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CURRENT VACANCIES

Head Chef, Avignon, FR// Ref No.279  NEW

A very experienced head chef who is accustomed to working in a private service environment is required for a fully-booked, ultra-lux rental property and private home in the Avignon area. The chef will replace the resident American chef from 23rd August to 30th Sept 2020 and will have a brigade of 3 or 4 trained USA interns who will be working at the property during the summer months. The rental guests are UHNW multi-nationals. Therefore, the head chef must be able to offer an extensive range of international cuisines and be accustomed to catering for special dietary requirements, gluten-free/lactose-free/vegan/vegetarian etc.
The property is maintained to the standard of a 5* boutique hotel with very high-profile guests therefore staff discretion is essential.
The chef also needs to have a warm, engaging personality as this property has a very open kitchen and regular guests are accustomed to coming in and out to “see what’s cooking”, ask questions and watch the chefs at work, therefore the head chef must enjoy interacting with guests within his working environment - whilst still maintaining a professional relationship.
Applicants must speak fluent English and conversational French, must be able to drive and preferably be living on or close to the Cote d’Azur. They should also be able to invoice this client via their own ‘micro’ or company as a CDD is not offered with this position. Accommodation is provided if required.
Salary: TBD
Start date: 23rd August 2020

Live-In House Manager/Cook, Salon de Provence, FR// Ref No.278  

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager/Cook who can efficiently oversee the day-to day running operations of the home and cook for a small number of guests. The property is located close to Salon de Provence and the Principal is in residence approximately 4.5 months each year, often outside of the high season months. This is a semi-formal household maintaining very high standards. 
Applicants should have good managerial, organisational and interpersonal skills and be an excellent cook. They should enjoy maintaining and developing household manuals and checklists that will support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic who takes pride in their work.
 Duties:

  • Hire, train and supervise housekeeping staff

  • Work with other staff and services to maintain household and property standards

  • Cooking family-style meals for up to six people

  • Be comfortable kitchen-assisting the Principal who loves to cook

  • For any larger parties - supervise caterers and service team

  • Manage all food provisioning with an emphasis on seasonal and local products

  • Manage and a wine cellar

  • Manage household inventories

  • Update all household manuals as required

  • Screen/oversee contractors and low-season projects

  • Oversee household security and ensure that protocols are maintained by staff

  • Manage all maintenance systems

  • Occasional driving

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years previous experience working in a semi-formal or formal residence in a similar role

  • Fluent in both French and English

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Energetic problem solving with the ability to take the initiative

  • Polished and professional, a quiet presence in the household

  • Valid driver’s license

CDI contract  - 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday when Principal is not in residence with flexibility on working hours/overtime dependent on the Principal’s visits and schedule. A newly renovated large studio apartment on the property is offered as accommodation.
Salary: TBD
Start date: Jan 20th 2020

Chalet Couple, Chamonix, FR// Ref No.277  

An experienced couple with excellent, housekeeping, family cooking and driver/handyman skills are required for a British-owned 5 bedroomed chalet in Chamonix. The couple must have a proven employment history of working together in a similar role. The owners are generally in residence occasional weekends and most school vacation periods in the winter months.

 

A private chef is already engaged to travel with the family. So, cooking duties will be mainly to assist on the chef's days off and possibly vacation. The focus will be on five-star service to the principals and their guests. Therefore, the male of the couple must be willing to assist with the housekeeping/ cooking duties where needed as well as being a handyman/driver.


Both of the candidates must have driving licenses and at least one is required to speak good conversational French.
Accommodation of a one bedroomed annex apartment is offered including a small patio/terrace area with BBQ. Unfortunately, couples with children or pets cannot be considered.
Salary: TBD
Start date: Feb 2nd, 2020

Domestic Couple, St Tropez, FR// Ref No.276  Applications Closed

 

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

 

Duties will include:
Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry
Family Cooking
Assist Gardener
Handyman
Pool Care
Driving


Accommodation for the couple is a one-bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the candidates should be able to drive although this is not essential.
Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)
Start date: December 21st, 2019

Domestic Couple, Ardeche, FR // Ref No.271

 

An experienced couple with a youthful energy and approach, who would enjoy working in a very rural environment and can work autonomously is required to look after a beautiful chateau located south of Paris. The Principal often visits the property alone or with his wife for weekends etc outside of the very busy autumn and winter hunting season. During the hunting season there are frequent events and receptions with lots of guests, at which time extra staff, housekeepers, chefs etc are brought in to share the workload.
Both of the couple should have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, be flexible about working weekends when the Principal is in residence and both must be able to drive.
Other exterior workers are employed and the male of the couple will not only work autonomously but should also be happy to work within a team when required to deal with external maintenance and gardening issues. Candidates must speak fluent English, conversational French would be an advantage - it is imperative that the couple are happy to live a rural lifestyle as the chateau is located deep in the countryside. Couples who have previous experience working in a similar rural setting will be given very serious consideration.
Duties 

  • Exterior/Garden Maintenance

  • Maintaining garden furniture and terrace

  • Looking after the gardening machines (mowers, tractors etc), keeping them clean and arranging maintenance etc.

  • Handyman duties - Carrying out all necessary minor repairs and maintenance works of the property inside and out, as well as good running of small equipment (kitchen supplies, TVs...)

  • Reporting technical problems or dysfunction related to the property

  • Monitoring the work of contractors for those maintenance jobs not within his/her competence

  • Dealing with suppliers, subcontractors, bills and invoices

  • Ensuring the safety of the estate - being present in the estate, surveillance of the property, closing doors and gates, control of the alarm system.

  • Perform chauffeur duties - Pick-ups / drop offs from / to CDG and other local airports when required

  • Looking after the cars – keeping them clean and maintained etc...

Duties 

  • Daily cleaning and deep cleaning of the residence; dusting, vacuuming, washing of floors and windows, bathrooms, kitchens, furniture care, carpet and rugs cleaning...

  • Responsible for the owners’ wardrobes and laundry, washing, ironing, packing and unpacking when the Principals’ are in residence, taking care of dry cleaning.

  • Laundry, ironing of linens; towels, table linen etc. (bed linen is outsourced) making beds and changing bed linen

  • Shopping for groceries and small household items

  • Cooking and table service when the owners are in residence

  • Taking care of two well-behaved dogs (feeding, taking them for a walk and to the vet if necessary).

During Events, Receptions etc

  • Assisting the family and others in the working team in the organization of the event

  • Greeting guests, sharing the responsibilities with the other working team and helping the Chef if necessary

  • Managing the temporary staff members and supervising extra cleaning duties (Guests bedrooms & bathrooms, Salle de Chasse, Dining room…) during the event

  • Purchasing of flowers and preparing floral arrangements

  • Pickup of guests from train station or airports

A furnished apartment is offered as accommodation.

Couples without children or pets are preferable however the Principal will consider all applications.
Salary: TBD (guideline €4k net pm)
Start date: ASAP

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