Our clients often ask what they should expect of a chef when they book a cook. This guideline would be for temporary or permanent private chefs. All jobs will vary depending on the size of household, if there are other staff and the level of cook/chef the clients are looking for, but we always try to be as clear as we are able to be when getting our job briefs from clients. We always expect our chefs and cooks to have a flexible attitude and they must be able to get on well in a team with a friendly disposition.
Being a professional chef is a dream job for so many people, but no one is an overnight success. Great gigs and big money comes after years of honing your skills and grafting to build up confidence, contacts and culinary repertoire. Sounds like hard work? It is. Very. But nothing worth having ever came easy. Here are our GUIDELINES as to what you can expect to be paid, by the day, throughout your career as a freelance private chef.