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#936 Chef for busy working family
Salary Open
Relocation Not Applicable
Accommodations Not a live-in position
Location San Francisco
Status Filled
Job Summary

Job Title: Chef for large busy family

Location: San Francisco, West MarinBeach and Hawaii

Schedule: M-F San Francisco, occasion weekend in West Marinand once a month or once every two months in Hawaii

Overview: The family wants a healthy, organic, true practitioner of great food. They have a high food standard in the sense that they are incredibly food conscious. They want the food to be exceptional and creative with beautiful presentations and sourced for the best ingredients. There are two children at home, one in college and three out of the house.Mister travels a lot, is not into a lot of conversation, Missus is busy with her family and business, so flexibility is key.

Some of their favorite restaurants and food styles: Duties:

² Healthy and organic cooking with a nice presentation

² Creativity imperative, changing food within taste specifications of the family

² Grocery shopping daily

² Coordinate the purchase of all foods, researching new vendors and purveyors

² Develop menus and new recipes – review with Missus

² Setting and serving table as required – casual to formal

² Dinner, snacks, brunches/lunch on weekends when in West Marin– potential breakfast food as well during the weekdays to be heated up in the morning (TBC)

² Keeping up on food trends

² Stocking with favorites

² Keep favorite list and menu lists to assure non-repetition

² Ensure the quality preparation of all menu items and proper handling/storage of food items

² Coordinate with caterers for large events, manage smaller parties and hire staff as needed

² Anticipate the needs of the family – proactive and positive

² Travel with family to Hawaii monthly or every other month as needed

² Assist with wine and food pairing for events and dinner parties

² Maintaining wine inventory - TBC

Skills required:

² Longevity in past positions working in a high-end restaurant and private homes

² Culinary experience with diversified cuisines as well as flexibility with dietary needs/exclusions; Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Greek, etc.

² Ability to adjust for different dietary needs and diets

² Ability to work with busy family, changing direction as needed

² Knowledge of etiquette and proper table service

² Ability to keep creative when given food restrictions

² Flexibility is a must

² Self –starter / self-motivated

² Team player

² Execute extreme level of confidentiality

² Diplomacy and gracious

² Clean-as-you-go style cooking, hygienic, keeping the kitchen sanitized and CLEAN


² Attractive salary DOE

² Vacation

² Working on health insurance TBC

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