About Us

Established in 1982, Coverstaff has almost 40 years experience providing top-quality staff to the hospitality industry. All our consultants have direct catering experience in positions ranging from Executive Chefs to Receptionists. This industry knowledge, along with our large database of employees allows us to provide an unrivaled service to businesses looking to fill positions across the hospitality sector.

What we can provide

Whatever type of role you are trying to fill, we can help. We can provide staff for full-time, part-time or interim positions across the hospitality industry from Waiting Staff to Management. Specifically we can provide the following services:

  • Head Chefs
  • Chefs de Partie
  • Commis Chefs
  • Cooks
  • S/S Waiters
  • S/S Waitresses
  • Bar Staff
  • Hostesses
  • Kitchen Porters
  • Kitchen Assistants
  • Banqueting Porters
  • General Assistants
  • Chambermaids
  • Linen Porters
  • Public Area Cleaners
  • Receptionists
  • Supervisor Positions
  • Management Positions

If you are looking to fill a position that is not listed here, our consultants would still love to hear from you. We may still have the perfect candidate for you in our database.

As standard procedure and in compliance with IND legislation, full checks are carried out on employees, to ensure original documentation complies with IND list categories. All copies of documents are kept on file for future reference.

Staff training and courses

Staff provided by Coverstaff are fully compliant with all industry legislation and are trained in all aspects of catering from conference set up through to Silver Service.

Our staff complete the Highfield Safe Food Handling course as well as full Health and Safety training from our qualified in-house Trainer. On successful completion they will have full understanding on the following:

  • Basic Food Hygeine – certificate awarded
  • Policy Statement
  • Covid-19 Safe Practice Statement
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Manual Handling
  • Preventative Action

Dresscode and standards

We ensure all Coverstaff employees are appropriately dressed and prepared for work. The following dress codes apply:

  • Waiter
    • Black smart trousers
    • White long sleeved shirt and Black long sleeved shirt
    • Black bow-tie and Black long tie
    • Black waistcoat
    • Smart black shoes
    • Clean shaven
  • Waitress
    • Black smart trousers
    • White long sleeved shirt and Black long sleeved shirt
    • Black bow-tie and Black long tie
    • Black waistcoat
    • Smart black shoes
    • Minimal make up
  • Chef
    • Full Chef Whites
    • Chef knives
  • Kitchen Porter
    • Black Safety Boots
    • Black plain polo t-shirt
    • Black smart trousers