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Working in a domestic kitchen will require you to be resourceful, discrete, efficient and flexible. You’ll need to be able to menu plan for specific locations, styles and situations, making the most of seasonal, local ingredients. There may be special dietary requirements to take into account and you’ll need knowledge of cooking on specific types of equipment – for example, an Aga. You may be required to work within a budget so intelligent shopping is a must. All current vacancies are listed here, but if a one-off job comes up in your locality we will contact you direct.

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Permanent Part-time Family Cook in NW8
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January 2019 start/NW8

A family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 children aged between 6 and 9 - is looking for a Diploma level graduate to prepare fresh dinners twice a week, first for the children and then separately for the adults. The family would also like food prepared for the freezer for 2/3 other meals. Meals should be healthy, with some vegetarian meals for the adults. A cook confident with Asian cuisine would be ideal. Days can be flexible but preferably in the pm and hours will be approximately 5 each day.

Private Family Cook - SW3
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immediate start or January 2019/SW3

Working family of 3 is looking for a cook to prepare simple, healthy dinners ideally on 3 mid-week days. Family is happy to have food prepared ahead ready for them to heat.

Private Family Cook - Richmond
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January 2019 start/Richmond

Family of 4 in Richmond need a private family cook to prepare meals 2 days per week for reheating or for the freezer

Family Cook - Notting Hill
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January 2019 start/Notting Hill

Family cook needed to prepare 3 dinners per week. Preferably Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Start date is 7th January and the job will run until mid-July though not during the school holidays. There are two adults and two children who are 'casual vegetarians' but will eat chicken and fish. They love flavours from around the world and are happy to heat up meals if required.

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25th December 2018/Surrey

Christmas Day cook required to prepare canapes and a traditional Christmas lunch for 10 adults and 6 children. There are 2 gluten free.

CHALET COOK - Switzerland over Christmas and New Year
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15th December 2018 start/3 weeks

Cook chalet “girl/boy Friday” needed for 3 week cooking/driving/general help in a small private chalet in Switzerland working for a friendly family over Christmas/New Year. 15th December - 5th January. Accommodation will be in a local hotel and you will have use of a car, so a driver is essential.

Good British (and mountain) cooking/baking, shopping, general light housekeeping (regular cleaning is already in place). Driving (confidently in snow) essential. Flights, travel, accommodation and travel insurance are provided.

6 weeks in CORSICA summer 2019
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15th July 2019 start/Corsica Ref SH cs

Chef required to cater for 10-18 guests over a six week period in Corsica from mid-July. You will be a driver, and ideally will speak French/English. Accommodation and travel expenses covered.

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immediate start/ongoing freelance Ref F ys

Experienced chef needed to cater for an Indian couple who enjoy South Indian food. You will cook for visiting clients with a view to travelling with the couple when they go abroad.

FAMILY COOK Central London
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immediate start/SW3 Ref C mp

Family of 6 is looking for a chef to make creative, healthy meals on Mondays and Tuesdays with fridge filling for Wednesdays; Friday and Saturday with fridge filling for Sunday.

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Immediate start/Chingford Ref P nc

Family of 4 requires a cook to prepare healthy, Mediterranean food 3 times a week and food for the freezer for the other days.