Full time Chef - Surrey & London

A full-time Chef is sought for our client who lives between Surrey and London. The successful candidate will have recent experience of working in a busy private home, and may also have worked in respected hotels or restaurants.

Working for a couple, who have grown-up children and grandchildren, the primary role of the chef will be to prepare and cook healthy, nutritious and balanced meals, working 5 days a week to include working at weekends.

The chef will be required to present menus for approval and he or she will then need to organise: menu-planning, shopping & food preparation while ensuring that: ingredients are correctly stored, stock is properly monitored, wastage is kept to an absolute minimum, the kitchen is always maintained in a tidy and spotless state and all receipts are properly audited and passed to the office in a correct and timely fashion.

Candidate will also have: Excellent references; A clean driving license ; Worked in a high profile household; Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners; The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance; The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality; Have a pro-active approach to work; A Clean Police Record and be happy to undergo a DBS Check (there are young children in the house on weekends).

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasise that they wish to find a chef who has:

A real love and passion for cooking and their profession; An understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach; A friendly and flexible nature.

The client also wishes to find a chef that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employers. Salary between £35,000 - £45,000 gross pa DOE. Accommodation can be offered in either property, for late night finishes etc. 3 month temp to permanent contract offered with Pension. Train / Petrol allowance for travel to 2nd property.. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com