We accompany you in terms of your career planning – not as you may know it – instead we advise you in an honest and constructive way and what is more, free of charge. 

We don’t care about your current career position. You are Commis de Cuisine or hotel manager? – Amazing, then let’s talk!


Recruiting personnel in the upmarket gastronomy sector is time-consuming, cost-intensive and ties up capacities. Walnut Careers specialized in this business – we find talents. 

LatestJob opportunities

70 Job opportunities


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Restaurant 1 star

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Bavaria, Germany

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Appenzell-Outer-Rhodes, Swiss
Restaurant 2 Stars

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Bavaria, Germany
Looking for
Contact us

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Bavaria, Germany
5 Stars Hotel

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Restaurant Gourmet

Meet the Team

Walnut Careers

Warmly Welcome

Nice to meet you. Welcome to Walnut Careers, the leading headhunter for star gastronomy. The company was founded in Germany in 2014. We are committed to connecting talents with the best possible employers in order to offer sustainable surplus values for both sides. We achieve this goal with hard work and curiosity. A cooperation is guaranteed at eye level. We have high expectations of ourselves and our work performance. Besides that we are characterized by innovation and friendly communication. Our team represents absolute transparency and is committed to support each other. Our specialisation enables a profit-making growth in many international markets.

Why is the company called Walnut Careers? That is due to our founder Patrick Nottebaum. Nottebaum has a Dutch origin and means “nut tree”. One of these nuts is integrated in the gastronomy and hotel business: the walnut. It can be found in gourmet restaurants for example as a table top or as well as in luxury hotels as a panelling for the front desk. But the walnut should be enjoyed with caution in a dish, as we know that some people are allergic to it. Walnut is also a synonym for “a hard nut to crack“, which is considered as a part of our daily work. We accompany international careers. That’s why it’s only logical that we combine this with each other – Walnut Careers.

“For our projects we go that extra mile”


What is our job?

We solve tasks by bringing together the right talents and employers.

Who are you working with?

Our clients are luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in Europe. We also work with people like you who are at home in this world.

What kind of jobs can I find with you guys?

Our heart beats for F&B. Whoever produces or serves great experiences has our heart. It doesn’t matter to us at which point in your career you are. Are you a Commis de Cuisine or F&B Director? Wonderful, let’s talk!

Which countries do you work in?

Nothing is as constant as change. We are currently working in Europe, but we are constantly developing our offering.

What kind of secret jobs are there?

We write out only a small part of our searches. Why is that? Some clients do not want certain jobs to be communicated publicly. This may be because the position is currently filled or the client does not want others to know about this vacant position. This secret job market is bigger than you think!

What do I get out of working with you?

We take care of the communication and organization for you. We represent your interest, get feedback and information for you. We organize interviews, travel and the trial work. We also help you with contract negotiations and show you what is possible. And if it doesn’t fit, let’s talk again at the next step.

What are you doing differently?

From us you get the information behind the scenes. We know the companies, the colleagues and were on site. We have the real talk and know the weak points ourselves.

What do I have to do?

We would like to get to know you. For this we need your documents such as resume, certificates or references. This will help us to prepare for the phone call with you. If we then have communication at eye level, that’s it.

How much will it cost me?

Nothing, except a little of your time and communication at eye level.

What if it doesn't fit this time?

No big deal, we take it sportingly and don’t hold grudges. It always has to be right for all sides. And if it doesn’t fit this time, then let’s talk again at the next step. We can deal with cancellations and also take over this communication for you.

Our Clients

Thanks to Walnut Careers everything went faster and less complicated than expected! Thanks a lot!

Sommelier – Wien

With Patrick Nottebaum & Walnut Careers, we have found a sovereign partner who has made it possible for us to become better in the people business! Even difficult vacancies can be filled promptly and qualitatively with the help of Walnut Careers. Our needs are understood, the communication is unbureaucratic and effective, the results fit 100% – thank you!

Sebastian Steuber – Sonne Frankenberg, Germany