Domestic Cook

domestic cookLooking for the Right Cook for Your Home? We Can Help …

At Hamptons Employment Agency (HEA), we’re here to help you find a Domestic Cook who meets your unique needs and preferences. Voted Dan’s Papers’ # 1 Best Domestic Agency for 11 years in a row (2012-2022), we’ve also appeared in magazines such as Avenue, Hamptons, and Social Life. We help families and individuals find the domestic help that’s right for them.

HEA serves the following areas (as well as others):  The Hamptons and Long Island; the Greater New York City Area (including Connecticut and New Jersey); the Boston and New England Area; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Florida.

A short description of the Domestic Cook position is detailed below. It provides a general overview of common Household Cook qualifications and responsibilities. Based on your individual needs, you may require certain other duties, but not some of those listed.

For more information on Domestic Cooks – including Live-In Cooks, Live-Out Cooks, Special-Diet Cooks, Cooks skilled in preparation of certain cuisines, Housekeeper-Cooks, and Nanny-Cooks – please contact us today. Your consultations with Hamptons Employment Agency are private, no-cost, and no-obligation.

Domestic Cook Description

A Household/Domestic Cook is responsible for food preparation and kitchen/kitchen supplies management. A Private Cook helps plan and prepare all meals for their Employer family (and perhaps other domestic staff too, depending on the size of the household staff); organize and clean up the kitchen, and shop for all food and kitchen supplies.

A Domestic Cook’s responsibilities also typically include food preparation for parties, holiday meals, and special functions. Household Cooks are generally skilled in making a variety of dishes to meet specific Employer preferences. A Personal Cook can also plan and prepare a menu ranging from family-style, to cuisine-specific (e.g., Kosher, vegetarian, etc.), depending on your needs. (Please note that we also provide Private Chefs; these professionals are typically more skilled and experienced than Domestic Cooks, and they thus have higher salary requirements).

It is important to note that Household Cooks often have multiple roles at a residence. For example, Housekeeper Cooks are typically responsible for cooking and the kitchen, and they also perform light housekeeping. Nanny Cooks perform cooking and kitchen management at a residence, and they also provide light nanny help for their employer family. Some Domestic Cooks are also required to drive, as needed, by the Employer. It is common for Domestic Cooks to be live-in or live-out staff members.

A Domestic Cook’s salary depends on your location, job requirements, and the experience of the Cook Candidate. Benefits, perks, and other compensation also affect salary requirements.

HEA’s Domestic Staffing Specialists can help you find the right person for a range of positions, including the following:

  • Long Island, NY Domestic Cook (Hamptons, Gold Coast, etc.)
  • New York City Domestic Cook
  • Boston Area/New England Domestic Cook (MA, NH, VT, ME, RI, CT)
  • Connecticut Domestic Cook
  • New Jersey Domestic Cook
  • Florida Domestic Cook
  • San Francisco Bay Area Domestic Cook
  • We also serve other areas (please contact us for more information)

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Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation, privacy-assured phone consultation. Please feel free to call us at one of our offices:

The Hamptons: 631-204-1100
New York City: 212-810-9828
Boston: 617-865-5888
Palm Beach: 561-560-0001

Or, use our brief and easy online Staffing Inquiry Form.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your household cooking needs.

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