Raising the bar in hospitality recruitment

We believe that to be the best we have to supply the best to become our Clients recruitment partner of choice.

the Perfect Partner

We service all hospitality business within the industry

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recruitment Specialists

For ambitious hospitality and events companies, we make recruitment simple, by offering services to let you focus on your core product and customer experience and less time agonising over the smaller details.

Partner with Evolve and we will find the talent to support your operations.

We can supply BOH & FOH staff to suit your requirements.

Specialist Consultancy

We specialise in supplying fully trade-tested staff to the industry. Our consultants are all from the industry and can work with you on site to get a unique insight into your operations to ensure the best fit for each and every candidate we supply whether it is for one shift or an ongoing booking.

Training and Development

Each candidate under-go’s a skills assessment as part of our onboarding procedure. We ensure that they have the necessary skills required to work with one of our trusted Clients. We take training and development extremely seriously.

All food handlers are required to have completed Food Allergens via our Flow training platform and all Chefs are also required to have completed Food Safety Level 2 as a minimum. We also offer free upskilling sessions to our staff to help them to develop their skills.

Candidate Management

Our Consultants use bespoke CRM software to take care of all administration, including candidate availability and rota management. Investing in this software allows for an efficient end to end process.


Our payroll is all managed in-house by our expert team. They process all candidate timesheets and look after all Client invoicing. All candidates are paid PAYE with no exceptions


Compliance is at the heart of our operation and it is something which we take extremely seriously.


Evolve is a proud member and accredited by the REC. Our compliance operation covers all aspect of candidate onboarding from uComply Right to Work checks in line with the Home Office guidelines, relevant certified training which is job role specific, ensuring we manage candidate data in line with the GDPR and our in house PAYE payroll is aligned with HMRC.


Every single candidate who works with Evolve has to demonstrate their Right to Work in the UK by providing an accepted in date original document which is then scanned using our uComply scanning software which is available in all Evolve Office sites. The scanning software can detect fraudulent documents and is used by Evolve to protect both itself and its Clients.


Evolve Hospitality has partnered with FLOW to provide a training platform to all candidates. As a minimum requirement all food handlers will complete the Allergens training. All Chefs will complete Allergens and Level 2 Food Safety. Evolve also has access to a library of different training modules which candidates can complete in line with specific Client requirements.


All Evolve Payroll is managed by a dedicated in-house team and all candidates are paid PAYE in line with HMRC without exception. All candidates who qualify will be auto-enrolled onto the Government Pension scheme. We always pay fairly and above industry average, and in line with the government recommended National Living Wage.


We take data privacy and security very seriously. We’ve invested heavily in the way we process and store data, so that all candidate and client data is safe.

Recruitment Process



Candidate Onboarding

All FOH candidates are required to attend a dedicated induction session with our Onboarding & Compliance specialists who will collate the relevant documents required to work with Evolve. This will include their RTW in the UK, Proof of Address, Proof of National Insurance, CV and the completion of the Evolve Registration form which includes the Key Information Document, Acceptance of our GDPR policy and signing of the Worker Agreement.

All Evolve Candidates are required to undertake a Trade Test (BOH) or a Skills Assessment (FOH) before they are sent out to work with a client.


BOH Trade Testing

Chefs are required to change into the full chef whites so we can ensure they meet our uniform requirements. They must then complete a short cooking test in our on site kitchen and demonstrate their knife skills.


FOH Skills Assessment

FOH candidates are required to demonstrate basic wine pouring, table clearing, drinks service before they can go to their first shift but we have facilities to be able to upskill and train staff in silver service, mixology, barista service and basic till training.

We’ve helped leading companies find the right talent.

"I have been working with Ed and Jenny and the team from Evolve for over a decade. Without doubt the best Chef Agency in London both in terms of service but for me most importantly how they treat their candidates in terms of pay rates and benefits. I have also taken a number of their Chefs on Full Time into my Brigade. I cannot recommend them highly enough and look forward to continuing to work with them for many years to come."

Neil Ramsey – Executive Chef

"We’ve been brilliantly and consistently supported by Evolve as we’ve come back from the pandemic. Oliver and the team are understanding of our needs and communication is clear and efficient"

San Malhi – People Partner

We just wanted to say Thank you so much for your support!!!
The team were wonderful dealing with all our demands for staff often with not much notice…
Evolve is the only agency we have worked with this year and without you and all the staff we wouldn’t make it!!!!

Wlodek Ostojski – Private Dining & Events Operations Manager

"Evolve have been excellent to work with. Always responsive and communicative. In these difficult times it has been paramount to us that we had a ‘partner’ who kept us updated at all times and did their best to support us. Evolve have delivered on this front at every stage."

James Brown – Citibank Canary Wharf

"I have had the pleasure of working with Evolve for over 10 years at Congress Centre, The professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and transparency that they bring to world of temporary recruitment is far beyond other recruitment agencies. Nothing is ever to much trouble and Jenny, Josh and the team are always honest when you place a booking and will always try and get the right person for the role."

Damon Shorland – Head Chef - Congress Centre

“We have been working with Evolve for many years and we are very appreciative of their continued support and quality of staff. Whilst 2020 and 2021 were very challenging years, we feel that the situation is slowly but surely improving for the Events industry and George has been a real asset in rebuilding a talented pool of staff who can work at our prestigious events!”

Amanda Finch – Staffing Coordinator

"Professional, Responsive, and most importantly knows what our sites need!
Highly recommend Nico and the team @ Evolve"

Richard Roberts – General Manager

"Over the last few years myself and Rory have fostered a productive partnership giving the students a great insight into the industry with amazing opportunities for gaining work experience in some fantastic areas. It’s always a pleasure with Evolve and I am looking forward to developing the partnership further."

Stuart Barratt – Lecturer


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