Private estate in Cross River is seeking an experienced, personable, and dependable Private Chef. Day to day responsibilities include preparing lunch and dinner for a family of two several days per week (frequently only one is home), and preparing lunch for other Estate staff on all weekdays (usually 3 people, including the chef). Formal entertaining for dinner parties of 6-8 guests is most common on Friday or Saturday evenings a few times per month. For occasional larger parties of 10-12 guests, the chef will be provided with an experienced Chef’s Assistant, and there will be additional service staff and a Housekeeper added for clean-up. The family owns a townhouse in Manhattan where the Chef will be expected to prepare food on-site for approximately 6 dinner parties per year, plus a handful of cocktail parties. No additional travel is required outside of these two residences. Cuisine is mainly healthy American, French, and a handful of other dishes from around the globe. No garlic is used in any food. Superior baking skills are a plus. The hours are Monday through Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM when dinner is not being served, or 11:00 AM to the end of dinner service (latest usually 10PM/11PM) when the family would like to be served. Chef will typically be expected to work one-third of Saturdays at most, and will not be required to work Sundays. If chef is required to work part of any Saturday, he or she gets one full comp weekday off. This is a long-term employment opportunity with a competitive compensation package. Salary depends on the Chef would like an employer provided apartment (for the Chef and their family, if applicable) in a nearby great school district or if the Chef prefers to live-out in their own home. The employer also provides excellent benefits including 100% paid individual health insurance plan, 2 weeks paid vacation (which increases to 3 after 5 years), and the option to participate in a generous 401K program. Those who have an upbeat, positive, optimistic, glass-half-full type of personality are warmly welcomed to apply! The chosen candidate will be expected to provide reasonable flexibility, impeccable references, and undergo a background check. Please send your resume for consideration today!
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