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mymuybueno Private Chefs is a private chef recruitment division within the mymuybueno Group which is a luxury food and lifestyle company. Based in London, we are the leader in the selection of Private Chefs for super yachts and private households worldwide.

We are proudly an MCA accredited, MLC 2006 certified placement agency.

We provide the very best selection of fully vetted individuals, who work in the closest proximity to our clientele. We take immense pride in our bespoke selection service, ensuring the personal touch in all that we do. With many years of experience, we are able to provide you with a personal and discreet service, offering you quality hand selected chefs that will match your specific personal requirements.

For more information or to visit our other divisions, visit mymuybueno.



Certified Agency

Private Chefs

Super Yacht Chefs

Super Yacht Chefs

We are very proud to be the only chef agency in the world with our MCA accredited, MLC 2006 certification. It was very important for us to acquire this, as to meet with the same industry standards that our Super Yacht clientele require. We have chefs for Motor, Sail, New Build vessels, from 26m -120m+ of all levels and backgrounds. Our Founder was a chef on super yachts herself for many years, and it is with her precise knowledge and selection, as well as a vast database of excellent, fully vetted and verified chefs, that we can deliver on any criteria you require.

Private Jets

Private Jets

We have chefs who are well adept at working on aircraft and being able to cook for our clientele, travelling often by private jet who wish to ensure they still can have the diet they are used to and also that their own clients are always well catered for too.

Couple Teams

Couple Teams

We have many couples, one half of which is always a chef, paired in teams who work together on yachts as crew, in private households, as well as private islands. Both parties being fully vetted and have been together for a good period of time, and worked together for a solid duration to which is essential.

Travel Personal Chef

Travel Personal Chef

We have personal chefs who have no commitments and are free to fully commit to your busy schedule as to work closely with you and ensure that all your dietary requirements are met with; at all times. Our personal chefs take into consideration ever changing times zones and unusual working hours. Their role is to always be your constant, as to ensure you are looking and feeling your best despite the demanding restraints of your daily life. We look after many actors, models, musicians, politicians, and many more clientele who are often in the the public eye, and require a personal chef to accompany them on their travels.

Luxury Ski Chalets

Luxury Ski Chalets

We have a vast selection of excellent land based restaurant chefs on our books, most of which have experience working in Michelin Star establishments at present, as CDP or Sous, and also love to ski and welcome a new experience over the winter. This combination makes them perfect for our luxury ski chalet clientele.

Private Households & Estates

Private Households & Estates

As REC members we meet with all requirements for our land based selections of excellent personal chefs for your own home. From London to LA, Mallorca to Monaco and Sydney to Singapore, we have personal chefs all around the globe; who have strong experience working in households with HNW and UHNW individuals and families. Fully vetted, and professional, with a full understanding and years of experience of absolute discretion, as we and they, understand the importance of protecting your private world.

Interior & Specialist Yacht Crew

Interior & Specialist Yacht Crew

We excel at extending the same personal selection to those who are working in close proximity of our clients. Within reach and as close to you as possible, is precisely what we specialise in. Steward/ess from Laundry to Chief, Housekeeping, Pursers, and also specialist fields such as Spa Therapists, Masseuses, Personal Trainers and much more.

Household Staff

Household Staff

As REC members, our private household and chefs include some of the most experienced candidates in the industry. We provide experienced and exclusive staff for high profile families, high net worth individuals and organisations worldwide. Our selection is of House Managers, Housekeepers, Butlers, Estate Managers, Domestic Couples, and any other domestic staff who work in close proximity of our clientele in their private households and estates.

Villa Cooks & Chefs

Villa Cooks & Chefs

From Mallorca to Mustique, we can present you with all levels of cook and chef, from Tante Marie graduates, as well as high end culinary trained chefs, for whichever length of time you will be using a villa so that your holiday is stress free, and you can relax knowing that the provisioning, cooking and cleaning up is taken care of.

Our clientele range from private high net worth individuals and families, this includes actors, musicians, politicians, international businessmen and women, royal families and other high profile names. We also represent those not in the public eye in order to assist them in selecting the right chefs for their homes and yachts around the world.

The my in mymuybueno is the personal part of our name and our service, and as every individual that we represent will work in a close personal proximity with our clientele, we take the utmost care. We ensure that our selection is not just based on skills and references, or what is on paper, but we take pride in really knowing our candidates and matching the right personality and culinary background of each candidate, taking our clients precise needs into consideration, as to ensure we always make the the right match. It’s our belief that this is what truly sets us apart and makes our selections unrivalled. mymuybueno is a luxury food and lifestyle company and brand, this means our chef agency division within our group, stands out in our ever growing knowledge and expertise within these very fields.

We have an ever growing network of household staff, interior yacht crew, and also specialist candidates on our books, and we extend our same personal service of these selections, to all our existing clientele. mymuybueno Private Chefs provide continuous, on-going support after placement, and a three months free replacement guarantee for all seasonal and permanent bookings.


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Terms & Conditions

mymuybueno®® Recruitment Ltd (mymuybueno® Private Chefs) Candidate Terms and Conditions


In these terms and conditions the following definitions apply:

is the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated Company as defined by the Companies Act 1985 (English Law) to which the Candidate is introduced and are prospective employers, their representatives and/or agents

Selection Service
is mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd (mymuybueno® Private Chefs) herein mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd.

Registered Address:
Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD, United Kingdom

Registration Number: 09335958

is the vessel/property to which the Selection Service provides a Candidate for interviews and subsequent employment.

is the person/ candidate introduced by the Selection Service to the Client for interview and subsequent employment.

The following agreement is written for Candidate’s advice, guidance and potential employment protection. We ask the Candidate to take time to read the following information and take a look at our draft Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA), this is available on our website. It encompasses, as far as possible, the yacht’s obligations to you under MLC 2006. There is not a standard document for a SEA, however, the copy displayed here on our website is ideally what you should be looking to obtain in any SEA.

SEA’s are required to comply with current applicable national laws and regulations and should include any Collective Bargaining Agreement that may apply to them. Together they should not be less favourable than the minimum standards of MLC. MLC gives the Candidate the right of sufficient time to study the content before and after signing a SEA with the Client. Please ensure you also receive a copy of this.

Upon placement on a vessel through the means of recruitment via mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd a copy of your SEA will be requested to keep on file for future reference.

Below is some more advice. It is recommended that you satisfy yourself of these items at or subsequent to the interview/s with any potential employer. You should be sure that all sections of the SEA are completed and acceptable to you. Where a yacht does not need to comply with MLC or flies the flag of a country which is not ratified MLC, you should ensure you are happy with the conditions offered.

This list shows the flag states who are currently ratified MLC 2006:

MLC provides protection for such matters as the below, this is not an exhaustive list.

It requires Flag States to carry out regular inspections. It sets out responsibilities of yacht owners to the seafarers. It requires documentation to be provided for you, which makes clear the standards of working and living conditions on-board.

mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd will make sure, as far as practicable, that the Client is financially able to fulfil his obligations to you; you should also try to determine that you are similarly satisfied. You should also determine that you have adequate personal insurance cover provided for you by the Client during the period of your employment.

You will not be subject to exploitation by mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd and similarly should not be by the Client. Therefore: mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd will not charge candidates any direct or ‘hidden’ costs before, during or after the registration process through to selection.

mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd will assist next of kin or concerned family members with any advice and guidance they can. This will be at no cost. In so doing and, if necessary, they will first try to verify that the credibility of the relationship is genuine and for example will try to advise the Candidate of any concerns and pass over contact details of the family member to the engaged Candidate, (rather than vice versa, for the potential protection of the personal details of the candidate).

To this end, Candidates are requested here to maintain up-to-date records of their own personal contact details for use by mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd. It is illegal to engage a person less than 16 years of age on a yacht (or 18 years of age as a Chef). mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd will not therefore present such individuals to our Clients.

Should you have any complaint or grievance whilst employed on a yacht following selection by mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd, or are required to respond to any alleged complaint or grievance levelled against you which you choose to contest, you are guided to follow the complaints and grievances procedure outlined on-board. Should you have a complaint or grievance concerning the conduct of mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd during the selection process, it should be brought to our attention promptly and in writing.

It will be documented and as far as possible all efforts will be made to resolve the issue/s.

If this is finally unresolved we will bring it to the attention of the appropriate representative of the ‘flag state’.

mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd is not responsible for any damages resulting from the actions taken by us, or a competent authority, to resolve the complaint.

mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd provide details of our emergency telephone details inside the MLC Compliance area of our website.

Under the MLC Convention, mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd, are contracted to provide suitably qualified individuals to our Clients. In signing (‘ticking’) on the registration page, you are guaranteeing that you will provide us on request with your statutory documentation including any Certificates of Competency, Passport, STCW Certification, your Marine Medical (ie: ENG1) and any references from previous employment.

You also undertake that the information you provide to us is always authentic and an accurate representation of your experience, training, qualifications and marine medical status.

You also agree to keep us updated with any renewal or update of certification and marine medical compliance. If engaged you will also need to provide the yacht or their representatives with your full qualifications, certificates of training and medical document together with any other paperwork they may reasonably request.

You agree to mymuybueno® Recruitment Ltd to keeping your personal data until specified otherwise under the Data Protection Act 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Last Revision: November 2021

A copy of our Candidate Terms and Conditions is available on request.