We no longer live such times when hiring a private chef for your family was only limited to the royal families and extremely wealthy families. Nowadays, since globalization takes a large effect on the population, it brings more wealth and more experienced chefs available locally.
Why would families still hire a private chef when you have so many restaurants and convenient delivery services?
One major reason to hire one is that it brings you more flexibility over the quality of the ingredients, over the hygiene and processes and most importantly, it will follow your diet, preferences and the cuisine that you like. It’s like having every meal at a Michelin rated restaurant.
What does a chef do? What are his responsibilities?
- Use a hands-on approach to lead the kitchen team
- Take full responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the kitchen
- Maintain the hotel’s reputation by delivering dishes of consistent high quality
- Establish a positive rapport with the management to help drive the restaurant forward
- Create seasonal dishes that are cost-effective
- Ensure all hygiene and food safety standards are maintained
What do you get from a Private Chef that you can’t get from a restaurant?
- The ability to use organically sourced ingredients
- The ability to use premium ingredients or the ones that you prefer
- The option to avoid salt, sugars or fats
- The ability to customize the recipes to respect your allergies or intolerances
- The option to cook food specifically for children or for the elderly
- The ability to review and control the hygiene and internal processes
- The ability to follow a cuisine or reinvented cuisine based on your preferences and taste
- The ability to imitate your favorite food from various places on this planet
There will be a major increase in quality of life from simply hiring a Private Chef. Just by choosing to have your meal cooked by an experienced and educated chef will bring a significant change compared to what a housekeeper would do.
But is it easy to find a good chef?
There are 88,000 restaurants in London! This means they employ at least 200,000 chefs or cooks. This is very competitive which also reflects in the wages of the chefs.
A good chef that’s Michelin rated could even earn a six-figure per year, but don’t be scared, since low profile chefs could be motivated to work for you starting with around 30,000 per year in London or less outside of London. This is very cost-efficient compared to ordering food or having to do it yourself, including the time needed to supply with food. A good chef that’s Michelin rated could even earn a six-figure per year, but don’t be scared, since low profile chefs could be motivated to work for you starting with around 30,000 per year in London or less outside of London.
We can help you hire any type of chefs:
Cuisine types: British, Mediterranean, and French, to Asian, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Fusion? Experience with low calorie, low fat, low sodium, Kosher, Halal, vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, diabetic, gluten and dairy-free dishes.
And from the Top 10 culinary schools in the world:
- Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
- Hattori Nutrition College
- Kendall College School of Culinary Arts
- Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
- New England Culinary Institute
- School of Artisan Food
- The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park
- The International Culinary Center
And with a specific degree or Professional Chef Diploma course:
- Year 1 – NVQ Level 1 in Food Preparation; Basic Food Hygiene Certificate; Part completion of NVQ 2 Food Service; ABC Pastry Level 2 Certificate.
- Year 2 – NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation; NVQ Level 2 in Food Service; Intermediate Food Hygiene; ABC Advanced Pastry Level Diploma.
- Year 3 – NVQ Level 3 – including kitchen, larder and pastry work; Diploma with culinary arts which include gastronomy, wines and supervision.