Top Traits for a Dineindulge Private Chef
Dineindulge provides the setting that brings together the best private chefs with those individuals looking for the ultimate food experience.
We’ve achieved this by building a platform which takes care of the admin, designing menus to a structure that is proven to work and that our clients love, so our private chefs can focus solely on the artistry of bringing those menus to life using their creativity, experience and individual personality in an intimate format like no other.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “Who are our private chefs?” and this is a question we love to talk about. Private chefs are some of the most talented and admired chefs in the industry because of the vast array of skills they must display and the high level to which they must achieve in each of these skill areas.
The status of being a private chef is also greatly desired, so with no shortage of applications, our recruitment team’s job to select the strongest candidates based on skill set, attitude and ability and create an environment for these chefs to flourish. Our dedicated chef relations team then carefully pick through all flagged candidates and begin the detailed process of taking a chef from a name on an application to a chef capable of delivering a 10 Course Beyond Tasting menu for a Dineindulge party in their own home.
So what does it really take to be a Dineindulge Private Chef?
With this strict recruitment process, we demand the highest of standards and as such our team of private chefs are the most qualified and professional chefs to be found anywhere. We are always looking for talented chefs to join our team so we’ve asked our recruitment staff to give their list of what it really takes to go that extra mile and take charge of your private chef career with Dineindulge:
As a Private Chef, you will be working largely solo, and this is liberating for many chefs who have experience in busy kitchens and restaurant environments. However, this independence requires autonomy and organisation as well. Dineindulge relieves much of the admin for our chefs, but being able to be manage an event from A to Z yourself is key to happy customers and private chef mastery.
2- A real passion for food.
What is your favourite dish to cook and eat? The Dineindulge experience is personal and whilst culinary skill can produce a great menu, the real magic is brought when a chef is passionate about the dishes they are making.
Part of the makeup of an excellent private chef is someone that is always willing to learn. As an international company working with clients from all over the world, we love to learn and are always working to expand our menus and ideas. Similarly, we look for chefs who are open-minded and keen to try new things, making each event better than the last.
4- Social skills
As a private chef your skills will extend far beyond the kitchen. Being front of house and centre stage means interacting with a vast array of people and environments, and maintaining a thick skin where necessary! Private chef events offer an experience, and it is your delivery of this which makes for unforgettable memories and fantastic reviews.
5- Enthusiasm and willingness to share
We believe that the purest form of cheffing is being able to cook a dish from its raw ingredients and personally present that dish to the individual you want to share it with. This experience is something shared, so passion for the food you are serving and care for your clients reception of this is really important to us.
Frequent and timely communication is critical in any profession, but it is particularly important when it comes to being a private chef. Many clients are new to the private chef experience, so reliable communication helps maintain reassurance throughout the process.
7- Problem Solver
Our service and menus are available in 10 countries, ensuring clients are able to experience restaurant quality cuisine, at a restaurant price in the comfort of their own home or holiday accommodation. Our chefs will frequently encounter a range of environments – unfamiliar work facilities that aren’t always as ideal as expected. Flexibility and anticipation are traits we regard highly in a private chef as this means an ability to problem solve in whatever circumstance may be presented.
So if you think you have what it takes to become a Dineindulge Private Chef, then you can apply to join our team here… Otherwise, if you’d like to experience the Dineindulge service and one of our amazingly talented private chefs, then get started by using the form below to browse our menus and get a quote!