Often a private chef will be required to work in various locations depending on their employers lifestyle. Chefs can travel to employers other residences and accompany them on business and holidays.
Responsible for food shopping, menu planning, preparing and cooking meals, a good private chef and cook will be flexible and creative whilst being aware of food allergies, intolerances and food safety and hygiene.
The chef role may extend to assisting with party menu planning, or providing cooking lessons and demonstrations. Some may also be required to undertake household management or organise special events, while others may work alongside a housekeeper and be responsible for kitchen budgets and accounts. In larger staffed residences a personal chef may manage a small team.
Salaries and conditions for Chefs/Cooks
Private chefs and cooks salaries are dependent on experience and qualifications. Most will work four, five or six days per week for 8-12 hours per day, often on a split shift arrangement.
The cost for a live-in chef can vary from around £45k gross to around £80k gross pa depending on days and hours required, and a live out chef can earn from £45k to £100k pa.
Top private chefs, eg Michelin level may command higher salaries, whilst temporary and seasonal chefs can be employed at fixed rates.
We would be delighted to assist in your search for a chef tailored to your needs. Please call us on 020 7101 4684 or contact us here to discuss your requirements.