Finding you the best
chefs in the industry

for permanent,
long term appointments.

When you have a vacancy in your culinary team and need to appoint a new chef on a permanent basis, we recognise that this is a hugely important decision for you and your business, especially at head chef and executive head chef level when exemplary leadership is essential.

How will your latest recruit fit in?  Are they highly motivated and skilled in their work?  Are they strong team players who thrive on setting high standards and seeking to bring out the best in others?

You need the confidence of knowing that your appointment will be a long term solution and that whoever you choose will be a strong addition to your team.  The last thing you need is to be returning to review piles of CVs just a few weeks or months later when an appointment doesn’t go as planned.

23 Hospitality is the perfect partner for you in recruiting for permanent chef positions, because we know the industry better than many other recruitment agencies and we have long standing connections with some of the most highly qualified and skilled chefs in the business.  Furthermore, we offer a free replacement service within pre-agreed guarantee periods in the unlikely event of an unsuccessful appointment.

We also keep our ears to the ground about the rising stars in the sector: who are ready and looking for that all important next step up the ladder, and who will be the best fit for a particular organisation when a vacancy arises?

23 Hospitality will support you through the entire recruitment process to ensure that it is as rigorous, ethical, robust and thorough as possible.  We cover all kitchen appointments from porters to head chefs, as well as front of house and managerial positions.

We offer two methods of recruitment from which you can choose the best fit for your business:

Search and select

You can use 23 Hospitality’s wide network of connections from 26 years in the industry to headhunt and find the candidate of your choice.

We can make discreet recommendations and confidential approaches on your behalf, as well as brokering introductions and organising interviews, checks and pre-vetting.

Advertise and interview

We can devise and place advertisements for you in key publications and on online platforms, vet all applicants and interview possible candidates.

We then arrange a second stage interview with you for the best candidates, which means you only need to be involved in the crucial final decision making stages.

To find out how we can help you get in touch today on

01253 494923 or email us on