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Office Recruitment

Chef Recruiters is an established recruitment agency specilaised in recruiting chefs nationwide. We understand the requirements of the hospitality industry because we have worked in the industry.

We pride ourselves on delivering to you our client at all times. We have the pleasure of working with some of the top chefs in the country, many of whom we continue to supply with talent today.

Suzanne Guerin
Managing Director
David McDonald

As a customer whether you require a one off recruitment service or are seeking a partner to supply and manage a flexible work force Chef Recruiters can assist. Whether you are one of Ireland’s leading restaurant chains or a growing cafe , our team can work with you independently or come together with your existing in-house team to deliver the solution you the solution you require.

With our headquaters located in Dublin City, our 24/7 service offers each customer a variety of services from tailored permanent recruitment campaigns to high volume temporary supply solutions in partnership with our sister brands Broadline Recruiters & Burren Amber.

As a customer using our services you will benefit on site from, a well prepared and experienced account management structure taking care of everything from Inductions to check-ins, appraisals, disciplinary and full payroll production working to ISO 9001 service requirements.

Our key account managers are supported by an experienced team of consultants, interviewer’s and payroll staff working through a fully integrated “one number” telecommunications service and an award winning, Eclipse recruitment management and database system.

Frequently Asked Client Questions

Whether you are one of Irelands leading multinational hotel chains, a growing premier event, or a Michelin star restaurant our team can work with you, in confidence, to deliver the candidate(s) you require.
Research tells us that more than 50% of all new hires fail. At a cost of 150% of annual salary, this is to be avoided. This is why we focus most of our effort at the beginning of the recruitment process. Recruitment with us is treated as a project and our project approach is heavily front-loaded, with a lot of time spent with our customers planning and creating contingencies.

Our early project time is heavily invested in detailed role profiling, understanding the need, and what the perfect fit will look like. In creating the role profile, we will meet with the key stakeholders, get an impression of the key individuals, we will listen carefully, meet with the team to understand the dynamics, and build an organisational culture assessment.

When reviewing applicants – we will assess the relevance of the CV to the role applied for, the flow of the CV, the quality of the presentation (Spelling, grammar, and general literacy.) and we will note carefully any date gaps
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Depending on the client requirements – we choose the right kind of interview to deliver the right kind of candidate. Interviews we can conduct but are not limited to include:

Informational Interview
Screening or Telephone Interview
Individual Interview
Panel Interview
Second or On-Site Interview
Competency-Based Interview
Task Oriented or Testing Interview
Stress Interview
Chef Cook-Offs
Client /Candidate Brief Acquisition: A detailed brief is taken from the client at a face to face meeting with key stakeholders.

Custom Print/Media Campaign: Customised Advertisements are placed on all National newspapers and any other relevant publications.

Database and Social Media Campaign: Existing Database is searched, known likely candidates are contacted and Social Media campaign is designed and initiated.

Telephone Interview: Appropriate candidates expressing an interest are contacted with a view to creating the preliminary list of suitable applicants.

Short List Created: A shortlist of no more than 6 candidates is produced and face-to-face interviews are conducted to produce an interview list.

First Round Interviews: Generally four candidates are selected for First round client interviews.

Second Round Interviews: By agreement with the Client, second round interviews are arranged for two front runners.

Final Selection: Once the final decision is reached the job offer is prepared and issued to the selected candidate. All unsuccessful applicants are regretted.

Of course, depending on client requirements, we can and frequently do create bespoke processes. Get in touch if you require something we haven’t outlined here

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Our vetting and compliance processes are ISO9001 certified.