Catering & Hospitality Salaries

​Our private dining service continues to increase in popularity, with our renowned Private Chefs being booked up to 6 months in advance for parties and dining experiences. 

Private dining experiences were becoming more and more sought-after prior to covid-19 and demand has sky-rocketed since for obvious reasons. Because we offer such a wide-range of Chefs – from Michelin star names to upcoming Cooks – we have found that our client base has diversified in this area with bookings for all occasions. 

Over the last ten years, our reputation for events has grown to the point that we acquired Esprit, provider of the full range of specialist staff to the events industry. Their elite team of hosts and hostesses, front-of-house personnel and behind-the-scenes staff are now available to all Greycoat Lumleys clients, ensuring that we can offer even more support to ensure peace of mind and truly memorable  events. Esprit’s reputation has been earned through the continued development of their people, something we have always prioritised.

​London average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Private Chef

Full Time

£50k-£120k

Chef

Full Time

£45k-£60k

Sous Chefs

Full Time

£30k-£45k

Chef de Partie

Full Time

£20k-£30k

Commis Chef

Full Time

£18k-£22k

Waiting Staff

Full Time

£19k-£25k

Kitchen Porters

Full Time

£18k-£20k

Sommelier

Full Time

£20k-£40k

Corporate PAs

Full Time

£50k+

​​North of England average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Private Chef

Full Time

£50k+

Estate Cook

Live-In (F/T)

£40k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£45k+

Part Time

£20-£25 per hour

​​Rural - Home Counties up to Midlands average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Private Chef

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£45k+

Chef

Full Time

£35k-£45k

Sous Chefs

Full Time

£25k-£35k

Chef de Partie

Full Time

£15k-£25k

Commis Chef

Full Time

£15k-£20k

Waiting Staff

Full Time

£17k-£19k

Kitchen Porters

Full Time

£16k-£19k

Sommelier

Full Time

£20k-£40k

Corporate PAs

Full Time

£40k-£50k

​Scotland, Cumbria & Northumberland average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Chef

Full Time

£35k+

Temp/Short Term

£200-£350 per day

Waiting Staff

Temp/Short Term

£16 per hour

Managers

Full Time

£25k+

PLEASE NOTE: All salaries quoted throughout this survey are a guideline only, from information gleaned over 2 years from the Greycoat Lumleys database of candidates and clients.

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