Hiring a Personal or Private Chef for Your Home

British American Household Staffing is the leading domestic staffing agency in NY and CA and the UK and we represent only the best Private and Personal Chefs. We provide experienced, qualified and formally trained household staff including nannies, baby nurses, newborn care specialists, governesses, butlers, housekeepers, private chefs, household and estate managers and chauffeurs and more.

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Hiring a Personal or Private Chef for Your Home

A personal or private chef is hired on either a part or full-time basis by a family or single person. According to the American Personal & Private Chef Association,

“A private chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and often lives in, preparing up to three meals per day. A personal chef serves several clients, usually one per day.”

 

An experienced chef will hold a degree from a reputable culinary school and will typically have a minimum of four years’ experience in a domestic setting. A private chef is able to cater to large parties and is responsible for lunch and dinner for 5 to 6 days a week. Some prepare breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner. They often specialize in specific cuisines and dietary needs. Some are trained patisserie chefs.

Some private and personal chefs specialize in specific foods such as vegan, vegetarian, low salt, low fat, gluten and dairy free, or in specific regions such as French, Asian, Italian and more. Many chefs travel with a family, often during the summer and winter months.

In the home, meals are made according to the personal preferences of the family members. A personal or private chef may be asked to stock a family fridge every two to three days or may be hired on a full-time, in-house basis and cook fresh meals for the family twice a day.

One of the top benefits of hiring a personal chef through British American Household Staffing is knowing that your new chef will have years of experience in high net worth and formal homes. Our chefs are all top-of-the-line and understand proper decorum and measures that are needed in your family's setting. Our Chefs will discern your needs and will follow a strict guideline based on your requests, or will experiment with a variety of cuisines if that is what you are looking for.

 

All chefs represented by British American Household Staffing have extensive training and experience working in formal homes and restaurants. While technical skills are important, food tastes and personality are vital to making a long-lasting and happy placement. Our expert team of recruiters will be able to assess your needs and match the perfect chef to compliment your home.

If you are looking to hire a private or personal chef, please view our Services or learn about our process by viewing our Standards. If you are a private or personal chef looking for employment, please visit our Candidates page.

 

East Coast Staffing

We serve the New York City area, including Manhattan (Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park West, Midtown, Flatiron, Nomad, West Village, Soho, Tribeca), Brooklyn (Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill), Westchester County (Harrison, Scarsdale, Rye, Larchmont, Chappaqua), and Southern Connecticut (Greenwich, Old Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Darien) and the Hamptons. Contact our New York office here.

 

West Coast Staffing

Our Hollywood office serves all of Los Angeles, including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Santa Barbara and Montecito. Contact our Los Angeles office here

Our San Francisco office serves the California Bay Area including San Francisco, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton and Mountain View. Contact our San Francisco office here


Please either call us at East Coast : (212) 966-2247 (BAHS)
West Coast : (310) 592-7183
UK : +44 (0) 20 7846 0175
Florida/Yachts : (561) 213-0890
or submit your contact information below and our office will be in touch shortly.

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