Walnut Careers is a worldwide operating personnel consultant for the gourmet gastronomy, luxury hotel industry and its supplier industry. Driven by the vision to be the first headhunter for star gastronomy, Patrick Nottebaum founded the company in Germany in 2014. Today, Walnut Careers is established through its specialisation and fills vacant key positions with the right personalities.


The core competence of the company is recruiting and filling vacant positions in top gastronomy and luxury hotels. Classic key positions such as managing directors, hotel directors or chefs are just as much a part of daily business as service and kitchen staff and sales positions. The company relies on technical know-how and digital recruiting in the direct approach. Walnut Careers provides its clients with holistic advice based on an understanding of the highly complex requirements 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.


We persistently pursue our goal of combining talents with the best possible employers in order to offer both sides sustainable added value. We achieve this goal with diligence and curiosity. We always work together at eye level for everyone involved. We have high demands on ourselves and our work performance, are characterized by innovation and live a friendly communication. Our team lives absolute transparency and is committed to each other. Our specialisation enables us to achieve profitable growth in international markets.


  • 2014 Founded in Deggendorf
  • 2015 First cooperation with *** Restaurant
  • 2017 Growth phase
  • 2018 Move to Düsseldorf – Germany
  • 2019 Growth Phase
  • 2019 Opening up International markets