This Private Chef Job Pays at Least $70K — and You Get to Travel the World
Do you ever get home from work with your feet barking, head pounding and stomach gurgling?
You might settle for what I call squirrel food — nuts, yogurt, oats, really anything scavengable. Or you could hit up the freezer. Any leftovers in there? Please? Or you just settle for ordering a large pizza, and wait a painful 30 minutes for delivery.
Or, you find a private chef. Yes, we’ve all dreamed of it, maybe even mumbled it aloud. If only I had a chef waiting for me at home.
This Connecticut family of four is looking for one, and you won’t believe the pay — or the job responsibilities.
What Are The Responsibilities of This Personal Chef?
First off, this job pays $70,000-$90,000.
Yes, you read that correctly. But before you send off your resume, read on.
The private chef will serve up “simple, healthy, family-style meals with early dinners” for two adults with two school-aged kids. Occasionally, the chosen chef will act as host during special dinners and parties.
Plus, the chosen culinary artist will grocery shop, prep, cook and plate all meals. Even better? The family won’t have to mess with the dishes. That’s all you.
The listing states there’s no set schedule — sometimes the family will need a chef Monday to Friday, and sometimes they’ll need a chef Wednesday to Sunday.
Oh, and although the family is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, there’s an extensive amount of travel. The family has additional residences in Aspen, Palm Beach, New York City and Europe.
So, really, the job title could be “chef/world traveler.”
Are You Qualified to Serve as This Family’s Private Chef?
The family asks you have written and verbal skills — a culinary degree from an accredited school is a plus.
Major key: Have some wine knowledge and know how to serve it up (the whole swiggle, swish, sniff, sniff test — is that right?).
The ideal candidate will have experience as a private chef or as a full-time chef, should be active and agile, detail-oriented and friendly with kids and pets.
And as if the job couldn’t get better — not only are the pay and travel perks sizzling, but there’s also the possibility of bonuses.
And that, my friends, is how the 1% lives.
Your Turn: Do you dream of having a personal chef?
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing grad school, she focuses her time and energy on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.