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About Our Placement Fee

Beginning January 2005, we will introduce a graduated placement fee structure, based on the chef's first year's annual salary:
Full-Time Positions: 30% placement fee if Four Star performs all background checks, contacts references, interviews candidates personally, meets with clients in-home to assess and write job descriptions, draft employment agreements, and guarantees the chef for one year's employment or a replacement will be found for no additional fee. This is the longest guarantee of any agency in the US. Monthly follow up with client and chef included. Coverage for chef vacation, injury and illness provided. Service and bartending referral fee for medium and large catered events also waived for Four Star clients at this level.
Part-Time Positions: Same as above with a 6-month guarantee.
Resumes Only: 15% (an option for those clients who employ personal assistants or estate managers who are capable of performing the above duties).
As a full service agency, we operate primarily in the San Francisco, Seattle and New York metropolitan area where we can provide direct and personal follow up care. However, we can offer the "resume only" service for clients seeking experienced private chefs from across the US and Europe. Additionally, we have a small number of chef candidates who have yacht experience.
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