Private Chef Jobs & Duties

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We place experienced, highly professional private and personal chefs with employers in their private residences.

Why work with us?

  • Reputation: Mom’s Best Friend has been matching clients with exceptional household staff since 1994.
  • Respect: You will have a team that values you and appreciates your experience.
  • Industry Guidance: You will have a team ensuring you will have competitive salaries, reasonable duties, and industry-standard benefits.
  • Support: You will find a long-term match, with an employment contract to protect you, and support after the placement.

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All private chef positions should be efficient and organized. Positions will require:

  • Planning, preparing delicious cuisine, serving, and cleaning up
  • Grocery shopping and refrigerator/pantry organization
  • Tailoring creative menus to your employer’s tastes and/or requirements

You should have knowledge of:

  • Nutrition, organic/clean foods
  • Common dietary restrictions and creative ways to accommodate
  • All aspects of entertaining, including formal service
  • Excellent social etiquette

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Job Requirements

In order to qualify for any position, you must:

  • Speak English
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license, your own car, and current insurance
  • Have at least 3 recent private/personal chef references and/or 3 years of recent private chef experience.
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (and provide proof to Mom’s Best Friend)
  • Have a clean criminal background (no misdemeanors or felonies)

There is never a charge for job placement!
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Job Placement Process

  • Complete the on-line application, and you will be contacted by a staff member.
  • If you meet the requirements, we will schedule an interview with our staff.
  • We will call references, order a background check, and collect various paperwork. If you move quickly, the entire screening process can be done in as little as a week.
  • We will send your profile to client families (whose positions you are interested in).
  • Whenever possible, our client families prefer to have trial time with their top candidate choices to be sure that you both feel good about the match.
  • Clients make a job offer, and will complete an employment agreement, so that you are both clear on the duties, compensation, vacation, sick time, and other details.

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