Chef / Cooks Vacancies
Private Chef ~ Antibes ~ Long Term
An experienced personal chef is required to take up a permanent position in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes working alongside an established interior household team. The chef will be required to provide international cuisine at the highest level and must have extensive experience working previously in private service. 39 hrs per week. This position does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, speak English and French, have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served by night public transport.
Salary €4.3k net pm with a 13th month salary
Start date: March/April
Cooks x 2 ~ May to September ~ Antibes
Two good cooks who are accustomed to working in a busy kitchen under the direction of the Head Chef are required for the summer season in a large luxury villa on Cap d’Antibes. CDD contracts are offered with this position. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, should speak English and French, have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served at night by public transport. Candidates who have previously worked on yachts will be given serious consideration.
Start date May 2020
Permanent Personal Chef ~ Ibiza & Switzerland
A client with a newly acquired holiday home on the island of Ibiza, is looking to recruit an exceptional English-speaking chef to work initially in Ibiza then after the summer season, the chef will relocate to the client’s main home just outside Zurich in Switzerland, there may also be occasion for some international travel. This young family are looking for a personable chef who has a hands-on approach, a cheerful character and good communication skills, someone able to deal with last minute changes calmly and efficiently and who will exhibit exceptional attention to detail and time management.
Responsible for the daily operations and running of the kitchen
Cooking high quality, nutritious meals for the principals, their family, guests and household staff.
Prepare food (in advance) for when the family travel by private jet
Adhering to all dietary requirements and assisting with supplement routine
Shopping for and ordering food in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner
Maintaining exceptional hygiene and cleanliness standards in kitchens
Responsible for ordering cleaning products and additionally kitchen stock
Working with the house management to ensure the house schedule is clear
Overseeing and engaging in the general upkeep of the kitchen, ensuring maintenance jobs are logged, and overseeing kitchen contractors when necessary
Cooking for private dinner parties for up to 30 guests
Work with the Principals and their admin team to plan menus
Carry out other duties as requested by the Principal or senior staff
Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the kitchen, the household and family
Prepare meals for the on-duty staff.
These clients enjoy healthy, nutritious dishes that taste great and look stunning, they also have an interest in vegetarian cuisine along with a range of different cuisines, including: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, Pacific Rim through to fusion, plating with flair and imagination.
This busy family wish to maintain a positive lifestyle where nutrition and general holistic wellness is always considered. Generally working 5-days per week, the chef will need to be flexible about working hours and be able to work occasional weekends, bank holidays and holiday periods. Candidates must have a current driving license and a European passport.
Excellent accommodation is offered with this position
Salary: €6.5k net per month
Start date: May 2020
Live-in Chef ~ July & August ~ St Tropez
An experienced chef who is able to prepare fresh, healthy, balanced meals on a daily basis for a family of four and their visiting guests. The chef must be able to prepare a higher level of cuisine for dinner parties and guest lunches when required. Guest numbers will vary during the two-month period but for the majority of the period there will only be 4 – 6 people present at the property. The client is looking for a chef who is organised, who works very cleanly and who can be versatile with the types of cuisine they can offer. The family enjoy classical French, Asian and Mediterranean-style cuisine. The property has two kitchens with the professional kitchen being very well-equipped and well-planned. A bedroom with en-suite bathroom is available as accommodation if required. Applicants must be able to drive and speak fluent English. 6 days per week.
Start date: 29th June ‘20
Head Chef ~ Avignon ~ 23rd August to 30th Sept 2020 POSITION NOW FILLED
A very experienced head chef who is accustomed to working in a private service environment is required for a fully-booked, very high-level rental property and private home in the Avignon area. The chef will replace the resident American chef from 23rd August to 30th Sept 2020 and will have a brigade of 3 or 4 trained USA interns who will be working at the property during the summer months. The rental guests are UHNW multi-nationals therefore the head chef must be able to offer an extensive range of international cuisines and be accustomed to catering for special dietary requirements, gluten-free/lactose-free/vegan/vegetarian etc.
The property is maintained to the standard of a 5* boutique hotel with very high-profile guests therefore staff discretion is essential.
The chef also needs to have a warm, engaging personality as this property has a very open kitchen and regular guests are accustomed to coming in and out to “see what’s cooking”, ask questions and watch the chefs at work, therefore the head chef must enjoy interacting with guests within his working environment - whilst still maintaining a professional relationship.
Applicants must speak fluent English and conversational French, must be able to drive and preferably be living on or close to the Cote d’Azur. They should also be able to invoice this client via their own ‘micro’ or company as a CDD is not offered with this position. Accommodation is provided if required.
Start date: 23rd August 2020
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