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Full-Time Private Chef: $120K+ and Benefits

Palm Beach, FL Full Time

Family with main residence in Palm Beach, Florida is seeking a professional, experienced, creative and detail oriented Full-Time Private Chef to prepare healthy meals. The schedule for position is six days per week, which include a combination of weekdays and weekends. Flexibility to work holidays and events is required for position. Chef must be willing to travel with family to other residences in Wellington, Florida; Cape Code, Massachusetts and New York City. The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., school holidays, summer, travel, etc.). Private chef is expected to prepare meals from scratch for lunch and dinner (breakfast is prepared by housekeepers). Candidates must be comfortable working collaboratively with family office and fully staffed residences (e.g., estate manager, house managers, personal assistant, housekeepers, nannies, etc.). Ideal candidate has a culinary certificate or degree, bachelor’s degree, 5-10+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time private chef, knowledgeable and experienced with clean and healthy cooking, understands the importance of maintaining discretion, discreet and calm demeanor, comfortable working around children and animals (family has estate with horses, dogs, birds, rabbits, etc.), assertive, positive, proactive, organized and detail oriented, service focused, kind, respectful, seeking longevity and has a flexible schedule. Safe vehicle for transportation is required. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations, but candidates relocating need to have a strong connection with Florida and clear explanation of why they would enjoy living and working in Florida long term. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Creativity in preparing healthy and clean meals (organic food required)

• Preparing foods based around specific diets (e.g., gluten free, vegan, etc.) 

• Keeping up-to-date on the latest culinary trends and fads

• Experienced with planning menus for principals, children and events

• Creating lists and ordering or shopping for fresh foods

• Professional presence and experience in food presentation and table setting is mandatory

• White glove serving of meals to family 

• All food preparation and kitchen related duties along with grocery shopping

• High standards of health and hygiene with food 

• Properly storing ingredients and leftovers

• Coordinating cooking and serving times with Principals, children and domestic employees 

• Cleaning and tidying kitchen after each use

• Maintaining all kitchen equipment 

• Interactions with extended family, friends and business associates for holiday meals, lunches and events at the residence

• Providing hospitality and service to visitors and guests (including formal service when hosting small private events) 

• Ensure pantry, refrigerator and wine cellar are properly stocked in accordance with the family’s travel and entertaining schedules

• Experienced with credit card reconciliation and tracking of spending

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever necessary 

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Attentive to family’s preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for family’s privacy

• Professional presentation of self and great personality

• Ability to easily take direction 

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with family, domestic staff and family office

• Discreet and understand the importance of when to be present and when to be hidden 

• Positive attitude and ability to handle chef responsibilities with ease and calm demeanor

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Culinary degree or certificate 

• Bachelor’s degree is desirable, but not required 

• Bilingual in Spanish and English is desirable, but not required 

• 5-10+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time private chef

• 3-4 references from domestic and/or professional positions

• Eligible to work in the United States 

• United States passport 

• Safe vehicle for transportation 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• Extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks drug tests and psychological evaluation 

• Seeking longevity/long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Palm Beach, Florida 

• Comfortable with animals (family has estate with horses, dogs, birds, rabbits, etc.) 

COMPENSATION:

• $120K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• Health insurance (including dental and vision) 

• 401K plan (3% match – Safe Harbor)

• Paid vacation days 

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation, professional photo, food portfolio or photos and menu examples if you feel that you meet all of the requirements. Submit through our website at www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Private Chef: $120K+ and Benefits

Location: Palm Beach, FL

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