Domestic Staff Agency

Pembury Partners are assisting our Client in the search for a passionate and talented Private Chef working in rotation of 15 days on and 15 days off in their home in Northern Italy.  The ideal candidate will be seeking a role to make their own where they will be able to showcase their skills and expertise. Our client is looking for a Chef who is passionate about using the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced internationally, preparing beautiful and delicious meals. The ideal candidate will display a consistently meticulous skillset and possess a personable attitude.


Amongst the duties:

  • A permanent rota role working 15 days on, 15 days on in rotation with a second Chef
  • Cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner in fully staffed household for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children)
  • French service – Butler serves with Chef’s assistance
  • Cooking according to the family’s unique dietary requirements
  • Cooking for staff team of 6-7 people
  • Catering will be used with occasional social events
  • Extensive menu development, creation, and planning
  • Meal related budget management and shopping, assisted by House Manager
  • Using fresh, organic high-quality produce sourced internationally
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Summers will be spent in French Riviera – rota 1 month on, 1 month off

Skillset required:

  • Previous experience within a private household is essential
  • Fluent in Italian
  • Confident knowledge of various cuisines with a focus on Italian cuisine
  • Michelin trained
  • A personable, friendly attitude
  • A relaxed attitude, who adapts easily to change
  • Ability to take control of the kitchen area
  • A passion for healthy, fresh, organic cooking
  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits and salary: Up to €93,000 per annum (negotiable) plus separate accommodation

EU passport is essential to be considered for this role.

To submit your application for the role, please contact Darren Lewis at

Interviews and meetings are by appointment only.

Due to the high volume of applications, only suitable candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding. Should you wish to get in touch and register your interest for future opportunities, please do email us at