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Meet Tailored Staff - Private Staff Agency London

Household Staff Recruitment made different

Tailored Staff is a boutique domestic staff agency and private household recruiter specializing in delivering truly personalized solutions in the heart of England's bustling metropolis.

Our title says it all, we pride ourselves in truly bespoke approach in matching highly suitable vacancies to professional individuals.

Our main focus is on Household and Private Roles - House Manager, Butler, Housekeeper, Private Chef, Nanny, Maternity Nanny, Domestic Couple, and Personal Assistants or any other supporting role to family offices and personal service. We focus on permanent placements, however our limits stretch further to truly tailored roles, mix and match of duties and all round solutions. 

In our private staff agency London, we understand the fast moving market and the importance of making right choices when it comes to employment. Whether you are enquiring private staff for the first time or you have years of experience, we are always happy to guide and navigate you throughout the entire process.

We always communicate with our clients and provide constructive solutions and honest feedback, all depending on client's preferences.

Tailored Staff has been founded in response to demanding market, which lacks personalized approach and follows ''one size fits all'' strategy.

Our personalized service handles all domestic recruitment with competence and discretion.


We see recruitment process as a ''Two way traffic'' where close attention and personal approach needs to be paid on both sides.


We like to do things differently here! 

Get in touch to learn more about how we can help. 


CEO and Founder 

While completing her master's degree in Economics and Business Management, Kate gained valuable experience through a work internships in HR, setting the stage for her career as a PA.

Drawing on her academic foundations and mindset, Kate has honed her skills through various employment opportunities, ultimately landing a demanding PA role working with high-profile clients.

In her role, Kate has successfully managed a portfolio of private properties, assets, and teams, setting a high standard of work ethic characterized by precision, determination, and a focus on delivering long-term solutions.

Having worked in a demanding industry for more than a decade, where the right choice of employees is crucial for risk management and smooth operations, Kate appreciates the significance of effective recruitment.

However, fueled by a strong desire to bring positive change to the recruitment market, Kate realized that her ambition to make a difference outweighed the allure of a well-paid job.

And so, Tailored Staff was born...

At Tailored Staff, we strive to revolutionize the recruitment landscape, driven by Kate's passion for improving the hiring process and connecting top-tier candidates with exceptional opportunities.

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  • What Can I Expect from a personal chef?
    In general private chef takes care of cooking, cleaning & maintaining the kitchen, grocery shopping and making sure the kitchen is well stocked. It depends on your preferences or the household set up whether to entrust the chef with full kitchen budgeting, or working together with house manager or a head housekeeper, and the amount of duties and responsibilities can be personalized. It's important to distinguish whether you look for a chef per se or prefer to be more involved in the kitchen with cook or cook-housekeeper.
  • Should I hire Private Chef or Housekeeper-Cook?
    1. How Should I Decide Which Private Staff to Hire? When considering hiring private staff, begin by evaluating your budget. Based on your budget, you can then determine the type of staff to hire. Tailored Staff offers various roles, including senior personal chefs, cooks, junior cooks, or a mixed role like housekeeper-cook. Next, consider your specific requirements, such as lifestyle, desired culinary expertise, availability, communication style, and overall suitability for your household and family. 2. Private Chef Services: Hire a Culinary Expert Looking to elevate your dining experience at home? Hire a private chef in London through Tailored Staff. Our private chefs are dedicated professionals who craft bespoke menus tailored to your dietary preferences, nutritional needs, and culinary desires. Whether you're a busy professional, a family with specific dietary requirements, or someone seeking a gourmet dining experience at home, our private chef will transform every meal into a delightful and unique culinary journey. 3. Housekeeper-Cook Services: Effortless Meals, Impeccable Home For those seeking a seamless blend of culinary expertise and household management, our housekeeper-cook services are the perfect solution. Our housekeeper-cooks excel not only in crafting delicious and healthy meals but also in managing various household tasks. From grocery shopping to meal preparation and light cleaning, they ensure your home runs smoothly, allowing you to savor freshly prepared meals tailored to your taste while maintaining an impeccable living space. Optimize Your Culinary Experience with Tailored Staff At Tailored Staff, we're committed to matching you with the perfect private staff to enhance your culinary journey. Explore our various service options, and let us help you find the ideal private chef or housekeeper-cook to meet your unique needs and elevate your dining experience.
  • What qualifications should I look for?
    Almost every chef comes with certain educational background. There are many renowned culinary school that deliver great chefs like or and if you're aiming for top notch chef, they will most likely have a certificate from a prestigious culinary school. Expertise is another key factor. Every chef, depending on their level, will have certain areas of expertise. It's important to take on board what type of cuisine they excel in and whether that corresponds with your taste buds. As an example we can take French cuisine, Italian, Asian or American. You will also need to take into account experiences. Most senior chefs come with years of experience in both restaurant and private settings, however junior can lack one or another. It depends which level you are looking for and match the expected experiences with every candidate. You can check out Instagram for inspiration as most chef have their own to showcase their passion.,,
  • How much does it cost to hire a full-time private chef?
    How much you pay for a full-time private chef varies. It depends on their education, training, experience, where you live and also your lifestyle and what you need. We will walk you through understanding the cost factors.
  • What is the best way to find a qualified private chef?
    The easiest way to find a great private chef is to work with our agency. We specialize in connecting you with skilled and highly-trained experts who perfectly align with your preferences. We carefully check and choose new chefs by looking at their background, skills, and references. This way, you're getting the best match when you hire with us.
  • How long does it take to hire a kitchen staff?
    Finding private staff by yourself can be time consuming and slow. But teaming up with us makes it faster. We'll meet your time needs and show you good candidates quickly. Making you happy with your food is what matters to us most.
  • What's the top private chef hire agency London?
    Top private chef agencies in London UK typically focus on event hire chefs or caterings, but Tailored Staff is unique. We specialize in matching full-time, permanent positions with skilled private chefs who truly understand your needs and preferences. Count on us, we've got the expertise!

Check out our Blog for more valuable insights. We have created a category dedicated to our Clients i.e. Employers. From guidance on how to conduct a successful interview, through tips about keeping your staff and you happy, to strategies for creating a positive workplace culture, our blog offers a wealth of information tailored to our valued employers. We understand that managing a team and ensuring a thriving work environment can be challenging, but we're here to support you every step of the way.

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