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 32 of 516 Agencies that recruit for Chef jobs in the Catering and Hospitality industry.

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Juice Hospitality Ltd

Recruiting for all roles throughout the entire Catering industry including: Banqueting Managers, Front Office Managers and Sous Chefs. We understand that hygiene is of the utmost importance and we pre-screen all of our professional candidates to make sure they are a perfect fit for your business and its ethos. Recruiting for all levels, our candidate database contains over 30, 000 candidates waiting to fill permanent, temporary and contract roles
Coverage  National UK
Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, OX44 7TW

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

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
Cambridge House, RnHenry Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 1BT
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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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

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

KSB Recruitment Consultants Ltd - Catering & Hospitality

KSB Recruitment Consultants have been recruiting staff for the Catering & Hospitality industry including hotel, restaurants, the military, schools, nursing homes and contract catering plus many more for over 25 years. All of our specialist consultants have specific industry experience & knowledge. Offering a 1 hour response guarantee,we endeavour to support you in your search for TEMPORARY or PERMANENT catering/hospitality staff across the U.K
Coverage  U.K. wide and Europe
Centre Court, 1301 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 9HH

The Best Connection

The Best Connection specialises in the supply of flexible workforce solutions to the industrial, warehouse, distribution & logistics, 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  Sussex
157a Montague Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN113BZ

Stafffinders Limited

Stafffinders award-winning Hospitality Team is proud to have consultants who have worked in the positions that they recruit for. We recruit for banqueting management jobs, bar and pub jobs, catering jobs, chefs and cooks jobs, commis chef jobs, execusitve chef jobs, food & beverage manager jobs, food & drink management jobs, front office manager jobs, head chef jobs, sous chef jobs, head housekeeper jobs and hotel & bar security staff jobs.
Coverage  Scotland
139 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4JY
6 New Street, Paisley, West Lanarkshire, PA1 1XY
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Chefshare Recruitment

At ChefShare we believe in forging real relationships with our clients. Everyone that works in our office is an Ex-Chef, totalling over 76 years’ combined industry experience so we have a full and real understanding of your individual business needs. We are a young and vibrant company based in Torbay with a proven and successful service strategy over the last three years; this has enabled us to expand our service area throughout the country.
Coverage  South of England & Midlands
5 Palk Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EL

Paramount Personnel Limited

Paramount Personnel is an independent recruitment agency that has achieved success through offering a tailor-made and personal recruitment service. We specialise in the Catering, Hospitality and Construction sectors covering the South East, South West, London and Scotland.
Coverage  South West and South East and London and Scotland
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, BN43 5EG
Campus House, Venny Bridge, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8JQ 377 399 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HL Ness Business Centre, Kintail House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 3BW Pentraze Business Centre, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8PN
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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.

G&H Personnel Limited - Catering & Hospitality Division

G&H Personnel offers reliable and cost-effective recruitment solutions to the Catering & Hospitality industry. We recruit for all roles, from Kitchen Staff to Hotel Managers, and even supply candidates for those short-notice requirements. Our team deliver an on-demand service to Bars, Hotels and Restaurants across the UK, meaning you get the right staff - when you need them. Call or email us today and speak to one of friendly consultants.
Coverage  England, Wales & Scotland
122 Hollow Croft, Liverpool, L28 4ED

Fountain Spring Consultancy

Fountain Spring Consultancy is one of the nation’s leading recruitment firms, dedicated exclusively to the recruiting and placement of experienced and newly qualified doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals for hospitals, care homes, schools and other industries throughout the United Kingdom. Other areas of specialisation include cleaning, construction, driving etc. All of our recruiters have extensive professional work experience.
Coverage  Several locations across the UK
Sandstone Road, London, SE12 0UU

One Step Recruitment Ltd

We’ve been present in Somerset for 20 years and remain at the forefront of local recruiting practice. With three branches across the region, One Step Recruitment offers permanent, temporary and interim employment solutions across a range of industries. Our expert recruitment consultants bring local industry knowledge and in-depth market awareness to the sectors they represent – our mantra is “Stay Local” for good reason.
Coverage  South West
Ground Floor 32 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PT
3 Chartfield House, Castle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AS 5 St Johns House, Church Path, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1HE
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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

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
15 The Parade, Colchester Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 0AQ
20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL Ground Floor, 4 Providence Court, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5JL 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY 5 Town Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JZ 383 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3LP Argyle House, 29-31 Euston Road, London, NW1 2SD 11-13 Ravenswood Crescent, High Street, West Wickham, London, BR4 0JH
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Recruiter Tip

During an interview and probably a work trial scenario, be positive, presentable and alert. Try to get involved as much as possible and take on responsibility - to deal with requests, solve problems and assist in working operations. Prove that you have the skills and experience and the industry knowledge to perform the task and to be able to handle the job. Perform, cook and present to the best of your ability and don't shy away from the team.

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
86 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5QG
Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6AA
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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
Discovery House, Gemini Crsecent, Dundee, Tayside, DD2 1SW
152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG Unit 3 Earls Court, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, FK3 8ZE 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD 1 Haswell Court, Quay West Riverside, Business Village, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 2AR
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Caterek Recruitment

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
21 Shereway, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8GL

Personnel Solutions

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
North End Brampford Speke, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5HL

Minster Chefs

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
1 Sovereign Business Park, 48 Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3TB

Towngate Personnel

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
County Gates House 300 Poole Road Westbourne, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1AZ

Back-2-Front

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
Suite C1, White House Business Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, Avon, BS15 8DH

Industrial Temporaries

Industries covered: Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Call Centre / Customer Service, Driving, Engineering, Personnel / HR, Logistics, Manufacturing / Production
122 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4AX

Time 4 Recruitment

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Engineering, Industrial
167 Broadway, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 1QH

Check Recruitment

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
Victory Business Ctr., Somers Road North, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1PJ

New Recruits

Industries covered: Automotive, Catering and Hospitality, Industrial, Legal, Logistics
11, Church Lane, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5LR
1st Floor, 2a Sheep Street, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6TB Unit 1 & 2 Kings Storage, Bobby Friar Close, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6ZN 109/110 Commercial Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5PL
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Catering Services International

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
6 Bladud Buildings, Bath, Avon, BA1 5LS
37 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AB 56 Baldwin Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 1QW 13 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9HA 7 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HX 135 New Union Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NT 73-74 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8TE 81 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AA 5 Cricklade Court Cricklade Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3EY
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Arc Recruitment

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
Birmingham Innovation Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4BB
Cardiff Business Technology Centre, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 4AY Citibase Edinburgh (Office 30), 1 St Colme Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6AA 2nd Floor, 1 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES Liverpool Science Park Innovation Centre 1, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5TF Suite 2.6, Universal Square, Devonshire St North, Manchester, Lancashire, M12 6JH Canterbury Court (Office 3.51) Kennington Workspace, Stockwell, London, SW9 6DE
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TaskMaster Resources

Industries covered: Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Driving, Engineering, Industrial
4 Trafford Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1PN
Office 1.1, Storage Vault Workspace, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G32 8YL Imperial House Imperial Arcade, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2BR Suite 14, Dunfermline Business Centre, Inverkeithing, Fife, KY11 3BZ 36 Lower Basinghall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EB 2a Midgate House Midgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1TN Unit 18, President Buildings, Saville Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7UQ Unit 1b, South Park Way, Wakefield 41, Business Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 0XJ Suite 3, Rodney House, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1BT
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Athena Recruiting Services Ltd

Industries covered: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Child Care, Call Centre / Customer Service, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food & Drink, Health Care, Industrial, Insurance, IT, Property, Sales, Social Care, FMCG
Barn N, East Gorse Farm, Salmons Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RZ

Hotel & Catering Staff Supplies

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality
Dunston House, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9QD

RE Resourse Group

Industries covered: Administration, Agriculture, Catering and Hospitality, Driving, Food & Drink, Industrial
7-9 Ambrose Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QR

Adecco

Industries covered: Administration, Agriculture, Automotive, Aviation / Aerospace, Banking, Catering and Hospitality, Charity, Child Care, Construction, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Government / Public Sector, Personnel / HR, Industrial, IT, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing / Production, Marketing, Not-for-profit, Purchasing, Retail, Sales, Telecommunications, Travel, Energy / Renewable Energy
29 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BE
1st Floor, 11-13 New Rents, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1LE Wellington Square, 21, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 1EZ 59 Station Parade, Barking, Essex, IG11 8TU Town Square, Suite 1P & 1J, Southgate House, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN 92 High Street, 1st Floor, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 2BG 2nd Floor, 66-69 New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2QD Unit 5, Metropolitan Business Park, Metropolitan Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9LT 13, Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, Berkshire, RG12 1DL Room 522, Queensbury House, 106 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XF 7-9 Colston Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4UB 41 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LW 107 St Mary Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1DX 18-20 Military Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4JA 39 High Street, Dukesmead House, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1BE 49 The Close, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0PP 6 Friarsgate, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1XG 31-33 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EL 2 Lambeth Hill, Room 17, 3rd Floor, City Of London, London, EC4V 4BG 37 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JJ 3 Macon Court, Macon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6FW 31 George Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1LB 18 19 Bondgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7JE High Street, 37, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DT 26 Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, DD1 3EJ Bridge House, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4PW 79-82 Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RW 17 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2 4AD 5b West Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1JJ Marlowes, 109, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1BB White Hart Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2HL 43 Prospect Street, Suite C, Conifer Rooms, Hull, North Humberside, HU2 8PX Queen Street, 1st Floor, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1SW 5-7 Lowther St, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DH 103 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4RJ 18 Granby Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1DE 1 Derby Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 9QR George Street, 85-87, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2AT 126a-128 High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1PT 5 West Street, Tollesbury, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8RJ 57 Spring Gardens, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 2BY 77-78 Northbrook Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1AE 6-7 George Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DF 48 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1LA Cheapside, 3rd Floor, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2HU 46 Priestgate, 1st Floor, Crescent House, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JW 93 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AN Taga House, 3a Theatre Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8BQ Sheen Road, 11-13, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1AD 17 Drake Street, Serenity House, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1RE 147 South Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1PL 5A College Street, Frederick Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1QB 11 Leopold Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2GY 85-89 High Street, Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1 1HS 44 Saint Petersgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1HL 46-58 Pall Mall, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1EE 44 Frederick Street, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR1 1NF 6 Emmanuel Road, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1TJ 69A The Kingsway, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 5HY Sankey Street, 82, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1SG 1B High Street, 1c Central Hall Buildings, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4HT 4 Wigmores South, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PL 299 Oxford Street, Westminster, London, W1C 2DZ 40-44 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RQ Saint Nicholas Street, 3-4 Haswell House, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1UW 12A Murray Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2AD Peter Street, Broadway House, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1PN 3-9 Micklegate, Queens House, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6JH
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