Careers

We are professional culinarians in the home kitchen — whether preparing meals on a regular basis or an extravagant event for just one evening.

The team at Atlanta Personal Chef Service has the highest brand reputation to uphold in Atlanta, and we’ve earned it. Do you have a passion for food, a deep commitment to improving yourself, a team mindset, and a hunger to learn all things about food? Are you creative, yet organized and disciplined? Do you value your own mental and physical health, and want to help others improve in those areas as well? Did you earn your culinary degree, and then spend years in restaurant kitchens never seeing daylight because you were working in a fast-paced, busy modern restaurant? If so, you sound like a natural fit to join our growing team.

With Atlanta Personal Chef Service you will:

  • Guide your own culinary growth, executing menus from start to finish while developing a broad skillset across a variety of cuisines and ingredients, while working alongside a high performing team of other culinary professionals
  • Work in various home kitchens, Prep ATL, office kitchens, and other work environments
  • Connect with clients and guests directly for weekly dinner service and special events
  • Communicate and collaborate one-on-one with clients, with the opportunity to introduce new foods you are passionate about that they may also enjoy
  • Focus on quality – not just quantity and budget
  • Enjoy autonomy and flexibility in how you complete your work to optimize your day, while meeting the client’s needs and grocery budgets
  • Escape the monotony of restaurant work (but still be ready for long days and varying schedules)
  • Help families celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more. Not a people person? This may not be the best fit for you.

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is always looking for top talent to join our growing team of personal chefs.   See below for current openings:

 

In-Home Cook II/Event Specialist

 

 

As an In-Home Cook 2/Event Specialist, your time will be shared between working with weekly dinner clients as well as special event clients.  You can expect to spend about 50% of your time working with weekly dinner clients, and 50% of your time on events.  (The exact percentages may change with business needs.)

As an Event Specialist, your specific responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead and execute dinner parties and events as scheduled, including planning, shopping, prepping, transport, and cleanup
  • Manage many, and changing, details regarding specific client needs, allergies, kitchen equipment, etc
  • Travel to events, transporting all needed grocery items and equipment
  • Collaborate with the sales staff to ensure all event details are understood and met
  • Manage event costs, adhering to labor, grocery, and equipment/supply budgets
  • Contribute to seasonal and special menu creation
  • Complete post-event reports for each event
  • Maintain shared catering kitchen environment according to regulations
  • Manage and coordinate team and equipment for each event as needed
  • Develop and foster relationships with dinner party clients

As an In-Home Cook, your specific responsibilities will be to:

  • Communicate directly with clients to understand their on-going in-home food needs
  • Create thoughtful, personalized weekly menus for your client to satisfy their requests
  • Shop for needed ingredients and transport them to the client’s home
  • Execute menus and store food properly
  • Gather feedback to customize service for each client
  • Maintain and clean the client’s home kitchen and pantry space
  • Shop for all needed ingredients and execute menus within client’s budget and schedule
  • Research menus and seek guidance and support from team as needed
  • Maintain client food preferences records for seamless transition of clients among our chef team

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and their situations
  • A positive and professional attitude and team mindset
  • Strong communication skills – in-person, written, and by phone
  • Comfortable with vague information and ambiguity
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Culinary Certificate or Degree
  • At least five years of experience in a professional kitchen
  • Can move and lift up to 80 lbs
  • Variable hours, evenings and weekends required
  • Current ServSafe Food Manager’s certification
  • Reliable car with space to transport a large cooler and equipment
  • Clean background check, non-smoker, without offensive tattoos or piercings

 

The right person for this position will have the flexibility to start as an hourly employee as they learn the art and craft of our trade. As you build your set of dedicated clients, salaried positions are available which offer paid time off, bonuses, short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, client gifts and tips, team get-togethers, and more!

 

Think you’re a good fit for our team? Please email your resume, a paragraph about why you want to join our team, and one photo of a savory dish you created that you are proud of to careers@atlchefs.com. Use the subject line “In-Home Cook II/Event Specialist Application Resume and Photo”

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

In-Home Cook I

As an In-Home Cook I, your time will be spent primarily working with weekly dinner clients and helping out with events as needed.  You can expect the bulk of your work to be Monday – Friday, with about 2 – 4 weekend events per month.

On our team you will:

  • Learn to master the execution and plating of the finest world cuisines, as well as making pink pancakes and other kid-friendly foods
  • Listen, listen, and listen more to what your client’s needs are, and then deliver
  • Develop interesting, down-to-earth menus for your client’s each week
  • Help families celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more. Not a people person? This may not be the best fit for you.
  • Utilize technology and phone apps to make work more efficient, easier, and collaborative
  • Know the grocery stores around Atlanta inside and out — you’ll be saying “hi” to your friendly cashiers every day
  • Sharpen your culinary skills (and your knives!) with a talented team who have paved the way before you, and will continue to lead and inspire you as you develop
  • Communicate about food via email, phone, and in-person in a professional, helpful manner
  • Plan and execute different types of events, and afterwards, look back and be proud of what you’ve accomplished

Let’s talk specifics:

  • You’ll be the paid professional — so a culinary certificate or degree is a must
  • You’ll be working solo at least 50% of the time, so you’ll preferably you’ll have at least 3 years of experience in a fast-paced, upscale, modern restaurant
  • You’ll be planning menus for your clients each week — so you must know how to write menus and communicate via email
  • You’ll be driving all around town — so you must have a reliable car, patience in traffic, and a good play-list to keep your sanity
  • You’ll be working Monday – Friday, but you’ll be working evenings and weekends too, especially during our busy season
  • You’ll be in some of the finest homes in Atlanta — so no smoking, potty mouths, or offensive tattoos
  • You’ll also be around kids and in client’s homes, so you must be able to pass a comprehensive background check

The right person for this position will have the flexibility to start as an hourly employee as they learn the art and craft of our trade. As you build your set of dedicated clients, salaried positions are available which offer paid time off, bonuses, short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, client gifts and tips, team get-togethers, and more!

Think you’re a good fit for our team? Please email your resume, a paragraph about why you want to join our team, and one photo of a savory dish you created that you are proud of to careers@atlchefs.com. Use the subject line “In-Home Cook I Application Resume and Photo”

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP: In-Home Cook

The In-Home cook internship and externship program is designed as an eight-week program that exposes culinary students and recent grads to the personal chef industry.  It is a structured program with its own curriculum, and can be completed for course credit or for a stipend in exchange for 90 hours of work. 

As an In-Home Cook Intern or extern, your time will be spent primarily working with weekly dinner clients and helping out with events as needed.  You can expect the bulk of your work to be Monday – Friday, with about 2 – 4 events over the course of your program.

On our team you will:

  • Learn to master the execution and plating of the finest world cuisines, as well as making pink pancakes and other kid-friendly foods
  • Listen, listen, and listen more to what your client’s needs are, and then deliver
  • Develop interesting, down-to-earth menus for your client’s each week
  • Help families celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more. Not a people person? This may not be the best fit for you.
  • Utilize technology and phone apps to make work more efficient, easier, and collaborative
  • Know the grocery stores around Atlanta inside and out — you’ll be saying “hi” to your friendly cashiers every day
  • Sharpen your culinary skills (and your knives!) with a talented team who have paved the way before you, and will continue to lead and inspire you as you develop
  • Communicate about food via email, phone, and in-person in a professional, helpful manner
  • Plan and execute different types of events, and afterwards, look back and be proud of what you’ve accomplished

Let’s talk specifics:

  • You must be currently enrolled in a culinary program, or have graduated within the past year
  • You’ll be driving around town — so you must have a reliable car, patience in traffic, and a good play-list to keep your sanity
  • You’ll be working mostly Monday – Friday, and you’ll be working some evenings and weekends too
  • You’ll be in some of the finest homes in Atlanta — so no smoking, potty mouths, or offensive tattoos
  • You’ll also be around kids and in client’s homes, so you must be able to pass a comprehensive background check
  • You can have the option to receive course credit (intership program only) or a $675 stipend

Want to apply for our Fall intern/externship program? Please email your resume and a paragraph about why you want the position to careers@atlchefs.com. Use the subject line “INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP: In-Home Cook Application”

Next deadline to apply is July 27th, 2017.  Interviews will take place August 1 and 2, and the program will start on August 7th for the fall and October 16th for the winter.  We encourage you to apply for the winter intership by July 27th so that you have adequate time to enroll in the intership course for the winter semester.  Applications received after July 27th will be considered for the winter intership program only if space remains.

We look forward to hearing from you!