The right Chef in your kitchen
makes all the difference.
Are you shuffling through chefs like a deck of cards? Is your kitchen crew at each other’s throats? Has inventory miraculously grew legs and walked out the back door? Does the back of house and front of house seem to be on different planets?
At Chef Placement Services, we do more than recruit your next chef. We go the extra mile to make sure you are successful. So take the resumes sitting in the tray in the back office and toss them in the bin. Don’t return that call from the executive recruiter that has ZERO understanding of chefs and ZERO understanding of kitchens. Hire us!
We Are Chefs. We Know kitchens. 


Who better to find rock-star chefs, than rock-star chefs? Owned and operated by award-winning, professional chefs, Chef Placement Services has mastered the art of vetting and hiring culinary badasses.…

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What can you expect when you work with Chef Placement Services? Pure awesomeness, that’s what. But don’t just take our word for it.…

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Are you a culinary badass?  Check out our job board and apply directly through the portal. Don’t see your ideal position?  Don’t sweat it… We have new clients daily and jobs get filled stat.

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Churchill Residential

“We are so impressed with our new chef and the job that you did in finding him for us. You listened to our vision and requirements and found a candidate that was even more than what we could have imagined.”


Amy Fitzpatrick

“I am a house manager in Laguna Beach, CA and I contacted Chef Placement Services to find a personal chef for the family I work for that visits every Summer from overseas. Josh was very thorough in handling my request. He asked the right questions and with my answers he was able to provide me with 2 program options that I could present to the family. Josh has also kept in touch with me throughout the whole process to make sure that the hiring process was going well. I look forward to working with Chef Placement Services for future endeavors.”


Chef Lewis Sala

“… My experience with Chef Placement Services and Senior Chef Placement Specialist, Jake Sanders, is best described as stellar and sublime. Chef Jake’s demeanor, precise advice, and ability to understand who I am was unprecedented from any other employer or recruiting company. Jake made himself available to me 7 days a week and well into after hours….”


Being a company of chefs, we have a unique take on the food-service business. It’s not for the weak of heart. It’s not for the glory seekers. It’s not a hobby. Running a kitchen effectively, day in and day out, takes passion, drive and love. Being a chef, or the “kitchen chief” is a responsibility that takes on different forms day to day, hour by hour, and minute to minute. At Chef Placement Services, we truly understand how important the chef role is to the business. How you ask?

We Are Chefs. We Know Kitchens. 


About Kevin Gadus, CEC

Kevin Gadus graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago before going on to gain over twenty years-worth of culinary experience. He’s a former restaurant owner and a Certified Executive Chef . He started College Chefs in 2008 in an effort to deliver a higher quality food to the nation’s youth than had previously been on the market. College Chefs’ sister Company, Chef Placement Services, is his latest achievement. Kevin understands the market and the great need for expert guidance in recruitment and Chef placement. Chef Kevin’s vast knowledge of the industry and success in building a company of Chefs, has given Chef Placement Services LLC a unique advantage in the market place.