Personal Chef Jobs in California

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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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....
8 days ago
Private Residence - Encino, CA
Optional and ocassional cooking for social gatherings could be requested. (We speak Spanish)...
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11 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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11 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...
14 days ago
Mint Personal Chef Services - Los Angeles, CA
PERSONAL CHEF * Date Posted January 04, 2021 * Location Los Angeles, CA * Category Culinary * Job type Part-Time Company description Were an in-home personal chef service that specializes in cooking...
30+ days ago

Demographic Data for California

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Salary for Personal Chef Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Personal Chef jobs in California as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Personal Chefs in California 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 in California
  • 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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