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. After a careful review, we decided to go with the first candidate they presented to us. We have been happy with the results ever since. We highly recommend Chef Placement Services!

John Schiltz Chef/Owner March 17, 2016

Bacon Brothers Food Group

We used all the typical methods to find a Chef de Cuisine for Bacon Bros. Public House. Craigslist, social media, Eater, and so on. We were not getting the results we were looking for as we are a from scratch restaurant utilizing local farms with a heavy emphasis on whole animal butchery. The talent pool was simply not there and if the candidates were, we found it impossible to find them. 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 interviewed several viable candidates by phone and via Skype and liked several. In the end they found us the ideal candidate that seemed to be cut from the same cloth as our team with the experience and specific expertise required for the position. He has proved to be a great fit and is helping improve our systems while helping to push our restaurant to the next level.

We plan to use CPS in the future for any of our salaried position needs. We highly recommend them.

Some points:
- great talent in their contacts
- excellent communication
- really spent the time to understand the right candidate for our restaurant
- rapidly found the right candidate

Jason Callaway Chief Operating Officer March 17, 2016

Gluten Free Gourmet

I am so pleased. It was very worth using your services.

Dana Hoppe Owner March 17, 2016

Essex Country Club

Working with Chef Placement Services was a great experience as we searched for a new executive chef for our 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…the talent is still being spoken of. Our specialist was in touch with us during the entire process. We picked our chef and are excited for him to start. Chef Placement Services made this process a very enjoyable one. Thank you. March 21, 2016

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Northern Spell Lodge

In April 2016, I was desperately searching for a qualified chef to run my kitchen at Northern Spell Lodge for the bulk of our upcoming season. That search led me to Chef Placement Services. Josh, you told me that you were sending me a “rock star,” and you could not have been more right.

Our guests, and I, have been extremely satisfied with the quality of [our new Chef]’s food. -- from breakfast to dessert, and everything in between. We have had avid salmon fishermen tell us that her salmon dish is the best that they have ever had. Considering salmon fishing is what drives this whole business, that’s an impressive statement. The creativity, flavors, meat temperatures, plate presentation, everything, has been top notch.

Scott Peakes Owner August 3, 2016

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