Hiring a Private Chef for Luxury Household
If you would like to experience the luxury of fine dining without leaving your own home, you should consider hiring a private chef. Whether it's a sophisticated dinner party or a sudden craving for some exotic dish, a full-time private chef will be able to satisfy all your needs.
To appear on Morgan & Mallet books and be presented to private clients, chefs have to have proper training either at a top restaurant or a prestigious culinary school and have several years of experience working for private families and fine dining restaurants.
However, it takes more than just training and experience to become a good candidate for a position within a private household.
At Morgan & Mallet International we pay particular attention to the personality of the candidate. It's not a secret that it takes a certain type of personality to become successful as a private chef, and the consultants at Morgan & Mallet always ensure that the chef has a positive and flexible attitude and is happy to tailor their recipes to the clients' tastes and preferences.
Moreover, a private chef has to be respectful, able to take criticism well, be careful and extremely attentive to detail. They should be able to multitask, work alone if required and successfully cope with last-minute changes.
Apart from cooking, a private chef would be required to perform a variety of duties, and no task should be too big or too small for a good private chef. Typically, the role will entail:
- Planning and discussing the menu with the family, House Manager or PA
- Sourcing the best & freshest produce; looking for reliable local suppliers
- Cooking and sometimes serving meals, taking into account the preferences and dietary requirements of each family member
- Keeping the fridge, all cupboards, equipment and working place clean and tidy at all times
- Stock inventories
- Travelling with the family to their different properties and on holidays
The list is non-exhaustive, and the chef may be asked to perform any other reasonable tasks.
In general, flexibility and adaptability is the key to becoming successful in a private chef position. Also, the more cuisines and diets the chef is familiar with is, the more chances he/she will have to become an invaluable part of a private household.
Whether you are looking to hire a private chef or you are a talented chef who would like to find your dream job, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be delighted to help.
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