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superyacht & yacht chef recruitment agency

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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."

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Superyacht chefs


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.

Montclair private chef


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. 

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Who We Are

Our recruitement agency, formerly known as, has been providing chef recruitment services since 2017.
In 2022, was relaunched under our new brand name: Montclair Chef

Chris Demaillet - Founder & Managing Director at Montclair Chef

Chris Demaillet
Founder & Managing Director

Our History

It all started with an idea...

In 2017, Chris Demaillet, founder & managing director of Montclair Chef, tapped into a niche market by launching This platform was specifically crafted to list superyacht chef jobs and stood out by providing a spam-free digital space for exclusive chef hiring opportunities.

Today,, formerly known as, proudly serves over 20,000 chefs who subscribe to our daily updates. It is poised to become the world's largest job posting board for elite yacht chef placements.

Our Expertise

Dedicated to Chefs

With over two decades of unparalleled experience as both a superyacht and private residence chef, Chris Demaillet brings a wealth of expertise to Montclair Chef. Before launching our premier agency, he refined his culinary skills under the guidance of globally renowned chefs at some of the world’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants.

Chris’s dual expertise in culinary arts and recruitment empowers Montclair Chef to offer specialized recruitment services that cater to a diverse array of high-end culinary positions. We are not just any recruitment agency; we are the industry leader in sourcing and placing elite culinary talent.


Whether you are seeking a freelance private chef who can adapt to varying client needs, a seasonal yacht chef for summer season, a full-time traveling private chef who can accompany principals around the globe, an event chef to elevate special occasions, a rotational superyacht chef who ensures consistency and quality onboard, or a palace chef versed in the utmost standards of culinary excellence, Montclair Chef is your trusted partner.

Our mission is to redefine excellence in recruiting for high-end chef jobs. We specialize in fitting the right chef to the right environment, ensuring that both our clients and the chefs we place benefit from our meticulous attention to fit and quality.


Montclair Chef is committed to elevating the standard of recruitment in the luxury culinary field, focusing on versatility, skill, and the unique demands of UHNW clients.

Our mission is to redefine excellence in high-end chef jobs recruitment.

Modern Recruitment

Leveraging AI in Recruitment

Our streamlined interview process incorporates cutting-edge AI recruitment technology and our own innovative personality assessment tool, enabling us to identify and retain top-tier talent swiftly.

At Montclair Chef, we utilize advanced AI and state-of-the-art software to enhance the recruitment process, gaining deep insights into candidates' personalities and skills even before the initial contact. This efficiency not only saves time but also ensures the placement of only the most proficient chefs for our discerning clients.

Contact us today to hire a superyacht chef or a private chef who meets the exacting standards of luxury and excellence.


Discover how Montclair Chef can help you secure the ideal candidate for your exclusive chef position.

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