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Hiring a Private Chef Abroad: What You Need to Know

As a food connoisseur, enjoying the traditional food and delicacies from the places you go is always a must. Experiencing the richness and diversity of new places is a way to better understand the world and the context that we live in.

Nevertheless, we know that travelling to places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai for business or a long period might involve a change in your day-to-day routine, and hiring a private chef is a great idea. Not only to keep eating healthy in your new location, but also to enjoy the best dishes from luxury Michelin Star Chefs.

We have come up with a list with tips for hiring a private chef abroad.

Communication Is Key

At Melissa Offer, we have a range of Michelin star chefs experienced in a wide range of courses, specialities and cuisines. However, if there is a cuisine that is your preference, we can help match you with a chef who specialises in that cuisine specifically.

We all have our own expectations, likes and dislikes, and allergy information, and we are here to listen to you, help you and guide you with your new hire. This way, we will ensure a safe environment for you and the best satisfaction with the service.

Consulting With Your Current Private Chef

If you currently employ a private chef, it is a great benefit to consult with them to learn in greater detail your preferences and any other recommendations they can offer for hiring a new potential private chef abroad.

Like any new hire, there is a period of learning. While there may be a geographical distance between your current chef and your new hire, ensuring open communication and introducing them virtually can speed up the learning process.

Staying Open-Minded

Travelling abroad is an extraordinary opportunity to have new experiences, blend in with the local culture, and try new food. Hence, we highly recommend you to be open to the chef’s recommendations. With experience in the best restaurants in the world, they will share with you their experiences and the best recipes for you to enjoy your time abroad to the utmost. This way, you will discover new dishes, and your experience in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will be enriched to new levels with their local cuisine for the period you are there.

It is also essential to be mindful of cultural differences, foreign delicacies and ingredients, and that some special requests won’t be able to be fulfilled when you are abroad.

Assessing your Budget

Private chef costs abroad may vary compared to what you have paid previously. For example, some may charge per meal, per month or per hour.

In this case, it is crucial to know how they charge and price ingredients whilst taking the exchange rate into account.

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we are experienced in hiring staff in the UAE. However, it is vital to check that you are getting a fair deal if hiring directly.

Hiring a personal or private chef is a great luxury for most, and if you are fortunate enough to be able to employ your own private chef, you deserve the best possible candidate. At Melissa Offer, we not only guide you through the hiring process, but we will also be there every step of the way, no matter if you are looking to hire in London or abroad in the UAE.

If you are looking for a private chef for your UAE residence, please contact Melissa Offer Private Staffing on +44(0) 207 101 3173. The same number applies if you are considering a career in CPS. We look forward to hearing from you.