The London Marathon has got to Change

Over the last 30 years, over 1 million people have completed the London Marathon to raise hundreds of millions of pounds for good causes. This year our very own Craig Allen (Change co-founder) and Harriet Brown (Senior Recruitment Consultant) will join over 30,000 runners to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon on the 23rd April 2017. They will be running in support of the international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger.

What is Action Against Hunger?
“For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after a disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger”.

“With every stride Craig and Harriet take on 23rd April, they will be closer to the finish and bring the whole world closer to a world free from hunger. Craig and Harriet’s fundraising will enable our teams to reach more children with life-saving treatment enabling them to grow up strong and build prosperous communities. With famine declared in South Sudan and worsening situations in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, Craig and Harriet’s support is important now more than ever”, David Copsey, London Marathon Event Manager at Action Against Hunger.

A bit about Harriet

If you would like to sponsor Harriet you can do so by clicking here

A bit about Craig

The best thing about running the marathon is how proud it makes you to be a Londoner! The huge turnout of people and the effort they go to (along every street of the run), to help you on is amazing and so inspirational. Its showcases this City for the amazing place it is!

If you would like to sponsor Craig you can do so by clicking here

5 things to do for Halloween

As the scariest holiday of the year approaches, we’ve rustled up a list of the best things to do in London this Halloween. Whether you’re a tricker or a treater there’s sure to be something that’ll tickle your fancy.

Or perhaps you can’t be asked to do anything this Halloween and instead you want to spend the weekend updating your CV and looking for a new job? If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Change hospitality recruitment agency in London, we are always looking to speak to talented people who are looking for Hospitality jobs or jobs in the Luxury sector.

101 restaurants in London you HAVE to try

For all the foodies out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite restaurants in London. We’ve included everything from Michelin Star restaurants, chef tables and fine dining to our favourite local bistros and corner cafes.

If you’re sitting there scratching your head pondering why we made a list of 101 restaurants rather than a nice round number, don’t over-think it! The truth is we battled to cap it at 101 because let’s be fair, London’s culinary offering is so vastly exceptional. But hey, we had to draw the line somewhere so we’ve settled on the list below. Perhaps in a few months’ time we’ll compile a new list to keep you updated, as there are new restaurant openings popping up all over the Capital every month.

For those who love to try new places, prepare to be wowed by those in chef jobs at these amazing eateries. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll be copying and pasting this list onto your notes app, ready for the next time you need dining inspiration.

So without further ado and in alphabetical order (we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite)…

  1. 10 Greek Street
  2. 40 Maltby Street
  3. A Wong
  4. Amaya
  5. Ametsa by Arzak Instruction
  6. Antico Restaurant
  7. Antidote
  8. Balls & Company
  9. Bao
  10. Bar Boulud
  11. Barrafina
  12. Marcus at the Berkeley Hotel
  13. Berners Tavern
  14. Brawn
  15. Ceviche
  16. Chiltern Firehouse
  17. Chutney Mary
  18. City Social
  19. Clarke’s
  20. Copita
  21. Coya
  22. Dabbous
  23. Dean Street Townhouse
  24. Dinings
  25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  26. Dishoom King’s Cross
  27. Duck & Waffle
  28. Dysart Arms
  29. Elliot’s
  30. Ember Yard
  31. Fera at Claridge’s
  32. Fischer’s
  33. Five Fields
  34. Galvin at Windows
  35. Grainstore
  36. Gymkhana
  37. Hakkasan Mayfair
  38. Harwood Arms
  39. Hawksmoor Air Street
  40. Hedone
  41. Hibiscus
  42. Honey & Co
  43. J Sheekey
  44. Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
  45. Kitty Fisher’s
  46. Koffmanns
  47. La Trompette
  48. Lardo
  49. Le Gavroche
  50. Little Social
  51. Lyle’s
  52. Mac & Wild
  53. Marianne
  54. MEATLiquor
  55. Medlar
  56. Momo
  57. Murano
  58. Naughty Piglets
  59. Oldroyd
  60. Ottolenghi
  61. Otto’s
  62. Palomar
  63. Pidgin
  64. Pitt Cue
  65. Pizarro
  66. Pollen Street Social
  67. Polpo
  68. Portland
  69. Providores and the Tapa Room
  70. Quo Vadis
  71. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  72. Restaurant Story
  73. Rochelle Canteen
  74. Roka
  75. Scott’s
  76. Shoe Shop
  77. Sketch
  78. Snaps & Rye
  79. Social Eating House
  80. St John
  81. Sushi Tetsu
  82. Taberna Do Mercado
  83. Terroirs
  84. Texture
  85. The Dairy
  86. The Ledbury
  87. The Manor
  88. The Modern Pantry
  89. The Orange
  90. The Palomar
  91. The Quality Chop House
  92. The Richmond
  93. The River Café
  94. The Shed
  95. The Square
  96. The Typing Room
  97. The Wolseley
  98. Wild Honey
  99. Yashin Sushi
  100. Yauatcha
  101. Zucca

What’s your number? Tweet us @Changehsp and tell us how many of the restaurants on our list you’ve been too?

Equally, if you think there’s a particularly special restaurant we’ve left off the list, please let us know!

The Change Group is a luxury support and hospitality recruitment agency in London. If you are currently looking for a chef job or a front of house job in London, get in touch with us. We have a number of fantastic hospitality jobs available, many of which are working at restaurants like the ones listed.

Social Media – No longer a nice to have

It’s strange to think that just over a decade ago, using social media as a tool for finding your next career move was unheard of and yet today it’s essential. Whether you’re looking for a chef job or a receptionist job in London, it really doesn’t matter, your presence on social media is really important.

For many of you, you’ll already have personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (amongst other social channels) and although you can use all three to help during your job search, the main social channel you should be focusing on is LinkedIn. We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to have a LinkedIn profile. Before you think we are receiving some kind of under-the-table payment for saying this, we really aren’t!

In their own words…

If you aren’t one of the 3.8 million users, here’s 4 reasons why you should be:

If you are interested in networking with The Change Group, Luxury Support and Hospitality Recruitment Agency in London, please follow our company page.