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  • Reference Number: MW-20359
  • Location: Pellegrue, France
  • Salary: pa, gross, £50,000 - £50,000
  • Contract Length: Permanent
  • Working Days: 5 days a week (ideally cover one weekend day)
  • Start Date: October 2020

Eden Private Staff

Perfect role for a confident family chef looking for something which offers a little more.

Job Summary:

Our client a family of 4 (children aged 7 and 2) are looking for a permanent Chef/House Manager for their main residence in South West France, an 8-bedroom property set in 40 acres. Your main focus will be preparing light, healthy and varied family meals. When not cooking you will assist in the running of the home by coordinating domestic staff, liaising with contractors and monitoring quality of work.



Preparing predominantly lunches and dinners, the family enjoy a wide range of international cuisines including: Mediterranean salads, Thai, Indian, Japanese keep things fresh and healthy without heavy sauces. These meals will need to be adapted for the children. Alongside cooking you will be responsible for food shopping and prep.


When not cooking for the family, you will assist in the running of the home by coordinating domestic staff and ensuing all tasks are completed to a high standard in addition to liaising with and supervising external contractors. Depending on the candidate’s level of French there may be further opportunities from a house management perspective.


Candidate requirements:

The ideal candidate for this role will have proven experience working in a private household cooking for a family with children. You need to be a strong chef who enjoys cooking to an excellent standard in a family environment. You will also be great with children and animal friendly. You must speak English and French to a relatively good standard in order to be able to communicate with the other staff in the home. You will also need to be a driver (a vehicle is provided).

Enhanced DBS check/Police checks will be required



You will be provided with an ensuite double bedroom within the home. They are unable to accommodate those with pets or dependants.

How to apply:

Applying for this position: Please email your interest in this position to Please ensure you include the reference number for the position you are applying for (found at the top of the advert). For candidates who are not currently registered with Eden Private Staff, please include an up-to-date CV when applying. Applicants for this position should have excellent checkable references and a valid DBS [CRB]. Please note we only register candidates with a minimum 3 years experience in a similar role.                                                                


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