Richie Mitchell is a seasoned and highly experienced practitioner in the hospitality industry having spent over 30 years in wide-ranging positions. Richie held senior group and area management roles with one of the largest independent pub companies in the UK. His expertise spanned bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Migrating to Australia in 2006, Richie took on senior Operational roles in Melbourne including the General Management of restaurants on Hardware Lane along with cafe positions in Richmond.
Over the past 8 years, Richie has applied his accumulated skills to specialise as a hospitality management consultant, focusing on recruitment, training and leadership.
He has provided an end-to-end recruitment service specialising in key management positions (Front of House and Kitchen) and delivering detailed workshops on effective leadership communication and training methodologies. These are followed up with on-site coaching and mentoring of key staff on:
* effective recruitment and candidate selection;
* providing detailed induction, onboarding and skills training;
* effectively leading teams and appropriate performance management;
* how to increase revenue and maximise sales;
* effective management of labour, food and beverage costs.
Richie’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the Melbourne hospitality industry is widely respected. It uniquely equips him to deliver professional recruitment, training and management consultancy services of the highest standards.