Chef / Cooks Vacancies

Housekeeper/Cook ~ Cannes ~ 15 June to 1st August

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to clean and cook one meal per day for at least 6 weeks this summer for a couple who have a 160m2 3bed/bath summer apartment in Croix des Gardes in Cannes. Working 7hrs per day 6 days per week.

This client is hoping to find a quiet, discreet and calm individual who is organised and easy to have around.

This client enjoys light, healthy, (butter free/sugar-free) simple meals, lots of salads, grilled fish/meat, light Mediterranean dishes etc.

Duties will include:

  • General Cleaning

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Cooking one meal per day for 2 people

  • Shopping

Candidates must speak fluent English and have their own transport as shopping will be a regular part of the required duties; the villa is approximately 10 minutes drive from the nearest shops therefore it is essential that the cook/housekeeper has own transport.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 15th June ( possibly a few days earlier)

Live-In Summer Chef ~ Central Var ~ late June to mid-August

An experienced chef is being sought by our clients to cook for their large family group who will be staying at their vacation home from late June to the middle of August – exact dates to be confirmed. Guest numbers will change throughout the booking period varying between 6 and 14 guests.

The chef will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 days per week. The family usually prefer informal lunches; BBQ’s, salads, grilled meats and fish, pastas, seafood etc with dinners being more formal with canapes and cocktails served before a three or four-course evening meal.

These clients are ‘foodies’ and expect a high level of cuisine from their chef.

Accommodation is provided for the chef in the pool house section of the property and the clients are currently also seeking a person who can provide table, pool and guest service, along with driving, cocktail-making, shopping for the chef,  running general errands and setting up of pool area etc. The client is open to considering a couple for this role if they are able to provide all the aforementioned criteria – alternatively separate accommodation on the property can be provided for the server.

Applicants must speak a good level of English, have a driving license and be able to provide a very high level of cooking and service standards.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 22nd June

Live-Out Cook/Housekeeper ~ Monaco ~11 July to 14 Aug

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to provide holiday cover Monday to Friday for this client’s regular cook/housekeeper. This client is strictly vegan and there are several vegan cookery books at his home which the cook is able to consult if required.

Duties will include:


  • Prepare lunch for one person Monday to Friday

  • Every Friday prepare two lunches for the Principal to have over the weekend. No breakfasts or dinners required.

  • General Cleaning

  • Washing & Ironing

  • Food Shopping/ Errands


Applicants must speak a good level of English, be punctual, have a good knowledge of the laundering and care of delicate and expensive fabrics. A good ‘eye for detail is essential with an ability to learn quickly from the permanent housekeeper how this client likes things prepared. A one day ‘handover period’ is envisaged in advance of the booking date so that both housekeepers can meet to discuss the role.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 11th July


Temp Chef ~ July/Sept/Oct ~ Paris and Riviera

An experienced very high-level chef de cuisine is required to cook for a French family with homes in Paris and on the Riviera coast. The family expect a flawless level of cooking presentation and they enjoy many types of international and well as classical contemporary French cuisine. The chef must be able to invoice these clients for his work, during these high season months they will expect the chef to work breakfast, lunch and dinner 7/7 cooking for two adults, 2 children and 2 nannies; at weekends there may  be lunch or dinner parties for a maximum of 12 guests. After October the client may possibly request some further dates later in the year.

Excellent accommodation for the chef is offered in both Paris and the Cote d’Azur.

Please not that this client will only consider applications from chefs who email us with their requested rate for the role described here and who can give us details of their availability in May to spend a few days on a trial in Paris.

Unless these two criteria are met we are unable to propose candidates for this role

Salary: TBD

Start date:1st July

Live-In Cook/Housekeeper ~ St Maxime ~ 25th June to 2nd July POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to work for one week for a mature and informal British couple at their rental villa in St Maxime. During the vacation period they will be joined by a maximum of 4 guests; this will be a quiet group of older people who all prefer nicely-presented light, healthy meals, salads, grilled meats/fish, Mediterranean cuisines and fresh fruits.

Duties will include:

  • Cooking breakfasts and either lunch or dinner each day

  • Shopping

  • General cleaning and tidying of the villa

  • Making beds/cleaning bathrooms

  • Sweeping the dining terrace

  • Setting and clearing the table

  • Arranging the pool area cushions each morning and evening.

Applicants must be able to drive, have their own transport and speak fluent English; some spoken French would be an advantage but not essential. An independent apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 25th June

Live-In Summer Chef ~ St Tropez ~ 1st-31st August POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced chef is required to cook for a family of 5 - plus occasional guests - in this clients vacation villa in St Tropez. The family enjoy a wide variety of international cuisines with the focus on lunches and dinners; for breakfasts they may request some special breads to be prepared for them in advance and will help themselves to breakfast in the mornings whilst the chef is out shopping. The chef will then prepare lunch and dinner for the family and their occasional guests; they rarely eat out in restaurants in August. It is extremely important for this client to find a chef who will fit well with his family, a chef who has a warm, relaxed personality and is very ‘child and family-friendly’. The children are 7/11/13 yrs old.

This family prefer the chef to work 7/7 however if the chef wants to take a day off it is possible to prepare some meals in advance and leave for the family to deal with themselves.

Accommodation is provided in an air-conditioned guest house on the property, however there will be approximately 10 days within the month when the guest house will be used by family and the chef will move to an air-conditioned ensuite bedroom located in the pool-house complex.

The chef must speak a good level of English, be a driver and have either an EU passport or a French carte de sejour allowing employment in France. The chef should be able to legally invoice this client for the booking period via their own microenterprise or similar system. This client has booked the same chef for several years, he is no longer available for this booking but we can request that he has a chat with the new chef in advance of the booking date to discuss the clients preferences if this would be of assistance.

Salary: €400 gross/brut per day

Start date 1st August

Live-In Summer Chef ~ Vaucluse ~ May to early October  POSITION NOW FILLED

A highly experienced and adaptable chef is required to work in a beautiful rural summer rental property in the Vaucluse. This property accepts only very high level rental clients who are accustomed to 7* service.  The chef will work in tandem with this client’s regular American chef who usually arrives in May and leaves mid-August at which time the European summer chef will continue to finish the final seasonal bookings – with the help of a kitchen assistant if required.

The property is fully staffed throughout the summer season and all assist each other wherever possible to ensure the property runs smoothly. Independent accommodation is provided nearby.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBC

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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