The founders of Chef’s Roll have always been passionate about food and the culinary industry, but it was only recently that we made a rather surprising discovery: the quality of a chef’s online presence almost never matched the quality of their cooking. Working chefs often didn’t have the time or budget to create a customized web portfolio, and existing job sites didn’t have the tools to bring a chef’s unique skillset and experience to life.
To solve this widespread problem, Chef’s Roll was born.
As professional chefs know, a “chef’s roll” is another name for a knife roll, the one thing that chefs take with them from job to job. ChefsRoll.com is also designed to travel with you throughout a career, a single curated destination that evolves with you to reflect your style, job history, and professional accomplishments.
As we met with seasoned chefs, we found that only a small fraction of even top tier chefs had websites, let alone a really well-designed place that could hold the awards, press, and story of their careers. Working with the head chef in every kitchen is an entire team of culinary artists, and Chef’s Roll is eager to pull back the curtain and help these careers grow too. Many chefs also volunteer countless hours at charity events and Chef’s Roll allows them to capture that sweat equity as an online record through photos and video, links to press and testimonials from organizers.
Chefs are always looking to advance and explore new opportunities, and Chef’s Roll allows you to be “road ready” when the right opportunity presents itself. Chef’s Roll is not just a place for those currently looking to make a move however, you can use Chef’s Roll as a place to promote your restaurant and fill up an online trophy case of awards, accolades, and other history that might otherwise remain unseen. We provide functionality to upload your restaurant’s logo and links to websites and social media. We are working on partnering with culinary schools and the best restaurants in the world to put together the best job and stage (apprenticeship) board the industry has ever seen. Boring emailed resumes will be a thing of the past, and gorgeous, dynamic chef profiles will be the new standard for connecting culinary talent.
“Presentation is everything” is just as true for us as it is for chefs, and our mission is to advance the culinary profession by helping to promote the chefs that make it all possible. From Executive Chefs to culinary students, Chef’s Roll welcomes you to the table. Join our culinary community and open a world of opportunity.