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Private Home Cook needed in Manhattan, NY – Across from Lincoln Center! 

The Ideal Candidate: A skilled home cook to join this household of two individuals. The ideal candidate will be responsible for preparing lunch, a snack, and dinner in the home, emphasizing simplicity and healthiness in the meals. The principal may provide pre-specified, recipes for this person to execute. They may also have specific item preferences, such as a favorite bread, which will be communicated. 

What Works Best for the Family: Someone with a passion for cooking nutritious meals and creating a welcoming dining experience. Someone skilled in preparing healthy meals and adhering to ingredient preferences. 


  • Plan weekly menus in consultation with the household members, ensuring variety and nutritional balance.
  • Handle grocery shopping for the week, including sourcing fresh ingredients and pantry staples.
  • Prepare and cook meals according to provided recipes and preferences, maintaining high standards of taste and presentation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the kitchen area, including proper storage of ingredients and utensils.
  • Adapt meals to any dietary restrictions or preferences of the household members.


  • Proven experience as a Cook or Chef, preferably in a private household setting.
  • Knowledge of simple, healthy cooking techniques and meal preparation.
  • Ability to follow recipes accurately and execute meals with attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including meal planning and grocery shopping.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and willingness to accommodate occasional changes in meal times or preferences.

Requested Duration: Many Years

About the Family

Adults: 2
Current Staff: Housekeeping, staying in place

Position Responsibilities

  • Cooking: Plain Cooking Required
  • Errands: 2/3 times a wk Grocery Shopping
  • Driving: Not Required
  • Travel: No Travel Required

Position Requirements

  • Work Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 03 Years of Experience
  • References: Minimum of 2 References
  • Background: Pass stringent background checks and drug testing upon offer of hire.

Position Compensation

  • Salary: $30-35/Hour, DOE
  • Living Accommodations: Live Out
  • Vacation: Yes
  • Additional Benefits: Paid Major Holidays

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