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WHAT TO EXPECT WORKING AS A VILLA CHEF
Working as a villa chef is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience running your own kitchen, managing your own budgets, designing your own menu design and ultimately doing the food that you want to do. You will need to adhere to company standards and working with set budgets but you often have free rein to get creative with your dishes. Our chef jobs abroad range from luxury private villas to 5* villa operators so whatever your catering ability, we will have a suitable role for you.
In all villa chef roles, you will be expected to produce breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Depending on the position you secure will affect what is required of you. When working in a private villa you will be catering for the same family all season and so will tailor your menus to their requirements. If you are in a villa with different guests each week you will need to tailor your menus to each group of guests. Your menus are generally much lighter than winter chalet menus, you may offer regular BBQs whilst be able to offer formal tasting menus when requested.
This is a great opportunity, especially for those chefs with rosette/Michelin experience to cater in some of the most luxurious and high profile European Villas and meet some well-connected and influential clients.
In order to apply for some of these roles, you may need to have a valid UK working visa. For more information and to check if you qualify, take a look at our UK Working Visa Guide here.