You have spent countless hours perfecting recipes, learning the inner workings of the kitchen, and are now ready to launch into a career as a chef. While there are plenty of jobs to choose out there in commercial kitchens, more and more people are looking to work as personal chefs because of the flexibility and creativity it allows for.
What does a private chef do and where are jobs available?
A private chef could plan and execute a special event like an anniversary dinner, a holiday party, a birthday gathering, or a retirement celebration. Other times, private chefs may be hired by a client on a long-term basis, where he/she will cook all meals, every day. This type of job takes additional time and effort, because it involves not just the cooking, but the menu planning, grocery shopping, and prep work involved before you head to the stove or oven. Private chefs can find jobs anywhere across the country. Large cities usually have the most job selection to choose from, but these jobs can be available almost anywhere.
Not sure if you want to become a private chef? There are a few things that a private chef must have in order to be a success.
#1: A love for people.
Private chefs don’t just love cooking, but they love interacting with their clients. They will be able to interact professionally with the client to find meals that the client loves. The goal of the chef is to please the client and even if there are difficult circumstances working in a home and interacting with various family members and family dynamics, a private chef must be focused on providing outstanding customer service.
#2: Mastery of different cooking styles and menu options.
The family or specific client that you are looking for will likely have specific preferences and guidelines as to what they want their meals to look like. You will need to be able to handle a variety of different styles of cuisine that your client will ask you about and be creative enough to adapt different recipes to fit their tastes and/or preferences.
Household Staffing has a variety of private chef jobs available in various places in the country, so you’re sure to find a match that will fit with your specific expertise and location requirements.
Contact us today for information on finding your dream private chef job!