About only chefs – your premier chef recruitment platform in London, UK

Welcome to Only Chefs, London’s leading chef recruitment job board, where culinary talent meets top employers in the vibrant heart of the UK’s food scene.

Only Chefs was created in 2016 by a team of experienced hospitality and recruitment professionals. It is a place where chefs can create and post a ‘hire-me’ profile, listing experiences, qualifications and more that recruiters and employers can easily review against their hiring needs. Chefs post, we promote, employers search – contacting suitable matches directly to discuss job opportunities. 

Our recent awards include:

  • Specialist Hospitality Recruitment Agency of the Year – Corporate Coaching & Recruitment Awards 2023
  • Best Specialist Chef Recruitment Agency (UK) – Corporate Coaching & Recruitment Awards 2022.
  • Hospitality Recruitment Specialists of the Year – Greater London Enterprise Awards 2022.
  • Corporate Live Wire Award for Innovation – Innovation and Excellence Awards 2022.
  • Best Specialist Hospitality Recruitment Platform – UK Enterprise Awards 2021.
  • Best UK Hospitality Recruitment Platform – SME News 2021
  • Best Greater London Hospitality Recruitment Platform – SME News 2020
  • Best Specialist Hospitality Recruitment Platform – Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020.
  • We have also been ranked as a top 5 UK chef blog/website for the last two years running (2022/23) by Feed Spot.

We’re dedicated to infusing kitchens with the best chefs and helping culinary professionals carve out their ideal career paths.

Who We Are: London's Culinary Recruitment Specialists

Only Chefs is more than just a job board; we’re a culinary community’s cornerstone. Founded in London, our mission is to streamline the connection between passionate chefs and prestigious employers. Whether you’re a fresh face in the industry searching for commis chef jobs or a seasoned professional aiming for executive roles, we provide the tools and opportunities to make your culinary ambitions a reality.

Our Commitment to Chefs and Employers Alike

Our platform is crafted with a deep understanding of the culinary world’s dynamics, offering personalized experiences to both job seekers and hiring establishments. We prioritize fitting the right person with the right role, knowing that a chef’s placement can turn a kitchen from good to extraordinary.

Innovating Chef Recruitment in the Heart of London

In a city famed for its culinary diversity, our innovative approach to chef recruitment fills a critical niche. By focusing solely on the unique demands of the hospitality industry, we offer unmatched service precision.

Our Services: Tailored Recruitment for the Culinary Industry

At Only Chefs, we provide a suite of specialized services for both job-seeking chefs and employers looking to hire in London’s competitive culinary market. We’re bringing together talented chefs with the best employers in a way that’s never been seen before in hospitality recruitment – with us, chefs can get a job quicker and with less hassle than using more traditional methods, while employers save time and (a lot of) money.

For Chefs: Your Gateway to London's Best Kitchens

Looking to advance your culinary career? Our job board is your gateway to the most coveted kitchens in London. We offer a wide range of listings, from commis chef roles to head chef positions, each with detailed descriptions and transparent requirements.

For Employers: Access to London's Finest Culinary Talent

Employers benefit from our extensive database of vetted chefs ready to bring their expertise to your establishment. With our targeted approach, finding a chef who not only meets your standards but exceeds them, has never been easier.

Our Process - A Recipe for Success:

For Chefs


Create a free profile

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


Direct job offers

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


Get hired

Register today and land your next dream job.

For Employers


Browse thousands of UK chefs

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


No recruiter fees

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


Connect and hire

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

Latest Chef Jobs

Bustling Culinary Scene

Are you ready to take the next step in your culinary career, or do you seek the missing ingredient in your kitchen staff? Contact Only Chefs today, and let’s start cooking up your future success in London’s bustling culinary scene.

Why Choose Only Chefs for Your Culinary Path in London?

Only Chefs stands out as the premier recruitment solution for London’s fast-paced and diverse culinary scene. Here’s why both chefs and employers turn to us for their employment needs.

Specialized Focus on Chefs

We’re not a generic job board; our exclusive focus on chef jobs means we understand what it takes to thrive in the kitchen and can offer robust support and guidance to job seekers.

Extensive Network in London's Culinary Industry

Our deep connections within London’s hospitality sector open doors to opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. We’re dedicated to aligning chefs with locales where their talents will shine.


Beginning your culinary career is simple with Only Chefs. Explore our job board for the latest commis chef listings in London and apply directly through our user-friendly platform.
Our specialized focus on the culinary sector, particularly in the London market, sets us apart. We offer tailored support to our community and ensure every listing meets our high standards.
We meticulously curate our job listings to ensure they represent the best opportunities in London. Our team verifies each employer and job posting to maintain the highest quality standards.
With a vast pool of professional chefs at our fingertips, we can help you find candidates who have the skills, experience, and cultural fit you’re looking for. Post your job listing, or contact us for personalized recruitment services.

Yes, we offer various resources, including career advice, resume tips, and industry insights, to help chefs at any stage of their careers navigate the job market and excel in their roles.

Connect with Only Chefs—the heart of London’s culinary employment scene. Whether you’re a chef eager to showcase your skills or an establishment in pursuit of excellence, we’re your trusted partner in the quest for the perfect culinary match. Reach out to us and take the next step towards a flavorful future!