As a new Head Chef to London, where and how can I find the right kitchen staff?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by imogenl2014, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. imogenl2014

    imogenl2014

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    Hi Chefs,  

    I've recently taken over a restaurant/ pub in East Dulwich and am wanting to build a strong team around me to support the restaurant to get the the next stage of dining. 

    To do this, I already have a great Sous Chef, but we are rant to the ground together. I NEED assistance. Someone to come in, get their hands dirty and to create my menus and dishes as I planned them. 

    I have tried the local sites to advertise, calling my role a CDP or Junior Sous, but I get lost amongst the thousands of other posts and within minutes I'm on the third page of a job board. 

    Can any one offer any advice into finding young, energetic and keen staff? 

    This is not a job post, but if any one can actually skip a step and perhaps knows of anyone interested then I wouldn't mind getting in touch. 

    All advice welcome!!! 

    Thanks
     
  2. chrisbristol

    chrisbristol

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    Hi

    What websites have you  advertised on? I think t is just a case of looking through short listing some and then picking the ones you like the look of. I wouldn't just look at experience I think enthusiasm is just if not more important. Good  luck