The Benefits of Hiring Agency Chefs & Cooks

Jul 27, 2022

Chefs and kitchen staff are in high demand, thanks to the boom in hospitality and the shortage of skilled workers in this industry.

Whether it is restaurants or catering businesses, skilled and experienced chefs and cooks are in short supply, exacerbating an already critical staff shortage within the industry.

While it may be difficult to find suitable candidates to fill permanent chef and cook positions, there is another solution that is just as effective, if not more – hiring agency chefs and cooks.

So if you are planning to open a new restaurant or already own one, here are some of the benefits of hiring agency chefs and cooks for your kitchen.

Time Saving

Running a restaurant or catering business is not a piece of cake. There are plenty of things that you need to ensure are 100%, so that your customers keep coming back to you for more. With skilled chefs and cooks becoming harder and harder to find, recruitment has become very time-consuming. In this scenario, the best way to get the right talent onboard is through an experienced catering recruitment agency, which will have access to several highly qualified and experienced chefs and cooks who can start at short notice. This way you can put recruitment aside and focus on other essential aspects of running your business.

Flexible & Economical

Restaurant and catering businesses often experience a lull in business after a very busy period, and vice versa.

In other words, profitability is not always constant. In the absence of sufficient customer numbers and staff shortages, temporary relief chefs and kitchen staff can give flexibility in terms of the number of employees and money.

You are completely in charge of the number of chefs and cooks required at a given time and can hire skilled chefs through temporary catering recruitment agencies. 

Experienced & Skilled

A restaurant is only as good as the food that is served there.

It is why you need top-quality chefs and cooks for your kitchen, to make a good impression on your customers and keep them coming back for more.

On your own, it may be hard to find a chef that can cook your restaurant’s specialities.

But hiring relief chefs and cooks through a catering recruitment agency will ensure you get experienced and skilled cooks who can not only cook your restaurant specialities but can also most probably prepare other authentic dishes as and when needed.

Moreover, since these chefs are vetted and background checked by the agency before being sent to your establishment, you can rest assured that you will get the most delicious food and the most professional service from temporary relief chefs. 

Recruiting agency chefs and cooks can benefit a restaurant and catering business in many ways and is the most effective way of tackling staff shortages without impacting revenue generation.

Full Circle Employment is a dedicated catering recruitment agency that has been helping restaurants and catering businesses across the UK get access to skilled kitchen staff including Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Chefs de Partie, Cooks/Chefs, Chef Managers, and Kitchen/Catering Assistants.

If you are looking for relief kitchen staff for your establishment, you’ve stumbled upon the right place! Just get in touch with us on 01623 404311 and we’ll take care of the rest.