WHAT WE DO
Private Chef Agency
"As the leading agency in chef recruitment, we specialize in finding the best private chefs for superyachts, private residences, and winter chalets.
Reach out to us today and let's find the perfect chef for your needs."
MLC 2006 Certified Placement Agency
Finding the right chef for a superyacht is a balancing act between culinary expertise and personality. The ability to create exceptional cuisine is critical when catering to demanding charter guests or elite superyacht owners. Equally as important is the chef's ability to work well under pressure and integrate seamlessly with the crew onboard. Our goal is to help our clients identify the perfect candidate who excels in both areas.
Choosing the right Private Chef is crucial for the successful operation of a private residence. With the close working relationship with the principal and their family, it's important to find a candidate who not only has exceptional culinary skills but also understands household etiquette and standards.
Let us help you find the perfect fit for your needs.
Who We Are
Our recruitement agency, formerly known as YachtChefWanted.com, has been providing chef recruitment services since 2017.
In 2022, YachtChefWanted.com was relaunched under our new brand name: Montclair Chef
Founder & Managing Director
It all started with an idea...
In 2017, Chris Demaillet, founder & managing director of Montclair Chef, identified a market opportunity and created YachtChefWanted.com, an online platform for listing yacht chef jobs, with the aim of providing a digital space for employment opportunities that was free from the overwhelming presence of spam and irrelevant content commonly found on other platforms.
As of today, the platform has surpassed 12,000 chefs who have subscribed to its daily content, and it is set to become the world largest yacht chef job posting board.
In the winter of 2022, YachtChefWanted.com underwent a rebranding and is now operating as MontclairChef.com.
With over two decades of experience as a chef onboard superyachts and private residences, Chris Demaillet is an expert in his field. Before founding Montclair Chef, he also refined his craft by working with some of the world's top chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants.
Chris's unique background as both a chef and recruiter gives Montclair Chef a distinct advantage over our competitors. We possess a thorough understanding of both the recruiter's and chef's perspectives, making us the obvious choice for all your private and superyacht chef needs.
Our goal is to be the top private chef recruitment agency in the industry.
AI Recruitment Technology
Our streamlined interview process, which utilizes the latest technology and our own personality assessment mechanism, allows us to quickly identify and retain top-tier candidates.
At Montclair Chef, we understand the importance of leveraging AI and cutting-edge software to optimize the recruitment process. By doing so, we can gain insight into a candidate's personality and presentation before even making initial contact, saving valuable time for our organization and ensuring successful placements for our clients.
Contact us today to hire a superyacht chef or a private chef and let us help you find and secure the ideal candidate for your Chef position.