Private Chef or Cook with Light House Manager Duties


We have a vacancy for a reliable full time Private Chef or Cook to cater for a family at their home in Central London. Working a 5-day week Monday to Friday duties will include shopping for, preparing and cooking lunch and an evening meal for a family of 5. Meals are simple, fresh and healthy and the family enjoy Ottolenghi style food, Mediterranean, Asian and Modern British cooking. This may include occasional dinner parties and family events (never cooking for more than 10 people). The majority of the year the children are at school and the parents are at work and therefore lunch is only required in the school holidays. There are some dietary requirements but no food allergies.

You will be responsible for planning menus, shopping and cooking and will be expected to keep your kitchen clean and well organized at all times. There are two housekeepers and one helps clean the kitchen once a day. You must have strong all-round kitchen skills, including baking, be flexible, even tempered and comfortable working in a domestic environment with children and pets. There is no daily budget but you will be expected to manage the kitchen accounts responsibly and will be accountable for all kitchen purchases, standards throughout are high. There is a well-equipped domestic kitchen.

Other duties include looking after and walking the dog, picking the youngest up from school etc, getting the car cleaned, organising dry cleaning and other small errands.

We are looking for someone with a passion for food, highly creative but equally happy making fresh, healthy, seasonal and organic food. They need to be easy going, flexible and happy to muck in with the other household tasks.

The ideal candidate will have several years experience working in the private sector with appropriate professional qualifications and excellent references and must be able to drive.

You will be expected to observe all current Covid-19 restrictions.

During lockdown the children are being homeschooled and the parents work from home.

Although you will be working in an informal family environment professional behaviour is required at all times.

Interviews will include a cooking trial.

This position is subject to a full DBS check

Clean driving license is essential

Approximate Hours: 10.30 – 7.30

Salary: up to £45,000

Location: Central London

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