We wanted to assure our clients and candidates that we remain open for business, with appropriate adjustments to our working practices due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), to ensure that we’re able to deliver the same high level of service to our clients and candidates.  For more information CLICK HERE


Have you Applied to Register with Greycoat Lumleys?  We receive hundreds of CVs every day. We will evaluate your CV as soon as possible and if we are able to help you, someone will be in touch to discuss this further.  In the current climate we are receiving a much higher than usual volume of applications therefore we apologise in advance if you do not receive a response from us if you are not successful.

Hire a Private Chef or Cook

Let Us Find The Right Private Chef or Cook for you

A number of Greycoat Lumleys’ Recruitment Consultants are qualified Chefs or very proficient Cooks, so we know what we are looking for in our Chefs! We register personal Chefs and Cooks from a wide breadth of experience and backgrounds, from top Chefs trained in Michelin environments, to self taught, vastly experienced Chefs who have worked with clients internationally. We maintain a strong Chef database to meet a huge spectrum of Client requirements.

Some Chefs have to be great team players, able to work well in fully staffed private households and develop good relationships with other members of staff. Others may be required to work alone, or solely on their own initiative. But certainly all need to have a passion for their chosen profession and an ability to satisfy the day to day needs of the employer, whether that means healthy family cooking, dinner party cooking to a high standard or catering for large numbers on a regular basis.

Some Clients have very specific dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian and vegan, gluten and sugar free, Kosher, organic…..every client is different and we look for Chefs with all styles of cuisine to fit our Clients' requests.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given the current ‘new norm’ where safety is paramount, we are now carrying out all interviews and meetings via video calls, and are undertaking COVID-19 due diligence before our chefs start new jobs, for a little extra peace of mind. It’s important that the government’s emergency legislation and guidance is followed to ensure everyone’s safety. We have chefs who are available to start immediately and are happy to self-isolate with families on a live-in basis.

Are you a Private Chef looking for a job? Browse our Private Chef Jobs

Available Chefs & Cooks

The Candidates featured below are just a selection taken from the huge database of Candidates actively looking for work through Greycoat Lumleys.

If you don't see an ideal Candidate here, call us to discuss your needs.

  • Private Chefs

Meet the Private Chef Team

Kari Kerslake Vigor
Kari Kerslake Vigor
All Private Chefs and My Chef London & surrounding areas.
Email Kari
Laura Harrall
Private Chefs for North of England & Wales
Email Laura
Lesley Jones
Lesley Jones
Private Chefs & Catering & Hospitality for Scotland
Email Lesley
Archie McClintock
Archie McClintock
International Chefs
Email Archie

Our Offices

Greycoat Lumleys London office covers London, South of England, Wales and International
Greycoat Lumleys Buxton office covers the majority of counties in the North of England
Greycoat Lumleys Edinburgh office covers Scotland