Hotel FAQ

What is the difference between this recruiting agency and another agency?

SAF being made up of professionals holding excellence titles only: Meilleur Ouvrier de France/Best Craftsmen of France (MOF) or World Champion, SAF members ensure talents’ detection and knowledge verification of potential expatriates candidates for each client request, according to the following job descriptions: Our offers

Why is SAF recruitment agency specialize in the hotel sector?

SAF offers training to professionals from hotel groups around the world and to academies in 17 professions such as chef, butcher, pastry chef, baker, butler, housekeeper, bartender, sommelier, beautician, hairdresser, receptionist, florist, gardener-landscaper (…).
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Our training offer is therefore complemented by the selection and evaluation of French specialized personnel, in support of the luxury hotel sector.

Does SERVICE A LA FRANCAISE recruitment agency offers clerks, waiters or chambermaids?

No, SERVICE A LA FRANCAISE recruitment agency specializes in the selection of talented, well-trained French expatriates in order to fill specialized or management positions.

Do you propose General Manager or any other administrative positions?

No, SERVICE A LA FRANCAISE is limited to French human resources from craftsmen jobs on managerial positions (Chef, Restaurant manager …)

What salary do you recommend?

It depends on the level of the candidates and whether or not he/she has a title of excellence (MOF …). We offer 3 recruitment levels: (1) A professional level with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, (2) an advanced level with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience who is also finalist of a competition of excellence and (3) an excellence level with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience who is also an excellence competition winner (World champion, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Bocuse d’Or, etc.)

What is the advantage for a hotel to recruit a French ?

There are several of them. France has a tradition of know-how towards professional excellence in professions such as chef, butcher, pastry chef, butler, hairdresser or esthetician for example. The training system, supplemented by an apprenticeship of 3 to 5 years, is recognized as one of the most effective in the world. The professions are challenged in France by numerous competitions of excellence such as the competition for “Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) / Best French Craftsmen”, Michelin, Gault and Millau, Bocuse d’or etc., which push true lovers of the profession to surpass themselves. The advantage of recruiting French people is to have a “French touch” : synonymous of excellence, a well-trained and operational.

What interest for a hotel to recruit a world pastry champion or a Meilleur Ouvrier de France ?

People with such a title are very rare in the job market. Hotels or restaurants which choose to recruit a professional of this level wish to capitalize on a specific signature such as gastronomy menu, table service, flowers, SPA or the garden. SERVICE A LA FRANCAISE RECRUITMENT is the only recruitment agency in the world offering such levels of recruitment for craft people.

What is the difference between a competition finalist and a holder of a title of excellence?

Technically almost none. At this level, obtaining the title (one among 1000 for pastry chefs) or being one of the finalists, depends above all on their preparation on the competition day. For a hotel, the difference is mainly related to the commercial and image aspects.

On the linguistic basis, is it possible to have a French candidate who speaks perfectly English?

This situation has changed a lot, excellence competitions such as the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF) competition have part of the tests in English and service professions such as butler or barman are required to master English in order to advise international customers. Some Meilleur Ouvrier de France/Best craftmen of France are based in Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States and often talk English better than French.

How much does SERVICE A LA FRANCAISE service cost?

The cost of our service is among the cheapest on the market, offering you the best possible evaluation and candidate.