• Richards Catering Agency is a Catering Recruitment agency based in London and recruiting across the UK.

  • London's leading event & catering staffing provider supplying experienced, professional and outgoing people for over 30 years.

  • Looking for staff is a difficult process, looking for the right staff with experience and skill is even more vexing.

We are a Catering Recruitment Agency

Our recruitment agency was first established in 1956, and has been under the same management since 1982.

The present management, with more than 30 years experience, have built an excellent track record all over the United Kingdom, some of our clients still use our recruitment agency after twenty years, and we still work with over 3000 establishments that include restaurants, hotels and public houses/taverns, and that number is increasing daily.

Catering professionals

We at Richards Catering Agency can help you find your next catering job, from Head Chefs to Kitchen Porters and from Managers to Comi Staff.

For those of you who would prefer to avoid the busy streets of London, or simply want a change in pace or scenery, we can offer you jobs in establishments that are away from the bustling streets of the city and are located in the peaceful serenity in the country, most of these jobs come with free lodgings, thus saving you money on transport and rent.

Catering Employers

Effective management starts with making the right hiring decision, but looking for staff is a difficult process... looking for the right staff with experience and skill is even more vexing.

We recruit across the UK for other leading Restaurants and hotels like yours. We have access to some of the most skilled professionals in the catering industry.

Our companies aim is, as it has been since this agency’s inception in 1956, to provide first rate catering staff of the highest order to all forms of catering establishments.

Jobs titles we recruit

Specialising in all sectors of the catering profession. We are currently recruiting…

Restaurant Manager

Restaurant managers ensure that restaurants operate efficiently and profitably while maintaining their reputation and ethos. Job vacancies available now.

C&B Manager

We are looking for restaurant & bars manager in managing the F&B/C&B teams. Contact us today for more information.

Assistant Manager

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Manager for busy city bars and restaurants who is forward thinking and ambitious to support the General Manager.

Pastry Chef

Pastry chefs are in charge of the baking aspect of kitchens and restaurants, delivering cakes, breads, and any bread based components to meals.

Head Chef

We are recruiting Head Chef Kitchen Managers, to effectively manage the kitchen team to achieving the highest standard of food production.

Chef de partie

We are looking to recruit chef de partie for smaller kitchens, also known as a line cook or station chef, the chef de partie has a very important role in any kitchen.

Sous Chef

As second-in-command, a sous chef has a large amount of responsibility in the kitchen; as such, we are recruiting individuals who can easily position themselves to becoming the executive of a kitchen or even the head of an entire establishment in time.

Commis Chef

Congratulations! As a commis chef you’re on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. In most kitchens you’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of a chef de partie or section chef.

Chef de rang

A chef de rang or head waiter to assists and supervises lower staff and ensures high levels of guest satisfaction.

Comi Staff

commis chef position is the ideal job for someone fresh out of culinary school. It is a junior or apprentice chef position, and provides the novice chef with an invaluable opportunity to learn about working in every area of the kitchen.

Kitchen Porters

If you want an active job in the catering industry, this could be ideal for you. As a kitchen porter, you would work in the kitchens of restaurants and bars, you would need to be physically fit, for unloading deliveries and be good at working in a team.


Perfect for the friendly, outgoing person who enjoys the social aspects of working and can provide the all important extra service to the dining experience. A good character combined with a sense of when to approach and when not to, are all important in this job.

Bar Staff

To deliver friendly , efficient customer service and to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all of our customers.

Cocktail Barman

It takes a friendly disposition, outgoing personality, knowledge of different kinds of cocktails , and an organized and efficient method of serving customers to be a good cocktail waitress.


Wine tasting can be an experience and the sommelier acts as a guide. A sommelier describes wines with depth and expertise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS).


The barista is responsible for serving all products with friendly, individualized attention towards each customer. He/she is also responsible for educating customers about our premium coffees and teas.

Interview process and candidates

When you are applying for jobs with Richard Catering Agency, it’s important to includes the following information:

Resume / CV

Information to include on your resume should entail:


  • – Your current contact information.
  • – Your educational background.
  • – Your work history for the past few years.
  • – Your relevant skills.
  • – It is recommended to present at least three references.

Cover letter

Please bring with you a cover letter. The first thing a potential employer sees in your job application is the cover letter. This doesn’t just support your CV – it’s an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd and persuade the potential employer to put you through to the next round.

Proof of ID

When you attend an interview at our agency, please bring with you a valid passport or I.D. Card.

Once you have fine-tuned your resume/C.V. and cover letter, it is time to Apply

Applications are typically submitted in one of two ways:


    • In person. Bring your C.V and any other necessary documents to our office. This allows the hiring manager to put a face to the name.


  • Online. Please use the contact box bellow and attach your CV and cover letter.

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Our Address

Richard’s Catering Agency

1st Floor
31 Theobalds Road
London WC1X 8SP


Contact Info

T: 020 7430 1212

T: 020 7439 4526

M: 07 969 060 831

T: 0845 5212 900

W: richardscatering.co.uk

E: richardcatering@yahoo.co.uk


Call us on 020 7430 1212