About The Recruitment Network

For more than a decade we have built a company around our passion – people, food and service.
The Recruitment Network understand food professionals and are the nationwide leaders and preferred suppliers for the hospitality and food industry.
Supplying government, defence, education, business, aged care, airline catering, hospitals, hotels and catering through to supply chain, grocery and production.
When you’re looking for people to wrap | pack | stack | clean and distribute, create and prepare or greet and serve we can supply round-the-clock temporary or permanent staff.
We know who you need and we have the work force to support you.
How can we help?
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I've always been fascinated by how things work, and how to do business, how to treat people, and how to achieve outcomes.

Liz Stegerhoek Pugh
Liz Stegerhoek Pugh

Liz has a company that genuinely listens, understands and seeks to match the right individual to the right team.

Her infectious energy and enthusiasm rubs off on everyone she works alongside.

Liz is heavily results focused and imbeds that into the TRN team.

Michael Pugh

Michael has the ability to forge and foster relationships not only to the business but as a whole. He has successfully owned and managed businesses since the mid 90’s and has an extensive network to provide quality staffing solutions.

Rob Alexander
National Operations Manager

He prides himself on being a people person with a high-energy level, who understands the stresses of managing and owning businesses of all levels. 

Andrew Methven
Northern Office - General Manager

Andrew's passion for the hospitality Industry and his drive for excellence in whatever he does means he always recruits the best people for the roles whether Temporary or Permanent.

Holly Baxter
Food Services - General Manager

Holly’s relentless commitment goes above and beyond the call of duty to support industry professionals; her phone rings off the hook which is down to her amazing reputation and wealth of experience, attitude and motivation in matching both clients’ and candidates ‘needs.

Food Services is nationwide and offers both temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Olly Edwards
Central Office - General Manager

As a restaurateur, Olly understands both the challenges and requirements facing owners and the expectation and opportunities available to those who choose to make hospitality their career.

Yaman Becerikli
Northern Office - Temporary Consultant

He prides himself as organised, energetic and goal driven, and ready to use his extensive knowledge to help people and businesses find the most suitable candidates.

Paul Lapsley
Northern Office - Temporary Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality Paul is still as passionate about the industry as the day he started. Paul understands the needs and requirements of the industry, and thrives on the challenges of the industry.

Kennedy Taulu
Northern Office - Temporary Consultant

Kennedy leads our Food Services portfolio, and will be recruiting candidates that can wrap, pack, stack and distribute, bringing a huge amount of energy and passion with him. His passion is people and fostering relationships. Reach out to him today.

Amy Pleasants
Central Office - Temporary Consultant

Amy is always happy to help, and is excited to put her skills and experience to good use by helping others to explore the most diverse and ever expanding world of hospitality.

Gareth Thomas
Southern Office - Temporary Consultant

Don’t be fooled by his casual and relaxed manner, Gareth prides himself on getting the job done, going the extra mile since before it was an online bio cliché.

Emma Riddell
Southern Office - Temporary Consultant

Emma brings with her 20+ years in Hospitality. A Pastry Chef by trade, she knows the ins and outs of any kitchen. Just as passionate about the industry today as she was the first day of her apprenticeship, Emma will bring her skills and knowledge to the table every time ensuring you get only the best.

Jono Stegerhoek
Southern Office - Permanent and Temporary Consultant

Jono’s approach in business is that of building quality lasting relationships and focusing on working together with you, to achieve your recruitment goals. Having a wealth of experience in and around Hospitality and Sales, he understands what it takes to provide staffing solutions.

Darren Conole
Southern Office - Permanent Consultant

As Permanent Placement Consultant and after several decades in hospitality across the globe, Darren is still as enthusiastic about the industry as he always has been.

Kimberley Little
National Candidate Resourcer

Kimberley provides nationwide support to our Consultants bringing with her in excess of 10 years of customer service experience and a tonne of charisma!  Having worked for places including Immigration, NZ Police and Trade Me she knows how to relate to people from all walks of life.

Jorgii Cameron-King
Southern Office - Administration

Although Jorgii may be young in years her love and passion for the hospitality industry is strong. What she brings to the team is passion and drive. Wanting to bring a young and fresh perspective to the industry. 

With more than 5 years of industry experience Jorgii is ready to transfer her skills that she has picked up along way to support your administrative needs. 

Samantha Dharmapriya
Northern Office - Administration

She provides the best service to all faces making their way through the door.

Ensures all Admin is processed to start your employment with the Recruitment Network Auckland and the main Support Superstar around the office.

Minal Panchal
Northern Airport Office - Administration

A dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is a natural leader and having

more than six years of experience in administration, customer service and Sales. I’ll be supporting the Auckland airport office with all the administration duties from start to finish. I thrive on challenge and extremely driven to succeed, by going an extra mile for candidates and clients - with a great attitude! That’s Minal. 

Antoinette Lathbury-Axford
Central Office - Administration

Antoinette’s professional approach comes from many years of hospitality experience. This includes Functions Operations Manager at Parliament, Iconic Wellington venues including The Nourish Group and her attention to detail for the New Zealand Law Society will ensure no detail is missed.

Debbie Monkman (Dee)
Accounts Administration

Dee works for our three branches and is here to support both Clients and Candidates with wages, invoicing, roster statements, timesheets and everything in between!

Sarah Brownlee
Financial Administration

Born in New Zealand and raised in Christchurch, Sarah worked in the supermarket industry for over 15 years. Working her way up from a checkout operator to a supervisor and staff trainer then into the office as an administrator. 
Ready for her next challenge, Sarah has decided to try a new industry. 

The Recruitment Network team bring energy and passion to their jobs. They all genuinely love their jobs and work hard to provide a seamless service for both employers and candidates for jobs. The team are committed to finding the right job for the right person and work tirelessly to make this happen.


With offices that cover the country, The Recruitment Network are passionate about offering recruitment in a customer centric way that matches the right candidates with the right position.


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