Hire a Personal Cook or Chef?

If you have made the decision that you need some extra help around the kitchen, you may be wondering where to go from there. Do I hire a personal cook or chef?

Personal Chef vs. Cook

The main difference between a personal cook and a chef is that a chef has completed a culinary training program or has spent some time working in a professional kitchen. A cook is any individual who enjoys meal preparation, knows how to keep a kitchen properly stocked, and can accommodate basic dietary needs.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Chef

If you have a very active household, a strict diet, particular tastes, or entertain often, a chef may be the best option for you. A chef can work part time or full time. A part-time chef may prepare meals for days that they are off and store them to be reheated later. He or she will usually shop for the ingredients needed to prepare their food fresh each day. Some chefs will serve, while others prefer to remain in the kitchen and may assist in finding staff to serve a formal meal. Typically, chefs are more capable of cooking for large groups and know how to present attractive culinary displays. Chefs can innovate to prepare creative meals, and will work with your tastes and needs to make unique and seasonally appropriate dishes.

Benefits of Hiring a Cook

A cook may be perfect if you need someone to prepare light, simple meals for you and your children. A cook can follow a recipe and prepare family style meals. They will make sure your pantry is always stocked with the things you need. A cook may need extra hired help if you plan on entertaining a large group of people. Typically, a cook will have other skills as well, such as housekeeping, laundering, chauffeuring, or providing butler or nanny services.

About Private Staff Group

At Private Staff Group our technologies, our recruitment team and our candidate networks are second to none when it comes to finding the personal, private, and domestic professionals you can count on. Whether you want to hire a personal chef or cook, we can pair you with the right candidate. To learn more about what we can do we invite you to contact us today.