Job #121 Private Chef Position with Toronto Family

Seeking an experienced Private Chef for a family of five (5) in  Toronto. This is a full-time position with a Monday to Friday working schedule. The family is pleasant and grounded. The Private Chef’s focus is on dinner, however, lunches for the children will be prepared the evening before the school day. The Private Chef would also prepare “heat and serve” meals for the weekends when they are off work. The employers are seeking a humble and no-drama Chef who is also child-friendly.

 

The Chef must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle. The family is not considering sponsorship. Applicants MUST hold current status to legally work in Canada.

 

We are looking for a Private Chef who can demonstrate the highest standards in the areas of safety, hygiene, professionalism, integrity and discretion.

 

This is a good job with a good family. There are no pets in the home. There is no travel with this position. The family has a 15-year relationship with their housekeeper. The family values longevity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Food preparation that includes dinner, take-away lunch and a heat and serve fridge program

  • Menu planning that initially includes feedback and support from the family with the goal of the Private Chef independently developing menus based on on-boarding knowledge. The objective is for the family not to hear the question “what do you want for dinner?”

  • Provisioning that includes food, beverages and other miscellaneous items at the family’s preferred vendors

  • Be conscious of nutrition and healthy cooking

  • Be available for the occasional entertaining (social, business, etc.). Guest numbers would range from four (4) to ten (10).

  • Table setting and service of meals. The family is informal. Service might either be plated or family style depending on the menu.

  • Managing kitchen budget and doing monthly reconciliations with receipts

  • Acting as the “CEO of the kitchen,” which entails keeping it clean (always), cleaning appliances, weekly cleaning of the refrigerator, removal of expired food items, provisioning, etc.

  • Be prepared to cook different meals based on varying family preferences

  • Be able to expand the family’s culinary expectations and introduce new menus

 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • A friendly and happy disposition, however, one that is respectful of professional boundaries

  • Experience working as either a Private Chef for a family or a Personal Chef for multiple families

  • A willingness to prepare high-low menus

  • Ability to prepare menus independently once the family’s palette is understood

  • An ability to introduce different foods to the family on an incremental basis

  • Knowledge and experience delivering healthy and nutritious menus

  • Be adaptable to the family’s palette

  • and passion for health and nutrition and translating it into food preparation and cooking

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving abstract. Owning a vehicle is preferred.

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Be a clean as you go Private Chef

  • Ability to maintain a meticulously clean, organized and functional kitchen

  • Must be child friendly. The kitchen is the heart of this home.

  • Must be physically fit to manage hours of standing work

  • Must be service oriented with strong communication skills

  • Must be gracious and able to handle difficult situations in a professional, calm, solution-minded manner

  • Must be able to anticipate and think ahead

  • Must have a willingness to work collaboratively with a longterm employee

  • Ability to work without supervision

  • Must always exercise complete discretion and maintain confidentiality

  • This is a non-smoking household

  • Must hold current status to legally work in Canada

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