Posted - 20 May 2019

Location - KENT, UK


Experienced Live–in Private Chef required for a traditionally run Mansion House situated in the heart of the Kent countryside. 


The property has 28 rooms, set in beautiful gardens with a pool house.


The Principals are in residence during the weekends, usually arriving on Friday and departing on Monday. They entertain regularly and will often have guests staying with them. The family also use the property during school term times and at Christmas, so it is essential that you are happy to work during these periods.


Your days off will generally be Tuesday and Wednesday. You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in working at a similar size property.


We are looking for a Private Chef who is also willing to carry out certain duties outside of the cooking; these would include but not be limited to:

  • Preparation and service of meals when Principals and guests are in residence

  • Catering for formal luncheons, dinner parties and summer BBQ’s etc

  • Meeting and greeting guests

  • Laying and serving at table, mixing and serving drinks

  • Care of wines, ordering of spirits and beverage

  • Provide the family with their day-to-day needs

  • Driving family members on an ad-hoc basis

  • Caretaking - security and maintenance

  • Changing of light bulbs

  • Arranging for repairs and maintenance to be done, arranging contractors

  • Security of the building, ensuring the alarms are always working

  • Food shopping – predominately using local farm shops, organic produce - and food preparation is preferred to be done from scratch

  • Accommodation is situated on the lower ground floor, with separate entrance - no dependants or pets.It is essential that you live in the house for the proper performance of your duties.


To start ASAP


Salary negotiable in the region of £40,000 per year


Ref: EHS #2609


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