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Buying vs. Leasing an Executive Chef

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

When comparing the costs of hiring a full-time chef versus hiring task force culinary talent, the difference is astonishing.


The following are examples of the costly HR activities a culinary business will go through when hiring a "hopefully permanent" executive chef:

  • Creating job postings/writing ads

  • Conducting interviews and screening candidates

  • Performing background checks

  • Setting up orientation and training for new employees

  • Providing onboarding support

  • Purchasing equipment and uniforms

Real Life, Upfront Cost Comparisons

Cost comparison of hiring an executive chef vs. task force staffing

Your HR team has a million day-to-day activities that take up most of their valuable time. Creating time consuming job posts that generate a flood of unqualified candidates that *may* (...or may NOT) show up for the call or interview is a waste of a precious resource, literally!


The League was created to help fill culinary staffing shortages and save HR time and effort. Turnover is unavoidable, but what if you could put a "stopgap" in place to limit turnover for your most essential culinary roles? Our team is committed to serving your organization through the end of the assignment, whether it's a weekend event or a full season, we don't go home until you're ready for us to leave.


Are you ready to take your kitchen to the next level? Get in touch with our team now for a 30-minute introductory conversation.


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About the League of Extraordinary Chefs

The League of Extraordinary Chefs was established in May 2021 when a team of chefs converged upon the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby. Arising out of extreme staffing shortages in the culinary industry, the League was born and has grown to a full roster of highly-vetted and qualified culinary professionals. We offer talent management and placement of extraordinary chefs & FOH hospitality professionals for hotels & resorts, sporting & entertainment events, conventions, top tier restaurants, and vacation ranches. From short-term (3-7+ days) to long-term (6+ months) to permanent placements, let us source the right culinary talent for your needs. #STAFFEXTRAORDINARY

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