Gladstone Park Chefs, the UK chef recruitment specialists, has recently enjoyed great success in sourcing award-winning chefs and catering staff for the yachting industry, recently placing a Michelin Starred Chef on board a luxury superyacht with special requirements.
The agency, which was established in Banbury, Oxfordshire, has over 10 years of experience in supplying chefs to the yachting and hospitality industries; from 2AA Rosettes to 3 Michelin Starred Chefs. The most recent of which being Christian Demaillet, a Michelin trained chef with previous experience at award-winning and 3 Michelin Starred eatery, The Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire.
Demaillet is a French national and fluent Spanish-speaker, holding experience working within prestigious 3 Michelin Starred establishments, matching him to the exacting requirements of this role.
This recruitment project, which arose when a freeance development officer approached John for a talented Spanish-speaking chef, was expectedly difficult to fulfil as it is notoriously difficult to source Michelin Starred Chefs to fit with an employer’s rigorous brief; but, in this case, Gladstone Park Chefs was able to source three Spanish-speaking Michelin trained chefs for the employer within six months.
John Bowman Baker, managing director of Gladstone Park Chefs commented, “Only people like Gladstone Park Chefs can provide Senior Michelin Starred Chefs, and well over 50 of them at that. Now, when you want them almost immediately, and you want them to be conversant in Spanish, you have a problem.”
In this case, John and the Gladstone team first sourced two chefs who did not meet with the clients expectations, before introducing Demaillet who undertook a cooking trial before the new boss to win the job on board the prestigious superyacht.
Gladstone Park Chefs is one of the only recruitment specialist to work in the high-end catering industry, and when asked one year to provide four Michelin Starred Chefs to the industry, the business made a natural progression toward the marine recruitment sector, since supplying candidates for superyachts including the 49m Feadship motor yacht, Teleost.
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