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Private Chefs

Find an experienced, fully vetted Private Chef for your residence with the help of our specialist recruitment service.

Private Chef Recruitment

The role of a Private Chef

A Private Chef can provide anything from refined fine dining dishes to balanced and delicious family meals. In addition to private household experience, our registered Private Chefs may also have experience within michelin kitchens or as a superyacht Chef.

Chefs can specialise in specific cuisines and cater to a variety of diets such as vegan, gluten-free, kosher, Chinese, Japanese- including sushi & sashimi, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern & Classic French.

Skilled and experienced Private Chefs & Family Cooks are recruited for roles around the globe into private household, yacht and luxury chalet settings.

Private household chefs

Hire a Private Chef - Client FAQs

What is the average salary for a Private Chef?

The salary of a Private Chef will ultimately depend on their level of training, expertise and experience, however, the average annual salary is between £50,000 to £90,000+.

The primary location of the role will also be a consideration when negotiating salary. Positions that are based overseas, within central London or roles that require frequent travel may require a higher salary.

A link to our salary guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/private-staff-salary-guide/

What duties can a Private Chef perform?

The role of a Private Chef

A Private Chef is an essential hire for any household with secondary tier private staff. They are responsible for all food preparation, including all meals, snacks, fridge fillers and dinner party/event catering.

  • Shopping & provisioning
  • Stocktaking & rotation
  • Catering for specific dietary requirements
  • Preparing worldwide cuisine (Mediterranean, Thai, Italian, French, Indian, Japanese)
  • Preparing all meals including breakfast, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea & dinner
  • Accounts/expenses reports
  • Sourcing the best available ingredients
  • Liaising with Butler or House Manager regarding service timings
  • Keeping an immaculate kitchen
  • Deep cleaning kitchen and equipment

What is the agency's candidate vetting process?

At The Staff Directory, we take great care with the acquisition, vetting and representation of our registered Private Chefs.

We require all applicants to meet our high standards of due diligence before they can be introduced to our clients.

A high level of skill and experience is required before an applicant can register with us, and formal ID and employment references are checked in advance of any client introduction.

If you would like your chosen candidate to process a background check before starting in the role, this can be arranged for you free of charge.

Do The Staff Directory recruit Private Chefs for roles outside of London?

The Staff Directory provide an all-encompassing list of private household staff, PAs and yacht crew for positions around the globe.

Our registered Private Chefs are most frequently hired for roles based in the following areas:

  • Central London – areas such as Chelsea, Regents Park, Mayfair, Kensington, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Notting Hill and Holland Park
  • UK Counties – such as Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Surrey
  • Overseas – The majority of hires for Private Chefs outside of the UK are for roles based in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, UAE, India, Switzerland and France

Where can I find further information on hiring a Private Chef?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a Private Chef. Please call the agency at your convenience and our specialist recruiters will assist you.

Additional information including client FAQs, client help and a salary & payroll guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/clients-frequently-asked-questions/

The roles we recruit

Private Staff, PA & Crew Specialists

Butlers

Private Chefs

Nannies

Personal Assistants

Domestic Couples

Housekeepers

Chauffeurs

House Managers

Maternity Nurses

Security & CPOs

Estate Managers

Yachts Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our recruitment process

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We establish the details of the role

The first step to any Private Chef search is a run-through of the role by telephone, however, we are always available to attend an initial meeting in person if preferred. It gives us a welcome opportunity to introduce ourselves and view any candidate accommodation for live-in Private Chef positions.

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Review your shortlist

Once we have a good understanding of your specifications and have confirmed your availability to host interviews, we will put together a shortlist of the most suitable Private Chef candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched Private Chefs for the role.

3

Hire with confidence

We ensure that all necessary due diligence is taken throughout the recruitment process. The references for all candidates are verified and a background check can be processed on request. For your peace of mind, a free replacement guarantee is in place, providing a second candidate free of charge in the unlikely event of any issues.

Get in touch

Call us today to discuss your requirements for private staff and let our experienced recruiters find the perfect candidate for your household.

Call: +44 0203 669 7726
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