Personal Chef/House Manager – Private Residence – Mpumalanga

Kendrick Recruitment is now seeking a Private/Personal Chef for a Private Residence based in White River (Mpumalanga). The ideal candidate should have previous Sous/Head Chef level experience with strong management skills as the house is run similar to a Boutique Guest House. The candidate needs to be willing to travel with the family to other properties as well, including houses located in: Sabi Sands, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town.


Duties within this role will also include arranging dinner parties as requested; this will include decor, menu food, set up etc. We are looking for someone who can also act as a PA when required, and assist with the Housekeeping side at the house as well (packing and unpacking of clothes, turndowns etc.).

You will need to have a “can do” attitude at all times and take charge of situations and lead from the front when required.


The selected candidate will be offered accommodation on site as well as a company car. Salary on offer of R25,000 – R30,000 per month, 15 days’ annual leave and the possibility of a 13th Cheque.



  • Managing and maintaining a 45-acre Estate with 4 residences onsite with additional properties remotely whilst traveling with family.
  • Manage of five domestic staff members, multiple vendors and other additional service providers.
  • Ensure high standards throughout property, proper laundry service, upholstery cleaning and protocols, welcome gifts for guests and evening turndowns.
  • Conduct interior and exterior inspections, recording deficiencies and submit appropriate reports to the Farm/Estate Manager.
  • Prepare recommendations for repairs and replacements, and follows up for approvals and completion of items listed.
  • Approve all purchase orders and work orders as they relate to the properties.
  • Provide event set up and execution of cocktails/canapes receptions for up to 45 guests.
  • Responsible for provisioning and inventory of all food and beverages.
  • Executed menu development, décor, entertainment and organization for larger catered events, sought out purveyors from small local farms to gourmet retailers.
  • Set up and managed kitchens of other part time residences in addition to primary residence.
  • Prepared daily cooked meals following individual family member’s dietary requirements.
  • Weekly flower arrangements.
  • Running of family’s personal errands.


Should you meet the above criteria please send us your CV today! Good Luck…

Salary: R30000

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