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.

 

About Atlanta Personal Chef Service:

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is the preferred family dinner and in-home event catering provider for discerning families and individuals. Whether around the family dinner table or in an extravagant dining room, we create moments of dining luxury, personalized and presented by a team of talented, professionally-trained chefs who delight in sharing culinary excellence. 

The value we create comes from the care we take to listen and attend to the culinary needs and desires of our clients, and the way we work together to satisfy those preferences, building relationships. We believe that food is incredibly personal. We nurture ongoing relationships and work to earn the trust of the individuals and families we serve. In doing so, we can understand not only their dietary values and dining preferences, but also those culinary touches that turn dinnertime into moments of delight and luxury. We plan to grow our team to serve more families and clients, and provide a stable culinary home to chefs looking for a sustainable alternative to the restaurant industry.

We’re always looking for great people.

 

If you’re interested in any of the positions below, submit your application and we’ll start the get-to-know-you process. When we’re ready to add to our team, you’ll be at the top of the list.

 

Personal Chef

Personal Chef

Atlanta Personal Chef Service’s Personal Chefs are passionate about families eating dinner together on a regular basis. In this role, you will prepare family dinners during the work week. You will plan client menus, shop for ingredients, and either cook from the client’s home or cook from PrepATL (and then deliver the dinners to the clients’ homes) in and around Atlanta. This position will also execute dinner parties and events on-site in clients’ homes.

The team at Atlanta Personal Chef Service is looking for an experienced chef who is sharp, organized, positive, scheduled, goal-oriented, business-minded, food-loving, family-focused team player to use his or her talent and energy to help our company thrive. Experience in a professional kitchen and a passion for quality food is a must. We have a nine-year plus company history, an awesome team, and a solid base of loyal clients in the Atlanta area. Learn more at www.AtlChefs.com, read our 5-star reviews on Google, and view our Instagram photos.

You are the right fit for this role if you are an organized, professionally trained chef, who is looking for a meaningful role with creativity, autonomy, flexibility, and a great team who takes pride in quality work. This position will report directly to the Delivery Service or In-Home Service manager, and will support the Sales & Operations Manager and culinary team.

Learn more about this opportunity:

How we work:

We never lock our clients into long-term commitments; rather we retain multi-year relationships by providing exceptional value and service. We use a relational selling approach that’s natural for someone passionate about the value we add to our client’s lives by nourishing them, their families, and putting family dinners on auto-pilot.

Responsibilities:

In-Home and/or Delivery Weekly Client Work:

  • Shop for menu ingredients (Whole Foods, Publix, Buford Highway Farmers Market)
  • Bring ingredients to client home OR PrepATL and cook 1 appetizer and 2 dinners per family
    • Add on correct portions for chef’s selection clients as assigned
    • Assist other chefs with prep and cleaning
  • Cool, package and refrigerate OR deliver family dinners to clients (food is delivered cold, for families to reheat later with reheating instructions)
  • Updating the Temperature log daily for each delivery
  • Get feedback from clients
    • Utilize feedback surveys for first four weeks for new clients, and then quarterly after
    • Collect feedback via call/email/text/in-person as needed
  • Write new menus for the following week and email scheduled to go to client by midnight Thursday (cc/ing manager) for 8am every Friday
  • Attend new client meetings/phone calls to understand family needs and preferences
  • Attend regular team meetings, outings and growth activities
  • Maintain client and company equipment (containers, cooler bags, ice packs, ingredients, etc)
  • Support Delivery Manager in all production aspects, including assigned support jobs

Event Work:

  • Lead and execute dinner parties and events as scheduled, including planning, shopping, prepping, transport, and cleanup
  • Manage event 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
  • 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

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
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Culinary Certificate or Degree
  • At least five years of experience in a professional kitchen
  • Can move and lift up to 40 lbs
  • Variable hours, evenings and weekends will be required
  • Current ServSafe Food Handler’s certification
  • Reliable car with space to transport a large cooler and equipment
  • Clean background check, non-smoker, without offensive tattoos or piercings
  • Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Work Environment:

This position works from clients home kitchens and from our catering kitchen (Prep ATL) in Doraville (3300 Marjan Dr) and involves delivery service inside the Perimeter with travel up to 25 miles outside the perimeter may be required on occasion for events or certain client deliveries (driving stipend included). Travel outside the perimeter will be required for events.

Compensation:

This is an exempt W2 salaried position, offering a base salary along with incentive bonuses that align with the objectives of the role. Benefits currently include short and long term disability and life insurance, IRA with employer match, paid days off, and more. We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Apply Now

Personal Chef/Delivery Service Manager

Personal Chef / Delivery Service Manager

Atlanta Personal Chef Service’s Personal Chef/Delivery Service Manager is passionate about families eating dinner together on a regular basis. In this role, you will grow the delivery line of business in a professional, profitable manner.

The team at Atlanta Personal Chef Service is looking for an experienced chef who is sharp, organized, positive, scheduled, goal-oriented, business-minded, food-loving, family-focused team player to use his or her talent and energy to help our company thrive. Leadership experience in a professional kitchen and a passion for quality food is a must. We have a nine -year plus company history, an awesome team, and a solid base of loyal clients in the Atlanta area. Learn more at www.AtlChefs.com, read our 5-star reviews on Google, and view our Instagram photos.

You are the right fit for this role if you are organized, are experienced in kitchen management and are looking for a meaningful role with autonomy, flexibility, and a great team who takes pride in quality work. This position will report directly to Chef Gizzy to support the business, the Sales & Operations Manager, and culinary team.

Learn more about this opportunity:

How we work:

We never lock our clients into long-term commitments; rather we retain multi-year relationships by providing exceptional value and service. We use a relational selling approach that’s natural for someone passionate about the value we add to our client’s lives by nourishing them, their families, and putting family dinners on auto-pilot.

Responsibilities:

Personal Chef (starting around 75% of time):

  • 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 within client’s budget and schedule and transport them to Prep for food production
  • Execute menus and cool and store food properly for transport and future reheat
  • Deliver meals to clients home and provide reheating instructions
  • Gather feedback to customize service for each client
  • Maintain and clean the Prep kitchen and pantry space
  • 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
  • Complete all administrative tasks related to weekly client work including, but not limited to, logging grocery receipts and uploading pictures of prepared food
  • Lead and assist with on-site dinner parties and events and contribute to event prep work, including seasonal menu development, and shopping
  • Participate in weekly chef team meetings, monthly all-team meetings, chef development days, personal career development, and more

Prep On-Site Manager: (starting around 25% of time)

  • Ensure compliance with all Dept of Agriculture standards & regulations and all Prep rules
  • Proactively identify increased/decreased Prep kitchen capacity needs and adequately plan for kitchen usage, minimizing cost while maximizing efficiency
  • Inputting chef’s menus into Chef Selection Form
  • Send out weekly Chef’s Selection menu options to clients and communicate responses to delivery team chefs with their assigned work for the week
  • Ensure food is packaged and labeled correctly and transported safely. 
  • Oversee chef team’s assigned support tasks:
    • Schedule Prep stations as needed for the team
    • Ensure all supplies and equipment are at Prep as needed (cooking supplies, disposable containers, pantry items, etc)
    • Maintain dry storage & cold storage closets for team use and for A score for Health Inspections

Chef & Client Account Manager:

  • Directly manage and oversee growth and development of delivery service chef team (1 – 3 direct reports)
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships
  • Oversee assigned chef contact for any and all matters related to the client
  • Ensure timely and efficient delivery of all promised services according to client’s needs and objectives
  • Write new client’s menus along with new chefs until they are ready to take it over
  • Review client menus weekly to ensure they are meeting the needs of the client, and are sent out timely
  • Check in with client at least once a month to ensure health of the account
  • Review grocery purchases for consistency and minimal waste
  • Problem solve any client issues, including, but not limited to, service issues, scheduling needs, and special dietary needs
  • Attend new delivery client calls to determine best strategy for the client
  • Ensure client’s scheduling needs are met (vacations, weather cancellations, holidays, etc), updating APCS master schedule and inputting cancellations

Key Metrics:

  • Contribution & Revenue Targets
  • Labor, Station & Pantry Costs as % of Delivery Service Revenue Volume
  • Delivery Service Contribution to Gross Margin

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
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Culinary Certificate or Degree
  • At least five years of experience in a professional kitchen
  • Can move and lift up to 40 lbs
  • Variable hours, evenings and weekends will be 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

Work Environment:

This position works primarily from our catering kitchen (Prep ATL) in Doraville (3300 Marjan Dr) and involves delivery service inside the Perimeter with travel up to 25 miles outside the perimeter may be required on occasion for events or certain client deliveries (driving stipend included). Travel outside the perimeter will be required for events.

Compensation:

This is an exempt W2 salaried position, offering a base salary along with incentive bonuses that align with the objectives of the role. Benefits currently include short and long term disability and life insurance, IRA with employer match, paid days off, and more. We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This position is poised for quick growth as the business grows its delivery service offering.

Apply Now

Hospitality Coordinator

Hospitality Coordinator

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is searching for a Hospitality Coordinator who is passionate about connecting people through shared meals in the home. In this role, you will support the growth of the business in a professional, profitable manner, by serving as lead in all front-of-house roles and supporting internal business and marketing operations.

The team at Atlanta Personal Chef Service is looking for an experienced hospitality coordinator who is sharp, organized, positive, scheduled, goal-oriented, business-minded, food-loving, family-focused, team player to use his or her talent and energy to help the company thrive. Management experience in a professional culinary environment and a passion for quality food is a must. We have a nine-year plus company history, an awesome team, and a solid base of loyal clients in the Atlanta area. Learn more at www.AtlChefs.com, read our 5-star reviews on Google, and view our Instagram photos.

You are the right fit for this role if you are organized,  have experience with culinary events, and are looking for a meaningful role with autonomy, flexibility, and a great team who takes pride in quality work. This position will report directly to the Sales & Operations Manager, and will support the culinary team.

Learn more about this opportunity:

How we work:

We never lock our clients into long-term commitments; rather we retain multi-year relationships by providing exceptional value and service. We use a relational selling approach that’s natural for someone passionate about the value we add to our client’s lives by nourishing them, their families, and putting family dinners on auto-pilot.

Responsibilities:

Serving/Event & Weekly Service Support: (starting around 50% of time)

  • Work an average of two events per week as a lead server or event manager (number of events per week will vary with seasonality) 
  • Ensure all events are staffed for FOH as needed
  • Ensure all BEO packets are ready to go, including printed menus, BEO sheets, and brochures
  • Ensure all BEOs are correct, including menus, grocery budgets, set-up instructions, timeline, internal BEO signatures, etc
  • Ensure that all post-party information (pictures, feedback, thank you email, etc) is documented timely for Sales 
  • Act as event planner on all large events 
    • On-site visits with clients prior to event
    • Coordinating and managing FOH staff
    • Coordinating rentals if needed
    • Coordinating with floral, decor, etc as needed
  • Weekly meetings with Deborah to review BEOs, grocery budgets, staffing, clarifications, etc
  • Ensuring that all lead chefs are following all post-event protocols
  • Join weekly chef team meetings
  • Act as kitchen operational support as needed and for special events (Thanksgiving, etc)
  • Maintain Event Supplies & storage (in conjunction with Delivery Service Manager)
    • Ensure all event supplies and equipment are available as needed (party plates, buffet equipment, serving equipment, cooking supplies, disposable containers, pantry items, event disposables, etc)
  • Contribute to the growth of the event business 
    • Improving client relationships for increased repeat and referral business
    • Opportunity to bring in new event business through networking and connections
  • Act as back-up for sales manager when needed (answering phone calls & emails, scheduling events, sending invoices

    Marketing/Admin Assistant Tasks: (starting around 50% of time)

    • Marketing:
      • Coordinate monthly newsletter with newsletter writer to engage clients (and keep contact lists updated, from Tripleseat and Hubspot)
      • Send out direct mail and community focused marketing campaigns to drive new sales, seasonally
      • Manage Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn social media accounts according to company guidelines
          • Engage with online social community
          • Manage google review responses
          • Engage paid ad content to attract new clients
      • Admin:
        • Reconcile all chef credit card charges on a weekly basis
        • Create and send all weekly client invoices
        • Monthly chef & client stat monthly reports
        • Coordinate holiday client gifts
        • Order team chef uniforms and achievement pins
        • Send out event calendar reminders
        • Post for regular chef hiring/recruiting
        • Assist with chef admin (roadie/prep bookings)
        • Additional tasks as needed and assigned 

      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
      • Flexible and resourceful
      • At least five years of experience planning and managing culinary events
      • Can move and lift up to 40 lbs
      • Variable hours, evenings and weekends will be required
      • Reliable car with space to transport equipment
      • Clean background check, non-smoker, without offensive tattoos or piercings
      • Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19

          Work Environment:

          This position will require at least two-three days a week working from Prep ATL, working on-site at events, and has the flexibility to complete work from home as well. This position may involve delivery service inside the Perimeter. (Driving stipend included for events outside the perimeter).

          Compensation:

          This is an exempt W2 salaried position, offering a competitive base salary along with tips from client events and incentive bonuses that align with the objectives of the role. Benefits currently include short and long term disability and life insurance, IRA with employer match, a health insurance solution, paid days off, and more. We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This position is poised for growth with leadership and management opportunities as the business grows and builds out its event services.

          About Atlanta Personal Chef Service:

          Atlanta Personal Chef Service is the preferred family dinner and in-home event catering provider for discerning families and individuals. Whether around the family dinner table or in an extravagant dining room, we create moments of dining luxury, personalized and presented by a team of talented, professionally-trained chefs who delight in sharing culinary excellence. 

          The value we create comes from the care we take to listen and attend to the culinary needs and desires of our clients, and the way we work together to satisfy those preferences, building relationships. We believe that food is incredibly personal. We nurture ongoing relationships and work to earn the trust of the individuals and families we serve. In doing so, we can understand not only their dietary values and dining preferences, but also those culinary touches that turn dinnertime into moments of delight and luxury. We plan to grow our team to serve more families and clients, and provide a stable culinary home to chefs looking for a sustainable alternative to the restaurant industry.

          Apply Now

          Culinary Internship/Externship Application (Program begins October 2021)

          Culinary Internship / Externship

          The culinary internship / externship program is designed as an eight to ten 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 – 250 hours of work.

          In this internship, your time will be spent primarily working with the chef team from Prep Atlanta Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 1:30pm, with about 4-8 events over the course of your program.

          On our team you will:

          • Learn to master the execution and plating of various world cuisines, as well as making basic, well-executed, kid-friendly foods
          • Listen, listen, and listen more to what our client’s needs are, and then deliver
          • 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
          • 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 afterward, look back and be proud of what you’ve accomplished
          • Support the personal chefs in their production work and maintaining a professionally run kitchen

          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, bad language, or offensive tattoos
          • You must be able to pass a comprehensive background check
          • You can have the option to receive course credit (internship program only) or a monetary stipend

          Apply now for the Fall 2021 Internship/Externship position. The application deadline is September 30, 2021.

          Apply Now

          Atlanta Personal Chef Service is the preeminent resource for prepared family dinners and in-home event catering. We are a relationship company that recognizes the power of culinary experiences to bring people together. Our team of professionally-trained chefs attends to the dietary values and dining preferences of each client. Discerning clients trust us for the best quality food, delivered with the highest degree of passion and reliability.

          Our commitment through Covid-19

          We’re still open and here to help you. We’re serving our weekly dinner clients with increased safety measures and home delivery or curbside pick-up options from our catering kitchen.

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