Arecibo Chefs

Arecibo are an independent specialist consultancy offering bespoke recruitment and talent management solutions to the hospitality industry.

Arecibo Chefs prides itself on being able to support our clients at short notice with experienced and professional interim and relief Chefs. We can support with all areas of your kitchen to include Executive and Head Chefs through to Sous Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Chef de Parties. We can offer both hourly paid and interim contract options to ensure that we support our clients with their individual requirements.

We offer a consistent approach whether the project is local, national or international, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional recruitment service.

Working for Arecibo

As an agency we offer the opportunity to work within industry leading venues. We will review clients and candidates alike and offer a 360 degree feedback opportunity to ensure a high quality and consistent service to our clients.

We have built a reputation for providing high quality candidates across a broad range of hospitality disciplines and we will continue to offer this service through our Relief Chef Division.

Our candidates are professional, knowledgeable and committed to providing quality service.


I would like to apply for a Relief Chef position

I’ve submitted my CV

  • Your CV will be checked and you will receive a call from one of the Arecibo team to arrange an initial telephone agency interview

Can I register with other agencies?

  • As a Relief Chef Arecibo would prefer to retain exclusivity as we are looking to offer long term, relief chef cover with a view to future permanent employment. 

What if I apply for the same job through multiple recruitment agencies?

  • We have preferred supplier status with a number of clients so will be able to offer opportunities unique to our agency.

Will I have to pay Finders Fees to secure a role?

  • No, Arecibo will not charge you for registering you with our agency or securing you employment.

Will Arecibo check my job references?

  • Yes, this is part of our service to clients but only with the candidates’ prior permission.

Will Arecibo respond to my job application?

  • Yes, all candidates will receive feedback on their application.

How will I get paid?

  • Arecibo offer our candidates the opportunity to work on a PAYE paid weekly or interim contract paid monthly basis.

What is the Arecibo working week?

  • The Arecibo working week will be Monday to Sunday.

When will I get paid?

  • You will be paid weekly on the completion of the correct invoice/time sheet which must be submitted to Arecibo by 4 pm on Monday for payment on Friday.

How much notice do I have to provide?

  • You must provide one week’s written notice.