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:

Open Positions

In-Home Cook I: Application

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 3 – 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 part-time 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, health insurance, IRA with employer matching, bonuses, short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, client gifts and tips, team get-togethers, and more!

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Catering Sous Chef / In-Home Personal Chef

Catering Sous Chef / In-Home Personal Chef

As a Catering Sous Chef / In-Home Personal Chef, 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 a Catering Sous Chef, 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
  • 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 Personal Chef, 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 part-time 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, health insurance, IRA with employer matching, bonuses, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, client gifts and tips, team get-togethers, and more!

Apply Now

Internship/Externship: In-Home Cook Application (Program begins January 2019)

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 afterward, 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 (internship program only) or a $550 stipend

Apply now for the Spring 2019 Internship/Externship position. The application deadline is November 15th for a start date of January 28, 2019.

Apply Now

Administrative Executive Chef
Administrative Executive Chef

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is seeking a passionate administrative Executive Chef to lead our culinary team, oversee weekly client operations, and run our in-home catering operations including dinner parties, cocktail parties, buffet parties, and more. Must be organized and able plan and orchestrate multiple catering events each week at various off-site locations. Candidate must have previous fine dining or catering experience in a management role.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire and develop culinary team
  • Schedule and staff culinary team for all catered events
  • Deliver catering menus to Sales and marketing team, including seasonal menu creations
  • Work closely with sales & event planners to understand BEO specifics and provide solutions for off-site events
  • Control labor and food costs to ensure events are executed efficiently and within budgets
  • Ensure food production is done according to all health department requirements (e.g. HAACP) and kitchen is kept operational and organized
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise; including documentation of internal and external best practices.
  • Coordinate monthly/quarterly chef learning opportunities
  • Report on Labor Efficiency of both weekly dinner service and catering service
  • Collaborate with vendors and partners as needed to execute events
  • Build recruiting processes and partnerships to fill the incoming talent pipeline
  • Oversee, support, develop and manage Sr Personal Chefs and providing coaching as they lead the junior chef team
  • Identify areas for future business growth, staying abreast of and leading culinary trends
  • Will report directly to the business owner

Requirements:

  • 4+ years management experience in large-scale catering operations
  • 10+ years professional culinary experience
  • Culinary Degree or Equivalent work experience
  • Kitchen management experience with experience in purchasing and menu costing
  • Ability to contribute to a positive and professional work atmosphere by communicating with clients, team members and management according to established standards
  • Majority of hours are Monday – Friday, must be flexible to work evenings & weekends, as needed
  • First three to six months onboarding will consist of in-home cooking and regular dinner parties as you learn the ins and outs of the daily work and become familiar with our team and clients
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Basic business math and understanding of accounting and costing skills required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a comfort with technology (including Google Drive and email)

Salary: $50-$65k base salary, plus performance-based bonus up to 10% of base, health insurance, paid time off, IRA with employer match. Atlanta Personal Chef Service is closed on six major holidays including New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is a people-driven company shaped by a commitment to use quality food to unite people around the dinner table and in special celebrations. Each of our team members is a vital member of our dedicated community, and we recognize their value through appreciation, career progression, and encouragement – we are a team for a respected, fulfilling, and sustainable culinary career.

To apply, please email your resume along with a cover letter to amy@atlchefs.com.

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.