• Private Chefs

    Current Location: Edinburgh
    Desired Location:
    Scotland
    Live In or Live Out:
    Live Out / Freelance
    Salary Expectation:
    £150 per day
    Available from:
    Asap
    Candidate ID:
    100192

    A lovely Italian chef who has a wealth of experience having worked in the same French restaurant in Edinburgh for 10 years. He is very passionate about his food and really enjoys using fresh produce wherever possible. He prides himself on understanding the client’s needs and preferences so as to produce dishes that will excite and delight them. Through this he has built up a strong reputation and is frequently re-booked throughout the year.

    Call +44 (0)131 556 5139 or katie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk Candidate ID 100192



    Current Location:
    Edinburgh
    Desired Location:
    Scotland
    Live In or Live Out:
    Live Out / Freelance
    Salary Expectation:
    £200 per day
    Available from:
    Asap
    Candidate ID:
    83611

    An utterly fantastic Chef who has worked in high end chalet, Michelin Star restaurants and has been doing his own private catering since 2014. Hailing from New Zealand he has a lovely calm manner and this is consistent when he is in a working environment. He thoroughly enjoys menu design and is very confident with a wide variety of cuisines to include fusion. He has built up a strong reputation and is frequently re-booked throughout the year. His partner is often able to accompany his on bookings; she takes on a front of house come assistant role which allows a seamless experience.

    Call +44 (0)131 556 5139 or katie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk Candidate ID 83611



    Current Location:
    Edinburgh
    Desired Location:
    Scotland
    Live In or Live Out:
    Live Out / Freelance
    Salary Expectation:
    £100-£120 per day
    Available from:
    Asap
    Candidate ID:
    94222

    This Cook has been working for Greycoat Lumleys for the last 2 years and graduated from Edinburgh New Town Cooking School in 2013. She has excellent management, budgeting and organisational skills especially having worked in high end hotels. She is a lovely charming girl who our clients have said has only enhanced their overall enjoyment of their holidays and weekends away. Hannah is a driver, has her own car and is happy to work and travel all over Scotland.

    Call +44 (0)131 556 5139 or katie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk Candidate ID 94222



    Current Location:
    Perth
    Desired Location:
    Scotland
    Live In or Live Out:
    Live Out / Freelance
    Salary Expectation:
    £100 per day
    Available from:
    Asap
    Candidate ID:
    49351

    This cook has had booking with us since 2011. She has a fantastic attitude and is excellent at catering for family holidays. She is very friendly and really goes the extra mile for her clients in ensuring they have the best possible time. She favours cooking traditional Scottish cuisine but is also more than happy to cater to the client’s tastes.

    Call +44 (0)131 556 5139 or katie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk Candidate ID 49351


    Desired Location: South of England and London
    Live In or Live Out:
    Flexible
    Available:
    At present
    Salary Expectation:
    £50,000
    Candidate ID:
    102767

    This chef has been in the industry for over 20 years, in that time he has gained an Advanced Craft Diploma in Culinary Arts. This chef is an exceptionally trained chef, experienced in fine dining and scientific cooking techniques. His role includes focusing on quality, presentation, cost, containment and safety, creating new menus, tasting and presentation as well as using fresh ingredients from around the world. He considers himself a highly motivated individual who can adapt to any situation. He has gained quality London experience working as Sous Chef at the Lansdowne Members Club, in the heart of Mayfair for five years under Neil Ramsey, a Chef with Michelin star background. Since he started his career path on Super Yachts 7 years ago, This chef has found that he enjoys challenging himself within this environment and loves continuously creating new and innovative dishes for guests. This chef has experience in a variety of cuisines including French, Mediterranean, Thai, Japanese, Mexican and Indian.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 102767



    Desired Location:
    Central London
    Live In or Live Out:
    Flexible
    Available:
    At present
    Salary Expectation:
    £55000
    Candidate ID:
    103723

    This candidate is a passionate and professional chef with a wealth of experience in both exclusive private households and Michelin star restaurants. This chef has worked in kitchens from a young age and his talent has taken him to various Michelin restaurants and countries across Europe. The chefs aim was to gain as much experience as possible in Michelin kitchens, learning classical French and Italian cuisine. This Chef take pride in executing dishes to a high standard food for his clients. This chef has also worked in 2 positions in formal private households that spans over 5 years. His most recent role in a formal household saw him run and organise a small team that worked on rotation. This Chef specialises in French and European cuisines and has trained in some of the best kitchens in the industry. He enjoys private household work as he can use his skills and expertise and create outstanding food for high profile clientele.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 103723


    Desired Location:
    London
    Live In or Live Out:
    Live out
    Available:
    At present
    Salary Expectation:
    £45000
    Candidate ID:
    102701

    This chef is an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a solid culinary background. During his career he has learned from great establishments and professionals that cooking is more than passion and skills, it is about organizing yourself and team work. Showing leadership, ownership and always being one step ahead so you are in control of every situation when it arises. During his 10 years in royal palaces, this chef was responsible for managing all sections at every address, cooking and preparing staff meals, receptions and dinners for high profile guests. He took charge of important private trips involving writing menus, ordering and planning of staff. This chefs career has seen him working in some extremely reputable establishments, including Michelin kitchens. He feels very fortunate to have worked with some amazing ingredients and very talented chefs creating very high class dishes to a 2 star Michelin standard . This candidate is a talented and hardworking chef. He is well presented, personable and professional. Having worked in the top level of formal private households, Marc has very high standards and produced well balanced, beautifully presented dishes. He would be a wonderful addition to any private residence.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 102701


    Desired Location:
    London and Surrey
    Live In or Live Out:
    Flexible
    Available:
    At present
    Salary Expectation:
    £35000
    Candidate ID:
    43670

    This chef has been a candidate of Lumleys since 2007, working as a freelance cook while at University in Edinburgh. We have seen her progress through her career and develop into a competent and professional private chef. Deciding to move from being a self-taught cook to a professional chef led her to the renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London, graduating in July 2015. During the year at Leith’s this candidate gained extensive experience in the cooking of many different types of cuisines and developing her skills and techniques. Modules such as menu planning and organisation also furthered her knowledge of running a successful and efficient kitchen. While working freelance, she has done many weeks cooking for families and large parties abroad, as well as cooking for events such as birthday parties and most notably, in 2014, a large charity fundraiser. This chefs freelance career has helped her gain a well-rounded approach to her role and has given her a wealth of experience in a variety of private households. She is now looking for her first permanent position in a private household and will be an asset to any family.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 43670


    Location: West Yorkshire, UK
    Live-in or out: Live In / Live Out / Permanent / Freelance
    Salary expectations: £45,000 gpa
    Candidates ID: 26801

    An experienced chef who has been working in catering since 1993. She has worked in a variety of environments however most of her experience has been for private clients both in the UK and abroad. She has worked for a variety of our clients and is capable of cooking for all occasions, from day-to-day meals to elaborate dinner parties, shooting parties and is also happy to do freezer filling. She has worked in ski resorts, private households and commercial kitchens.
    Currently based in West Yorkshire but happy to travel for temporary jobs and relocate for a live in permanent roles. £45,000 gpa

    Call +44 (0) 1298 600 414 or Email Laura Harrall Candidate ID 26801


    Desired Location: London
    Live In or Live Out: Live out
    Available: Immediately
    Salary Expectation: £50,000 gpa +
    Candidate ID: 97748

    An ambitious hard–working, professional chef with a decade of experience in restaurants and as a private chef. He started his career undertaking work experience in the 2 Michelin star restaurant, Le Gavroche working for executive chef Nicolas Laridan who saw his potential and mentored him for the first seven years of his career and trained him in French cooking as a Commis Chef developing his skills to a Sous Chef.
    This chef has travelled the world developing his culinary journey by taking local cooking classes to further his knowledge of world foods to incorporate into his own dishes. Throughout his career he has worked as a private chef for a number of contacts, including cheffing on yachts in Miami covering lunches, dinners and parties for high profile clients.
    He is currently working for a high profile family at their home in London and often travels with them to their second home abroad. He can cook a variety of dishes and is very flexible, often catering for events and parties at the last minute. He is passionate about good quality, interesting and flavoursome food. He is now looking for a new opportunity with a new family as his current role is becoming less as the family travel more.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 97748


    Desired Location: London
    Live In or Live Out: Live out
    Available: Immediately
    Salary Expectation: £40,000 gpa +
    Candidate ID: 99265

    A culinary trained chef for 6 years, with 3 years experience as a Private Chef. She possesses experience in Fine Dining, AA Rosette and Michelin Star recommended restaurants, alongside working on a yacht, as well as working for a celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver. After three years in high end restaurants, she had the opportunity to join The Gherkin, a Michelin recommended restaurant, and spent six months cooking English and French cuisine to fine dining level. She worked in a team of 6 chefs and provided Michelin standard dishes daily. This included banquets for 150 as well as canape parties for up to 350 people. It is evident that this chef is not afraid of hard work and will always put in the effort and is a strong team player. Since her return to the UK, she has been a private chef to a family in Kensington. Cooking for this family of 5 and their 4 staff daily, she also catered for coeliac and vegan diets. The family enjoyed entertaining and as their chef she organised and cooked for elaborate dinner parties, BBQs, picnics and canape parties. She also created weekly meal care packages for an elderly member of the family. Due to change in their circumstances the family no longer require a chef and she is now looking for a new challenge.
    This chef is very personable, professional, well presented and clearly passionate about what she does. Her food knowledge is outstanding, she has an interest in a variety of cuisines, even sushi skills. She is a hard worker, always enthusiastic to do her best and reap results. She would be a fabulous addition to any household team!

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 99265


    Desired Location: London and South East
    Live In or Live Out: Live in or Live out
    Available: ASAP
    Salary Expectation: £50,000 gpa live out
    Candidate ID: 71552

    ‘A very nice, down to earth and professional lady who possesses a good broad skill set, she is trustworthy and conscientious, works well under pressure in an effective and efficient manner, always maintaining a sense of humour. She always works with a smile and with a great depth of knowledge and understanding of a private cook/housekeeper job. Her present position is Cook and Deputy House Manager at a large home in the South of England. An excellent cook and would be happy to cater family cooking, larger dinner parties or even catering for large functions and parties, she has catered for up 120 guests before. She can also wait at the table, carry out silver service, front of house and hosting as well as formal and informal setting of tables. This candidate is also an experienced laundress taking care of all household linens, towels, wardrobes and personal clothing including delicate fabrics, woollens. She is very animal friendly and has taken care of dogs previously; walking, grooming and feeding. She also has experience of dealing with contractor and supervision, general household management duties including provisioning. Clearly very hardworking, loyal, warm, friendly yet professional, she is a strong communicator and is honest, discrete and respectful. She is now looking for a new opportunity and would be a fabulous addition to any private household

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Zoe Vickery Candidate ID: 71552