Hire a private chef

Private live in chefs and live out live chefs are usually required to cook three meals a day for the family and in many cases will also have to cook the staff lunch and children’s teas in addition to formal functions.

They are responsible for the menu planning (in consultation with their employer), shopping, cooking and kitchen accounts, as well as keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and well stocked at all times. 

Availability

Private Chefs work differing schedules based on requirements. 

They can work on a live in our live out basis.

Salary expectations

Depending on qualifications and training, private live in chefs (and live out chefs) can earn between £30,000-£70,000 gross per year.

FAQs

What fee does Signature Staff charge as an agency?
Open What fee does Signature Staff charge as an agency?

For permanent placements we charge a % of the candidate’s gross annual salary, payable when an offer of employment is made by the client and accepted by the candidate.

For temporary placements we charge a weekly fee.

Our fees are extremely competitive, please do contact a Signature Staff consultant to find out more.

What kind of visa does an employee need to work in the UK and overseas?
Open What kind of visa does an employee need to work in the UK and overseas?

In the UK, you need to hold a full working visa – there are a few options currently available, including a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, a Spousal Visa, and an Ancestry Visa.

Currently, household staff are not able to be sponsored by employers to get visas.

For overseas positions (ex. UK), your Signature Staff consultant will assist you to ensure you apply for the requisite visas for your employee, and you, the Client, will also bear the costs of these.

How do you pay a part-time member staff in the UK?
Open How do you pay a part-time member staff in the UK?

If you employ a nanny in a permanent part-time position, you are responsible for operating a PAYE scheme for all permanent employees in their household.

It is suggested that employers use Nannytax, a specialist outsourced payroll provider to undertake this. Nannytax will charge you an annual fee to look after this.

A temporary part-time nanny will be self-employed and hence an employer will pay the nanny the gross amount.

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