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.

P:   03 943 0865

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]

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.

M:   021 554 912

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]

Emma Riddell
Southern Office - General Manager

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.

M:   0220 616 821

E:   [email protected]

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.

M:   021 554 649

E:   [email protected]

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.

M:   021 552 733

E:   [email protected]

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.

M:   021 616 829

E:   [email protected]

Katrina James
Southern Office - Temporary Consultant

Katrina believes service with a positive attitude is key. Bringing over 9 years of industry knowledge to the team, Katrina has seen it all and knows exactly what your needs are. She will make sure your staffing solution is the best for your environment and always served with a smile.

M:   021 552 598

E:   [email protected]

Stacey Allen
Southern Office - Temporary Consultant

Stacey brings a 15+ year background in the hospitality industry, ranging from a food runner to event coordination and venue management. Her passion for the industry is as strong today as it was when she set foot into the first venue she worked in at 16. Stacey brings her skills and knowledge to the board to ensure she gets you the best possible outcome every time.

M:   021 616 821

E:   [email protected]

James Evison
Southern Office - Temporary Consultant

With over a decade of experience in all aspects of the food service industry, James prides himself on an eye for detail, organization and enthusiasm for getting the job done. He will use these skills to ensure that your staffing requirements are met every time!

M:   021 194 0364

E:   [email protected] 

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.

M:   021 701 058 

E:   [email protected]

Gareth Thomas
National Training and Support

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.

M:   021 751 259

E:   [email protected]

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] 

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] 

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:   021 552 672

E:   [email protected]

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. 

M:   021 552 672

E:   [email protected]

Zoe Cook-Morrison
Financial Administration

Zoe is the newest member to the Christchurch team, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience in Administration and Finance from many different industries and a “nothing is problem” attitude. Zoe is excited to get stuck into her new role here at TRN.

M:   021 552 672

E:   [email protected]

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.


Get in touch to find out more