Our Services

IDEA Recruitment provides hotels, cruise ships, oil rigs, restaurants, hospitals, civilian and military establishments around the world with qualified chefs. Our recruitment process means we have the know how and the technology to include potential clients in the interviewing process without them having to be there. Our system of net cams record the interviews in real time, we can send a link to clients anywhere in the world to see and integrate in the interviews. Also, when a client comes to us with a request for a chef, we take the details from the client, then send them at least two recommended cvs.

Once the chef has been agreed on, we take care of the rest, we arrange travel, contracts, invoicing and payments.


How much does it cost?

Prices can vary depending on the length of the contract or the country the chef is required to work in. We recommend calling us and we will give you an accurate pricing and detailed account of how we provide you with your caterer.

What if I don't like my chef?

We hope this doesn't happen, but if it does, for whatever reason, all the chefs are on a one month probation period. We strive to make sure you get the chef that's right for you.

What kind of chefs do you hire?

We hire all kind of chefs, from head chefs to sous chefs, including fine dining chefs, buffet chefs, breakfast chefs etc. However all the chefs need to be of a high standard.

What do I need to provide the chef?

Normally, the client provides the chef with food and accommodation for the duration of their contract. However if you need help with this our team is there to assist you.

Who pays the chef?

That's simple, we do. All chefs are employed by Idea Recruitment so we send you a monthly invoice and we pay the chefs. It couldn't be simpler.

Are the chefs qualified?

Yes, all our chefs hold recognised qualifications or equivalent experience in the industry.

How do you know the chefs are of a high standard?

All chefs are interviewed by Steve Redman. Steve is a highly trained chef through the Royal Force so he knows the right questions to ask. Our administration team also checks all the references and CVs.

So how do I book a chef?

Call (UK) 00447825 885 945 or email steve@idea.no with a description of your requirements and we will put together a pricing and logistics plan for you together with the CV of at least two chefs for you to choose from.

What if I want to keep my chef full time?

No problem, we have a plan written into our contracts where you can keep your chef and hire him/her direct. Terms and conditions are set out in the contract.

Do you take chefs out of college?

Unfortunately not, all chefs need to have a proven track record and references to back it up. All of which are checked.

I need to book a chef quickly for a short period, can you help?

Yes, we have chefs ready to go at a moment's notice.

Looking to Hire a Chef?

Give our team a call on (UK) +447825 885954 or drop us an enquiry and we will have you up and running in no time.