Welcome to Relief Chef UK

My name is James Green and I am a freelance self-employed chef based in Manchester

I am an experienced chef providing relief cover in hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the UK as well as providing Private Chef services.  I am able to cover most positions including relief chef de partie, relief sous and relief head chef.

I cover all areas of the UK including Greater Manchester, London, Bolton, Wigan, Blackpool, Leigh, Oxford, Cotswolds, Lancashire, Yorkshire & the  Cumbrian Lake District.

As well as temporary relief cover I do have a few fulltime positions available and I am also able to do recruiting for other chef / kitchen positions should a client require any further recruitment.  Please contact me for further details.

I am completely freelance and don’t charge agency rates. Please contact me today on 07841 869 043 or email me at james@reliefchef-uk.co.uk to discuss your requirements today.  Alternatively you can fill out the booking form by clicking here.


  • City and Guilds NVQ level 2
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Advanced Food Hygiene level 3, Distinction


I have a proven track record of working in top level hotels both in the UK and overseas including both traditional and fine dining. I have also worked at various rosette establishments and also worked under the guidance of Michelin starred chefs.

I have worked as Head Chef and Sous Chef at various Hertfordshire pubs. I am particularly strongly skilled in starters and mains and enjoy presenting meat and fish dishes.

  • Where in the UK do you work?  I work through the UK including all major cities. If the cover is required outside of Manchester I ask that my accommodation is provided.
  • Would you work outside the UK? Yes I would as long as travel expenses are met and accommodation is provided.
  • Would you do a single days booking or would it have to be a longer booking? I am happy to work for either a single days work or a longer booking as long as travel expenses are covered & accommodation is provided.
  • Other than yourself do you have other chefs available? Yes, I have a few although I do charge a weekly fee for that service.
  • Do you do recruitment? Yes, but again for a small fee. Please contact me for details.
  • Do you accept cheques? No, in line with the majority of other businesses I do not accept cheques or postal orders under any circumstances.
  • Do you do monthly pay? As I am freelance all jobs are invoiced individually as agreed at the start of the assignment and all invoices are due upon receipt.

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