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Personal Chefs and Kitchen Staff
If you’re looking for a personal chef or kitchen staff to help out around your home, our candidates have many years of experience working in a variety of culinary establishments and can cater for any occasion, including daily family meals, parties and banquets.
Whether you are looking for a classically trained chef, a modern chef or a chef who specialises in certain cuisines, we will have a candidate to meet your needs.
To speak to one of the directors here at Nannies Matter about your culinary requirements, get in touch by calling us on 0800 121 4881 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you.
Duties of a personal chef
A personal chef is an excellent choice for households that require a high standard of cuisine. They can work independently or with kitchen staff, a housekeeper or other household staff to ensure the smooth running of a home.
Your personal chef will be responsible for the following:
- Planning meals
- Managing food rotation
- Preparing ingredients
- Cooking meals for your family and guests
- Keeping the kitchen tidy
- Ensuring the kitchen meets health standards
- Ensuring food is stocked
- Managing a team of kitchen staff in larger residences
The placed candidate will develop an understanding of your family’s likes and dislikes, creating menus that meet your requirements, including intolerances and other special dietary requirements, such as low calorie, low fat, Kosher, Halal, vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, dairy-free and macrobiotic.
Chefs and kitchen staff will also always be mindful of following hygienic food procedures to ensure that food is prepared and cooked safely. Many of our candidates will have attended specialist courses, so feel free to ask them to provide a certificate that proves their skills and level of knowledge.
Working hours for a personal chef
The majority of our chefs will work for a single family either on a live-in or live-out basis. In addition to taking care of meals in your home, your personal chef can also provide culinary services in a second home or while you are on holiday. Most chefs and kitchen staff will work between four to six days a week for between eight and 12 hours per day.
For live-in chefs, accommodation will need to be provided that at least contains a fully-furnished bedroom and bathroom with ample storage space.
Why Nannies Matter is right for you
For more than 15 years, we have been providing personal chefs and kitchen staff to many happy clients. The needs of each household can be very specific, which is why we don’t operate a one-size-fits-all policy. We will meet you at your home and run through every detail of your family’s food and drink requirements to ensure we find you the ideal candidate.
For more information about our services, take a look at our FAQs.
Get in touch
We can help you find a personal chef or kitchen staff in the Home Counties of Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Simply call us on 0800 121 4881 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you.