About Us

First Notch Immigration is a leading international executive search firm that specializes in identifying, evaluating, and placing leadership and management talent in the hospitality industry. We take time to understand your business goals, company culture, and specific job requirements so that we can present exactly the kind of candidate you need. Our client relationships are informed by trust, discretion and confidentiality. We are absolutely focused on and dedicated to, the long-term success of our clients.

Why choose First Notch Immigration?


  • Finding and screening the right people is exhaustive. We ensure that a potentially long and difficult process is streamlined and done right. 
  • Your customers need you, so let us do the hard work while you get back to focusing on your business.


  • Poor performers negatively impact your business. 
  • Hiring someone who is not the right fit or capable is expensive and dwarfs all recruitment costs. 
  • Don't let a bad hire ruin your company's reputation and create a negative atmosphere for other employees


  • We help in finding and screening talent for the world's best hotels, restaurants and resorts.
  • We explore all possible candidates including people who might be working for your competitors.
  • We help negotiate offers to ensure the deal gets done and you don't have to start the search all over again.

Candidate Placed Through First Notch Immigration:

We have been able to place candidates successfully in New Zealand, Australia, Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom, Maldives, Mauritius, USA, Canada, South Africa.

We Pledge To Every Client That We Will Always:

  • Respect the confidentiality of information received from both clients and candidates.
  • Maintain the anonymity and confidentiality of a client until permission for disclosure has been given.
  • Screen, evaluate and reference all candidates as part of the hiring process.
  • Stand behind our work with the most comprehensive performance pledge in the industry.

Area Of Expertise

  • Culinary Positions: Corporate Chef, Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, Chef de Partie, Personal Chef, Steward, Restaurant Chef, Kitchen Manager, Production Chef, Banquet Chef, Pastry Chef
  • Food & Beverage Positions: Food and Beverage Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Beverage Manager, Sommelier, Catering Director, Catering Sales Manager, Bartender
  • Housekeeping: Executive Housekeeper, Assistant Housekeeper, Room Attendant

Let us work on data gathering, resume screening, communication, numerous meetings in order to locate those perfect candidates and all that tedious and time consuming work while you continue to your day to day tasks without interruption.

Have questions or ready to hire? Get in touch!

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