The UK's #1 for chef recruitment since 2016.

Only Chefs takes the stress out of recruitment. Our curated database connects you with 1,000s of UK-based chefs across all specialties and experience levels.

At Only Chefs, we specialise in the art of culinary matchmaking, pairing exceptional chef talent with the finest eateries, restaurants, and hospitality venues in London. Our seasoned team understands the unique demands and rewards of the culinary industry, making us the go-to chef recruitment platform in the heart of the UK’s vibrant capital.

The Heart of Only Chefs - Our Platform

As the top chef recruitment platform in London, Only Chefs redefines the process of hiring culinary talent. Our platform offers direct access to a wide pool of UK-based chefs, across all disciplines.We leverage our strong social media following to engage with thousands of UK chefs who are both actively seeking new roles and those considering their options. This approach allows us to reach a broad selection of candidates, from aspiring chefs to seasoned professionals.

Our commitment to innovation, transparency, and tailored recruitment solutions makes us the ideal partner for finding the perfect addition to your culinary team. Choose Only Chefs for efficient, effective chef recruitment that meets the high standards of London’s dynamic culinary scene.

Trusted Chef Recruitment Platform for Employers

For employers, our chef recruitment platform is designed to simplify the hiring process. We meticulously vet each candidate, ensuring they have the skills, experience, and temperament to thrive in your specific culinary environment.

Career Opportunities for Aspiring and Seasoned Chefs

Chefs looking for their next career move will find a partner in Only Chefs. We offer access to an exclusive array of job opportunities — from sous chefs in bustling bistros to executive chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Why Choose Only Chefs in London?

Only Chefs is the premier chef recruitment platform in London, dedicated to connecting restaurants with top-tier culinary talent.Unlike traditional recruitment agencies, our platform offers a direct link between kitchens seeking skilled professionals and chefs looking for their next career opportunity.

We leverage advanced search functionalities and a vast CV database, enabling you to quickly find chefs who match your specific requirements.Additionally, our deep understanding of London’s culinary landscape and our use of social media to reach relevant chefs ensure that we cater to the unique needs of the hospitality industry, making us your best choice for chef recruitment in London.

Deep Understanding of the Culinary and Hospitality Industry​

Our expertise isn’t limited to recruitment; our team has a background in the culinary and hospitality industries in both London and the rest of the UK. This enables us to foresee and meet the nuanced needs of both employers and chefs.

Commitment to Exceptional Matches

Only Chefs connects you directly with a vast network of London’s finest chefs, from entry-level to executive, eliminating recruitment fees. Our intuitive platform streamlines the hiring process, making it quicker and more cost-effective to find the perfect culinary talent for your establishment.

Our Process - A Recipe for Success:

For Chefs

1

Create a free profile

Be found by our network of 2,500+ employers actively hiring chefs - now.

2

Direct job offers

Employers contact you directly to discuss their job opportunities. No more applying to job ads.

3

Get hired

Register today and land your next dream job.

For Employers

1

Browse thousands of UK chefs

Commis chefs, chefs de partie, pastry chefs, sous chefs, head chefs, executive chefs and more...

2

No recruiter fees

Access the whole Only Chefs database for a single monthly subscription.

3

Connect and hire

Contact chefs directly about your job opening, so no more middle men.

What Our Customers Say:

"We spend a lot of money on recruitment through agencies and direct job advertising, both of which have mixed results. Only Chefs offers an innovative way for my team to cost effectively search and engage with Chefs at all levels."
E. Fisher
Group Recruitment Manager
"Only Chefs is great! We have already used the site to hire a Sous Chef and being able to quickly search, shortlist and contact Chefs directly has taken the hassle out of a process that usually takes up a lot of my time."
F. Barnes
Chef Patron
"I registered with Only Chefs and within a week had been offered a job as a Sous Chef in a top London restaurant. I have applied to many job ads in the past on other sites but rarely got a single response. So happy!"
L. Miles
Sous Chef

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Find Top Chefs and Elevate Your Kitchen

Whether you’re an employer searching for your kitchen’s next star or a chef ready to embark on an exciting new chapter, Only Chefs is your partner for success. Contact us today to discover how our recruitment platform can benefit you.

Comprehensive Support Every Step of the Way

Our Team is Here for You

Our dedicated team supports recruiters by offering bespoke packages that leverage our recruitment platform. This tailored approach ensures that employers can effectively find and hire top culinary talent suited to their specific needs.

A Trusted Network of Culinary Professionals

Our extensive network within the London culinary scene provides unmatched access to a range of opportunities and talent. For employers, this means a selection of the finest chefs ready to elevate your kitchen; for chefs, it opens doors to exciting and rewarding professional journeys.

FAQs

We work with a diverse range of establishments, from intimate independent eateries and specialty cafes to grand hotels and critically acclaimed restaurants throughout London and the UK. We also partner with the UK’s largest restaurant and catering groups, creating bespoke packages for access to our audience of chefs.
Registering with Only Chefs puts you directly in touch with numerous hiring employers, bypassing traditional job applications. Create a profile, showcase your skills, and receive job offers directly from employers looking for your specific culinary expertise, accelerating your career progression.
Our specialised focus on chefs, combined with our deep-rooted connections within London’s hospitality industry, allows us to offer tailored and insightful recruitment solutions that truly understand the needs of both employers and chefs.
Employers can start by creating an account on Only Chefs and can immediately post a job or begin browsing through our extensive database of chef profiles, using detailed filters to find the ideal candidate. Boasting a palate finely tuned to the needs of London’s culinary culture, Only Chefs stands ready to serve you with the highest caliber of recruitment platform. Reach out to us, and together, let’s create the perfect blend of talent and opportunity.

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