Candidate & Client

“Having known Neil for nearly 15 years, I have seen first hand his incredible work ethic.

We first met at Summer Lodge, where he was Snr Sous chef. His drive to meet & exceed standards was apparent, this is one of the reasons now, that we have remained good friends & working colleagues.

It has to be right, or it’s not at all for him.

He plows his own furrow & utilises the many avenues open to him, rather than being constrained by convention, but there is no denying his approach is for the benefit of everybody around him.”

I can’t recommend Chef Associates & Neil’s services enough, both as a candidate & as a previous client.”

Haydn Laidlow

Luxury Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

“Neil has always provided a great service, the staff he provides are of a high level, if he is ever let down by anybody he will always come up with a solution.

He is honest with you at all times and if he feels he cannot provide what is needed at the time he will tell you rather than spin you a line.”

Liam Goodwill –
Snr Sous Chef, Rushton Hall (Client)

3 Rosettes, 4 AA Red Stars.

Luxury Hotel & Spa, Scotland

“I’ve enjoyed the pleasure of knowing and working with Neil for seven years or so both in his role as a recruiter and as a go-to peer on cutting edge, relevant industry knowledge. It’s in his role of recruiter that Neil is definitely breaking new ground for several reasons not least because of his erudite empathy for both client and candidate and the depth and detail into which he puts so much energy when sourcing placements. Added to this Neil is honest, committed and customer focused with a level of transparency employers will certainly find refreshing.

Having been an accomplished chef himself, Neil navigates the industry with measured confidence and I would recommend his services to any employer seeking quality staff. Equally, quality candidates should be confident of a secure opportunity.”

Gordon Cartwright –
Former Executive General Manager, Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Golf (Client)

1 Michelin Star, Relais & Chateaux.