Client Testimonial

I have always found Evolve a great company to work with. Their friendly, enthusiastic team always supply me with top level chefs and never under deliver a promise. The best staffing agency in town.

Ben Dutson, Executive Chef - Events, Sodexo Prestige

We are now going in to our second year with Evolve and I’m very content with the consistency and quality of the staffing so far. The office communications are handled with proficiency and good humour and I feel the team are on my side!

Arnoud, King & Wood Mallesons

Thank you again - great service, great staff.

Andrew Justice, Executive Head Chef, Nigel Smith’s Food

Working in the hospitality industry you are naturally surrounded with a lot of pressure anyway, let alone the importance of the recruitment procedure. Evolve have always eased this process from us in a very responsive and efficient manner.

Fernando Stovell, Director, Stovell’s Chobham

I have been using the services of Evolve Hospitality in the North West for the last few months. We have mainly used them for Front of House staff but have also had some Chefs from them for events. We have found the service from the office from Nicola Cookson and Mark Jones to be professional, and efficient. Here at Barretts Events we pride ourselves on being innovative, cutting edge providers of Catering and Hospitality events. The service we provide to our clients is second to none and Evolve have become an extension of these high standards. The staff that we have been sent have been outstanding and have represented Barretts Events in nothing more than a positive way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Evolve Hospitality to any prospective clients and am looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

Michelle Niblett, Operations Director, Barretts Event Caterers

We are pleased to recommend Evolve. Jade and Gus are always quick to react to any last minute request and, most importantly, there is a strong focus on how they can improve and develop the service they provide us with.

Meetings and Private Dining at One Aldwych

Thank you so much for arranging Christmas lunch for our family. I have to say that we had the best and most delicious Christmas lunch ever. Manoj was amazing - we have applauded him for his great art of cooking.

Mariya Dykalo

Evolve hospitality have been a valued Green’s partner for many years, providing a service for both temporary and permanent chefs. Working mainly on the temporary chef side, our teams have built and developed an effective open and honest relationship which I consider to be hugely productive. Evolve consultants are required to manage a significant level of responsibility which they do to the very best of their abilities and are certainly acknowledged in Green’s’ achievement. Despite sometimes last minute requests by us for temporary chefs, the chefs that have been sent have always had the skills and the reliability that go above and beyond what would be expected for the level of chef required. They are always knowledgeable about food safety, and of course they always have the required level of cooking skills. They are always presentable and reliable, and always willing to do any task that is requested of them. With someone always at the end of a phone at any time, their level of service is second to none, and they are always willing to bend over backwards to make sure that our business is not affected by having a lack of staff in the kitchen. I have no hesitation in recommending Evolve Hospitality for any catering business needing the services of either a recruitment agency or a temp agency.

Jeffrey Roxas-Green, Head Chef, Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

We have used Evolve staffing agency for over 1 year now and love working with them, they provide more than a personal service and make our operation work smoothly. They are always on the other end of the phone ready to say yes!

Charley Taylor-Smith, Head of Hospitality and Events, National Theatre

The reaction of the media, players, and so many spectators who attended our recent Test Match between England and Australia has been outstanding, and I express my sincere thanks to absolutely everyone who worked here at Lord’s and played their part in making the Test such an enormous success. Many of those who have worked here for years have said that this Test Match was the best ever operationally. I was struck by the phenomenal commitment of everyone - whether permanent employees of the Club, staff engaged on a temporary or casual basis purely for major matches, or volunteers — which ensured that spectators had the most fantastic time. Working as a team, you have achieved that and I am very grateful indeed for your commitment and excellence.

Derek Brewer, Chief Executive, MCC

Working with Evolve Hospitality was very important with the set-up of Adam's Restaurant in Birmingham city centre. A restaurant is nothing without a strong and loyal team behind you and Evolve Hospitality had the right person at the right time. The service from Paul Beardshaw was professional, convenient and hassle free.

Adam Stokes, Head Chef, Adam’s Restaurant

We have been using Evolve since November 2011; their Chefs are not only very well-trained, but have to show their skills in the in-house presentation kitchen. Good service and a friendly bunch of people, which I would certainly recommend.

Ebbi Buchmann, Executive Chef, Blue Strawberry and Table Talk

During my time as Head Chef at Wolverhampton and Worcester Racecourse, Evolve Chefs have become an integral part of the team. The service I receive from the office is always prompt, professional and very helpful. The standard of Chefs they provide has always been very good and they are always on hand should I need any last minute help with functions. As well as being a provider of great Chefs they also actually helped me to get my position of Head Chef at the racecourses. They were very efficient and informative at every stage of the process. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the catering and hospitality industry.

Ashley Farren, Head Chef, Worcester and Wolverhampton Racecourse

I have been using Ed and the guys at Evolve almost from the point they first started. Dan, Jen and Ed have a superb calibre of Chef and a full understanding of all sections of my kitchen from the Brasserie to Events. They also have Meryl - unique in the market - looking after Pastry, and her superb team have been a great help across both my a la carte restaurant and also banqueting. The team are always friendly and will help out even at the last minute.

Neil Ramsey, Chef, Lansdowne Club

Evolve provides fantastic support to our events team and works very closely with us to help enhance our clients’ and members’ experiences.

Serge Pradier, General Manager, Hospitality Operations at the Institute of Directors

I just wanted to send a letter of thanks for the continued great service and partnership that Evolve provide us with here at Rhubarb Design, whether it is here at one of our events divisions or our restaurants and venues, it is always a pleasure working with you. As Executive Head Chef, my biggest challenge is to create a healthy, consistent and highly-skilled labour force but using both casual and temporary staff. This is of course very challenging especially with the very nature of the London chef scene. When we were approached by Evolve, we were looking for a business and labour partner and not merely a labour supplier which is exactly what we got from you at the start and, due to your great hands-on management style and presence, you have maintained this very high standard. What is really impressive is the way you manage the different calibre of chefs that we require, whether it is for a Royal event at the Palace, high-profile events at Ascot or business events in the city, you always come through with the perfect match. My Head Chefs and I are extremely grateful for all the help and assistance and look forward to a continued partnership between Rhubarb Food Design and Evolve.

Stephen Templeton, Culinary Director, Rhubarb Food Design

I have been using Evolve for all our temporary Back Of House and Front Of House staffing needs. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the central team and they have helped me out of some sticky situations at the last minute. Evolve really invest in their staff and it really shows in the end product - highly trained, reliable and well-presented staff. I would have no hesitation in recommending Evolve to anyone looking for casual FOH & BOH staff.

Wesley Manson, General Manager – South Quay, CCT Venues

Evolve Hospitality continue to exceed my expectations on service and execution, even with short-term, urgent last minute requests.

Olivier Six, General Manager, CCT Venues

We had a very important and high profile international event recently. We called on the services of Evolve Hospitality and from start to finish they were professional, helpful and were a pleasure to work with. They played an integral part in the success of the event, from the planning to the actual execution of it. We received fantastic feedback from our client and would therefore have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to any other company who want skilled, hardworking and professional staff.

Lorraine Daniels, Area Manager, Coombs Catering at IM Group, Birmingham

Thank you for having me on your class on Thursday. I was impressed by your warmth, professionalism and ability to connect with the participants. Your honesty and how you approach potentially tricky subjects (e.g. “I hope you don’t mind me checking your dress/shoes, etc”) made the participants feel at ease. I’m sure we’ll get a chance to work together on projects in the future!

Yen Chong, Learning and Development Manager, Harbour & Jones Ltd

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