I Want a Personal Chef To Cook Tiny Portions of French Food For My Family

Paul Liebrandt

I walked into my kitchen and there was Paul Liebrandt!Photo courtesy Serious Eats

Dear Grub Street,

We are a family of four, seeking a top-notch private chef. We like nouvelle French, Italian, and American in that order. I would appreciate if you could direct us as to where to advertise. Thank you.


Dear Chefless,
We have the perfect place for you to advertise: Grub Street! The citys very best unemployed cooks are our most steadfast readers, relying as they do on us to ferret out news of potential restaurants where they can work. Some of the citys top toques have worked as private chefs, including Adam Perry Lang and (albeit briefly) Paul Liebrandt, the latter for the purposes of a Vogue article by the supremely demanding Jeffrey Steingarten. The nouvelle French part might be a bit sticky, as that style of cooking is a little pass, but since youre bound to be deluged by rsums, it might help thin the field a little bit.

Are you a chef who wants this job? Write to us and well forward your rsum to Chefless. Or perhaps youre a reader with your own experience. We hope youll lay the truth bare in the comments, possibly saving Chefless a lot of trouble.