Chefs are one of the most priceless assets to the employer. In fact, some well-known celebrities will not go anywhere without taking their cherished Chefs along with them. Indeed, Chefs play a vital role in their employers’ everyday lives. For those who are on strict dietary restrictions, the Chef is ultimately responsible for insuring that they stick to their healthy regimen. In this case, the Chef has the challenging task of planning and preparing meals that are not only creative and mouthwatering, but which adhere to the diet of their employers while also satisfying their cravings. Chefs are responsible for every detail that goes into turning out a wonderful dish, from designing detailed menus to preparing and cooking the food, whether it is for the employer’s consumption alone or for social events and parties in a client’s home. Originality is an essential key for success in this role. Many Chefs have culinary degrees from top institutions, and some even have their own restaurants. Needless to say, it takes more than just a cooking degree for a personal Chef to succeed. To reach the top, it is very important for the Chef to understand, and be sensitive to, the needs of the particular household, and to fulfill those needs without fail.
Cooks are not very different from Chefs. However, rather than attaining their skills through culinary schools, they are simply naturally talented and experienced. Their rates are also different.