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From $25 an hour

Job Type

  • Culinary experience: 3 years (Required)

  • Cooking: 3 years (Required)

  • US work authorization (Required)

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401(k) matching
Continuing education credits
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance

Full Job Description

About us:

Are you a talented chef with experience in fine dining? Are you ready to turn your passion for culinary into a sustainable career? At Down to Earth Cuisine, we offer chefs an alternative to the restaurant hustle and bustle, cooking good food for great people! We offer customized meal preparation services and private dining experiences. Our chefs create their own menus for clients based on dietary preferences. Train with Certified Personal Chef David and take your skills to the next level!

At Down to Earth Cuisine, we provide a flexible work/life balance with a Monday-Friday schedule and weekends off (optional), giving you more time to do things you love! We offer excellent benefits including a competitive salary, bonus opportunities, health insurance (medical/dental/vision), an employer-match retirement plan, paid time off, paid sick time and continuing education opportunities, and more.

We seek out self-motivated chefs who care about the quality of the ingredients they work with. We focus on environmentally friendly practices that are good for the clients and the world around us (read more here). We are on a mission to make a difference in our community through food. Some of our chefs work in our clients’ homes, others focus mostly on the private dinners we offer. You can pick up extra hours, and make big tips at special events – there is something for everyone here!

We care about our chefs and understand their time is valuable, so we make sure they serve clients in areas nearest where they live. We offer our services throughout the greater Seattle and neighboring areas – with clients as far north as Lake Stevens and as far south as Puyallup; from east in Sammamish all the way to the Seattle coastline. We optimize travel time for each chef so they can spend less time driving, and more time preparing delicious meals!

What is a typical day?

  • Send a sample menu to clients according to their specific dietary needs and discuss and feedback or changes.
  • Shop daily for ingredients and other materials as needed for meal preparation at the store of the client’s choosing.
  • Cook delicious meals according to your client’s specifications.
  • Labeling and storing meals for your clients with detailed reheating instructions.
  • Cleaning the kitchen cooking area.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to interact with clients and resolve client concerns to ensure an exceptional experience.

Experience and education you’ll bring to the team:

  • Minimum of 3 years of restaurant experience is ideal; previous experience as a personal chef a plus but not required.
  • Food safety training and certification.
  • Previous experience creating menus and cooking different types of cuisines.
  • Ability to adhere to all Health Department, OSHA, and WISHA requirements.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required when traveling to client’s homes.

What do we need from our team members?

  • Communication – Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. Interacts with clients accurately, effectively, honestly, and in a timely manner.
  • Organization – Possess excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and the flexibility to re-prioritize as needed.
  • Hospitality – Energetic and self-starting with a “Client First” focus. Ability to interface effectively with clients and fellow team members. Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Intermediate level proficiency using a computer and MS Office applications.
  • Exhibits motivation, determination, and decisiveness.
  • Strong interest in sustainability and sustainable food practices.

Why work for us?

  • Medical/Vision/Dental
  • 401k
  • Full Time
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedule/Daytime Hours
  • Predictable schedule that you own and plan

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time

· In this position the employee must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

· Ability to perform at times on wet floors

· Ability to stand, talk or hear, and taste and smell

· Walk, use hands or fingers, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

· Able to speak clearly and listen attentively to team members, supervisors, and clients

· Must wear a cut resistant glove whenever using a sharp or potentially sharp tool or instrument

Masks and gloves worn according to health department standards.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $25.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks and gloves worn according to health department standards.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $25.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus
  • Tips

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks and gloves worn according to health department standards.


  • Culinary experience: 3 years (Required)
  • Cooking: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: On the road

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Posted 15 days ago

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