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Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing’s Client
San Francisco CA
Job Type:
Full Time
Category: Estate Staff
Position: Full-Time Chef for Family of 4
Schedule: 40 Hours Per Week
Salary Amount or Range: $75 to $85/hr plus Benefits including: Paid Holidays, Overtime, PTO, Sick Days and 401k plan plus a match. Year End Bonus / Annual Review Given at Employers Discretion
Children: 2
Bay Area Region: San Francisco

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Friendly, gracious family of four based in San Francisco, California wishes to secure the services of a private full-time chef to create fun and healthy meals covering a wide range of cuisine. The chef will prepare 5 dinners a week as well as breakfast, lunch, healthy snacks, and desserts. Much of the preparation could be done off site for ease and to minimize home impact. 1-2 nights a week the family might like to cook together but have some of the preparation done beforehand. The chef’s creativity and expertise will inform the menu planning, and they will work with the principals and their personal trainer to ensure nutritional needs are aligned with holistic health goals. The family enjoys interesting menus with an emphasis on Whole-Food, Plant-centric, Mediterranean diets, with adequate protein from grass fed, wild caught, organic and locally sourced animal protein. The chef will order supplies, grocery shop, prepare and cook meals, clean up, and safely store all food according to standard. The family is very participatory (adults & children), especially with clean-up. The chef will confirm all kitchen equipment is working properly and kept clean at all times. They will plan, coordinate, and oversee dinner parties and events. The chef will spend summers with the family in Maine (June, July, August) and travel a few weeks a year to Park City, Utah. The family is flexible on schedule, but work could include weekends and/or holidays, and the schedule would be mutually agreed upon at least two weeks in advance.


  • Plan creative healthy menus based on dietary needs and preferences of the family.
  • Measure, prepare, and package meals for principals based on specific macro/caloric needs. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks.
  • Coordinate with the personal trainer to ensure health goals are met.
  • Shop for and/or order groceries, pantry staples, and kitchen supplies.
  • Establish connections with farmers in the Bay Area to obtain locally sourced organic produce and responsibly raised protein options, ensuring sustainability and humane practices.
  • Label meals properly so principals understand what they are eating.
  • Stock, organize, and clean kitchen, pantry and kitchen appliances.
  • Keep up with culinary trends and techniques, introduce family to new foods.
  • Plan, prepare, and serve food and beverages for family style dinners.
  • Manage server team for larger dinners and events.
  • Summer (June, July, August) at family residence in Maine. Standalone guest suite provided for staff housing.
  • Flexibility to travel several weeks a year with family (Deer Valley/Hawaii).
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Degree from recognized culinary program, or college degree/hospitality certifications specializing in hotel/restaurant management, or equivalent.


  • 7+ years combined experience at restaurants, catering and events, with 2+ years as a private chef within a family home.
  • Advanced knowledge of good practices within the food & beverage field, including, but not limited to, food safety protocols, food handling compliance, budgeting, inventory management, maintenance of equipment.
  • Experience in development and implementation of procurement strategies and inventory systems.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as principals, co-workers, vendors, etc.
  • Must have an active CA driver’s license.


  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and towards purposeful outcomes. Has the ability to listen, adapt to situations, and be flexible.
  • Values Confidentiality, is trustworthy, and has integrity. Always acts in the best interests of the family.
  • Practices Critical Thinking. Asks the right questions. Anticipates and responds quickly to problems. Creative in getting projects accomplished efficiently.
  • Dependable. Goes above and beyond what needs to be done. Positively impacts the team by managing time effectively. Works well under time constraints.
  • Is Proactive. Has the confidence to initiate action independently. Addresses unexpected problems or opportunities without prompting.
  • Values Attention to Detail and excellence in every aspect of the process.
  • A Team Player, who connects with coworkers, principles, and external vendors in an effective and friendly manner. Models a spirit of cooperation and bonhomie with the entire household.


  • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Standing and moving about the kitchen.
  • Handling food, objects, products, and utensils.
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • May be required to work weekends, and/or Holidays.

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