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Finding a noodle chef in UK

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#1 Ader1

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:30 AM

I'm interested in opening a noodle restaurant but I think that noodle chefs are difficult to come across in the UK.  Making matters more difficult is the fact that I don't live in London or where there are large numbers of Chinese people.  There are plenty to be had in China but work visas for chefs are very difficult to come by now and I would imagine will become even more so.  Any ideas on how I can work around this?  And no.....the chef wouldn't have to be a La Mian master.

#2 Plantes Vertes

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

Perhaps you could:


  • contact recruitment agencies, especially those operating in European Chinatowns and those specialising in catering recruitment; see if they have a chef on their books, or advertise through the agency
  • contact Chinese culinary schools and advertise the position to graduates able to emigrate independently
  • advertise on or make inquiries through migrants' webforums
  • search online directories of private chefs for a person with the skills you need and approach suitable individuals speculatively
  • advertise the position locally through the Jobcentre, in the papers and online on the chance that there's a noodle chef available near you
  • publicise the position on European webforums dedicated to Chinese cuisine

#3 Ader1

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:09 AM

Thank you for those suggestions.

#4 Ader1

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:46 AM

Thanks.  If you can ever find out what they use as a dough relaxer, I would be over the moon.  Mind you, the US isn't subject to EU law so Peng Hui might not be restricted there....