California, Montecito
Posted 2 years ago

Experienced private chef needed for Montecito family – relocation and travel offered. Health conscious family of six, currently in the Santa Barbara County in Montecito, but regularly travel during the summer to the East Coast. This is a full time, permanent position with a great salary, relocation assistance is being offered.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a candidate who takes the utmost pride in their craft. We are looking for a polished Chef who understands the totality of their role beyond cooking, so the principals can enjoy a culinary experience rather than a cooked meal. We will be encouraging our chef to take ownership of the kitchen daily and for special occasions.

Position Summary 

  • Manage kitchen inventory including, but limited to restocking groceries, restocking pantry, discarding all expired foods and discarding left overs in a timely manner
  • Creation of daily menus for each meal in addition to special occasions
  • Grocery shopping in an efficient manner to maximize time; discerning what to order online (i.e. Instacart) and what to purchase in store
  • Proficiency in F&B service, table setting and table service, ensuring the family and guests eat their meals at the same time
  • Create all possible ingredients and meals from scratch
  • Cook and prepare for various meal preferences, food pallets and dietary restrictions
  • Prepare cold breakfast for principals to enjoy the following morning as well as catering for their flights
  • Hyperaware of meal nutrition (i.e. calories, fat and etc.), and proficient in cooking healthy yet tasting meals
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen for your duties as well as the principal(s) in the event they desire to cook in your absence; keep spice drawers organized
  • Utilize vegetables and herbs from garden
  • Cheerfully work collectively with other household staff to ensure meals coincide with family schedules
  • Open, welcoming and receptive to feedback
  • Travel to east coast property as needed
  • Must have a Culinary degree

Preferred Qualities 

  • Restaurant background preferred
  • Local to the Montecito/LA area preferred
  • Takes pride in their craft, but does not have an ego
  • Warmly welcomes and encourages feedback so he/she can perfect the principals preferences
  • Excited and comfortable entertaining and providing an amazing guest experience.
  • Enjoys and works well with children
  • Clean, organized and neat during prep, cooking and clean up
  • Ability to manage kitchen – restock, organization, clean out expired foods, and etc.
  • Forward thinking and attentive
  • Great leadership – will have assistance from housekeeper
  • Enjoys making food from scratch
  • Loves private service

Salary & Benefits 

TBD – Benefits included, health, dental and vision along with PTO. Relocation for the right candidate.

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