Managing Director – Chris Parry

Drawing on 17 years experience in the hospitality industry, many of which as a Head Chef at top fine dining restaurants and gastropubs, I decided to launch a recruitment agency with a difference. To be an agency that truly cares about our clients needs, something you will notice from the moment you speak to us. We work tirelessly to build a great business relationship with every single one of our clients, to ensure we fully grasp the kind of chef they require. Myself and our office manager Aden are here to help you with any requirements you have, whether it be a permanent chef or a relief chef, even emergency relief chefs at a moments notice, we will always help you if we can. We are extremely competitive in our pricing and we can offer a much lower rate than a vast majority of our competitors. You can be safe in the knowledge that every single chef is vetted thoroughly and matched to suit your requirements. Please check our testimonials from some of our very happy clients!

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Kind Words From Happy Chefs & Clients

what our Chefs & Clients think of us

Could I just place on record my most sincere thanks to Chris and his team. I requested a chef for the Christmas period at rather short notice, within the hour the problem was solved. The chef was fantastic, punctual and highly skilled. Needless to say I was thrilled. Thanks guys and I won’t hesitate to contact you again in the future -Team Regan George Catering Services.

Working for Chris is a pleasure, working as much or little as you like. Would Definitely recommend for both chefs and clients in need!

Chris has been awesome and I’ve loved working for Optimal, I would happily do it again in the future!

Give these guys a go, you won’t be disappointed!

What can I say, professional from the start. Excellent service. Over and above on the levels of service and would do anything to help, exceeded expectations massively, highly recommend!!

You guys were absolutely amazing! We were blown away by how you went above and beyond to help

I just want to say a few words, Chris and his team have been second to none, working to the highest of standards for me and my kitchen. I have worked with Chris on a personal level and the passion and dedication as a chef comes through and is apparent in providing quality staff along with great experience. I would go to Chris before anyone else, thank you for everything.