- Testimonials -

Hi James,
Good news (for us anyway) is that I have have now managed to get it  fully staffed (for the moment). Obviously we would like to thank you for the cover and would not hesitate to call on you guys again if we were in need.
Also can I just take the chance to feedback on Marco.. He is probably the nicest, most able, humble chef I’ve worked with and his can do attitude and general manner are fantastic..
Cheers Karl

Keswick Cafe sends great feedback



That’s perfect.  Nice to have the same person for the 4 days.


News from the kitchen is the agency guy has been great and has really helped.


Thank you,



Patrick Taylor-Bird | General Manager

AWOL making a positive difference in Keswick

We have been absolutely delighted with Alex and James…  Both solid on cooking and personalities… and I dare say very popular wherever they go.

As discussed, we’d prefer to use your chefs than an alternative agency.

Kind Regards



Success for AWOL in the Winster Valley

Hi James

My last working week will be next week ending 28/07/19. Thank you for the work I will be forever grateful.

Many thanks

Ross Bowman

Ross appreciated the work

Hi James,


Just a quick line to feedback on our Chef Mihai – very impressed! Good Job Thanks!

Kind Regards


Steve Powell

Bowness on Windermere Branch Manager

Bryson’s of Keswick

Well done Mihai!

Hi Chloe

I just wanted to send a quick email to you to say that we have had Darren working with us a lot recently and he has been and absolute pleasure to work with, his willingness to jump in and be part of the team, to help etc has been fantastic, Not to say all the other chefs you have sent us haven’t been fantastic as they have, but Darren is a credit to your agency and I thought you may like to know.

Kind Regards

Kerry Gossio

Hare and Hounds

Bowland Bridge

Job well done at the Hare and Hounds

Feedback on yesterday’s chef from the centre was brilliant. He got on really well, so thank you.

Laura Jones
Assistant Human Resources Officer Field Studies Council (FSC)

Another satisfied client

‘My experience with Awol has been a great one. I would not use another agency. They are fair, professional and try their best towards meeting both the chef and clients needs. Shifts given for the following week and pay are always on time. I have very much enjoyed working with them.’

Meg Davenport

Testimonial from Chef Megan July 2019

Hi James that’s is great

Working with AWOL was straight forward, professional and efficient, all the paper work was easy to follow and fill in, as well as return my pictures and emails,  job booking where clearly explained and easy to understand with all information need.

Overall the experience of working with AWOL was excellent and would highly recommend them to any chef or employer needing chef relief

How’s that sir


Steven Pott

Testimonial from Chef Steven, July 2019

Many thanks for your help, we’ve been very pleased with the chefs you’ve provided.

Emma, Crosthwaite Primary School

On another note would just like to say that the chef we had last week  was very good and fitted in very well with the team.

Martin, Sedbergh School

Thank you for your help throughout this time, AWOL has enable us to continue working efficiently during this difficult period.

Amanda, Abbot Hall