Perm Chef Job

  • Sector: Private Catering & Hospitality
  • Function: Chefs
  • Contact: Kari Kerslake Vigor
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Virginia Water
  • Salary: £60,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115826
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A client of Greycoat Lumleys requires a live out Chef, in a fully staffed private household. You will be working in a private house mainly catering for two adults and two children (16 &19) who are home at the weekends and in the school holidays. On average one large dinner party per month, 5 courses for 18 guests plus weeknight meals and weekly kitchen suppers/Sunday lunches for family or guests up to about 8 people.

Hours of Work

You will predominantly work a late shift:

Late 2pm-10pm (plus extra hours especially at weekends if needs be)

Early Shift 6:30am – 2 30pm (mainly at weekends). The family enjoy a Sunday Lunch.

5 days per week with two days off (Usually Friday and Saturday or days off in lieu if you work more than 5 days). Working days to include weekends.

On Early shifts the Chef is required to prepare breakfast, shop and provision for the day, prepare a light lunch, greet guests coming to the house for meetings and prepare a supper ready for the Butler to heat and serve that evening.

Late shifts comprise of shopping, making teas/coffees for the Principal as required, preparing and serving supper, cleaning down and locking up the house.

Supper is always 3 courses and all food in the house is plated and served.

The Family have no stringent dietary requirements but enjoy a variety of cuisines with an emphasis on fresh produce, low/no carb and lots of flavour.  Making homemade ice creams, granitas and sorbets and healthy freezer meals that can be microwaved on your days off by the Butler and making sure there are snacks in the fridge is important. There is some provisioning of the house required in cooperation with the Butler and Housekeepers– stocking of the fridges, drinks and cleaning supplies.

The house is immaculate and the kitchen must be kept immaculate also.  Cleanliness and a high attention to detail are as important as exceptional food preparation.

Willingness to be flexible with hours/switch shifts/days based on the Family’s plans and muck in is important – plans frequently change last minute so being resourceful and adaptable is key.

Salary: £60K GPA

Job number: 115826

Consultant: Kari Kerslake Vigor