About us…

Our founder is David who has been at the sharp end of hospitality for over 20 years. He now brings this experience, insight and knowledge to the table with Chefs Etc Recruitment.
David’s experience in hospitality is wide-ranging particularly due to being a member of the Royal Navy. His military background includes serving within Great Britain but also abroad- The Royal Fleet based in The Falkland Islands & The Gulf Conflict.

Within a normal hospitality setting, David has experience of working within all types of establishment, right the way up to 5* luxury hotels. David has a broad pedigree of culinary diversity that fully equips him with the skills to fulfil any placement.

Our ethos…

We work diligently to put round pegs in round holes by our extensive candidate vetting & research.

Only by understanding your business is this possible, we aim to work in partnership with our clients & candidates to get the best result for all concerned

An agency like Chefs Etc to make the effort to come to the islands and to meet clients face to face goes beyond what other agencies do.

Knowing they do good background checks and send cv’s that fit the right job role is just what we needed.

David keeps in touch with you and keeps you updated. Chefs Etc are our recommend agency as they do it the right way.

Thomas Rickauer – Executive Chef, Guernsey.

I highly recommend this recruitment agency Chefs Etc. I have a busy business in North Devon and needed a sous chef ASAP as my one couldn’t show up due to a family emergency.

I rang Chefs Etc and spoke to the director David who was very helpful and explained the recruitment process for me. I found the rates very reasonable and affordable. So I happily signed the contract and once I sent it back via my laptop Chefs etc found me my Sous chef who was then with me In good time.

The chef they sent me was very productive and professional and stayed with us for two weeks until my chef returned. I will definitely be using Chefs etc again. Thank you to David and all the team at Chefs etc.

Katie Hilton – Business Owner

A highly professional and efficient service where you receive a personal approach to recruitment.

Will use again and again


Nigel Bisset- Head Chef

An amazing agency that I worked for sometime ago and I can not fault them at all, very professional and caring , went out of there way to find me the right place for freelancing .

Can not thank them enough and for the support all the way through the contract that they placed me on . If you want an agency that cares about you ( the chef ) and not just about income then Chefs Etc Torquay are your agent’s to go to .

If I could score 10 I would but I can not so will score 5 twice 5 out 5 5 out of 5 thanks guys it was an absolute pleasure to have met you and worked for you . Great respect for what they do for there chefs


Craig Spall – Temp Chef

Came across Chefs Etc on a Facebook group. I was in need of a chef asap and with two other agencies letting us down at the last minute.  I decided to call Chefs Etc and spoke to Dave. He was very helpful in telling me how they work and their prices. I told him what I needed and with that, I had a chef at 10am the next morning. Not bad when I only spoke to them at 6pm the night before

The chef was well dressed in his crisp chef whites and very clean and I rang David to just say thank you. We have been with Chefs Etc 4 months and we have had a chef when we needed one and never been let down once.

Tom – Head Chef, Cotswolds

Dave is fab to work with. You get some agencies working with you just for the money in the pockets but Chefs Etc has changed this. One phone call and with that, I have a chef at my door.

The charges are out of this world and yet still outstanding chefs who know their jobs and turns up unlike I have had from other agencies in the past. I have had 7 chefs of them this summer and they never let me down once and always keeping me updated. They have my order for 2020 and will be sticking with Chefs Etc.

Thank you, David

Dan – Head Chef, Cotswolds

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