May 04, 2023


  • Hutchinsons Domestic Staff Agency
  • Limerick, Ireland
Full time Chef

Job Description


Essential Requirements: Private house experience, kitchen management, extensive menu planning and development, strong communication skills, organised, flexible, driver.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced senior chef to be based at a Private Estate in County Limerick, Ireland. This is a fully staffed property which includes housekeepers, Estate Manager, butler, PA as well as another chef. The property is home to a HNW couple with grown children who visit regularly. The family do travel on occasion and thus we do require a chef with flexibility to travel mainly in Europe and Ireland when required.

We require a chef with previous private house experience, who has excellent knowledge of menu design and cooking from family style/casual dining to fine dining.  You should have a passion for fresh and seasonal produce and ingredients along with excellent attention to detail.

Duties will include:

  • Management of the kitchen
  • Planning schedules in advance to ensure chef cover is in place 7 days a week when the owners are in residence. This planning is in conjunction with the second chef.
  • Preparing and cooking beautifully presented family style meals with occasional fine-dining and private dinners / parties.
  • Extensive menu development, creation, and planning 
  • Meal related budget management and shop to replenish food stocks as required, maintaining expiration dates.
  • Always maintaining meticulous standards of hygiene 
  • Using fresh, high-quality produce sourced locally and internationally. 
  • In addition to food preparation for the family, preparation of lunch for 15 staff members (Monday to Friday) who work in the main residence and offices.
  • Discussing the daily menu with the Butler / Family in advance.
  • Arranging additional kitchen staff for larger dinner functions / parties
  • Driving family members if butler is unavailable.

We require a professional candidate with a friendly approach and excellent communication skills. You should have impeccable health & safety and hygiene knowledge.

This role will suit a candidate who has a preference for life in the countryside. Excellent 2-bedroom single storey accommodation on the estate provide. Driver essential. Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3978)

Contract: Full Time
Accommodation: 2-bedroom accommodation on the Estate
Salary: Negotiable
Job Ref: HU3978
Job Category: Chef Jobs

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