requirements.

I offer extremely competitive rates with great after sales service guarantees.


He is a consummate professional and has led his team to great culinary heights. He demands exacting standards and has coached and motivated his team to achieve his vision.

Christophe Schnyder – Previous GM – Burj al Arab, Dubai