Locums/Executive Relief Staff

Hotelstaff has compiled a selection of highly qualified & experienced Locum & Relief Staff that are able to seamlessly step into the role/s of either your appointed General Manager, Lodge Management staff, Executive Chef or even for Owner Managers, while you or they are away on their well-deserved annual holiday or recuperating on sick leave. This would solely be a caretaking role, with a full report / handover on the return of the full time incumbent. if requested.

Hospitality Consultants

We also have high caliber Hospitality Consultants that have in the past been General Managers and/or Operations Managers that are available to assist you in getting your business to function at optimum levels in all departments. Many of them have Hotel or Restaurant opening expertise, or are specialists in turnaround solutions.

Hotelstaff simply charge a once-off introductory fee, whilst you pay the candidate the appropriate salary.
Contact your local Hotelstaff office for further details.


Jurgen Demke – Executive Chef

Senior Executive Chef offering 42 years of experience and a Fellow of the S.A.C.A. Looking for temporary/short term stand in position.

General HR Skills
On the job training
Team Leadership
Procurement and stock control
Basic computer skills

National Diploma in Culinary Art and Studies
Matric 1969 Realschule Ratzeburg, Germany.

In my professional career I was recruited by the Southern Sun Group to come to South Africa in 1978 to open the Maharani Hotel as Sous Chef in charge of the Crystal Room Restaurant.

I have experience in large scale catering, fine dining and 5 star hotel buffet operations. Training and lecturing for Culinary Studies and Food and Beverage Service.

Interested in speaking to Jurgen Demke please contact Shirley at the Johannesburg Office – 082 291 7801



Relief Hospitality General Manager – John Davis

John Davis has been working in the hospitality industry for over forty years, since completing his Hospitality studies at the Witwatersrand Technikon Hotel School in Johannesburg in 1978. He has worked in a variety of establishments, including: hotels, lodges, and resorts—ranging in rating, from five star to three star—both in South Africa and abroad. His experience is vast, and ranges from fine dining, to catering for large functions and industrial events. Not only does John create a fabulous five-star dining experience, but he also has extensive knowledge of—and experience in—menu planning, food costing, stock controls, health and hygiene critical control points and managing food and beverage. John is currently seeking temporary, or short-term contracts, but is also happy to stand in for staff who are on leave, or to help out during a busy period, and will gladly assist with hospitality related problem solving and forecasting.


Interested in speaking to John please contact Shirley at the Johannesburg Office – 082 291 7801


Relief Hospitality General Manager, F&B Manager, or Consultant – Charles Culbert

I am available for either a permanent position or a relief position, and am also a consultant to the Hospitality Industry.

I have a credible CV and am recommended by numerous employment agencies and past employers as an honest, hard-working, energetic person.

My experience spans 39 years as a General Manager, Operations Manager, F&B Manager, Executive Chef, Restaurant Owner and Hospitality Trainer.

I have worked in a variety of hotels from 3* to 4* as well as boutique hotels, lodges 4*, golf clubs, guest houses 5* and restaurants in small towns and large cities throughout South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Lesotho as well as having owned my own restaurant.

I also,  for over 14 years,  been a consultant and trainer within the Hospitality industry.

If interested in using my services on a temporary/relief basis, consulting basis or would like a copy of my CV for a permanent position please contact Shirley at the Johannesburg Office on 082-291-7801 or shirleyf@hotel-staff.co.za


Relief Hospitality General Manager – Errard Sullivan

I am available to assist and manage for between one month and three months at a time. I am willing to work anywhere in Southern Africa and beyond, having dual Nationality with a South African and Irish passport.

Have been involved in Hospitality since finishing my Diploma in Hotel Management in 1978 and have a credible CV.

My varied experiences encompass different types of Hotels and Game Lodges and other Hospitality responsibilities as well as being an owner and shareholder in various properties.

Since 2008 I have been actively involved in many Relief positions in Hospitality from Special Projects to Troubleshooting and Hotel Management.

I am aware of the importance of Branded Hotels and need for ethical managements and personnel.

Interested in speaking to Errard please contact Shirley at the Johannesburg Office – 082 291 7801