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