You manage a catering business & you need to find chefs
Our focus is on finding chefs. We don’t have any other focus, just chefs. You can’t know everybody – if you did, finding the right chef would be easy. We find chefs, we know where the best chefs work and we know how to approach them. We know which chefs are capable of which jobs and we know at what stage they’re at on their individual career paths. We maintain a growing proprietary database of culinary talent, are acquainted with their career goals and understand their job ambitions. Get in touch with us now and tell us more about the type of chef you’d like us to find for you. If you’re ready to go into some detail about your requirements, and would like to save some time downstream, head over to our chef job “tell us” form and fill us in on exactly what you need in a chef. We prioritise employers who contact us via the “tell us” form because once we receive it we’re 90% there in terms of what we need to know about the chef you’re seeking; just another few minutes on the phone and we should have a well rounded picture of your business and its requirements.
Acquiring a deep level of catering recruitment intelligence is what we focus on, so you can spend more time delivering great experiences to your guests. We deeply respect the craft chefs bring to their jobs and our enduring relationships with them help us, as a specialist catering recruitment agency, in finding the chefs you need. We’re fortunate that so many talented chefs make our job easier, because when we’re not finding chefs they’re finding us. Naturally we also work an above the line catering recruitment strategy which encompasses bringing forensic attention to those resumes which come to us through job advertising and chef jobs marketing campaigns. Drawing from both pools we then begin shortlisting only those chefs which best align with your chef job vacancies.
Catering Recruitment Expertise and Catering Industry Insight.
When we initiate a chef search on your behalf we’re drawing on years of high end recruitment experience and a deep knowledge of the catering and hospitality sector. We know the type of chef you need and chances are that we can find them for you. In the unlikely event that we can’t find a chef to match your particular job specification, and compensation package, we will tell you. In all your dealings with us you can enjoy the extra peace of mind which comes from knowing that you’re dealing with a catering recruitment agency which, at all times, abides by the standards of the National Recruitment Federation.
Recruiting Chefs In an Era of Scarcity
It’s become clear that the availability of chefs is critically low and that the demand for them is soaring. To help catering and hospitality employers recalibrate for success in this era, we’ve some advice to offer about how to approach chef job vacancies in the future in addition to offering some fresh ideas as to how to approach the matter of chef job interviewing in the present. As a catering recruitment agency we stand at the intersection between chefs and catering and hospitality employers, something which, over the years, has given us privileged access and insight into how those who succeed do it, and how those who don’t tend to follow another, less productive, pattern. At any given moment only between 8% – 10% of Chefs are actively looking for a job; to get to the rest you’ll need someone like us to help. To hire and successfully onboard your new chefs we strongly recommend you visit those previous two links to find them in the first place we strongly recommend contacting us.
Free Chef Job Advertising
Since our foundation in the first decade of this century we’ve witnessed our own Chef Job Board grow from, at the beginning, being an “also ran” to becoming perhaps the most muscular of the dozens of job boards to which we post and syndicate our chef jobs. Now we’d like to invite you to post your own chef jobs on our specialist chefs job board…for free! How effective is it? In our experience it’s as effective as premium jobs boards where you’d be required to spend hundreds of euro per job ad. Will you get a guaranteed result? No. But you can spend hundreds of euro elsewhere and you won’t get a guaranteed result there either. This site sees a lot of targeted traffic from chefs and is a very worthwhile place to advertise for chefs.
To be successful as a catering recruitment agency, specialising in chefs, we have to market and advertise our chef jobs with a combination of brute force and precision typically well beyond the reach of catering and hospitality employers. In addition to this we scrutinise our growing proprietary chef database, query our virtual talent communities, “work the phone,” and leverage our huge specialist reach on a variety of social and business channels. Top quality chef recruitment is surprisingly similar to the industry we serve, hospitality and catering, it looks a lot easier than it is and that’s where the art lies. Should you decide on using our chef job board we encourage you to first “get clear” on every aspect of your chef vacancy and keep in mind some of the lessons from this blog post on chef job advertising. We know employers would rather not spend on recruitment agencies, at least when it’s not entirely necessary, and we’ll be delighted if our job board helps you avoid them. We do hope that when using a chef recruitment agency really does become necessary, and it always is sometime, that you’ll remember you’ve already found the right place to come.
Chef Job Description Resources
Before seeking the assistance of Chef Recruitment Specialists, or even before advertising your Chef Jobs, it’s recommended that you have a definition of the work to be done, i.e. A Chef Job Description. If you haven’t got these done already then you need to get started now. However if you haven’t done them before then getting past the initial “blank page syndrome” isn’t a trivial task. That’s why we’ve put together some Chef Job Description resources which we hope will help get you started.
A word of caution first though, and this can’t be emphasised enough, no two catering or hospitality business are identical that’s why simply asking a friend to “send you some over” is a really bad idea; so is simply downloading our Job Description Templates and simply using “as is.” You job descriptions must accurately describe the work to be done in your business, the standards of your business and both respect and comply with the legalities of your location. To ensure legal compliance we strongly advise that all you job descriptions are approved by an employment law specialist before being used. That noted please do visit our section on chef job descriptions.
Our Hospitality Recruitment Standards
We promise loyalty to those hospitality and catering employers we represent, confidentiality, in every aspect of our dealings and the assurance that we will be ever attentive to the needs of those employers who place their trust in us. We are motivated by the objectives of being attentive to our clients’ needs, of paying close attention to their requirements and of satisfying their expectations. For some more information on how we approach the business of catering recruitment check out our FAQ Page for Employers…
Typical of the categories of chef we find for you:
- Head Chefs
- Sous Chefs
- Pastry Chefs
- Chef de Partie
- Chef Tournant
- Demi Chef de Partie
- Senior Commis Chefs
To learn more about TOPCHEFS and to obtain full and up-todate information how we can help you find the chefs you need call us on (01) 633 4053. In the business of managing your chef catering recruitment, it’s the only number you’ll ever need!