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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The Chef Experience - New York, NY
Seeking Private Chefs, Bartenders, and Caterers Seeking Talented Individuals for Local Personalized Culinary Experiences! If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us. The Chef...
6 hours ago
Incline Village, NV
Lake Tahoe non-profit needs summertime inter-disciplinary private chef to work at historic estate open to the public. Possibility of year-round full-time employment upon satisfactory performance....
2 days ago
Corona del Mar, CA
Are you a Chef that's looking to step out of your comfort zone or expand your expertise and creativity? Maybe you have been working for a restaurant and feel it's time to venture out on your own...
2 hours ago
Renton, WA
Personal Chef/Cook (Renton Highlands) 984 Kitsap Ave NE compensation: Pay is $15.00-18.00 per hour QR Code Link to This Post Very busy family looking for a personal chef/cook to make meals three times...
23 hours ago
Alter Ego Concierge - Chicago, IL
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should be based in Chicago or the nearby suburbs--NO relocation candidates. Full-Time Chef needed for family in the north suburbs of Chicago. Ideal candidate is flexible,...
17 hours ago
Orlando, FL
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Los Angeles, CA
Mise En Place - Now Hiring: Personal Chef Click here to learn more & apply today! Hey fellow chefs! Hope this finds you well after a long 2020, and a tough 2021....
2 hours ago
Edmond, OK
Need a personal chef to cook in my house every Thursday, in Edmond, enough food to last for a week. HCG diet. I will provide the recipes but you need to buy the groceries for me as well....
3 days ago
Personal Family - Laguna Niguel, CA
Candidates with past personal chef/consultant experience for other families or professional athletes preferred....
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3 days ago
Las Vegas, NV
Passed App, First Course (salad, soup or equivalent), Entree, and Dessert. Quality and attention to detail are mandatory....
5 days ago
Mela Loyola's Private Residence - Chicago, IL
Mela Loyola's Private Residence seeks a Personal Chef. recblid ua7cwg3y6um8506fokbcbc3m1kiodq...
5 days ago
Charlestown, MA
You will menu plan, grocery shop, prepare, and clean....
5 days ago
Santa Ynez, CA
Small family (2-6 people, depending on the day) in Santa Ynez seeking experienced personal chef. Ideally, your cuisine will be healthy and fresh, but still flavorful....
5 days ago
Southampton, NY
Private Chef needed to work at South Hampton Estate. Live in is possible June 3 - August 30 6 days per week Cook lunch and dinner for a family of 4 Please send your resume ASAP
6 days ago
New York, NY
Experienced Chef with NY Restaurant experience is needed for a Private Chef position. Cuisine Type - Indian and Vegetarian Food This is a part time job and could work into a full time role Please...
6 days ago

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Salary for Personal Chef Jobs in Ashburn, VA

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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 (25.7%)
  • High School or GED (15.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.5%)
  • 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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