Walnut Careers is a recruitment agency operating in German-speaking Europe for the luxury hotel and gourmet gastronomy sector and its supply industry. Driven by the vision of being the first headhunter for award-winning gastronomy, Patrick Nottebaum founded the company in Deggendorf in 2014. Today, Walnut Careers has established itself through its specialization and fills vacant key positions with the right personalities.


Recruiting and filling vacant positions in the top gastronomy and luxury hotel industry is the company’s core competence. Classic key positions such as managing directors, hotel directors or chefs are just as much part of daily business as service and kitchen staff and positions in sales. The company relies on technical expertise and digital recruiting in its direct approach. For its clients, Walnut Careers relies on holistic consulting and an understanding of the highly complex requirements that has been built up over the years. Through close contact with the talents and the permanent exchange, Walnut Careers can draw on a large pool of exceptional personalities.


We persistently pursue our goal of connecting talented people with the best possible employers in order to offer both sides sustainable added value. We achieve this goal with diligence and curiosity. Cooperation with us is always on an equal footing for all parties involved. We have high standards for ourselves and our work performance, are characterized by innovation and live friendly communication. Our team lives absolute transparency and is committed to each other. Our specialization enables us to grow profitably in international markets.


  • 2014 Founded in Deggendorf
  • 2015 First collaboration with *** restaurant
  • 2017 Growth phase
  • 2018 Relocation to Düsseldorf – Germany
  • 2019 Growth phase
  • 2019 Development of international markets