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Private Chef

Charles MacPherson Associates

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 15, 2018.

A busy creative household is seeking a full-time cook.

This individual will be based in Toronto and applicants should be flexible with schedules for some weekends and special events. Must be able to manage dinner parties for up to 8 – 10 people and believe in preparing simple foods in a sophisticated manner.


Chef, Food, Italian, Event Planning, Flexible, Communication, Hospitality, Bilingual, Computers, French, Cook, Self-motivated, Shopping, Kitchen, Menu planning, Cleanliness, Driver’s Licence, Inventory, Culinary, Hygiene, Recipes, household, private chef, dinner parties



  • Daily cooking of simple, healthy low-fat dishes with a focus on nutrition and fresh ingredients
  • Understand the importance of incorporating local ingredients and optimizes opportunities to shop at farmers markets
  • Menu planning
  • Kitchen inventory management and assist with maintaining of household systems as it relates to the kitchen and events
  • Grocery shopping (staff vehicle provided)
  • Event planning (with the Principal) and execution
  • Maintain a clean kitchen at all times

Skills & Experience

  • Must have previous experience as a Private Chef
  • Must be flexible and accommodating with work schedules
  • Must have strong culinary skills, be proficient at planning menus and be comfortable with front of house service for small events
  • Strong communication skills are required as food strategies will be discussed weekly with the Principal
  • Must be willing to work with an established collection of recipes; modifications and initiative will always be welcomed
  • Excellent time management, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and congenially with a team of other staff members and external vendors
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • A polished professional who is comfortable in sophisticated environments
  • Must be adaptable and self-motivated
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • A working knowledge of French and Italian would be considered a strong asset
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada and ability to travel is essential

About us

Charles MacPherson Associates (CMA) specializes in educating and placing domestic staff in private estates and residences, and delivering training and consulting services for private residential and corporate clients worldwide.

With over two decades of service excellence, we have built lasting relationships with our clients, candidates, and students across each of our four lines of business: Placement, Academy, Training, and Consulting.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Charles MacPherson Associates has experience working in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.