Chef Recruitment Agency - permanent Chef jobs

Supporting a wide range of Kitchen's across the UK finding Talent

Supporting the hospitality and catering industry with Chef Recruitment – Finding you permanent Chefs

Welcome to our Chef Recruitment webpage – an essential platform for culinary professionals  seeking permanent positions within UK kitchens. Here at HtE Recruitment, we pride ourselves as part of the Hospitality & Catering Division, a key chef recruitment specialist in the industry. Our team of chef consultants comprehend the market and function closely with hotels and restaurants in the country, including Hotels, Gastro pubs, award-winning rosette and Michelin establishments.

Our passion lies in helping chef job seekers land their dream roles. Whether you’re an aspiring kitchen professional or a restaurant searching for the perfect chef addition to your team, we are your go-to search agency. Our Finders service is designed to alleviate the difficulties of recruiting chefs amidst an existing skills shortage in the UK. Our team of recruiters has over time built a network of chefs, and we’re confident of finding a match for our clients’ requirements, no matter the location.

If you’re struggling to find a chef, we can help by getting the word out about your restaurant and the benefits of working there. We can work with you to communicate your value proposition to chefs, resulting in the perfect matches. Recruiting chefs requires more than just posting job openings and hoping for results – it requires a tailored strategy, knowledge of the industry, and negotiation skills.

We specialise in working with major players in the industry, including Michelin Restaurants, Rosette awarded, Branded Restaurants, Contract Catering and Hotels. As part of our commitment to helping you find the right candidate, our interview tip page contains a range of effective strategies and questions that hiring managers can ask chefs.

If you’re looking to take the next step in your culinary career or recruit a chef, you can rely on HtE Recruitment. Call our team for an informal chat – and we’ll take it from there.

Chef Job Roles Available at HtE Recruitment

Our Chef Job Roles


  • Exec Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Junior Sous chef

Line level:

  • Senior Chef De Partie
  • Chef De Partie
  • Pastry Chef De Partie
  • Commis Chef
  • Sushi Chef

Types of places:

Our Locations


Our Chef Recruitment Agency division recruit across the UK for a wide range of clients. Current locations include:
Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lake District, West Sussex, London, Channel Islands, Bath, York, Chester, Cornwall, Newcastle, Derbyshire, Stafford, Cotswolds, Reading, Berkshire, Shropshire and many other areas. If you are looking for a chef job or looking to recruit a chef, our team will be able to help you, with nationwide coverage.
Chef Recruitment Locations at HtE Recruitment

Our Latest Job adverts:

HtE Recruitment is acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to the above permanent positions. In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. We do not cover Relief roles,  all positions are permanent  and paid by the client on PAYE.

Chef Jobs Include:


Chef De Partie


A Chef De Partie is required for a leading 5 star Hotel in Central London.

Head Chef


A Hotel in the Lakes with a Restaurant and weddings is looking for a head chef, North part of the Lakes

Sous Chef


A 4 star Hotel in the Cotswolds are looking for a sous Chef to join the team.

Chef De Partie


A Hotel with Live In accommodation are looking for a Rosette background Chef to join this team.

Sous Chef


North Yorkshire
A Hotel with a fine dining restaurant are looking for a sous chef, Live in

Pastry Sous chef


A Sous Chef is required for a pastry department in london within a 5 star hotel

Client Feedback


Operations Manager
“Ryan has placed a Business Development Manager for our Company & within 2 months she has already won some key new clients”


HR Manager
“I have used Rick at HtE Recruitment for over 10 years to source a wide range of candidates at the 3 companies i have worked at. Rick has always worked with speed and urgency to fill these roles.”


Talent Manager
“Thankyou Jordan for being really proactive to source me candidates, you really understand our Niche positions and kept me upto date with the process.”

Latest News & Insights

Our Recruiter team offer Permanent Chef Recruitment solutions. We do not have a Agency Chef Desk here at HtE Recruitment. All of our positions advertised are employed direct by the Client, on payroll and on a permanent basis. 

    Manchester Head office address:
    Ducie House
    Ducie Street
    M1 2JW

    Call us:
    0161 300 7862 (Northern UK)*
    0203 542 6103 (Southern UK)*