Chef recruitment agency list including sous chef, pastry chef & cook

Chef recruiters will place candidates such as Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Cooks into kitchen vacancies within the Catering industry. A top Catering recruiter will work with establishments such as restaurants, pubs and hotels to fill cook openings on a permanent, temporary or seasonal basis.

Roles in the kitchen

The role of a Chef is to work as part of a team to prepare food for customers - with candidates often being responsible for a particular food station, such as Fish, Pastry, Desserts, etc. Duties will vary depending on the role within the kitchen, however general tasks may include cooking and presenting dishes, maintaining food hygiene standards and monitoring stock control. A Head Chef is accountable for the whole kitchen and will be expected to manage an entire team of Kitchen Staff. Recruitment agencies will need to supply candidates who are flexible and willing to work unsociable hours as shifts can be long and include weekend and evening work.

Candidates will commonly enter a position via an entry level role such as Commis Chef, before gaining experience within the various areas of the kitchen. Academic qualifications aren't necessary for the role, however employers will favour applicants with an educational background in Catering or Cookery. More specialist roles such as that of a Pastry Chef, may require specific training and job relevant credentials such as a Certificate in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery.

Salaries

Salaries for Chef jobs can vary but a trainee will usually command starting earnings of around £12k per annum. This will rise as candidates progress through the kitchen with a Chef de Partie earning an average of £16k and a Sous Chef receiving around £22k. Head Chefs are typically the highest paid professionals at around £30k, while Executive professionals can potentially command £50k+.

Although Catering recruitment agencies will commonly recruit Chefs and Cooks for permanent jobs, there is also a high demand to fill seasonal and temporary roles. These may be supplied to local or UK-wide clients, depending on the agency.

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Displaying 10 of 27 Agencies that recruit for Chef jobs in the Catering and Hospitality industry.

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Berry Recruitment - Catering & Hospitality Division

Berry Recruitment has a devoted catering division with the resources and experience to serve hotels, restaurants, pubs, and large events / venues with high quality kitchen staff. From entry-level assistants to head chef and manager vacancies, Berry has a proud reputation for delivering successful solutions for all kitchen positions nationwide. We conduct appropriate skill / food hygiene tests and ensure that all kitchen staff are qualified.
Coverage  UK wide
The Equipoint Building, 1506-1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
Temple Court, 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA 291-293 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4RR 20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL Brittany House, New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY 5 Town Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JZ 383 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3LP 110 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LZ 67A High Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1AY Limehurst House, Bridge Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1NH 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT Suite 3, St Mary's Mews, St Mary's Place, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2AP Mitre House, 9/15 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1DF First Floor, Charles House, Charles Stree, Truro, Cornwall, TR12PQ 25 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1PG
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The Best Connection

The Best Connection specialises in the supply of flexible workforce solutions to the industrial, warehouse, distribution & logistics, retail, and food sectors. If you are a candidate seeking employment, or a client looking for staff, please feel free to call one of our consultants who will help find the perfect match.
Coverage  South East and West Sussex
157a Montague Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN113BZ

CMD RECRUITMENT LIMITED

CMD Recruitment is a highly successful professional agency offering clients the full recruitment solution. We offer a bespoke service delivered by a team of experienced consultants who are always happy to help and always deliver. With offices based in Devizes and Calne we recruit across the South West.
Coverage  South West
Unit 5 Fourbrooks Business Park, Maundrell Road, Porte Marsh Industrial Estate, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PP
13 Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HT 4 Lancaster House, Lancaster Park, Bowerhill, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6TT
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Recruiter Tip

Chefs you must always look the part, from the start of the shift to the end of the day. Your professional and hygienic appearance and work practices demonstrate how you produce and present your culinary skills and enhance your customers' perception and appreciation.

Catermatch Solutions

Based in the North West and supplying culinary staff across the UK, Catermatch Solutions are specialist recruiters for the Catering industry. We reference check, interview and assess the skills of candidates across all roles in the sector, covering areas including Kitchen, Restaurant, Front Office and Management. From Michelin star establishments to wedding settings, we offer an efficient recruitment service with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Coverage  UK wide
Suite 37, Barton Arcade, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2BH

Brightwork Ltd

Quality Link Recruitment is a specialist division of Brightwork that is dedicated to bringing the very best in Hospitality to Bars, Restaurants and Events Teams across Scotland. We appreciate the industry's reputation for high staff turnover and that's why we deliver personnel for ad-hoc, seasonal or permanent positions. Chefs? Pub Managers? Waiting staff? We can source and deploy employees for any role.
Coverage  Scotland
20 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
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Highbury Recruitment

At Highbury Recruitment we believe in building personal and long standing relationships with both clients and candidates alike. Specialising in Industrial, Engineering, Scientific, Construction and Hospitality sectors, Permanent and Temporary recruitment, Highbury Recruitment has an extensive network of contacts. This makes us the only place you need to go for your recruitment requirements. Our ethos is simple: 'A personal approach to personnel'
Coverage  East Anglia
Highbury Recruitment, 13 Upper King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

Ellis Mack Catering, Hospitality & Retail Specialists

Ellis Mack are specialists within the Hospitality and Retail sectors, providing permanent and interim contract Operational Management, Chef and Head Office/Support recruitment solutions. A skilled consultant team with practical experience within the sectors for which they recruit. Competitive fees & market leading rebates. High placement success rates and low attrition ratios providing peace of mind and value for money for our clients.
Coverage  UK wide
The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3DX

Recruiter Tip

The successful working kitchen is a very difficult and demanding environment. To operate effectively and to overcome the daily challenges you must be alert, organised and committed. The preparation, service and operation of the establishment is hard, hot and relentless, but with exceptional talent, team work, diversity and strength, the main goal of customer satisfaction is achieved.

Connect Appointments

Looking for staff to join your business in the Food Industry? If the answer's yes, then you might be wondering how you can find quality people. In truth, there's no real secret. It all comes down to hard work and a healthy portion of intuition - the type of thing that only comes with lots of experience. At Connect Appointments, we've got masses of that - and we exist to go the extra mile for our clients. Try us and you won't be disappointed.
Coverage  Scotland & North East England
152 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ
Suite 106, Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD 4 Admiral Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XW
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Contract Options Catering Division

Established in 1994 Contract Options specialises in temporary and permanent staffing solutions for both front and back of house. Our consultants are seasoned industry professionals who understand the diverse nature of catering. Candidates are skills & knowledge tested upon registration interviewed & referenced. Temporary staff can be supplied at competitive hourly rates, permanent positions can be placed via a fixed fee or temp-to perm solution.
Coverage  UK wide
2nd Floor, 12/14 Devonshire Row, London, Greater London, EC2M 4RH

Richards Events & Recruitment Services Limited

Richards Events Catering division have in excess of 30 experience providing Catering and Hospitality staff from Waiting, Bar and Wine Waiters to Front of House reception, Chefs and KPs to some of the most prestigious events and Hotels in the UK. Our hand picked team members are customer focussed, professional, smart and well presented and keen to ensure that your clientele leave your event or venue with fond memories.
Coverage  UK WIDE
Kedleston Rise, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9TX
86 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5QG Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6AA
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