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Chef / Cooks Vacancies

Live-in Sous/Second Chef ~ Provence ~ Aug to Early October

An experienced second chef is required to work with, and under the direction of, this client’s long-term British head chef in their large, busy luxury rental property. This is an opportunity for a young chef or a good family cook to learn from and work with a top level, very experienced chef who is friendly, open and communicative. The second chef and head chef will work as a team and additionally on a rotation basis, depending on the number of guests and services required. A good level of international cuisine is required, the second chef should be creative, disciplined, have a good sense of humour, enjoy their work and be a good ‘team player’.

Fluent English is essential in this role and applicants must be able to drive. In addition to a good salary, all staff at this property earn extremely good tips in the high season months from the mainly American clients. Accommodation for the chef is available close to the property.

Salary: TBD

Start date:1st Aug (flexible)

Head Chef ~ Doha/Qatar

An experienced Head Chef ( male or female) is required to work for a busy family two parents and six children. The chef must be skilled in creating healthy and interesting family food, this is not a role for a Michelin-starred chef, these clients are not interested in eating haute cuisine on a regular basis and will only require a more sophisticated level of cuisine when occasionally entertaining at home.

The whole family prefer excellent quality ‘bistro/gastropub’ style of food and presentation, enjoying homemade lasagnes and pastas, pies and pastries, interesting salads and healthy snacks. It is very important to the parents that the children’s meals are given as much care and attention as those of the adults and the children have fairly eclectic tastes, happy to eat a variety of international cuisines.

The chef must have a very good knowledge of nutrition and be able to prepare meals and snacks for a variety of dietary requirements including gluten/lactose intolerance; two of the children have Type 1 Diabetes therefore the chef must be able to give the family nurses and nannies an accurate breakdown of a meals carbohydrate content

This role offers and excellent salary plus rental allowance which is sufficient to rent a very nice apartment locally. Working 6 days per week/8 hours per day with one month annual vacation after the first 12 month sof employment, the package includes a return flight to the chefs home country, international medical insurance etc.

It is imperative that the chef has a calm, balanced demeanour and is polite, co-operative and respectful to others in the working environment. This is a happy, family household where staff dramas and complications will not be tolerated. Relocation assistance/advice is offered by a very supportive staff and team working in the Principals Doha home.

Salary: QAR22.900 pm (approx €5800)

Rental allowance QAR8500pm (approx €2160)

Start date: ASAP

Live-in Housekeeper/Cook/Gardienne ~ Cap Ferrat  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper with good cooking skills is required to take up a residential role caring for a beautiful Cap Ferrat property. The female owner is seeking a person who has the necessary skills and a calm, discreet manner. This person will work alone outside of the summer season and during the the summer months a second full-time housekeeper will be employed to assist with the increased duties. The Principal is generally in residence 3-4 months per year, generally during the summer months and there will be occasional guests visiting for short periods.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Light cooking

  • Shopping

  • Stock control

  • Oversee contractors/service suppliers

Requirements:

  • Excellent previous housekeeping experience

  • Good family cook

  • Able to set an informal table

  • Speak fluent English

  • Have a calm and relaxed approach

 

This role offers accommodation of a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom caretaker cottage on the grounds. The housekeeper will have sole use of this property except possibly in the high season months when the second housekeeper is employed. If the summer housekeeper does not live locally and requires accommodation they will be accommodated in the staff cottage for the booking period. Spoken French is not a requirement for this role as a local management company deals with the booking of any contractors, suppliers, administration etc. The employer is able to consider a person who has a cat however a housekeeper with a dog cannot be considered.

Salary: €2.5k npm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

 

Live-In Chateau Head Chef ~ Provence ~ Mid April to Mid Sept

A beautiful chateau rental property is seeking a very experienced Head Chef to lead a small team of kitchen staff catering to the daily requirements of varying numbers of rental guests who will be staying at the property next summer. The chateau offers their rental guests a true taste of Provence with their exceptional organic wines and it is essential that they are also able to offer the daily services of a chef who can provide the very best in Provencal cuisine.

Duties:

  • Providing breakfast/lunch/dinner - plus canapes/snacks/teas/picnics etc if requested

  • Purchasing and stock control

  • Kitchen staff rotas

  • Kitchen accounts and budgeting

  • Using mainly organic and locally grown ingredients

  • Working 6 days per week

 

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience working at a high level in restaurants and private homes

  • An extensive knowledge of modern and traditional Provencal and Mediterranean cuisines

  • A proven record of working well and respectfully with colleagues and junior staff

  • Previous experience leading a small kitchen team

  • Speaks fluent French and fluent English

  • A good knowledge of special dietary needs, vegan/gluten-free/lactose-free etc

  • Driver with own car

  • Excellent letters of reference

 

Accommodation is offered within purpose built staff accommodation close to the property and it is very important to the owner and the property managers that the chateau summer household team are positive and upbeat, working as a strong, supportive and cohesive team. Meals are provided during staff working hours. Applicants must have an EU passport or have a current carte de sejour allowing employment in France.

Salary: €5k npm

Start date: Mid April ‘23

Long Term Chef ~ Monaco POSITION NOW FILLED

A chef who is experienced in a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, French, Vegetarian etc is required to join the interior team in a private household in Monaco. Applicants must already be located within easy travelling distance of Monaco, must speak English and preferably some spoken French and be able to work well within an established interior team. The chef should be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment with last minute changes to numbers and menus and able to deal with specific dietary needs when necessary.

Salary: Negotiable

Start date: ASAP

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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