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Private Chef

Our client is searching for a professional full-time Private Chef for their low-key, casual, yet refined, San Francisco residence. The ideal Chef candidate will have strong longevity in past full-time Private Chef and high-profile restaurant positions. We are searching for candidates who are self-starters and team players, who enjoy making the lives of their employers healthier, and easier! Chefs who are interested in this opportunity should be able to change gears quickly, from the typical day which is quiet and predictable, to executing a successful (simple) dinner party for twenty, with very short notice. The ability to “wing-it”, while remaining calm and professional is key for this position. Health-conscious, organic and local, foods preferred. Qualified candidates will be scheduled for trial dinners and paid an hourly rate for their time.

  • Full-Time
  • Live-Out
  • San Francisco
  • Lunch and Dinner (mostly dinners)
  • 5 day work week(must be willing to work a highly flexible schedule)
  • Local Chefs Only, please

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creating menus for family meals, dinner parties, and special events
  • Must be comfortable working quietly and discreetly when there are events/meetings scheduled
  • Work to create a healthy lifestyle for the family and their children
  • Breakfast set up: (easily accessible for them the following morning) with cereals, fruit choices, items for scrambled egg whites
  • Prepare school lunches | snacks
  • Prepare soups and meals that can be in the fridge/freezer for reheating when needed
  • Dinners should be kid-friendly, healthy and delicious!
  • Occasional entertaining
  • Food inventory control-work to reduce food waste
  • Grocery shopping for all food/kitchen items
  • Leave healthy snacks in the refrigerator
  • Prepare food for days off
  • Prepare food for staff members
  • Take ownership of the pantries at the family’s various Bay Area homes
  • Kitchen sanitation | hygiene
  • Setting the table/basic table service/full kitchen clean up

Applicant Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, to accommodate frequent changes
  • Must enjoy working with children!
  • Submit weekly menus to family for approval
  • Must have at least 4 years of luxury restaurant AND in-home cooking experience
  • Able to work legally in the United States
  • Must be willing to sign an NDA and submit to an in-depth background investigation, after a conditional offer of employment is made
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record-willing to use personal vehicle for work
  • Should be able to gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Must be able to willingly accommodate needs of the client
  • Candidates must be able to bend, twist, stretch, run, and lift at least 35#


  • 125-150K | DOE
  • Health | Dental | Vision (for employee)
  • Paid Vacation | Holidays | Sick Days
  • Discretionary bonus



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