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Non-EU Skilled Kitchen Chefs, Kitchen Helpers, Bakers, Pizza Chefs

Non-EU Skilled Kitchen Chefs, Kitchen Helpers, Bakers, Pizza Chefs

Non-EU Skilled Kitchen Chefs, Kitchen Helpers, Bakers, Pizza Chefs

By bringing in skilled kitchen experts from Non-EU countries, you’re not just cooking; you’re creating a culinary journey that tantalizes taste buds and transforms your restaurant into a must-visit destination.

Our company brings skilled Kitchen Chefs, Kitchen Helpers, Bakers, and Pizza Chefs from Non-EU countries to Norway. These talented professionals enhance Norwegian kitchens with expertise, dedication, and diverse culinary backgrounds. They enrich the culinary scene, spark innovation, and strengthen the gastronomic landscape in the country.

Bixter.Work skilled workers are coming from:

  • Asian countries (Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India,etc.)
  • African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc)
  • Latin American countries (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru etc)


  • Candidates with relevant and confirmed experience from min. 1 year duration as Kitchen Chefs, Kitchen Helpers, Bakers, Pizza Chefs in Europe, USA, or in their home countries.
  • Candidates who have completed education, with degrees in Hospitality, Culinary, Hotel & Restaurant Management,etc. in their home countries.
  • Young and motivated candidates. Workers invest into their visa and travel tickets in order to get a work contract in Norway. International skilled hospitality workers are often known for their strong work ethic and dedication to their job. They may be willing to work hard and go above and beyond to ensure
  • Candidates with a solid knowledge of cooking practices, customer service, etc.
  • Candidates who are fit and able to perform manual labor for hours.
  • Stable candidates. As people from Non-EU countries need work and residence permits in Norway, their visa is attached to one specific workplace, and the employee is stable for up to 2 years with extension possibility for their visas.
  • Bixter’s customer support for the whole period of contract with employees.

Bixter acts on a legal basis in its recruitment activities by connecting employers in need of well educated, experienced, motivated, and stable workers with young English speaking professionals from over 29 countries worldwide, who possess relevant work experience and completed relevant education on minimum Bachelor’s degree level.

The Norwegian Migration Service has developed a visa category for Non-EU nationals as work and residence permit, under the category of “Skilled Worker”. These regulations allow experienced professionals  from Non-EU countries to work in Norway with extension possibilities for their visas.

This option is intended for professionals with proven relevant experience from 1 year duration, completed university degrees, sufficient English level to continue their professional development via work and residence permit in Norway.

It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of an employee is typically around 4 months. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time. Waiting time for work and residence permit remains the same even if an employee applies for the visa from Norway.

Please note that employees from Non-EU countries aren’t allowed to start working until the appropriate work and residence permit is issued to your place.

As a result, it is crucial for companies to plan ahead and account for this waiting period when organizing their recruitment process. By taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary visa processing time, companies can ensure that they are able to receive qualified workers in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.

The rules about working hours in Norway are governed by the Working Environment Act. Employees typically work 37,5 – 40 hours per week, with a possibility to take overtime working hours.Overtime is usually limited to 10 hours per week and 25 hours over a four-week period. Overtime pay or time off in lieu is typically provided for overtime work. It’s important for the employer to follow rules about maximum working hours, rest breaks, and night work.

In order to host Non-EU employees, adequate living conditions need to be provided by employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the employees, as they will be paying it from their monthly salary.

Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • Single room (in rare cases workers can be placed together in one room)
  • Furnished room with a sleeping bed, closet, chair, table, appropriate lighting
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Access to cooking facilities and a fridge
  • Access to washing machine
  • The living facilities should respect the safety regulations
  • The accommodation should be located close to the traineeship place(in case no car is provided)
  • Bixter preselects its outstanding trainees, who completed their on-job training experience in Europe and are ready for the next step in their career
  • Our global agents are constantly sourcing experienced, educated and motivated employees. Bixter has developed a strong Partnership Network with companies, educational institutions, governmental agencies and organizations, Ministries from over 29 countries all over the world.
  • Bixter is continuously growing it’s global network, which allows to expand our candidates selection and secures our database for variety of choice of matching candidates specifically for your business
  • We have a strong digital presence ensuring that candidates are contacting us directly through our website, Social Media pages, or other channels
  • Our candidates are constantly recommending us to their friends who are motivated to continue their professional development in European countries.


At Bixter, we understand how complicated and time consuming the recruitment and registration process of foreign employees can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to an employee’s arrival to Norway, our offices and global agents take care of the majority of their issues, including visa application completion, travel arrangements, sharing important information about registration procedures and visa validation.

  • Bixter gathers records of trainees who come with strong recommendations from their European on-job training.


  • Working closely with global agents, Bixter meticulously assesses and interviews potential experienced workers to ensure they meet program requirements.


  • As your trusted partner, Bixter offers clear guidance on the program and its rules, ensuring a smooth experience for both hosts and international employees.


  • We handle visa paperwork for each employee, freeing up employers to focus on essential business activities.


  • Using employer-provided details, Bixter strives to find the perfect fit for international workers.


  • Our experts are on hand to assist and address any concerns during employment, fostering a productive relationship and job satisfaction.


  • Bixter conducts pre-departure webinars, shares informative materials for seamless integration, and prevents misunderstandings.


  • At program end, we request employer’s feedback to enhance our services and continually improve.

Bixter makes it safer for the employer by 1-month of guarantee, within the replacement of the international worker is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of worker or misuse of drugs/alcohol by employee. New waiting time is applied according to recruitment and visa processing.

At Bixter, we recognize that hosting an international worker offers an exceptional opportunity for cultural exchange. It also requires that rules set by local Immigration services are respected by both parties.

It’s crucial to remember that an employee from Non-EU countries can start his/her work when the appropriate work and residence permit to your workplace is issued by the migration service.

Our experts will offer detailed guidance regarding the updated migration legislation and will keep you updated if any changes are implemented.

  • Providing/finding accommodation for the employee for affordable monthly rent (paid by employee), ~ 300 euros/month.
  • Offering a salary of ~ 30,000 NOK/month
  • Overtime working hours payment.
  • Picking up the employee from the nearest bus/train station upon arrival
  • Making sure that candidates will be registered in Norway after arrival

To ensure a successful hosting experience.

At Bixter, we know how important it is to focus on the most important processes of the business. This is why we are ready to take over the recruitment processes, while the employer can focus on other important activities and grow their businesses.


Here is a breakdown of the operations that Bixter is managing for employers:

– recruitment and pre-screening of applicants according to criteria of the employer and migration service regulations,

– sharing important information about the tasks and responsibilities assigned to the employee to make sure he/she has realistic expectations,

– conducting required paperwork for visa application and following up with responsible migration institutions involved,

– managing arrival of workers, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process

– providing support for both employer and international worker within the validity of the contract

Register and find your employee with Bixter