Cooks in Kensington

The Very Best Private Chefs in Kensington

We are experienced in providing domestic staff to private clients including chefs and cooks in Kensington, Knightsbridge, Park Lane and other parts of London and the South East.

We source well-experienced cooks and chefs, who cook from fresh ingredients and use their own flair and individuality, whether it be family meals or a large banquet or dinner party. Sometimes the role is combined with housekeeping or butlering.

A private chef in Kensington may work for an employer from a primary residence and or 2nd homes, on a yacht, or even on their employer’s private plane. A private chef may also perform the majority of his or her work independently; or they may work closely with other chefs, a butler or housekeeper to ensure that their employers’ domestic operations run smoothly. The majority of private chefs may work for a single employer as a live-in or live out daily employee.

A Kensington private cook will develop an awareness of their employers’ needs, as well as their particular likes and dislikes as far as food is concerned. They can plan bespoke menus to their employers’ preferences paying attention to such things as intolerances to specific ingredients and other special dietary requirements. A private chef is responsible for provisioning/ shopping for food, menu planning, preparing and cooking meals for their employer(s), staff and guests.

They will produce visually pleasing meals and work in a clean and tidy manner maintaining the kitchen to high standards. A private chef will be very aware of food safety, hygiene and ensure food rotation is managed. They may be responsible for kitchen budgets and accounts or work closely with other staff on managing costs. In larger residences or staffed households a personal chef may manage a small team that they are able to delegate some of these tasks to.

Some Kensington chefs are also called upon to organise special events such as: dinner parties/ birthday parties, lunch parties, shoot lunches, BBQ’s, canapé drinks parties, cooking at chalets or summer villas. As the majority of personal chefs perform their cooking duties independently and as such are solely responsible for the dishes they prepare, a chef must already be fully trained and experienced in all aspects of their profession prior to taking a job as a personal chef.

How The Graham Agency Can Help With Your Search For A Kensington Private Cook

The Graham Agency can help you to advertise private chef jobs in Kensington and ensure you are presented with only the most appropriate and experienced applicants. We will work with you to understand what you are looking for from a private chef in Kensington, so we have a clear understanding of your needs and requirements and what you are expecting from the successful applicant.

Once we have this information, we will advertise your role on our website and review the applications for you as well as interviewing a selection of candidates ourselves before compiling a shortlist for you to consider. We will then check their references and arrange interviews with you.

We ensure that all of our candidates sign a confidentiality agreement to protect your privacy. We insist that all candidates have at least two years of experience in a similar role or household and have shown loyalty to other households.

Why Choose The Graham Agency?

We have over thirty years of experience in helping to match experienced domestic staff with clients. In that time, we have built up a strong database of clients and candidates and receive the majority of our work through recommendations thanks to the brilliant service we provide.

We will ensure you only meet the most relevant candidates that meet the requirements you are looking for. We understand time is precious, that’s why we compile a pre-checked shortlist of candidates for you or your chief of staff to interview to find someone who perfectly complements your home.

If you’re looking for cooks in Kensington or to fill any other role in your home, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.