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Live in Chef Job

Location UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Chef
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £50,000.00 GPA
Job Number  94507
Created 05 August 2021

Private Live in Chef Job Oxfordshire

Our client is looking to recruit an imaginative & versatile Chef who can shift effortlessly between informal and formal dining, drawing on a variety of classic and healthy cuisines. The role is particularly interesting and includes working with the Head Gardener on the development and utilisation of the Kitchen Garden and using local ingredients.

Seeking an ambitious and experienced Chef to prepare all meals for the family whilst in residence in Oxfordshire. The candidate must be passionate about cooking, including the use of and butchering of game. The chef will ensure that the highest standards of food, service and quality are maintained and attention to detail is key. The family require a multitude of dietary preferences for the variety of guests received. The ability to cook to specification, or an interest and willingness to learn are crucial. The family have a strong environmental ethos for their Estate and expect the candidate to sustainably maximise the potential of the kitchen garden, the home farm and local suppliers to offer seasonal produce within all menus.

The kitchen garden currently produces all fruit and vegetables and an emphasis on origin, traceability and community (with support from local farmers) is what should drive the candidate. An abundance of excellent fish, game and meat is produced in the locality and the chef will be expected to liaise with local suppliers to obtain the highest quality.

The Chef is responsible for keeping the kitchen clean and tidy and plays a key role within the household team.

Role Requirements

  • Maintaining the day to day running of the kitchen
  • Liaising with suppliers of produce and ensuring a managed supply
  • Developing new dishes and menus
  • Ensure the highest standards, following all guidelines and regulations relating to food safety, food hygiene and health & safety
  • Cooking for parties and events when required
  • Bottling, freezing, jam-making with fruit and vegetables from the garden

The Package Hours: Full Time, Ability to work weekends

Salary: £50k GPA

Start August 2021

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