In 2017 Alseasons celebrated 40 years
of dedicated service to the hospitality industry
Brien Trippas, Executive Chairman at Trippas White Group, President Restaurant and Catering NSW 2004-2009 and Restaurant and Catering 2010 Hall of Fame member, congratulating Alseasons’ Managing Director Audrey Wynn at Alseasons' Langham Sydney Hotel celebrations.
Alseasons began services on 26 September 1976 offering casual bar & waitstaff for a variety of hospitality venues, including caterers, hotels, clubs and restaurants.
With computer software for recruitment agencies virtually non-existent, they began designing in-house software to manage staff availabilities, job placements and accounts.
By the early 80’s casual staffing demand grew to include Chefs and general kitchen staff. Insisting that agency Chefs must be fully trade qualified, Alseasons set new standards for casual hospitality staffing, opening up a new marketplace for agencies.
Client requests for assistance with long-term recruitment led to the addition of Permanent Recruitment to Alseasons’ portfolio in 1984, and in collaboration with 5 star hotels Alseasons began recruiting Australian Chefs for major hotels and resorts in the UK.
1995 Saw the introduction of Alseasons’ Staff Performance Awards, celebrating performance standard consistency of agency casuals. Each year outstanding agency casuals are recognised and awarded prizes including overseas and domestic holidays.
In 1996 Alseasons introduced Labour Hire services as an alternative to venue-payroll for agency casuals, offering Alseasons’ clients the benefits of an experienced on-call casual staff force without the employer related obligations.
2005 Alseasons celebrated their first 25 years with a black tie dinner, coinciding with the announcement of casual waiter Phil Newey as the winner of Alseasons’ one millionth shift. Phil was awarded an around-the-world airline ticket when he accepted the millionth booking request on his day off, while agency longstanding Chef Jozef Matlak won the agency’s Annual Performance Award and was also awarded a round-the-world ticket.
2008 The year of the Global Financial Crisis, was Alseasons’ biggest year to date as employers reconsidered their staffing strategies, adjusting full time staff numbers to take advantage of flexible casual labour.
Highlights of Alseasons’ service to the Sydney hospitality industry have included tours by the Pope, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Diana, President George Bush Snr and Australian leaders in Kirribilli House and Admiralty House plus a host of international stars and celebrities.
In recent years, Alseasons has continued to increase sales and marketplace coverage; consistently breaking new records for growth every year since in 2008 by ‘partnering’ with loyal customers and building a healthy community for professional hospitality staffing.
“My mission? To lift the practice of hospitality recruitment to higher ground”, says managing director and co-founder Audrey Wynn, displaying the company’s dedication to their clients by providing top of the line service.