Private Chef/Embassy Chef, London - Maternity cover from February to December 2021

Mayfair, London

Maternity Cover (February - December 2021)


£2900 gross per month

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Private Chef/Embassy Chef
Maternity cover from February to December 2021, full-time (Mon-Fri, 0900-1600 minimum)

The successful candidate will cook for an active diplomat with high responsibilities based in London at their residence and at a small but busy Embassy.  They will prepare weekly menus, shop for ingredients, and prepare fresh meals.  They will be able to adapt to the nutritional requirements of the employer and of their guests and ensure the food is always cooked and served at the highest standard possible.  On some occasions, the chef will cook for high profile guests and impeccable preparation and presentation will be required.  This role will suit someone with a positive attitude who is able to work autonomously and has excellent manners.   The Ambassador is looking for a chef who can cook simple and healthy food on a day-to day basis while occasionally preparing more complex meals.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Buying ingredients and preparing meals on a daily basis accordingly to the employer’s schedule (some meals will need to be prepared in advance)
  • Dressing the table and serving the guests or arranging for a butler to be hired when there are more than 4 guests
  • Preparing canapes for receptions or aperitifs on an occasional basis
  • Cleaning the kitchen and keeping it tidy at the end of each workday
  • Keeping track of all expenses and preparing receipts and invoices for the embassy accounting
  • Assisting the household and embassy staff where required. The job holder may be required to carry out other ad hoc duties
  • From time to time the job holder may be required to work longer hours on evenings (dinner parties) or on weekends; advance notice will be given

Skills and experience required:

  • Some previous professional cooking/catering/food service experience
  • Having an understanding of nutritional properties and dietary requirements
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage time and tasks effectively
  • Ability to procure and use ingredients intelligently in order to source the best quality products within budget and to avoid waste
  • Flexibility to effectively deal with unexpected events and changes to the workload
  • Confident dealing with very high-profile people and their requirements
  • Friendly, approachable manner, enthusiastic and a positive can-do attitude
  • Absolute discretion, ability to handle confidential information
  • Non-Smoker
  • Fluent English
  • £2900 gross per month



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