Personal Chef Jobs

Plan, prepare, and store several weeks’ worth of food in residential homes. Personal chefs are hired to assemble, package, and preserve approximately one to two weeks’ worth of meals. It is also common for them to devise entire menus and perform the grocery shopping for their clients. Because they serve several clients, they must have strong organizational skills to ensure that they meet all deadlines and design varied menus for each.

Personal chefs must also be capable of creating meals to meet many different needs, as they may have to cook for a range of dietary restrictions/preferences. Additionally, they should be adept at producing specialty dishes and cooking for larger groups of people, as they may be asked to cater events.

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Harper Associates - Farmington Hills, MI
Location: Bloomfield, MI Private Chef-Bloomfield Hills Very active, health conscious family seeks an exceptionally knowledgeable Chef who has extremely high standards. We are looking for a high...
2 days ago
Confidential - Bar Harbor, ME
dinner) World-class plate presentations and event presentations Collaborate with the Estate Owners and team to create daily menus Work in conjunction with the Estate Owners and team to coordinate cooking...
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Private Residence - Encino, CA
Optional and ocassional cooking for social gatherings could be requested. (We speak Spanish)...
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3 days ago
McKuin Design - Little Holmby LA, CA
Searching for a personal chef to prepare meals for a family of 4 five days a week. This would be "in-home" for the hours of 10-6 M-F OR Tues-Sat....
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3 days ago
Harper Associates - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Private Chef-Bloomfield Hills Very active, health conscious family seeks an exceptionally knowledgeable Chef who has extremely high standards. We are looking for a high energy culinary...
3 days ago
The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, MT
. + Exhibit an understanding of the importance of safe food-handling procedures, as well as safety procedures in the kitchen. + Demonstrate proper production of food items, working efficiently. + Practice...
5 days ago
Johnson Keland Management Inc - Racine, WI
Experience with restaurant or private home cooking is a plus. This is an excellent opportunity offering a competitive pay. This position will be starting in May, 2021....
6 days ago
1871 - Austin, TX
Feel free to apply for this role if you have a strong passion for cooking and are either classically trained, self-taught or trained in the restaurant, all are welcome to apply!...
7 days ago
Down To Earth Cuisine - Seattle, WA
chef business * Organized, driven, strong communicator, responsive Daily responsibilities include weekly meal prep and private dinners: * menu planning * shopping * preparing meals in clients home...
10 days ago
Mint Personal Chef Services - Beverly Hills, CA
-In-home personal chef cooking experience is preferred but not necessarily required. -Able to write menus that fit various client's needs with flexibility....
16 days ago
Food Fire + Knives - Columbus, OH
Now Hiring Private Chefs!!! To Qualify please send your Resume. ****After, complete our pre-interview questionnaire online at (link removed) by clicking the "Be a Chef" button in the top...
16 days ago
Notorious - Beverly Hills, CA
Compensation Details Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience) Required Skills Chopping Culinary Menu / Recipe Development Equipment Maintenance Family Meal Food Cost Optimization Food Safety Knowledge...
21 days ago
Private Estate - Naples, FL
/Sanitation Menu development Molecular gastronomy Ordering / Purchasing Pasta Cooking Sauce Development Show Piece Work Sushi Making Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking Vegetable Breakdown Vegetable cookery...
22 days ago
Dinedk - New York, NY
We specialize in private dining events, private chef staffing services, and virtual cooking classes. Job description Interested?...
29 days ago

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Salary for Personal Chef Jobs Nationwide

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Personal Chef positions.

Highest Education Level

Personal Chefs offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (34.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.5%)
  • High School or GED (15.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.6%)
  • Master's Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Some High School (0.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Personal Chefs
  • 1-2 years (33.3%)
  • 2-4 years (23.8%)
  • Less than 1 year (19.0%)
  • 4-6 years (14.3%)
  • None (9.5%)

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