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Live-in Butler/Chef

North Yorkshire, Competitive Salary

EHS #3634

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Our Client is recruiting for a multi-skilled candidate to incorporate the skills of a Butler, Chef and Household Manager for a stunning Estate in Yorkshire. The role will have overall responsibility for the smooth running of both the private household and the presentation of the whole house to the highest standards of housekeeping.

Role requirements:

  • Establish and manage housekeeping standards, and the appearance of both the public and private areas of the house to the highest standards
  • Supervise the Head Housekeeper and cleaners
  • Assist in the planning of all hospitality including liaison with other staff
  • Periodic laying up and serving at a formal table and liaison with an outside chef
  • Periodic preparation and serving of more informal meals for small numbers (less than eight) - for larger numbers, the client will hire additional staff to assist
  • Meeting all guests, dealing with luggage, arranging transport and ensuring they are comfortable throughout their stay
  • Some personal valeting duties and arrangement of dry cleaning
  • Occasional driving, car valeting and shopping
  • Care of all antiques (in conjunction with curators), crystal, silver, fine china and linen
  • Report any missing articles, damage and mechanical problems and ensure they are dealt with speedily
  • Responsibility for household purchasing, stock control and accounts
  • Management of the wine cellar
  • Supervision of tradespeople and contractors
  • Assist in the management of alarms and occasional security shifts to cover the holidays and sickness of the caretaking team
  • Liaise with other Heads of Department, in particular the Chairman’s EA, Head of Operations, caretakers, gardening team and security staff
  • Occasional dog walking/sitting
  • Follow Health & Safety and security procedures, and ensure staff in the department do likewise

Personal Requirements:

  • A flexible can-do attitude
  • A genuine proven love of service, entertaining, food and wine
  • Appreciation of historic interiors
  • Confident, professional and welcoming personality
  • Proficient but not necessarily professional cooking skills using fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team and work with a peer group
  • High level of integrity
  • Dog lover
  • IT literate
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Impeccable appearance and professional attitude

Accommodation is provided - A self-contained, second floor, two bedroom flat in a separate building adjacent to the main house.  The flat has magnificent views.  Partners are welcome to stay or live on site (subject to a security check).

Role is to start late Winter 2020/Spring 2021

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Live-in Butler/Chef

EHS #3634

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