We are Walnut Careers


Walnut Careers is a pan-European recruiter for the luxury hotel and gourmet gastronomy industry. As the first headhunter for the Michelin-starred hospitality industry, Patrick Nottebaum founded the company in Germany in 2014 and has since developed it into the industry’s go-to recruiter. Walnut Careers connects talent with the best Guide Michelin restaurants and luxury hotels in Europe.


Recruiting and filling vacant positions in top gastronomy is the company’s core competence. In doing so, the company relies on technical know-how and digital recruiting in the direct approach. For its clients, Walnut Careers relies on holistic consulting and an understanding of highly complex requirements that has been built up over the years.
Through close contact with the talents and permanent exchange, Walnut Careers can draw on a large pool of exceptional personalities.
For our talents we are coach, sparring partner – open doors. Consulting for talents is always an investment on our part. For the success of our talents we go the extra mile.

Meet the Team