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Private Chef

Friendly family of 6 in Atherton seeks an excellent Private Chef to prepare and serve dinner in their home. Occasional lunches are possible, but the focus of this position is dinner preparation each evening. Chefs should enjoy preparing a wide range of cuisines; it would be a bonus if the chef who is chosen has an interest in German and Eastern European foods. The family prefers health-conscious foods that are prepared in a simple but elegant fashion. Ideal candidates will be very discreet, warm, cheerful, love children, and have a mix of in-home and high-level restaurant experience.

On some days, the meals will be plated and served by the chef; other days the chef may prepare and leave dinner, and the family will serve themselves. One family member has an allergy to gluten and nuts; the whole family tends to also eat a gluten-free diet, though they do veer off of that plan sometimes. Ideal candidates will be very flexible, professional, discreet, warm, caring, and have a mix of in-home and high-level restaurant experience. Our client will only consider local candidates at this time. After an initial interview with the client, qualified candidates will be scheduled for trial dinners and paid an hourly rate for the tastings.

  • Live-out
  • Tuesday-Saturday
  • Must be living in the Bay Area
  • No travel (most likely)
  • Very light entertaining (maybe one couple, once a month)
  • Local, female candidates only

Primary Responsibilities:

• Creating a variety of menus based on the season and preferences of family members
• Food/wine inventory control
• Children’s dinner usually between 4:30/5:30pm
• Adult’s dinner usually between 6:00/7:30pm
• Grocery shopping for all food/kitchen/supplies
• Shopping for housekeeping and other household supplies
• Responsible for keeping a clean and organized kitchen throughout the meal preparation process
• Responsible for leaving the kitchen immaculate after mealtimes
• Leave healthy snacks in the refrigerator
• Juicing
• Prepare school lunches
• Prepare food for following days, as needed
• Organize and manage the kitchen
• Chef should have a keen understanding of food/ kitchen sanitation
• Setting the table/ clearing
• Must be willing to take on additional duties when required: running occasional errands, etc.

Applicant Requirements:

• Able to work a flexible schedule
• Must have at least 5 years of high-level culinary experience
• Able to work legally in the United States
• Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record-willing to use personal vehicle for work
• Must be able to willingly accommodate needs of the family-holiday work may be required
• Looking for candidates with a GREAT (pitch in!) attitude who are able to interact in a professional and pleasant manner with the family and other on-site support staff

• **Female candidates only**


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