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Filled: Private Chef

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Location: La Jolla, CA.

Type: Four (4) evenings per week. Dinner only.

Days: Monday - Thursday

Min. Experience: 7+ Years

Salary: $50/h - $80/h - D.O.E.

Accommodation: Live-out

Start Date: ASAP

Family dynamic: Husband and Wife


Handgraaf Estates is a privately held luxury company based in La Jolla, CA. that provides the highest level of Private Staffing and Estate Management. We tailor our service to the exact needs of every client and strive for nothing less but the highest level of service.



We are seeking a skilled and experienced Private Chef to provide exceptional culinary dinner-only services in a private home. The ideal candidate will have expertise in a variety of cuisines, possess traditional cooking skills, and is capable of preparing meals without dietary restrictions.

As a Private Chef, you will be responsible for creating delicious dinner meals for two people from Monday to Thursday, including shopping for the necessary ingredients. The budget for the services will be discussed during the hiring process.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience in cooking for clients in a private home and is able to deliver exceptional dining experiences. If you are passionate about cooking, have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy crafting memorable meals, we would love to hear from you.


  • Prepare and cook delicious dinner meals for two people, adhering to traditional cooking styles.

  • Plan menus based on the clients' preferences and dietary requirements (no restrictions).

  • Shop for high-quality ingredients required for meal preparation.

  • Ensure that all meals are prepared and presented to the highest standards.

  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen area.

  • Monitor and manage kitchen inventory and supplies.

  • Collaborate with clients to create special menus for occasions or dietary preferences.

  • Stay up to date with culinary trends and techniques.

  • Adhere to health and safety guidelines.


  • Proven experience as a Private Chef or similar role.

  • Demonstrated expertise in preparing meals in a variety of cuisines.

  • Strong culinary skills with a focus on traditional cooking styles.

  • Familiarity with different dietary requirements and the ability to accommodate them.

  • Excellent knowledge of ingredients, spices, and cooking techniques.

  • Ability to create well-balanced menus and plan meals efficiently.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and presentation.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in a private home setting.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Availability to work Monday through Thursday for dinner services.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for grocery shopping.


Principal’s First

Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding the Principal’s needs.

● Learn from mistakes

Able to admit mistakes upfront and seeks the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes.

● Conscientious

Finishes duties mindfully, effectively, and promptly.

● Dedication

Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.

● Accountable

Takes ownership of tasks and time for due diligence.

● Independent

Thinks, acts, and finds solutions independently.

● Resilience

Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook.

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