Hiring a Private Chef

Clients have used Domestic Bliss Appointments Limited for over 9 years to find their permanent and seasonal Private Chefs as it is the only placement agency that is run by an ex private chef with over 30 years working at the highest levels on Private yachts and estates in the UK and Overseas.

Domestic Bliss works with talented top chefs experienced in working on yachts, in homes estates and palaces all over the world and understands all levels of the work and environments of the various kitchens for private chefs. Domestic Bliss Appointments Limited can provide direction and guidance for any situation. This includes advice on salary and packages, CV presentation, meal planners and  showcasing menus.  Advice on world cuisines, sourcing including suppliers and event planning, consulting on equipment purchasing and pricing, dinner party staff employment and overseas travel plans.

As one of the first top nutritional chefs in the world Clare Driver the director has world wide knowledge of specialty diets, cancer treatment foods, vegan vegetarian, Paleo nutrition advice and more.  By interviewing personally each chef and getting to know them we can ensure each placement is bespoke. The company is NOT a database with a long list it offers a highly personal service with chefs that have passed the tests of time with superb cooking ability, passion for their craft, excellent references, professional attitudes, good hygiene records and a desire to make beautiful delicious food for their employers tastes.

With such a long successful history of placement of chefs Domestic Bliss can understand the needs of clients and always offers the highest standards of service. Instead of sending a variety of resumes time and trouble is taken to match the chef to the job description that is carefully taken. Whether you are seeking a down to earth country family cook to cook meals for you and your children for your informal home, a Michelin star chef to join a team in a sophisticated formal Estate or a temporary chef to help you through cancer treatment we endeavour to match you with the right person from the start and support all parties throughout the interview process as well as being on hand for any guidance and advice forever.

  • Full time Chefs and part time chef positions.
  • Permanent Chefs
  • Seasonal Chefs

We are the London agency that comes to you

Many of my clients are in London so being based one hour from Central London keeps me in touch with clients visiting them in their homes in Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Bishops Avenue, Hampstead and South Kensington.  I have clients with houses and country estates in all UK counties such as Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and even Ireland and Scotland.

Why Engage Domestic Bliss

Through a structured interviewing process I build a detailed picture of each individual’s level of ability, character and personal needs.  This careful process benefits all parties.  You will not waste time and effort on reviewing random CVs and holding inappropriate interviews.  Our goal is to select only the best matches….

This bespoke exclusive service also saves YOU time, money and hassle.

To handle the increasing demands of this specialised professional and personal service I have equipped my offices with the best of modern communication which enable us to talk with clients and staff all over the world and take advantage of video interviewing. CV consultancy and advice on developing job descriptions to enable more accurate placement.

I can be available to you in and out of office hours 24/7.

Please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Terms of Business

Since I started my company, I have always worked hard to make sure clients receive value for money and because of the 100% success rate, unlike other agencies there is no upfront fee charged.

Full terms of Business will be sent to explain in detail that on successful placement a deposit is paid once the staff start their new jobs to give the freedom of 12 weeks probation. Only when a placement is confirmed after the 12 week probation is the invoice sent for a fee – there is no charge of VAT.

The fee is 14% of the annual gross salary for permanent placements.

In the unlikely event the placement does not result in an offer that is accepted there is no further fee charged.

Household Couples, Private Chefs and Cooks, Housekeepers, Estate Managers, Personal Assistants, Chauffeurs, Butlers, Gardeners, Governesses, Yacht Crews…