Here at Excelsior Academy Newcastle, we have used Adkins & Cheurfi for over a year, they have supplied us with Catering, Caretakers & Admin staff. The service and response has been great from Chloe Churchill who has looked after us given us 100% , due to this, I have recommended the agency throughout the Laidlaw Trust Schools.

Really pleased with Sarah, helped so much in getting a new role in a lovely firm. Cannot thank her enough for her help and assistance. Kept in contact throughout the whole process.

The services of Adkins & Cheurfi deserve the five star rate. I have on many occasions contacted them at short notice and they have been able to provide chefs and kitchen porters. I have found the staff they have provided to be professional and hard working. The process from my initial first contact with Dean to my first booking of staff was clear and simple to complete. I recommend this company to any Hospitality establishment that requires the support or reassurance of having staff available as and when required. Executive Head Chef.
Middlesbrough Football Club

As a fully qualified freelance chef with over 40 years of top class experience in all aspects in the catering and hospitality trade Adkins & Cheurfi have always managed to provide me suitable employment and I can highly recommend them to provide you with your staffing requirements.

Very professional organisation, very friendly and approachable staff. Lucy kept in touch all the way through the process and helped me find my dream job. She is a real asset to the team!
Stuart Campbell, Head of Food Hall, The House of Bruar

Worked with Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment for over 6 years! I have a great relationship with the team, can’t recommend them enough. Started using them as a second supplier and now is our preferred supplier for all temp staff.
Gareth Ramshaw, Northumbrian Water

I have had dealings with Adkins & Cheurfi over the last few months and found Lucy very helpful & approachable. They go above and beyond to support your needs. Feels like a friendship rather than formal.
The Doxford Group

We asked for a kitchen assistant to cover for Holidays, the Staff member they sent was caring and a great worker who worked non stop in a busy environment. I would recommend this business to recruit staff members to assist in any fields as they are a pleasure to deal with. T
he Riverside Diner, Sunderland

Another excellent successful hire, standard of candidates exceeded expectations…
Beverly McKenzie (HR Business Partner) House of Bruar

I just wanted to email to say thanks for Barry’s help; he was a really great worker and an asset to your agency.

Alex Grieves​​, Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Sage Gateshead


I would like to say a big thank you for the agency chefs and kp’s you have been supplying us with for the last few matches.

They have all been brilliant at every task I have given them and they work to a very high standard.

Ivor Henderson, Executive Head Chef SAFC

I just wanted to send an email to say that having worked with Rachel over the last couple of months think she is an outstanding Consultant. She is always on the ball, goes above and beyond and is so quick in fulfilling all the Clients needs at the drop of a hat.

Hester was also fantastic when standing in when Rachel has been on holiday.

In this market it is highly refreshing to work with both ladies and from a multitude of Agencies I have worked with by far have been a pleasure to deal with and are a credit to your business.

Tisa Buckley, Constellation

Just a quick email to say how pleased we are with Tony, he is doing a cracking job and has fitted in really well with the team, he is exceeding our expectations.

Danielle is doing a great job for us too, she is friendly, helpful and very professional.

Thank you

Jacquelene Notman

As such I would like to say that Paul Hockridge who you supplied as a temp agency chef was a credit to both himself and your agency.

Apart from being an excellent professional chef, Paul is polite, well-mannered and an overall pleasure to work with.

I would recommend him in a heartbeat to any establishment in either a temporary or permanent position.

I just cannot recommend him highly enough. I believe in giving credit where credit is due.

Margaret, Langley Castle Hotel

I started working for Adkins and Cheurfi in September 2021. Since starting, my agent, Jak, has been extremely supportive and effective at finding me reliable work. I have not lacked work since I started, there are always different opportunities available. I would highly recommend this company to any other hospitality staff looking to make a change in their career.

Scott Birchall

Thank you for your great effort in making sure all our payments were made accordingly. You were soo good to us, you listened to our complaints calls and attended to them. You listened and remained calm when we called to explain our circumstances especially when we could not attend to shifts Personally I will miss that!

I am wasn’t sure whether to forward this week timesheet to lucijo or you.To be on safe side i have send to both of you..we look forward to meeting up some days.

Nancy Mureithi

Lauren and Jamie done fantastic job for us. Both of them genuinely nice people. It is pleasure working with both. I do think they do like working with us too. When we need staff for the future could we please have them both with us as priority. Because we don’t have to teach them where the things are. They already learned where the things are and how we operate. We are very happy with both of them. I would be very great full if you let them know our toast.


Honestly, this is this best agency ever. You really do know how to look after your staff! I’m proud to work for this agency! I love how personal the communication and the relationship was. You knew my name, my situation at work and where I was working. You really did take care of me. Seeing the staff in person, you, melika, Karolina, dean, before my shift made the rest of my day easier because you were all welcoming with smiles!

Staff testimonial

Donald – who was one of the serving staff worked his socks off and is a credit to the company.


On another note I had the pleasure of working with some of your staff on Saturday. They were a credit to you. One girl with ginger hair Laura or Lorna was outstanding. Please pass on our thanks.


Let me take this moment to commend the staff you supplied myself. Keris and Ewan have been exemplary and a credit to your business.

Reece Howard / Samuel’s Restaurant Manager

We have a positive working relationship with Adkins & Cheurfi. They offer comprehensive support for our catering cover and have always been able to provide us with qualified chefs. The chefs who attend our site work well with the whole staff team here and are proactive in their approach too.  Their out of hours service for emergency cover is excellent and their lines of communication are superb. We would highly recommend their service.

Jane Craig / Elysium Healthcare

Park View School has worked with A&C for over 2 years during which time we have been provided with chefs of an excellent calibre for both short and long term assignments, which has then led to permanent employment. In addition, we have been supplied with some very good catering assistants who consistently receive positive feedback from the rest of the team.

Wendy Taylor / Park View School

Chantelle has been brilliant whilst she has been with us, her customer service skills are excellent and the staff have informed me she is extremely helpful and very good at what she does.

Please pass on our thanks to her, she is a credit to your organisation.

Amanda Surrey / Advanced Industrial solutions

I’ve worked with Adkins & Cheurfi for many years now and I find them professional and efficient. The quality of relief staff they have provided me has been of a great standard. What I like the most is the friendly office staff who are always striving to find us cover even with last minute bookings.

I would definitely keep using their services and couldn’t recommend them enough!

Luca Tomassetti / High Street group

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and the team for the constant work you have provided me with and wish you all the success in the future. This is the best recruitment provider I have worked with over the years.

Kind Regards

Paul Gillespie / Chef

Working with A&C is always easy and straightforward. The fact they have interviewed every member of the team means there are no poor quality staff sent to our venue.  They are always at the end of the phone and provide a quick solution to any issues that may arise.

Michael Bateman / Biscuit Factory

I have worked for Adkins and Cheurfi for nearly 3 years i would definitely say that the team work hard for you so you can work as many hours as you like. I recently left the agency when I took up.full time employment, the.whole set up.is very professionally run by Dean and melika and the rest of the team who I look on as friends now. Thank you too you all

Paul Monkhouse