Young Foodies

What Hunted Says

Young Foodies has built a community of 500 food and drink brands through their industry knowledge, experience and access to services that level the playing field for challenger brands. YF Talent helps up and coming food businesses source influential early hires. You'll be placing make or break talent in to the newest and brightest food and drinks brands. They recruit grad to director level across all functions (ops, finance, marketing, sales, NPD) in to startups (1 to 30 people). Become immersed in a lucrative and ever changing sector - be involved in hosting community events, delivering L&D courses, and helping run supply chains to make your clients mighty!

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
MarketingProcurement & Supply ChainRetail & FMCGSales

About Young Foodies Talent

At Young Foodies, we exist to make small brands mighty. YF Talent is our team that helps them hire superstars or find consultants. We recruit from grad to director, across all functions (ops, finance, marketing, sales, NPD) in startups 1 to 30 people big. Our Talent team don't need to worry about cold calling or business development - through the community, network and reputation we have built up, our brands are constantly trusting us to help them hire. On the candidate side, we are quickly becoming THE way to get into the food and drink startup scene, whether you're graduating or coming from an FMCG blue chip. We've built up a talent pool of incredible people, making it easy to match them to brands. We also are not a 'throw a thousand CVs and see which stick' agency. We pride ourselves on consulting with our brands to help refine what they are really needing, and match them up with a few high-quality candidates... 'one-CV one-job' is a phrase you'll use often!

Here's the current team!

Theadora Alexander


Caspar Giles

Senior Talent Manager

Chris Eyitayo

Talent Manager

How are we different?

- We're in a truly unique position in the food and drink startup industry, and the Talent team are at the core of shaping and growing it. - We have targets and ambitions we want to hit, but we are not your standard KPI slaving recruitment firm. - There's no business development to do - only relationship management with the leaders of our community brands. - We are a small team, currently 4 but with ambitions to grow! That's part of a team of about 15 across the rest of the Young Foodies business, also looking to grow - As a recruiter, you'll get a great deal of autonomy and flexibility on working times that help you best operate as a recruiter.

Catherine Batting

Talent Manager

Where the magic happens

What's the perks?

On top of unlimited amazing free food and drink snacks, you'll get... - Bevs from the fridge on Fridays - Your birthday off! - A hangover / duvet day - LinkedIn recruiter (what a perk!) - A tryout for the mixed 5-a-side footie team - Every day a dress down day - Recruit to Music. All day. Everyday. And we are a start-up ourselves, so expect less stuff than a corporate firm!


Community Christmas Party 2018

The rest of the team!

Young Foodies Instagram

Check out our instagram to see some of the brands we work with!

What does Caspar have to say?

" I joined Young Foodies from a traditional FMCG agency recruitment background to be part of a start up... and recruit for exciting start ups! It's a refreshing departure from often transactional, more one-dimensional traditional recruitment agency model approach. Rather than constant ad chasing and hounding BD, you're part of something that offers enough value and has enough credibility and awareness that the work comes to you. For a recruiter YF offers something genuinely different - integrity, opportunity, access to an incredible network, and a breadth and depth of development, learning and exposure that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. "

Young Foodies Podcast

Check out our podcast to learn more about the food and drink startup world!

Young Foodies

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Marketing Procurement & Supply Chain Retail & FMCG Sales


  • Breakout Area
  • Beer Fridge
  • Birthday Off
  • Duvet Day
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Dress Down
  • Sports Team
  • Startup
  • Recruit to Music
  • Female Leadership

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