Land and Sea Chef Placement Agency

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Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency is a full-service chef staffing agency designed to place the most elite chefs in the nation within the private estate and yachting industry. We place top-tier chefs of sophistication and experience within the estates and yachts of our clientele. Our chefs are personally selected by Chef Jonathan Wilson, an acclaimed private chef with more than 15 years of diverse experience and culinary knowledge

At Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency, we work closely with our network of 5-star chefs to ensure all placements are met with longevity and success. Serving families since 2017 in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and the Hamptons, Land & Sea has been able to establish many of our relationships on a referral basis. We have had the opportunity to expand our network and placement opportunities throughout the nation due to our dedication and expertise.

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Our Founder

Chef Jonathan Wilson is the President and Founder of the Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency. He is a skilled culinary professional with a deep passion for creating exceptional cuisine. Having worked in eight Four Diamond or higher hotels in the past twelve years, Chef Jonathan has developed an innovative approach to first-class dining experiences. Throughout his career, his experience has grown with a variety of cuisines ranging from, French, Low Country, High Country, Italian, American, Thai, Indian and Spanish Cuisine….
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For the Clients

Why Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency? 

Since 2017, Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency has been supporting prominent households across the nation, by placing highly experienced chefs in full-time positions. Our placement approach comes with the highest of standards, as we continually pay close attention to details within our placement process. We screen potential candidates based upon their experience, professionalism, and references ensuring standards like Michelin Star, Relais & Chateaux and Mobil Five-star, the ultimate symbol of culinary excellence.


Our placement includes either our client’s personal estate or yacht setting.

  • We consult with you to determine the best plan of action for placement. Chef Jonathan will go over your specific needs and discuss the details of what you are looking for to execute a seamless placement process. 
  • Our focus is extensively on the credentials and experience of our esteemed private chefs.  Extensively evaluating both your needs and our chef’s qualifications, ensures we have established the right fit upon placement. 

We have serviced prominent families since 2017 within Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Hamptons, and other influential communities throughout the nation.

Become A Candidate

Land & Sea focuses on searching for high-level experienced chefs, to place in full-time positions within both the estates and yachts of our clientele.

We seek accomplished professional chefs.

References are a key component of our hiring process when being considered for our high-level placements.


I had been considering adding a personal chef to my home and am so thankful that I decided to rely on Jonathan for his services. He was professional, highly attentive to detail and shared his valuable opinions and advice along the way. Most importantly, he took the time to get to know me and my family’s needs so that he could find the perfect chef for us. We could not be happier with our chef! He is like a part of the family and my only regret is that we didn’t find him sooner. To say we are satisfied, would be an understatement!

Client Client

I am a private estate manager, and I have been in this industry for 12 years. Chef Jon personally worked hand in hand with me through the entire process. His knowledge and expertise in the culinary industry is what makes him an incredible recruiter, and I hope that I get the chance to work with him again in the future.

Estate Manager Client

Our family first used Land & Sea placement agency 2 years ago to find our home Chef. We recently reached out again to fill a chef position on our boat, and the second experience working with him was just as good as the first. Chef Jon really has a niche for this industry.

Paul Client

Chef Jonathan Wilson’s portfolio of chefs is outstanding! He actually provided us a chef that never worked in the private estate industry, yet he is such an incredible fit for our family. We always thought that we had to have a chef with private estate experience, but little did we know that’s not a requirement. Our chef is one of the best we have ever had!

James Client

Chef Jonathan Wilson is unlike no other recruiter that I have worked with in the private industry, and I have been in the industry for 10 years. From start to finish the experience was unforgettable simply because of how enjoyable it was to work with him. He attended the tasting process which I have never had any recruiter in the past do for me. Highly recommend!

Chef Stacy L Chef

Land & Sea Chef Placement Agency helped me get my dream job in the private estate industry. I have been working in my current position for 3 + years, and Chef Jonathan still checks in with me to make sure I am doing well. He made this experience enjoyable, and has a true passion for the culinary industry.

Chef Daniel Chef

My Experience working with Chef Jonathan over the past few weeks has been nothing short of amiable. From my initial inquire, to the meeting of clients and preforming tastings he has been involved in every step of the way. Being very clear and decisive working with mine and their needs. Something I believe the culinary industry needs to see more of. I really cannot recommend anyone more than I would Chef Jon

Luke Chef

I have known chef Jonathan since 2017 and my experience has been nothing but incredible. He got me my first chef position on a luxury yacht, he was very professional and communicative on every step of the hiring process. Most recently, I reached out to chef Jon about getting in the private estate industry and he was able to set up tastings and interviews right away, he made my transition from yachts to private estates very comfortable and has checked to see how I am doing every step of the way. Chef Jon Wilson will go above and beyond to make sure you are at the best spot possible in your career. I cannot recommend him enough. 

Will Chef

I have been using recruiting companies for 8 years to hire chefs, and Land & Sea goes above and beyond with their services. Chef Jon is professional, has strong communication skills, and has elevated the experience in private recruiting.

Catherine K Client

Land & Sea made our search for a new home chef a stress free process. Chef Jonathan personally came to our home to set up the tasting, and made sure it was a good fit on both ends. We have a big family and it was difficult finding a chef to cater our busy lifestyle. So happy that we found this agency!

Cindy V Client


  • Cookie Cheesecake
    Rye, genever, demerara, and green chartreuse
  • Margarita Cupcakes
    Scotch, cranberry grenadine, lemon, and gilka kummel
  • Butterbeer Pie
    Pineapple rum, sweet vermouth, amaro lucano, and saline
  • GinTonic
    Gins, Elske tonic syrup, and lime
  • Fruity Desserts
    Gins, Elske tonic syrup, and lime
  • Blueberry Desserts
    Sweet vermouth, amaro lucano, and saline
  • Halloween Candy
    Pineapple rum, sweet vermouth, amaro lucano, and saline
  • Strawberry Pizza
    Gins, Elske tonic syrup, and lime
  • Aubry 1er Cru Brut
    France (Champagne) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Chateau Marguii Rose 2016
    France (Provence) Cinsault, Grenache France (Provence) Cinsault, Grenache
  • Clos Tue Boeuf ‘Petit Blanc’ 2016
    France (Loire) Sauvignon Blanc France (Loire) Sauvignon Blanc
  • Niepoort ‘Redoma Branco’ 2015
    Portugal (Douro) Rabigato, Codéga de LarinhoFrance (Provence) Cinsault
  • Guillot Broux ‘Genievrieres’ 2015
    France (Burgundy) Chardonnay
  • Day Wines ‘Cancilla Vineyard’ 2014
    France (Champagne) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Chateau Marguii Rose 2014
    France (Provence) Cinsault
  • Clos Tue Boeuf ‘Petit Blanc’ 2013
    France (Loire)
  • Niepoort ‘Redoma Branco’ 2012
    Portugal (Douro) Rabigato
  • Peachy Jalapeno Guacamole
    Ground cumin, avocados, peeled and cubed
  • Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread
    Fresh goat cheese, garlic cloves, minced
  • Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread
    Garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Artichoke Caprese Platter
    Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Pastrami Roll
    Spreadable cream cheese, crumbled blue cheese
  • Ham & Potato Sandwiches
    French bread baguette, cooked ham, potato salad
  • Brownie Batter Dip
    Cream cheese, softened, butter, brown sugar
  • Caprese Salad Kabobs
    Cherry-size fresh mozzarella cheese balls
  • Layered Hummus Dip
    Hummus, Greek olives, feta cheese
  • Corona Buckets
    Corona, Corona Light, Modelo Light & Modelo Especial
  • Bud Buckets
    Budweiser or Bud Light. Florida only.
  • Malbec, Dona Paula
  • Merlot, 14 Hands
  • Chardonnay, Hands of Time
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley
  • Moscato
    Cavit, Italy
  • Riesling
    Chateau Ste. Michelle, WA
  • Painkiller
    Pusser's Rum & orange juice with a touch of pina colada mix.
  • Grey Goose Mule
    Grey Goose Vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    Fireball Cinnamon Whisky & RumChata.
  • Rum Punch
    Cruzan Single Barrel Rum, blackberry, banana and berry flavors.
  • Long Island Ice Tea Pitcher
    Smirnoff Vodka, Sauza Blue Tequila, Myer's Platinum, Gin, Blue Curocoo, Sour Mix and Sierra Mist
  • Watermelon Margarita Pitcher
    Made with Sauza Blue Tequila, watermelon and margarita mix. Topped with fresh watermelon and limes.
  • Mojito Pitcher
    Cruzan Rum, Fresh Mint and Sierra Mist.
  • Cruzan Classic Mojito
    The traditional cuban cocktail combination. Refreshing lime and mint leaves. Made with Cruzan Light Rum.