A Private Chef works primarily for just one person or family. They will often work in more than one location, thus they are required to travel with the client, either on business or on holiday. Other locations range from ski chalets to boats, yachts, private planes and other winter or summer residences. The job of a private chef is to be responsible for shopping for food, menu planning and preparing and cooking meals for their employer(s) and guests. Some personal chefs are also called upon to organize special events such as dinner parties and birthday celebrations.
Although it is important for a personal chef to present their meals well, it is equally if not more important, for him or her to always leave their employer’s kitchen in a clean and tidy condition. A personal chef must also take care to meet other high standards of health and hygiene, such as storing food properly.