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Meet Your Team

We are Caroline, Lauren, Sophie, Kirsty and Dominic!
Get to know us. We are not salesy or corporate just nice people working hard for you.

Caroline Wright, Managing Director at Taste Hospitality Recruitment Ltd

Meet Caroline – the front of house hands-on boss and also known as ‘the one with the pink hair!’ Caroline will never cut corners and will always tell it as it is. She likes to laugh a lot and sings for most of the day (which is unfortunate for the rest of the team).

Caroline, who previously worked in corporate hospitality and also managed a hospitality recruitment company threw herself in at the deep end launching Taste Hospitality during the recession of 2008 with everything against her. She was not able to work with clients from 4 or 5 Star hotels or any restaurants with AA Rosettes or Michelin Stars for the first six months due to loyalty to her previous company. It was her hospitality relationships and a sheer determination to succeed that won through.

‘My older brother and I grew up in North Manchester. My mum was a part-time secretary. We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love. I had a dog called Bilbo Baggins and a cat called Tom. I was the one making mud pies and would come home filthy with one sock up and one sock down. Holidays were at Pontins in Middleton Towers in Morecombe, family time with my grandma in tow.’

Loves: Vintage clothes and Vivienne Westwood.

Hates: Dishonesty.

Favourite drink: Crisp dry white wine, especially on a hot sunny day.

Biggest achievement: Taste Hospitality.

Most cringe worthy experience: The list is endless, I’m a bit like Bridget Jones.

Meet Sophie – Caroline’s right hand woman and Company Director, also the Chief on the Chefs’ Desk – known to be a little feisty (which is a definite asset for this desk).

Sophie has worked for Caroline for 7 years and grew up hanging out in Hotels that her parents worked in before working in the industry herself, so hospitality is in her blood.

After leaving college she worked in Reception within a number of 4 star hotels across the UK progressing to Hospitality Manager then making the change to a sales led role within a venue in Manchester.

From here she joined Taste Hospitality in 2016, where several years down the line she still thrives on helping chefs find their perfect role.

Sophie splits her time between the Taste office in Greater Manchester and Cumbria where she moved during Lockdown. Enjoying the hustle of the city and the ever evolving food scene in Manchester, and the contrast of the countryside where she spends time in the great outdoors and with her pets.

Loves: Peas! I will even eat them straight out of the freezer.

Favourite food: My mum’s Shepherd’s Pie.

Favourite drink: Gin and Tonic.

Biggest achievement: Eating lightly fried crunchy maggots in Vietnam.

Most cringe worthy experience: Too many to count!

Meet Dominic – Dominic is responsible for the administrative side of the business, ensuring systems and records are up to date, while providing the best service to clients and candidates and support to Consultants across the board; having developed a passion and a thorough knowledge of the industry over the years.

Joining Taste Hospitality in 2016 from a public sector background, he fell in love with the fast pace of recruitment and the joy of offering a crucial service to the hospitality industry.

In his spare time Dominic enjoys indulging his creative side; writing and playing music and drawing. He also loves dining out and drinking, but is perfectly happy settling in for a weekend and binging a series on Netflix.

Loves: Food, drink and music

Hates: Arrogance. Confident is a fantastic trait; unjustified confidence not so much.

Favourite food: I will eat anything and there is very little I don’t like. I don’t think I could live without pasta!

Favourite drink: Anything alcoholic. I love a full-bodied red wine, my favourite cocktail is negroni

Biggest achievement: Passing my degree in politics from Lancaster University.

Meet Danny – Danny is the newest member of the team and the youngest of the group, having joined Taste Hospitality in March 2023 from Michelin Star Northcote, where he worked as a Duty Manager for the previous 4 years.

Danny has always worked in hospitality with it being in the family, and as a child his chore was to bottle up in his family’s pub on a weekend morning for pocket money.

It felt like the right time for him to take on a new challenge and he now works on the front of house desk with Caroline!

In his spare time you will probably find Danny eating and drinking in Manchester, travelling to new places and seeing the world. He’d love to be able to visit as many places as he possibly can in his lifetime and has been lucky enough to tick quite a few off already.

Loves: Dining out, I could happily eat out every night!

Hates: Rude customers/people.

Favourite drink: Can’t beat a cold pint of Peroni in the summer.

Biggest achievement:: Backpacking around southeast Asia and seeing some incredible places.

Most cringe worthy experience: waking up on the shoulder of the random person on a flight. This has happened more than once!

Barney the dog - Taste Hospitality Recruitment Limited

Meet Barney – Our bouncy pointerdor!! He likes a good cuddle and getting in the way of computer screens, as he thinks he’s the size of a chihuahua (he’s not). Barney is a valued member of the team and is in charge of keeping us all on our toes and keeps us smiling.

Loves: Earle, Sophie’s cat.

Hates: Being ignored.

Favourite food: Olives (yes I know, I’m a bit strange).

Favourite toy: Anything that squeaks, especially if someone is on the phone.

Likes to dream about: Earle, Sophie’s cat.

Registered Office:

Taste Hospitality Recruitment Ltd.
8 Tenterden Street

Tel: 0161 222 7900

Company Registration Number: 06694061
VAT Number: 939 6931 67

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Taste Hospitality Recruitment Ltd

Recruitment Consultants for the Hospitality Industry.

Specialising in the permanent recruitment of professionals at luxury and award-winning establishments across the UK

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