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Job Title: Housekeeper / Cook
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: HK-185
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: New York City, NY US
Salary Offered: $80,000-$100,000 per year
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: Full benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 7-15+

Private Upper East Side family seeks a proactive, responsible, organized, and detail-oriented Housekeeper / Cook with the ability to provide three meals per day, as well as assist in the cleaning and care of their primary NYC residence as necessary. The position is full-time, Live-In with overriding flexibility to work additional hours as needed. This individual will be a motivated self-starter and possess a “no task is too big or small” attitude. The candidate must have exceptional time management and task prioritization and will thrive in a high-pressured environment. Refrigerator stocking, grocery shopping, supply procurement and provisioning will all be aspects of the position as well, so the ideal candidate should have a strong network of food suppliers and local shops from which they draw their specialized ingredients. The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of how to care for and clean antiques and special surfaces within the townhouse and also be comfortable working seamlessly alongside additional household staff.

Responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:
• Management of household care and on-site vendor management
• Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily house maintenance
• Assisting in formal and informal food service
• Creating fresh seasonal, cuisine for the family, breakfast lunch and dinner
• Fridge stocking, grocery shopping, supply procurement and ensuring ingredient availability at all times
• Ensuring the proper care of fine art, furnishing, and wardrobe
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, leather, furniture, antiques, brass, etc.)

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Proficiency in Mandarin or Tagalog a plus
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 7 – 15 + years related experience for a private estate or family
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Polished, poised, and professional; strong time management skills and task prioritization
• Experience cooking Asian cuisines a major plus
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, including Office, Internet and email; proficient in ordering online groceries, household products, etc.
• Experience and ability to provide formal and informal service required
• Comfortable and confident working in fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record a plus
• Legally able to work within the United States
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