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Private Chef

Private Chef

Hillsborough, CA

  • Full-Time/Live-Out
  • Bay Area, Peninsula
  • Typically Sunday-Thursday, flexibility needed


Busy family  is seeking a  full-time Private Chef. This family is looking for a great chef who can cook lunch and dinner Sunday to Thursday, occasional late evenings. We will be considering local candidates with their own vehicle. Tastings are now being scheduled-the family prefers to have chefs cook 3-5 days for the tasting/trial period. Chefs will be paid $50 hr for their time.

Position Overview:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a gifted chef who wants to wow a family with every meal they cook. The family truly appreciates fine food and wants a chef who stays abreast of the latest food trends. Chefs with at least 2 years of private home experience will be given preference. The family is looking for a “go-getter” type who is comfortable around children and pets. *We are looking for candidates who are absolutely committed to maintaining a clean and organized work environment.*

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creating daily menus for family meals, including tutors and nannies.
  • Occasional entertaining, dinner parties, and special events(server is brought in for groups of 6 or more)
  • Food inventory control
  • Grocery shopping for all food/kitchen items
  • Prepare occasional lunch for family and staff
  • Leave healthy snacks in the refrigerator
  • Prepare food for the weekend
  • Organize and manage the kitchen/butler’s pantry
  • Complete kitchen sanitation/cleaning-floors, vents, etc..
  • Setting the table/nightly dinner service
  • Maintain china/silver/ and other formal table items
  • Work as liaison during large catered events

Applicant Requirements:

  • Able to work a very flexible schedule, occasional travel
  • Must have recent experience in very high-end fine dining restaurants
  • Able to work legally in the United States
  • Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation
  • Owns a vehicle for shopping and errands with valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Should be able to gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Some domestic travel possible-2-3 weeks per year
  • Occasional house sitting
  • Must be comfortable working in a home with dogs and cats


  • $75,000-$90,000
  • Healthcare/Dental After 90 Days
  • 2 Weeks’ Paid Vacation


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