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  • Temporary Chefs & Cooks

    Desired Location: London
    Live In or Live Out: Live Out
    Salary Expectation £250 PD
    Candidate ID: 92772
    Availability: As soon as possible

    This candidate is an energetic, hardworking, experienced and organised chef extremely passionate about delivering an extremely high standard of healthy, well presented, delicious food. She thoroughly enjoys cooking a number of world cuisines including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and South American to name a few. Being creative, she loves experimenting with flavours and ingredients and she is keen on the use of high quality organic ingredients, along with seasonal produce. Above all, her aim is always to create flavoursome and delicious food. She has been fortunate to work for a number of distinguished individuals, families and organisations catering for a range of dietary requirements including vegan, halal, macrobiotic, alkaline and gluten-free which she is very skilled at and continue to study other diets to broaden her knowledge. Her work as a private daily chef is extremely rewarding and fulfilling and she is always thrilled at the thought of creating recipes for clients to showcase exciting food.

    Call +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location: Scotland  
    Live In or Live Out: Live In
    Salary Expectation: £100 - £120 per day     
    Available From: August 2020
    Candidate ID: 107306

    A very friendly lady who has had a career in teaching within a private school, who is now looking to pursue her passion of cooking by doing private temporary cooking throughout Scotland. She has catered for numerous informal and formal dinner parties for her husband and senior army personnel (as he is recently retired from the army), private family gatherings and for her busy family. She also has a daughter who is a cook with Greycoat Lumleys so has seen how she manages and prepares for bookings through us. This candidate would be perfect for any family holiday, she has a good understanding of being discreet and ensuring everyone has a good time. She would describe herself as a classic family cook, who is also a very keen baker. She has a Labrador that she would like to sometimes take with her on bookings if possible, he is great with children! 

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    Desired Location: Scotland

    Live In or Live Out: Dependent on job

    Salary Expectation:  £200 per day 

    Available From: ASAP   

    Candidate ID: 98871   



    This Chef is passionate about cooking and has a very positive attitude to work. He is a relaxed calm cook who never gets easily flustered.  He  always loves to cook with local seasonal produce where he can. Mainly in French, British style but also some other styles like Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian. 


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    Desired Location: Scotland
    Live In or Live Out: Live in
    Salary Expectation: £200 per day
    Available From: Immediately

    Candidate ID: 75087



    This candidate has over 4 years’ experience as a private chef catering for shooting/stalking weekends, family holidays, dinner parties and small private events. Having trained in some of London’s top restaurants, including Le Gavroche and Ottolenghi, they have skill across a range of cuisines and a particular passion for vegetarian and vegan.

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    Desired Location: UK/International 

    Live In or Live Out: Live in
    Salary Expectation: £250/£300 per day
    Available From: Immediately
    Candidate ID: 75050

    This candidate has excellent experience in the very best kitchens in the world, including 3 years at 3 Michelin starred El Celler de can Roca in Spain, as well as more casual bistro style food. Comfortable with a range of cuisines and with experience cooking all over the world this candidate is happy to adjust to all occasions and can bring a wow factor to any event. This candidate is now looking to do short term bookings in the UK and Internationally.



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    Desired Location: Scotland 

    Live In or Live Out: Live in 

    Salary Expectation: £150 per day 

    Available From: Immediately 

    Candidate ID: 62921



    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 Email MaryMcQuillin


    Desired Location: Scotland 

    Live In or Live Out: Live in 

    Salary Expectation: £100 - £120 per day 

    Available From: Immediately

    Candidate ID: 87093



    This cook has had bookings 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 Email MaryMcQuillin


    Desired Location: UK
    Live in or live out: Depending on vacancy 
    Availability: June 2020
    Salary expectations: £150 per day 
    Candidate number: 98916

    A lovely candidate that’s has been on our books since 2014 is looking for part-time or temporary jobs. She has worked a large variety of roles from housekeeping, caring, driving and cooking. She is now predominantly looking for a cook role although is always happy to be hands on where ever needed. She loves to cook nutritious balanced meals but can also turn her hand to traditional French cuisine. She has an organised and meticulous mentality which will make her a great addition to any household. 

    Call  +44 (0) 2072339950 Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location:  UK
    Live in or live out: Live in 
    Availability:  ASAP
    Salary expectations:  £300 per day on A temporary basis
    Candidate number: 101324

    This candidate is a devoted, passionate, hard–working team player who strives for perfection. His positions have allowed for him to travel, absorb culture, learn new techniques and develop as a chef.  He has just left the US working as a development chef for a company in San Diego where they were producing unique foods such as Aged Plant based cheese, Keffir Soda, Superfood Nitro Coffee, Kombucha and many more. He possesses extensive knowledge in all styles of food and cuisine from French fine dining to Asian, Japanese, Russian, Italian, and Mediterranean and can cater to an dietary requirement eg. Macrobiotic, Kosher, Vegan, Raw Foods. With a solid Michelin background, he is most excited about creating true food from the heart using techniques he has gained during his training. Coming from large super yachts his understands the importance of being flexible in a private household. He is an incredibly hard worker and always puts the needs of the client and their family before his own.

    Call  +44 (0) 2072339950    Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location:  UK
    Live in or live out: Live in 
    Availability:  ASAP
    Salary expectations:  £200 per day on a temporary basis
    Candidate number: 105697

    This candidate is a highly experienced classically trained chef with Cordon Bleu distinctions, Michelin experience and a keen interest in family nutrition. She has worked in restaurants, as well as owning her own, and worked within the private residencies. She is a confidant friendly and grounded person who is able to stay calm and focused in any situation. She is a people person, whose demeanor is friendly and warm. This candidate is able to manage her energy both physically and interpersonally. She is a hard worker both as part of a team and as an individual. Her passion is working with high quality produce and a low waste philosophy.

    Call  +44 (0) 2072339950    Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location:  UK
    Live in or live out: Live in 
    Availability:  ASAP
    Salary expectations:  £200 per day on a temporary basis
    Candidate number: 76322

    A passionate and driven pastry chef currently located in Berkshire, but happy to relocate on a temporary or permanent basis. This candidate has extensive experience within the pastry sector. He started off working at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal where he fell in love with the meticulous way in which they create and present their food. He honed his skills with the chocolate sector whilst working at the restaurant at Coworth Park which has obtained a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes. He was invited to be on the judging panel of The Academy of Chocolate Awards after entering and winning award for three years running. His Michelin training drives his work and he is always seeking new, innovative and modern techniques to evolve. He is personable, flexible and not afraid of hard work. He will make a great addition to any household that seeks a Pastry Chef.

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    Desired Location: UK 
    Live in or live out: Depending on position 
    Availability: ASAP
    Salary expectations: £200 pd  / £20 ph 
    Candidate number: 106211

    A lovely candidate based in Hampshire looking for part time or temporary work. She has worked for UHNW client and shown great longevity for 6 years but now seeking something temporary to work alongside her catering business. She excels in cooking innovative dishes and Middle Eastern Cuisine and loves to use the produce of season. She will make a great addition to any household as she has a can do attitude and a kind nature 

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    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation:  £200 per day
    Available from: ASAP
    Candidate ID: 103511

    This candidate graduated from Leiths School of Food & Wine. After graduating she came to Greycoat Lumleys and has been working for us ever since. She has proven to be a valuable member of the team who is incredibly popular and is always asked back by clients. She has worked as an Assistant in director’s dining rooms, private member’s clubs, catering companies and also in private houses. She is a great team player, and always gets on well with everyone. She is equally capable of leading a team and working independently. She is able to produce good quality food on both a small and large scale. She is happy working on a freelance basis, but she is also looking for the right permanent job.  She is cheerful, friendly and comes highly recommended. 

    Call            +44 (0)20 72339950   or Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Current Location: Kent 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £200 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 86360

    This candidate is a versatile and experienced cook, having always had a love of food and cooking. She combines a creative instinct for ingredients with a healthy respect for the classics, whilst also keeping an eye on new culinary trends. She is inspired by many cuisines of the world, but leans towards Mediterranean with its fresh seasonal vegetables, olive oil, herbs and regional products which result in dishes which are alive with flavour. She loves the emphasis on making vegetables an exciting feature of a Mediterranean meal, if not the centre of it. She feels that cooking is alchemy – it’s about taking the most unassuming ingredients and turning them into something truly memorable. This magical transformation is what excites her! 

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    Current Location: London 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Available from: ASAP
    Candidate ID: 54363

    This chef is efficient, flexible and creative with more than 26 years professional experience of cooking in hotels, restaurants and private households. During his career he has developed a deep knowledge of  preparing healthy and nutritious meals and ad-hoc snacks, using fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients, all presented to a high standard. He is constantly updating his knowledge regarding current trends, new products and cooking techniques. He has experience in banqueting functions, serving VIP guests as well as organising and preparing meals, cocktails and canapes for private family parties.  He is currently working as a private chef for a family, cooking a range of international cuisines for lunch and dinner. He is able to work under pressure for large numbers of people where needed; nothing is ever too much trouble. He is a very friendly and personable chef who was a pleasure to interview.

    Call            +44 (0)20 72339950   or Email  Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Current Location: Kent 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 95805

    A fantastic chef who has proven longevity working in private households. His previous position was for an UHNW Russian family. He is used to working in a busy environment where plans can change at the last minute. He can cater for any specific dietary requirement, particularly gluten free, sugar free, vegan and vegetarian. He can also turn his hand to any kind of cuisine, including French and Italian, but really enjoys cooking Asian cuisine. He is a very friendly chef whilst also being very professional and committed. 

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    Current Location: London 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 96422

    This candidate was born and raised in Nairobi and moved to the UK to further his education. He began his culinary career in Bristol and then London where he gained experience working alongside top Chefs such as Mitch Tonks, Gordon Ramsey and Julian Marshall. He was keen to travel and spent 5 years working as a Chef Consultant in Africa, and then went on to open his own restaurant in Nairobi. He has most recently been working as a Private Chef on a freelance basis for various UHNW and VIP clients, where the highest of standards are expected. He is now looking for a long term role within a private household, and in the meantime is open to temporary assignments.   

    Call            +44 (0)20 72339950   or Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Current Location: London 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 65551

    A fantastic, classically trained Chef with vast experience working in both restaurants and private households. He began his career in restaurants, which have included high-end Michelin establishments where standards were extremely high. He has worked in Germany, France and the UK, as well as having travelled with private clients and working on their yachts. He has also worked for a number of UHNW individuals in their private homes and understands the importance of providing a service tailored to their individual needs.   
      
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    Current Location: London
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location
    Salary Expectation: £200 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 122127 

    This candidate has worked as a Chef in restaurants for 7 years and as a Personal Chef in private residences for 3 years. This experience has allowed her to inspire, surprise and indulge her clients. Her goal is to create a special experience every time. She is a specialist in a wide variety of cuisines, including French, Spanish, Mediterranean, Italian, Swiss, German, Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, as well as raw food. She also loves to create sophisticated or rustic desserts, always adapting her cuisine to her client's wishes. She enjoys focusing on detailed presentation, as that is what gives dishes their special appeal. Using fresh seasonal produce is particularly enjoyable for her, as the taste is incomparable. She is fluent in 5 languages which is an advantage when dealing with international clients.

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    Current Location: Hampshire 
    Desired Location: Depends on role / location  
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Available from: Temporary
    Candidate ID: 44864 

    This candidate is a really likable and easy going person who is passionate about food. She is a talented private chef who has worked for a number of catering companies on events of all sizes, from small intimate dinner parties to banquets and weddings for up to 500 people. She has also owned her own successful café for over three years, where she gained significant knowledge of budgeting and cost control. She has now stepped away from this, as she felt she had taken the business as far as it could go – the next step would have required significant investment, which she wasn’t quite ready for at this stage of her life.  She is keen to work on a freelance basis, learning from new environments and client preferences. She loves the variety that comes with private catering, with the need to adapt menus and dishes to suit each client’s individual needs and preferences.  She is considered to be a very competent family chef, who has an excellent understanding of how to conduct herself in a private family home.

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    Desired location: London 
    Availability: ASAP 
    Salary expectations: £25-£30 per hour 
    Candidate number: 119258
     
    This candidate is an extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and professional chef who has worked her way through the ranks in a small number of high end restaurants in London. She started her career on yachts before moving onto HIX in London where she began as a Chef de Partie. This candidate then spent time working at both The Raw Duck and Petersham Nurseries. Most recently she was part of the set up and opening of The Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden and undertook the role of Head Pastry Chef. She has spent the last few months freelancing for HNW client’s in their private homes.

    Call          +44 (0)20 72339950 or Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired location:  London 
    Days worked: 2/3 days per week
    Availability: ASAP
    Salary expectations: £30 per hour  
    Candidate number: 104131
     
    A lovely, professional and friendly chef who is currently looking for part time roles in London. She is passionate and knowledgeable about all things nutritional and has a vast knowledge of dietary requirements and food allergies. This candidate enjoys using seasonal produce and loves to be creative with food. This candidate has worked in café’s and cookery schools as well as undertaking food stylist and nutrition roles. She has more recently moved to working in private households and would slot in very well to any environment. 

    Call          +44 (0)20 72339950 or Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location: London or International
    Live In or Live Out: Live in/Out
    Available: ASAP 
    Salary Expectation: £300 per day 
    Candidate ID: 114276

    This Chef has had history in the hospitality industry which has made him a confident communicator, and given him an easy demeanor with the public and a professional manner. It has also taught him to solve problems quickly and think on his feet. He has a hardworking attitude, enthusiasm, and an ability to pick up new skills easily. This chef has undertaken Sous Chef and Executive Sous Chef positions, and has strong organisational skills along with the ability to motivate himself and others.  He has entered the private world and is currently working for a high profile Client. He is experienced in catering for different dietary requirements with varying cuisines, menu planning and keeping stock of ingredients

    Call          +44 (0)20 7233 9950 or Email: Kari Kerslake Vigor


    Desired Location: UK 
    Live In or Live Out: Live out
    Available: Temporary 
    Salary Expectation:  £250 per day
    Candidate ID: 93740

    This chef is qualified and an accomplished chef who has years of experience of a long and diverse catering life. He finds great motivation in cooking and producing food to the highest of standards. He has had the pleasure of learning from some of the greatest chefs across the country, having worked in Michelin establishments up to Head Chef Level. From this time he has learnt to handle high pressure environments and efficiently manage a team of chefs and cooks and conduct training for them to handle tasks efficiently whilst giving them the ability to make delicious dishes. He is driven to help promote and teach others how to appreciate great food and the need to understand food is not just about cooking! 
    He is very interested in provenance and spends a great deal of his personal time visiting food producers and farmers who care for good sustainable food. Over his career in the food business he has gained a broad scale of knowledge and understanding to create wonderful food in all styles ranging from the most simply to the most creative aspect. His career spans over 20 years, from his apprenticeship in Michelin and Rosette restaurants to his own restaurant venture. Most recently he has been working as a private chef to a family in Surrey, catering for their daily needs and also freelancing for other private clients and catering companies. This chef is highly personable, charming and hard working. 

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    Desired Location: London & UK 
    Live In or Live Out: Live Out
    Available: Temporary & permanent Roles
    Salary Expectation: £50,000 Per Annum
    Candidate ID: 111823

    An excellent Executive Chef/Private Chef is available immediately for temporary or permanent roles in London and the rest of the UK. This Chef started out in restaurants where he worked his way up the hierarchy before becoming a Private Chef catering for events and private dinner parties. He is available for temporary bookings and permanent roles.

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    Desired location: UK (Based in Cheshire but happy to travel)
    Live in or live out: Either
    Availability: ASAP
    Salary expectations: £350+ per day
    Candidate number: 106290

    He is a highly experienced and flexible private chef who is based in Cheshire but happy to travel. He has regular private clients but is looking for additional freelance work. Experienced in catering for shoots, dinner parties, family cooking and all other events he will do all menu planning, shopping and preparation and also has experience front of house. AA Rosette and Michelin star experience.

    Call 01298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall


    Desired Location: London or International Desired location: North Yorkshire – based in Harrogate
    Live in or live out: Live Out
    Availability: ASAP
    Salary expectations: £150+ per day
    Candidate number: 92459

    She is a highly experienced Private Chef who is based in Harrogate and who is looking for both short-term bookings, permanent part-time work or permanent full-time work. Original from a Yacht background she moved to work in private households and now has regular clients in the Harrogate area. Highly recommended and an old candidate of Greycoat Lumleys

    Call 01298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall



    Desired Location:  Any, based in North Yorkshire
    Live In or Live Out:  Either considered
    Salary Expectation: £200 per day for temp
    Available from:  1 m notice
    Candidate ID: 123066

    Michelin Experienced Private Chef based in Pocklington: She is a confident, hardworking, classically trained and enthusiastic chef, who has great experience of working well within a team and independently.   She is currently working at The Black Swan Inn, Oldstead , North Yorkshire (1 Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes) having previously worked at restaurants  L’Enclume (2 Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes) in Cartmel and the double Rosette restaurant ‘’The William Cecil’’ in Stamford. She is seeking a new position as a private Chef which she can bring her experience in Michelin star kitchens with her. She thrives under pressure in a fast paced kitchen, producing great food to a high standard. She has also worked a Ski season in Austria as a chef. She is flexible, organised, energetic, creative, ambitious and a quick learner.  Although she is classically trained and used to working to Michelin standards, she can work and produce plates at all levels. She is open to travel with a client, ideally looking for a permanent role or temporary roles.

    Call +44 (0) 1298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall

     

    Current Location: Keighley Yorkshire 
    Desired Location: Yorkshire / North of England 
    Live In or Live Out: both / freelance 
    Salary Expectation: £200 per day+ for shoots / dinner parties  
    Available from: asap 
    Candidate ID: 26801 

    She is an incredibly experienced Private Chef who has been working for Greycoat Lumleys on a freelance basis for many years. Based in West Yorkshire, she takes bookings throughout Yorkshire, the North of England and the Midlands as well as working overseas. She is flexible, professional and very experienced in working in different kitchens.  

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


    Desired Location:  Based in North Yorkshire, happy to travel / relocate
    Live In or Live Out:  Either depending on location
    Salary Expectation: £250-350 per day, £45,000+ gpa
    Available from:  asap
    Candidate ID: 122468

    A highly experienced and ambitious chef who has over 7 years’ experience in a 3 star Michelin restaurant L'Eclume.  In addition he was the winner of the Cumbria Young Chef of the year award in 2013 as well as being a finalist in 'The Roux Scholarship'. He is now looking for a full time Private Chef role, looking to build on his previous experience which has included running the Private Chefs table L'Eclume as well as catering for large private parties when he was working at Middlethorpe Hall.  He understands the difference between catering in a formal commercial kitchen and a private home or estate and he is very happy to take on temporary work to build up his private experience.  He would be happy to take on short bookings closer to home in York as well as travel for longer contracts (2-4 weeks).  He is very flexible and happy to cook for both family meals up to fine dining, experimenting with different seasonal ingredients and always cooking from scratch.  He will do all menu planning, shopping, preparation and keeping the kitchen clean and organised.

    Call +44 (0) 1298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall


    Desired Location:  North Yorkshire / Scotland / UK
    Live In or Live Out:  Temp only
    Salary Expectation: Neg depending on the booking – ask for more details
    Available from:  asap
    Candidate ID: 87187

    Excellent Private Chef based in Harrogate looking for short-term booked and regular local clients.  She is able to cater for all occasions although her focus is on fitness and nutrition so she is also looking for more local clients who she can cater for on a regular basis.  Happy to travel for longer bookings.

    Call +44 (0) 1298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall

    Desired location: North Yorkshire
    Live in or live out: depending on the role / booking
    Availability: ASAP
    Salary expectations: neg dep on the booking
    Candidate number: 92459

    This candidate is a highly experienced Chef who is based in Harrogate. She is available for short-term bookings and would also consider a more permanent role.  She has experience catering for families, shooting parties, dinner parties and baking and has been placed several times by Greycoat Lumleys.

    Call                  +44 (0) 1298 600 414 Email Laura Harrall