Cook & Housekeeper | S. Kensington

£35,000 P/A

 

A weekend cook/housekeeper is required to work 5-days a week, there will also be the need for minimal travel, to France and Switzerland. 

Working in a fully-staffed Private Household, managed like a small Boutique Hotel.

Cooking Duties will only be required on weekends, and will require the preparation and cooking of simple, well-prepared, healthy and nutritious meals, using the freshest organic and premium grade ingredients available, for a family of 3.

In addition to cooking, the cook will be required to:

  • Shop each day at Whole Foods;
  • Prepare the ingredients and cook to order;
  • Maintain the kitchen in a spotless and hygienic state at all times.

 

Typical menus will include: cottage or shepherd's pie, composite and simple salads, grilled vegetables. chicken or beef satay, steak and chips, a traditional roast Sunday lunch with all the trimmings etc. 

The family have a list of firm favourite dishes, and follow diets, so the cooks needs to be relied upon to follow recipes carefully and precisely. Note: there is a chef who works Monday to Friday who can give detailed guidance on all the dishes and recipes that the family enjoy. 

For the other 3 days, the Housekeeper will support the Housekeeping team with a wide range of housekeeping and general household tasks.

The Cook / Housekeeper will be expected to work with all members of the team, so they can deliver the highest levels of hospitality services to: The Principals, Family and Guests.

This is a busy household and the ability to work to high standards is absolutely essential.

SUPER IMPORTANT!

  • The role requires a solid commitment to work 5-days and 50 hours a week;
  • Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to change;
  • Must be available to work every weekend and some Bank Holidays;
  • Must be available to travel for short trips abroad;
  • Candidates Must already work and live in London.

JOB REFERENCE

#6471

SALARY

£35,000 P/A

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

South Kensington

POSITION

Cook & Housekeeper

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Professional / Philanthropist

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

In addition to the cooking, candidates will need to show they have an elevated level of experience, understanding and knowledge in housekeeping.

Candidates must:

  • Be mindful of working around valuable objects, showing due-care and conservation awareness;
  • In addition to mundane cleaning tasks, candidates must show they enjoy cleaning and preparing salons, bedroom suites and bathrooms, changing beds and replenishing linens as required;
  • Show they are able to maintain and present rooms to the highest visual standards;
  • Have experience of using specialist cleaning products with proper care and attention, while being willing and open to learning new techniques that are specific to this household;
  • Understand how to operate housekeeping cleaning equipment and the latest house systems;
  • Be flexible and helpful, assisting Butlers, Chefs and other members of the team as required;
  • Be happy to undertake any other tasks which will support the goals of the household;
  • Understand the importance of maintaining exceptional Hygiene standards;
  • Like dogs! 

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