Our Candidate Profile
You can expect to interview candidates who are:
Experienced: Minimum 5 years of professional culinary experience with a wide repertoire of recipes, ranging from American classics and California cuisine to Italian, Mexican, and Pan-Asian, including desserts. 90% of our candidates also have a culinary degree.
Organized: Provide accurate purchasing records and a week's menu in advance for your review/approval; work neatly, keeping kitchen clean and equipment in order.
Polished: Able to interact professionally and courteously with you, your guests and friends, as well as other household staff.
Discreet: Able to respect your privacy and maintain confidentiality; all chef candidates have signed a confidentiality agreement with respect to meeting with you and discussing your position.
Reliable and Flexible: Complete cooking duties and provide meals in timely manner; willing to graciously accommodate extra guests or dietary requests with little notice; avoid personal scheduling conflicts.
Mature: Genuinely willing to listen, placing the highest priority on creating menus that incorporate your requests and suit your particular taste, are self-managed and directed.
Secure: Performed by a professional firm, our background checks report on the past seven years and include criminal history, driving records, and resume verification. In addition, we require and validate at least five personal recommendations for each candidate.