• Location: Zurich
  • Type: Permanent
  • Categories Couple
  • Salary €5,000 - €6,000 Per Month
  • ID 3804

Silver Swan is currently searching for a Private Chef and Domestic Helper Couple to work within our client’s household in Zurich, Switzerland. With a keen appreciation for healthy and diverse cuisine, we seek a dedicated Private Chef and Domestic Helper Couple to join the family’s team. The ideal candidates will embody positivity, trustworthiness, and a genuine passion for enriching family life, and will be looking for a position with longevity, as our client is in search of a couple who would like to be a part of the household for a considerable length of time. The Private Chef and Domestic Helper Couple’s responsibilities revolve around the family’s day-to-day life, as well as catering to their guests and relatives that visit the property regularly.

Please Note: Candidates must hold an EU passport prior to applying as, unfortunately, we do not offer visa sponsorship.

If you do not hold an EU passport upon applying, your application will NOT be considered. 

Chef Responsibilities:

  • Procure high-quality, fresh, and healthy groceries for the family
  • Craft nutritious and varied dinners on weekdays, aligning with Mediterranean, Californian, or Australian culinary styles, often leaning towards vegetarian options
  • Prepare small dishes for next-day consumption
  • Cook for family gatherings every two weeks, accommodating 6 to occasionally 12 guests, while also managing table settings
  • Maintain impeccable cleanliness and organisation in the kitchen and food supplies
  • Adapt to food intolerances, such as celiac disease, with proficiency
  • Flexibility to actively participate in family activities and events
  • Proficient in German or English, with a driver's licence, preferably owning a car

Ideal Chef Candidate:

  • Possesses several years of experience as a chef in demanding environments, demonstrating adaptability and creativity
  • Thrives in a family-oriented setting, fostering trust and discretion
  • Enjoys contributing to family traditions and experiences
  • Flexible and responsive to changes in the family's schedule and preferences

Domestic Helper Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness throughout the household
  • Assist with table service during gatherings and manage laundry and linen closets
  • Coordinate household maintenance and perform minor repairs when necessary
  • Attend to flower arrangements and assist with light gardening tasks
  • Assist with minor errands and occasional child transportation
  • Potential assistance with pet care for a small dog

Ideal Domestic Helper Candidate:

  • Brings years of experience in a similar household environment, emphasising attention to detail and fostering a welcoming atmosphere
  • Adaptable and participative in family activities and traditions
  • Proficient in German or English, with a driver's licence
  • Demonstrates discretion and integrity in all aspects of the role


Additional Information:

  • Separate accommodation available, with the possibility of relocation proximity to the workplace after a training period
  • Flexibility required for occasional travel and holiday accompaniment
  • The couple will work collaboratively, complementing each other's roles and supporting larger family events


  • Salary: €5000+ net Per Month, combined
  • Accommodation provided
  • Full-time, Permanent role
  • Start Date: September 2024

Job Status: LIVE

Responsible Consultant: Ana López Ríos

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