London, United Kingdom (27 September, 2011) – Detail2Leisure, an established leisure and hospitality recruitment specialist, comment on the evolution of food within the pub sector and how candidates with food service experience are more likely to secure management positions in the pub sector.
A significant number of pub chains across the UK are now seemingly investing in developing their food trade. The main reasons are due to squeezed profit margins on drink sales and aggressive price competition from supermarkets which has hit the traditional local pub hard. Therefore, pub chains have been forced to react to competition by diversifying their product offering in order to give customers more reasons to venture out of their homes.
Detail2Leisure are currently witnessing a large majority of pub clients who are recruiting management candidates who have strong experience in managing food-led pubs and restaurants. Therefore, candidates who do not have experience running food led businesses may struggle to make a client’s shortlist. Many General Managers lacking food experience are now being forced to step down to Deputy Manager level in order to make the transition into a food led business. Food-led pubs are offering better future prospects and salary levels due to the expansion and investment in the sector.
“Whilst most skills are transferable, many of our clients are recruiting candidates who have food service experience and can ultimately help them to drive sales and profit. A candidate without food service experience may therefore be more of a risk compared to someone with experience of managing a food led operation.” commented a spokesperson for Detail2Leisure. “At Detail2Leisure, we offer our clients a fully-consultative service with practical career advice. We can provide open, honest and reliable feedback which is based on our knowledge of the hospitality and leisure market, as well as our experience with many key employers in the industry. We support our clients across Head Office jobs, Restaurant Manager jobs, General Manager jobs, Area Management jobs, as well as across HR and training roles.
For more information on Detail2Leisure and their hospitality recruitment jobs, visit their website at http://www.detail2leisure.com/ or telephone 020 7183 2684.
Detail2Leisure is a leading leisure and hospitality recruiter that are committed to helping jobseekers further their career, providing expert advice and continual support to match a company with the ideal candidate. Detail2Leisure work in partnership with UK leading leisure and hospitality companies so can provide the very best opportunities in popular restaurants, bars and hotel chains.
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