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Full-Time Private Chef: $90K+ and Benefits

Glen Ellyn, IL Full Time

Family with four school aged children (middle school and older) living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois is seeking a professional, experienced, creative and detail oriented Full-Time Private Chef to prepare healthy meals. The schedule is on Monday – Friday at approximately 9:00/10:00am – 7:00pm. Flexibility to occasionally work later evenings and weekends is required. Overnights are required approximately 4-6 weeks per year while family is traveling and pet care is needed at main residence. Chef is responsible for preparing two meals per day (lunch is plated and dinner served to family around 6:00pm). Breakfast should be prepared the day before and left in fridge for family. Candidate should be experienced and comfortable working collaboratively in fully staffed formal residences (e.g., house manager, housekeepers, etc.). Ideal candidate has a culinary certificate or degree, bachelor’s degree, 2-5+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time private chef, experienced with clean diet and cuisine, understands the importance of maintaining discretion, discreet and calm demeanor, comfortable working around children and dogs, assertive, positive, proactive, organized and detail oriented, service focused, kind, respectful, seeking longevity and has a flexible schedule. Chef coat and pants uniform is required. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 


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

• Responsible for preparing foods based around specific diets (e.g., gluten free) 

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

• Experienced with planning menus for principals, children and events

• Responsible for creating lists and ordering or shopping for fresh foods

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

• Responsible for white glove serving of meals to family (occasionally for dinner) 

• Responsible for all food preparation and kitchen related duties along with grocery shopping

• High standards of health and hygiene with food 

• Properly storing ingredients and leftovers

• Responsible for coordinating cooking and serving times with principals and children

• Responsible for cleaning and tidying kitchen after each use

• Maintaining all kitchen equipment 

• Minimal interactions with extended family and business associates for holiday meals, business 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


• 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 and household staff

• 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 


• Culinary degree or certificate 

• Bachelor’s degree is desirable, but not required 

• 2-5+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time private chef

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

• Safe vehicle for transportation 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• Extensive background checks including drug test 

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

• Comfortable with small dogs 


• $90K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• $200 per overnight net (while working overnights at main residence to assist with dogs) 

• Health insurance 

• 401K plan 

• Two weeks (10 days) paid time off 

• Eight paid government holidays 

• 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 and food portfolio if you feel that you meet all of the requirements. Submit through our website at We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Private Chef: $90K+ and Benefits

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL

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