About us

The Work Embassy is across border talent matchmaking within the hospitality sector. We are driven by the power of creating a perfect match. Firmly rooted in the hospitality industry we know the importance of a strong workforce. However, as a restaurant manager or hotel owner, it can be a big hassle to find the time, to search for the perfect match, let us help you!


It all started when…

Merijn worked as a cook for his final internship in Bonaire in the Caribbean. Here his nights were filled with nightly entertainment: being chased by street dogs after working an evening shift in the hot tropical kitchen. During his time there, the idea of starting his own company began. This idea grew further while he was living together with Jort in Colombia.

Our mission is to break down borders and embrace cultures by effortless matchmaking in the hospitality sector.

Our mission is to break down borders and embrace cultures by effortless matchmaking in the hospitality sector.

After returning home Merijn saw restaurant owners struggling with finding and attracting talent, some even had to close due to the lack of personnel. There is a lot of talent in Europe, however, as a hospitality owner, it can be rather difficult to find time to look for staff, let alone search abroad. At that moment The Work Embassy was born. A company that connects talent with hospitality owners, creating a more interconnected hospitality world, figuratively ‘deleting borders’.

After a couple of months in business, Merijn was at a party late at night talking passionately about The Work Embassy. Leonardo heard the conversation and was immediately hooked on the idea. The three of us all have experience abroad in the hospitality sector from Australia to Belgium. Therefore they understand what it is to live abroad, being exposed to new cultures and that these experiences are invaluable. To this date, it has been a fun, crazy, challenging and priceless experience with many great adventures ahead.

What we do

For the client

Finding the perfect candidate for your vacancy in the hospitality branch can be quite a challenge. The Work Embassy is your partner of choice when it comes to recruiting experienced hospitality professionals. With a local build-up network and individual targeted internet advertising we can reach out to all our candidates across Europe.

For the candidate

Looking for a new adventure abroad in the Netherlands? Do not hesitate to contact us, we are always looking for new talents to fill vacancies across the Netherlands, whether you are a skilled cook, professional bartender or sommelier. We are constantly looking for new talent! Sign up with our talent pool for future recommendations. Or apply on one of our available vacancies at job opportunities.