the Chef Agency

the Chef Agency (TCA) is the leading executive search firm serving the Food + Beverage industry. Our agents identify talent for all your corporate, Front + Back of House positions. 

TCA assists hotels, casinos, restaurants, food halls, supermarkets and private clubs…if you serve food, we can serve you!

Eat. Drink. Recruit. Repeat.

At the helm of the Chef Agency you will find Michael Vigna, a 25 year staffing and recruiting veteran. Under Michael’s direction, the Chef Agency has quickly grown to become the leading executive search firm in U.S. Michael’s extensive track record includes working with the restaurant industry’s top restaurant operators across such iconic brands as Wolfgang Puck, TAO Group, Le Cirque and Zuma, while also working with more up and coming stars such as Black Tap and Agern. Michael is known for building dynamic industry leading recruiting teams that exceed expectations souring the best talent. Having worked with National and International staffing organizations, along with startup ventures, Michael understands the importance of servicing clients and collaborating with senior management on the optimal path for them to secure the best talent in the market.