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 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, temp to perm 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.

P:   03 943 0867

E:   [email protected]

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.

M:   021 304 802

E:    [email protected]

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. 

M:    021 195 6089

E:      [email protected]

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.

M:   021 605 428

E:    [email protected]

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.

M:  021 575 245

E:   [email protected]

Holly Baxter
Southern Office - 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.

M:   021 554 912

E:   [email protected]

Yaman Becerikli
Northern Office - 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.

M:   021 552 639

E:   [email protected]

Arun Kaushish
Northern Office - Candidate Resourser

Over 10 years of Experience in Retail industry as a professional and 2-year experience in Banking. Very energetic with a can do attitude. Arun is a fantastic listener and loves a good challenge. 

M: 021 686 741

E: [email protected]

Warren Herrera
Northern Office - Consultant

Warren migrated from Philippines in 1996, with a strong background in industrial leadership and operations. He is calm under pressure, and a strategic thinker. He understands the challenges faced in the manufacturing and logistics, and will find the perfect fit for your team.

M:   021 616 829

E:   [email protected]

Kaylin Thomson
Central Office - Consultant

A passionate hospitality professional with years of experience in New Zealand and overseas, as a chef in hatted restaurants, five start hotels and national competitions. He understand the demands of the many roles in hospitality and the requirements of business. I’m determined to help Kiwis get into work.

Miria Carson-Jacobs
Central Office - Consultant

Having spent most of her working life in hospitality, Miria is well aware of the pressures around finding the right fit in the work force!

She’s here to help you with gaining industry experience and finding the right path for you.

Steff Wilson
Central Office - Administration

Originally from Christchurch - Steff moved to Wellington 4 years ago.  Steff comes from an HR Administrative background, Steff has a real passion for helping people. Finding the right fit for the clients needs and the right role for the candidate is where Steff shines.  She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and providing support the Wellington team. She loves all things Recruitment.

M: 022 061 6821

E: [email protected]

Gareth Goodin
Blenheim Office - Consultant

Gareth was born and bred in Marlborough and has returned there after a 20-year stint in Asia-Pacific.

He has a passion for connecting enthusiastic people with interesting roles that keep the wheels of the world moving forward.

M:  021 194 0364

E: [email protected]

Kiran Fletcher
Northern Office - Candidate Resourcer

Kiran moved to NZ in 1999 from Malaysia. People who don’t know Kiran think shes quiet, people who do know her wish she was.

Kiran did her Hons. Degree in hospitality but went the other direction when it came to working in the industry.

She has a strong background in customer service  – Loves helping and talking to people. Kiran has spent the last 4 years in the steel industry at Fletchers and gained a lot of knowledge there.

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.

M:   021 190 0629

E:   [email protected] 

Tanya Robertson
Northern Office - Consultant

Growing up in hospitable Samoa, Tanya brings her commitment, enthusiasm and networking skills to help connect with people of all backgrounds.

Creating a diverse environment for TRN and striving to become one of the best recruiters.

Emily-Rose James
Southern Office - Administration

Emily is an organised and enthusiastic individual. With experience in a range of positions in different industries, she has the knowledge and service skills to help you.

Growing up in Nelson and after studying in Dunedin, Emily has found herself in Christchurch with a drive to provide the best administration and candidate support she can to the southern team.

Hind Lekbir
Southern Office - Administration

Before coming to Christchurch, Hind lived in Montreal working as a subtitle coordinator for Netflix.

Hind thrives working under pressure and strict deadlines, she even finds it challenging and rewarding.

Hind is very excited to learn more about Kiwi life and to provide great administration support to the Food Services team. 

M:   021 554 649

E:   [email protected] 

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!

M:   022 161 2658

E:   [email protected]

Sarah Brownlee
Payroll Clerk

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. 

M:   021 552 672

E:   [email protected]

Poppy Fowler-Blyth
National Administration

Poppy has several years’ experience in the hospitality industry, and knows her way around a coffee machine.

She grew up in Christchurch, studied in Wellington, and then found her way to TRN after having her UK working holiday cut short.

She provides administration support to all three branches, but the most crucial part of her role is making sure the CHCH team are kept caffeinated!


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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