About Our Company

Waitre d' has earned a reputation for being South Africa's best overseas recruitment agency through its professional work ethic, the policy of not charging applicants registration or application fees and their portfolio of top clients who offer some of the best positions and opportunities. The name Waitre d' means service and Waitre d' provides a personal service to both their clients and their candidates irrespective of the industry.

The company was established in 1990, and initially operated as a training company for the hotel and restaurant industry, becoming one of the first private training companies in South Africa to be registered and accredited by the Hotel & Catering Industry Training Council. A few years later, due to demand, Waitre d' changed direction and focus from training to recruitment and decided to specialise in recruiting for the Hospitality Industry, but did not exclude other industries. The main criteria when selecting which companies to recruit for, is not so much about the type of industry, but the opportunities the companies offer the candidates.

Waitre d' is owned and operated by husband and wife team Marcus & Carol Kleyweg. The Head Office is based in Cape Town, with representatives conducting free presentations and interviews in Cape Town and in other major cities such as Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Other cities within South Africa and sometimes Namibia are also visited when the opportunity to do so arises. Waitre d' is the only South African agency that offers free presentations around the country, with no obligation and no agency fees charged to the candidate. The presentations are designed to provide prospective candidates with as much information as possible, in order for them to make an informed decision.

Latest Available Positions

Yas Waterworld


Amazing Water Park! (in Abu Dhabi, close to Dubai)

Looking for:

Lifeguards (mostly female)

Offering free training for strong swimmers

Free application & no agency fees


Email your CV and a photo to info@waitred.co.za to be selected for an invite to our next information presentation



Please email your CV and a photo to info@waitred.co.za for more information. If we don't have a suitable position when you contact us, we can always let you know if something comes up.

Always check back on the website for the latest positions. We also regularly advertise on our Facebook page.


Waitre d’ Recruitment does not only recruit food and beverage staff, however a large majority of the positions are in this industry. If you are looking for a new opportunity and do not see a position for which you would like to apply, please email your CV and a photo to us anyway, as something might come up for you at anytime.
Please email info@waitred.co.za or call our head office in Cape Town on 021 689-1065.


For restaurants in Dubai and on cruise ships:
• Various managers
• Various chefs
• Reception staff
• Waiters/Waitresses


• Fitness staff
For theme parks:
• Ride operators
• Retail staff
• Guest services

Free application & no agency fees

For more information, email your CV and a photo to info@waitred.co.za or call our head office in Cape Town on 021 689-1065.