Cook – Notting Hill

£45,000 ++ DOE

 

THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED.

A lovely family based in Notting Hill are seeking a cook, someone with experience of travelling with families and who may have cooked in some of the following locations, including: NYC, The Hamptons, London, Paris and South of France.

The cook will be based in London but there will be some international travel to the Principals' other homes in Europe and the USA.

Candidates will have a passion for their work, and always seek out the best and freshest ingredients, using local markets and vendors.

This will be a 5 day week cooking for family, guests and staff. 

 

 

JOB REFERENCE

#2153

SALARY

£45,000 ++ DOE

MIN SALARY

45000

LOCATION

Notting Hill

POSITION

Cook - Notting Hill with travel

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

05-Jun-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Family

PERKS

A very attractive salary for the right candidate

Accommodation while travelling and subsistence 

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English, French

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Candidates will need to be London based, and will need to have travelled with families and have experience of working in different locations, preferably in: NY, London, Paris, Antibes and The Hamptons, so they know the best and freshest markets and vendors

The family eat organic, very healthy, clean food, and for the majority of time, they  require simple family meals, although they will need someone who can step up to the plat on occasions to prepare dinner parties and/or small events

Points to consider......

Responsibilities would require them to take sole charge of the kitchen, shopping, kitchen which includes cleaning and maintaining hygiene

  • In charge of kitchen: stocking, organizing, cooking, cleaning
  • Using fresh organic produce only 
  • Healthy, clean, simple food
  • ability to prepare inspiring tasty salads, soups and warm dishes
  • Ability to prepare a classic brunch 
  • Afternoon snacks & finger foods
  • Making green fresh pressed juices & smoothies.

The clients tend to host events in London and Southampton - lunches and dinners of up to a maximum of 15 - 20 people.

In Paris and Antibes, it is generally simpler, cooking for the family and occasional houseguests .

In London, the kitchen is VERY open plan and is in the middle of the Family Room, beautiful, but literally in the heart of the house!

The role will offer a 5-day week, cooking for family, guests and staff.

The family are very 'hands-off' in the kitchen, so they will let the chef surprise them according to fresh market produce and their inspiration, so long as it is healthy and nothing heavy.

There are 3 nannies, and their lead nanny is vegetarian, the Principal prefers a lactose/gluten free diet, but often transgresses! Getting the baby food right is primordial but there are plenty of baby food cookbooks, and the chef can work with the nannies to perfect the baby’s meals.

Please note: the is not a role for a 'Chef' offering restaurant type dishes as the family regularly eats out, instead they need a great cook who has a passion for healthy homemade family cooking.

Accommodation

Accommodation provided when offsite - either hotel room, apartment or staff cottage depending on location.

Entry Requirements

  • Discretion
  • Quiet
  • Self Sufficient
  • A person able to anticipate the family's needs
  • Someone who is well organised.

Eligibility

Must be available to travel with the family to New York, London, Paris and the Hamptons.

The cook must have experience of cooking for children and he or she must love children! Candidates will be kindly natured, and must exhibit real team player qualities.

Candidates need to present resumes and photos of recent cooking and offer excellent checkable references.

 

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