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  • Temporary Chefs & Cooks

    Desired Location:  London/UK
    Live In or Live Out: Live out
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Candidate ID: 114079
    Availability: Immediately

    A  self -motivated,  enthusiastic  individual  who  enjoys  working  to  targets. Has over 13years   experience  in  the  hospitality  and  sales  industry  working  successfully  in  high pressured environments part of a team and on solo products. Dedicated to excellent customer service and strives to always maintain consistency.

    Call +44 (0) 207 630 0545 or Email: Darin Dabasay


    Desired Location:  London/UK
    Live In or Live Out: Live out
    Salary Expectation: £250 per day
    Candidate ID: 114043
    Availability: Immediately

    An  energetic  seasoned  senior  sous  chef  with  strong  leadership  qualities  and  effective management skills with nearly 15 years of indigenous & international experience in 5 – star deluxe hotels. Fine dining experience and training under world renowned chefs

    Call +44 (0) 207 630 0545 or Email: Darin Dabasay


    Desired Location: Scotland
    Live In or Live Out: Depending on the booking
    Salary Expectation: £150 - £200 per day
    Available From: Immediately
    Candidate ID: 108711

    A very efficient, adaptable and hardworking cook with a creative flair and attention to detail. This cook grew up on an arable farm in Aberdeenshire and quality produce and food has surrounded her from a young age. She has undertaken private cooking bookings all over Scotland and is happy to travel to any location. She is passionate about producing traditional dishes for modern times. She is also a design graduate so her creative intuition enhances her culinary career and means she always aims to produce a beautifully cooked and presented meal

    Call 0131 5565139 or Email Darin Dabasay


    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! 

    Call +44 (0) 131 556 5139 Email Darin Dabasay


    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 Darin Dabasay


    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 Darin Dabasay


    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:  £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.

    Call  +44 (0) 2072339950   Email Kari Kerslake Vigor


    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. 

    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: 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: £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.

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


    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.

    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: 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. 

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

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