The right Chef in your kitchen
makes all the difference.
At Chef Placement Services, our success is defined by your success. We take the time to understand your needs, with the sole purpose of matching the perfect Executive Chef for your kitchen. Our need based approach puts your business front and center.


Who better to find rock-star chefs, than rock-star chefs? Owned and operated by award-winning, classically trained 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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Our process is proven and transparent. Our placements are so rock solid, that we guarantee every placement. #TrueStory Why gamble on the most important role in your business? …

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Bacon Brothers Food Group

“…We spoke with Chef Placement Services as well as other recruiting services. We liked that CPS was reasonable in their rates but the biggest selling point for us was that they are a company specific to our industry. We plan to use CPS in the future for any of our salaried position needs. We highly recommend them…”


Lake Elmo Inn

“…We contacted Chef Placement Services after determining we needed a change in leadership in our kitchen. As a long-standing, award-winning fine dining establishment, quality, consistency and attention to detail are not negotiable. The team at Chef Placement Services exceeded our expectations by providing us with highly qualified candidates….”


Essex Country Club

“… After explaining our needs to the recruiting specialist, she supplied us with suitable candidates for the executive chef position. What I loved most was the fact that the service did all the vetting!!! They only sent candidates that they knew would be great and fit the culture of our club. We interviewed six candidates, all exceptional, and narrowed it down for two candidates to cook for us….”



Our mission is to be the best Chef Placement Company in the world. We are not focused on being the biggest, but the best. Understanding our client’s needs first, is the basic truth that guides our success. Our clients need us to provide solutions not recommendations. We must commit to speed in solving the problems of our clients. Through complete understanding of what the problems and needs are, we then provide specific solutions and push to be understood. We will command the respect of our clients by ethically, accurately and systematically providing solutions.


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.