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Private Household & Commercial Chefs

A carefully planned, expertly prepared meal is an event everyone can enjoy. Finding the time to prepare a fabulous meal on a daily basis — or to entertain at the level to which you’ve become accustomed — is also extraordinarily difficult.


Chefs for Every Need 

Our chef candidates at Quintessentially People are among the very best you will find anywhere in the world. We provide full time, part time and temporary chefs to a variety of clients from around the world — from commercial, private households, and chefs for private parties, events and more.

If you are holding a one off dinner party at home and require a very special chef to impress your guests (as well as a well-presented waiting team), or perhaps are looking for a sous chef to join your restaurant establishment, we can help. We recruit a wide range of chefs from all levels of experience, from the most junior to Michelin star standard, and we can also provide wait staff and bar staff to support any event.


Private Chef Recruitment

Quintessentially People recruits and screens highly qualified private chefs to work in the world’s most demanding kitchen — the one in your home. The roles we source include:


  • Live-in and live-out chefs. Let Quintessentially People source private chef candidates or nutritionists who can best care for your family’s specific needs, tastes and dietary requirements. Whether you need an expertly trained private chef, or you prefer an experienced and talented home cook, Quintessentially People will suggest candidates who meet your exact requirements.

  • Private parties. Family and individuals who entertain at home and wish to provide their guests with the ultimate culinary experience can contact Quintessentially People to hire a private chef. Our roster of candidates includes executive chefssous chefschef de partiescommis chefs, wait staff and bar staff. These expertly trained professionals will anticipate and address every detail so your private party will proceed as planned.

  • Special events. If you plan to host a special event such as a fundraiser, wedding or corporate event, contact Quintessentially People. We can source private chefs for hire who have experience planning and executing successful large events, including those with hundreds of guests.


Commercial Chef Recruitment

Are you planning to open or purchase a restaurant? Quintessentially People represents experienced restaurant professionals at every level and specialty. Hire a  chef de cuisine or sous chef only, or source your entire restaurant staff from our roster of qualified, pre-screened candidates.

Leave the details of sourcing your staff to us, and your patrons will enjoy a guest experience unlike any other. No matter where you are in the world, Quintessentially People will give you prompt access to the industry’s leading professionals.


Hire A Chef

Quintessentially People sources exceptional talent for your business, event or family. You can hire a private chef with classical training for part of full-time work, recruit your next Michelin-starred chef for your newest enterprise, or hire a chef for a special event. In addition to private and commercial chefs, Quintessentially People can also recruit experienced restaurant staff members to provide the service you expect.

Quintessentially People fully screens all commercial and private chefs for hire prior to placement, and we will only furnish the candidates who meet your precise requirements. With offices strategically located around the globe, we’re a private and commercial chef recruitment agency that is perfectly positioned to source your next full-time or part-time chef.


Contact Quintessentially People

Quintessentially People is ready to help you source a private or commercial chef that will satisfy your every need. When it comes to finding qualified talent, Quintessentially People is the leading resource for commercial restaurants and private families. 

Quintessentially People maintains headquarters in London, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Cannes and Palma.

Complete our online form for more information. Contact the office closest to you to discuss your private or commercial chef staffing needs.


If you are a candidate and want to register with Quintessentially People, please submit your CV/resume via the  Contact Us page. All registrations are treated in the strictest confidence. We do our very best to impress all of our candidates and strive to maintain a consistent service - however, in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with any part of our service, please get in touch with Chloe Haldane, PA to the Global CEO (Samuel Martin) at chloe@quintessentiallypeople.com.

Below you will find a range of roles that we can place at Quintessentially People's Private & Commercial Chefs division, including a description of the role and average salary ranges.