Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Employment Activities
Employment Activities
78.20 - Temporary employment agency activities

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 April 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Mise en Place, a temporary employment agency specialised in employing catering professionals for restaurants, large events and festivals, has closed its Dutch activities and has filed for bankruptcy of the Dutch part of the company. The closure means 160 permanent employees and 3.500 temporary workers, mostly students, will lose their jobs. As a result of the closure of bars and restaurants and the cancellation of festivals, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for temporary workers in the catering industry became minimal.

Mise en Place is not the first temporary employment agency for the catering industry to suffer consequences of disruption caused by the pandemic. Earlier this week, Nijmegen Eventure announced its bankruptcy (6 permanent jobs and 4,000 students involved).


  • 17 April 2020: Het Financieele Dagblad (fd.nl)
  • 17 April 2020: AD (www.ad.nl)


Eurofound (2020), Mise en Place, Bankruptcy in Netherlands, factsheet number 100356, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100356.