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Catering & Hospitality Salaries

Our private dining service continues to increase in popularity since the launch
of our MyChef brand, with our renowned Private Chefs being booked up to 6 months in advance for parties and Christmas athome 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-£75k
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 £30k+
Estate Cook Live-In (F/T) £22k+
Live-Out (F/T) £25k+
Part Time £12-£15 per hour

Rural - Home Counties up to Midlands average salaries

POSITION SPECIFICS SALARY
Private Chef Live-In (F/T) £35k-50k
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 £25k+
Temp/Short Term £100-£200 per day
Waiting Staff Temp/Short Term £10-£12 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.