Winners of Best Newcomer Award 2018

The Best Newcomer Award at the North East Business Awards 2018….we only went and won it!

It took a while to sink in but we have gotten over our hangover and we think some thank yous are in order. Dean and Melika would like to personally thank every single worker who has represented the Adkins & Cheurfi brand across the North East since day one. Your creativity, resilience and professionalism is the reason we have gained such recognition. Thank you to our team of amazing chefs who show up to work (even when everyone else is snowed in). Christine would like to thank all the front of house staff who have pulled off some fantastic events over the past twelve months. We are grateful to our kitchen porters who have kept some of the busiest kitchens ticking over, our night porters and our general catering assistants.

So, it’s official. We are the best new business in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham. We look forward to the big one now. We will be attending the final for the entire region at the end of April and will let you know if there is another celebration in order. In the mean time we will keep doing what we are doing…….it’s obviously working.

Dean, Melika and Christine xxx


Catering Recruitment North East

After years of hard work in hospitality Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment has finally launched to become the number one catering recruitment north east agency that specialises only in the hospitality sector.

catering recruitment north eastAdkins & Cheurfi Recruitment is managed by two experienced and dedicated recruiters who care about the industry and the careers of everyone they work with.

Dean Adkins and Melika Cheurfi both started off working in the hotel and catering trade at the age of 15. With years of hospitality experience behind them, industry knowledge and contacts Adkins & Cheurfi are not just another Catering Recruitment North East agency.



“Chefs are the driving force behind any successful kitchen, getting it right first time can be like finding a needle in a haystack, we are in it for the long haul we want to forge excellent client relationships and get it right first time”                                                                                                                                      

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“Having worked as a chef for a number of years myself I can relate to how tough the job can be. I have had bad experiences with recruitment agencies in the past, this is not something you will ever have with us. No matter what level of chef or hospitality professional you are we guarantee you will be treated with respect and honesty”            

   Dean Adkins 

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